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, […]

Travel Contest Roundup: October 1, 2014 – Mexico, Paris, New York

This week’s travel contests include several trips to Mexico, as well as trips to Nicaragua, Peru, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Napa. Good luck! Win a trip to Paris, France $1,000 JOIE shopping spree for all your packing needs (online or in-store) Two roundtrip coach airline tickets to Paris, France 4-night hotel stay […]

What happens after you go to the bathroom on a plane?

Ever wondered what happens to everything after you go to the bathroom on a plane? This video from CNN shows just how airplane waste is handled at Frankfurt International Airport, from emptying the tanks of a Lufthansa Airbus A380 to where it goes from there. It’s always interesting to see how things like this work. Most […]

Get 70,000 bonus points with the Chase Ink Plus Business Card

Looking for a way to earn some miles for free travel? For a limited time (until October 20, 2014), Chase is offering 70,000 bonus points for signing up for their Ink Plus Business credit card. All you have to do to earn the bonus points is spend $5,000 on the card within 3 months of […]

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 […]

Done with TSA security screenings after landing? Maybe not!

Most people would think that once their journey is complete, they are not going to be subjected to any further searches by the TSA. Kahler Nygard of Orono, Minnesota, found out on a recent trip that that’s not necessarily the case. Nygard’s Spirit Airlines boarding pass had the dreaded “SSSS” marking, which means that he should […]

Princess Cruises to feature exclusive line of craft beers

The latest travel company to announce their craft brew offering is Princess Cruises. In an e-mail sent this week, Princess said that a line of beer called “Seawitch” will be available on their ships beginning in November. By 2015, all of their ships will have the beers, which will be brewed by Strike Brewing Company […]

“Frozen” attraction coming to Epcot at Disney World

The movie “Frozen” has been a massive cash cow for Disney, so it’s not surprising that the company is going to keep coming up with new ideas to get parents to spend money on it. The winter-themed animated musical, which takes place in Norway, is now going to be turned into an attraction at Epcot […]

T-Mobile to offer customers free in-flight texting via Gogo

Starting September 17th, T-Mobile subscribers will have a new service available to them. Through a partnership with Gogo, fliers will be able to use in-flight texting for free. Additionally, customers will be able to send photo messages and access their visual voicemail. Instead of just posting on social media that you’re on a plane with […]