Travel Tip – Priceline for Cars

Although I’ve had generally poor results with Priceline my car rental tonight went very well and saved me about $90. I’ve been looking for a few months for a good rate for our Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trip. We need to …

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Airline Ticketing Tips from TheStreet.com

TheStreet has some good tips for saving on your airline tickets. My simple ones are these: Use comparison sites, especially Kayak.com. Kayak features Orbitz.combut you may also want to use the Orbitz matrix feature which allows you to specify flexible …

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Hawaii interisland air specials thrive as new Superferry steams into port

Hawaii’s Superferry luanches this summer with ports of call at several Hawaiian islands with a travel time of about 2-4 hours between islands depending on the trip. Fares appeared reasonable even for vehicles. If you rent cars in Hawaii this …

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Ryanair Rocking European Air Travel

IATA reports that discount airline Ryanair led all other European passenger carriers in 2006 with almost 41 million cross-border passengers. Lufthansa, Air France, and British Airways follow. Here are the numbers for 2006: RyanAir Holdings 40,532,000 passengers.Deutsche Lufthansa AG 38,236,000 …

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What an Airline Wants

Recently the big airline association IATA, met to discuss the industry. This USA Today article has a nice summary of the results of that meeting, and notes that the industry had a very modest profit last year after losing money …

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Passport Rule Change for AIR Travel to Mexico, Canada, Carribbean.

Passport rules have been relaxed for air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. My understanding is that you can still travel to Canada and Mexico by sea or by car *without* a passport until January of 2008. However …

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America’s Favorite 25 Cities from Travel and Leisure Magazine

Travel and Leisure magazine has a travel contest where you can submit stories about travel adventures or experiences in what they list as America’s favorite 25 cities. Umm…should Travel and Leisure apologize to Baltimore, Cleveland, Sacramento, etc? Not sure how …

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Security Tips from TSA

Buried in the bloated TSA Website is this key rule for carry-ons at Airports. Note that the rules for liquids follow, but even simpler is this: Carry-on ONLY tiny liquid bottles in a SINGLE, clear, quart zip top bag. This …

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JD Power has just released their survey of US Airport Satisfaction for small, Medium, and Large Airports. The 2007 results show Dallas with the top spot in overall customer satisfaction for large airports, Kansas City for medium sized Airports, and …

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