Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Atlantic to Fly Between Heathrow and Manchester
Virgin Atlantic is to introduce a short haul service between London Heathrow and Manchester starting next March, according to the BBC.
Qantas to Offer Free Airport Wi-Fi
Australian Business Traveler reports that Qantas will offer free wireless Internet at Australia's four most popular domestic airports from October 2012.
London Hotel Prices Drop, Edinburg Prices Rise
The average price of a hotel in London will drop by 35 percent following the Olympics, according to a report issued by www.trivago.co.uk. With the Edinburgh Fringe Festival running for almost the entire month of August, hotel prices in Edinburgh are up 46 percent compared to last month.
Other Airlines Follow Southwest's $10 Fare Hike
Southwest Airlines Co. raised its round-trip fares by $10 on Friday on nearly a third of its flights and by the end of the day nearly all of the Dallas-based airlines competitors had matched the increase, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
New York Taxi Fares Rise
Business travelers taking a taxi to and from New York City's airports will be socked with a fare hike of nearly 20 percent from this September, according to Australian Business Traveller.
American Airlines Flight Attendants Accept Contract Offer
Flight attendants at American Airlines accepted the company's last and final contract offer, reports NBC News.
Potential FAA Cuts Would Create Big Hassles for Fliers
CNN reports that a congressional slugfest over the U.S. deficit is threatening to trigger higher airfares and widespread slowdowns at the nation's airports.
The BBC features a story on how to make high-priced Dubai an affordable destination.
FourPoints by Sheraton Survey Reveals Mobile Device Habits of Business Travelers
Business Wire reveals the results of a study commissioned by Four Points by Sheraton in which the mobile technology habits of global business travelers are revealed.
Europcar Provides Free Breathalyzer Kits in Vehicles in France
Europcar is placing free breathalyzer kits in all its vehicles rented from its 250 branches in France after new rules were issued requiring all motorists in France to carry a kit, Auto Rental News reports.
Top Ten In-flight Exercises to Reduce Jet Lag
The American Council on Exercise explains the top ten exercises to reduce the symptoms of jet lag that can be performed while aboard an airplane.
How to Keep Your Home Safe from Burglars While Traveling
USA Today offers tips to secure your home and make it less attractive to burglars while you're away.