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USAirways flight delayed due to crabs

On Thursday, a USAirways flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte was delayed for 25 minutes due to an issue in the cargo hold. It seems that some live crabs had escaped from their container and were wandering around. According to the Charlotte Observer: The plane, scheduled to leave at 7 p.m., was still […]

Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ personal WiFi hotspots

Many travelers, especially business travelers, bring personal WiFi hotspots with them so they can ensure that they always have an internet connection whenever they need it. However, guests at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee found that their own personal WiFi hotspots were not working as they should have. The FCC investigated, […]

Marriott to put envelopes in rooms to encourage housekeeper tipping

Hotel housekeepers have to deal with unspeakable things that you’ve never even imagined (unless you’re someone who is frequently destroying hotel rooms, in which case, shame on you). They don’t get great compensation for it. It’s customary to leave housekeepers a few dollars as a thank you for their hard work cleaning up after you, but […]

Southwest passenger detained after using “bomb on board” as WiFi hotspot name

Here’s a travel tip for you: Don’t do what a passenger did on Thursday on a Southwest Airlines flight scheduled to travel from Seattle to Denver. Prior to takeoff, passengers noted some alarming WiFi hotspots that were accessible from the plane. The first said “Southwest – Bomb on Board”. The hotspot name was then changed to […]

Travel Contest Roundup: September 10, 2014 – Antarctica, Costa Rica, Switzerland, & more

Check out this week’s travel contests. Good luck! Win a trip to Chile & Antarctica from Columbia Two (2) round-trip economy tickets from the U.S. to Punta Arenas, Chile 5- day land trip (including ground transportation, meals and lodging) near Punta Arenas in the Torres del Paine National Park 5-day EcoCamp trek in Torres del […]