March 2008

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Ship of fools

by Anita Dunham-Potter on March 31, 2008

Anita Dunham-PotterCrazy about Elvis? Looking for a Star Trek fix? Want to shimmy bare-naked under the stars? Believe it or not, you can indulge these passions — and a host of others — on a cruise vacation. In honor of April Fools’ Day, Anita Dunham-Potter gives you four of the craziest theme cruises to hit the high seas.

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The talk of the TalkingTravelers forums is today’s demise of Aloha Airlines.

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Used to be travelers went online to find travel deals. While that’s still the case, websites are offering more than discounted prices these days.

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The BBC reports continued “teething problems” at the new Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Lava watching in Hawaii

by Jon Surmacz on March 28, 2008

Nearly 9,000 people per day on average are visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

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For coach class travel on or after May 5, 2008, Northwest Airlines is matching several other U.S. network carriers and implementing a $25 charge for the customer’s second checked bag. The fee is applied each way.

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Fallout from the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow continues. Minimum Connecting Times involving connections between Terminal 5 and all the airport’s other four terminals will be extended to 120 minutes for the new facility’s first full flying season.

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Hew Hampshire and Montana faced down the Department of Homeland Security and received assurances that their drivers licenses will be accepted at airports after the May deadline for Real ID.

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With American Airlines’ decision to charge for the second piece of checked luggage, predictions made almost two years ago here on tripso.com have come true as far as 4 of the major U.S. carrieres are concerned.

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