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Travel Tip: Be courteous to the person in front of you when using personal inflight video screens

In my last post, I wrote about Virgin America’s clever new ad campaign calling out boring airlines. Their aircraft feature personal video screens that give access to Dish Network, as well as a variety of on-demand entertainment options. Having entertainment options like these is great, except for one small issue: The need to touch the […]

Virgin America ad campaign takes on BLAH Airlines, complete with 6 hour video ad, fake credit cards

Virgin America released a creative new advertising campaign today. Centered around the fictitious BLAH Airlines, the ad campaign showcases just how boring flying on other airlines can be compared to Virgin America. The craziest part of this campaign is a 5 hour, 46 minute video that simulates what it’s like to fly from Newark to […]

will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas rants to United Airlines on Twitter after not being on time for flight

Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am got upset the other day after losing his seat on a United Airlines flight from New York to China because he didn’t show up on time. Make sure when you fly to china via @united you get to the airport 1day before because they’ll give your seats away pic.twitter.com/2xpLEeXlvx — will.i.am (@iamwill) […]

Travel Contest Roundup: October 8, 2014 – Singapore, Mexico, Australia, London & more

Here are this week’s travel contests, featuring trips to Singapore, Las Vegas, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, London, Boston, and Southern California. Win a trip to Singapore or Las Vegas Grand Prize One (1) 7 night stay at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Roundtrip coach class airfare for 2 adults from the United States to […]

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, […]