Archive for May, 2007

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Skybus Airlines

Skybus, a new discount airline, started service today. With the hub in Columbus, Ohio Skybus will offer deep discount non-stop fares to the West Coast, East Coast, and Kansas City. It’s not clear to me if they offer service from those cities to each other – ie from the site it appears that you’d have to fly via Columbus to go coast to coast.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Airport WIFI Roundup

Here’s a great list, from Travelpost, of Airport WIFI at over 200 Airports. Kudos go to the Airports that choose to provide free WIFI to travelers, including these fine Oregon Airports:

Portland, Oregon Airport PDX
Medford, Oregon Airport MFR
Eugene Oregon Airport EUG

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Both India and China have embarked on ambitious programs to upgrade Airports as part of their economic development and business inititatives. Hopefully (ironically) we’ll see some of the comfortable and luxurious features of these airports start a trend against the more sterile approaches often taken here in the states and Europe. It’ll be interesting to see how different cultures resolve conflicts between comfort, efficiency, and cost.
Here’s more about the Chennai, India Airport upgrade.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and Ontario Airport (ONT) are reporting that most flights will be “full or nearly full” this summer travel season:

Los Angeles Airport Authority Press Release excerpt:
Flights from Los Angeles International (LAX) and Ontario International (ONT) Airports this summer will be full or nearly full due to growing demand for travel and a tight supply of seats. Both airports are expecting another busy summer travel season this year.

If you are planning a trip this summer and don’t have your airline tickets you’ll want to start pricing dates ASAP. Tools like Kayak.com and Orbitz.com allow you to provide a range of dates that you can travel. Using a range, rather than specific dates, often opens up cheaper flights.

Here’s a bit more about Kayak.com

Friday, May 18th, 2007

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