February 2014

Delta Airlines has raised the frequent flier program ante, by announcing a switch in 2015 to an all dollar-based mileage system, where award miles depend solely on the price you pay.

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Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs, touring the Boeing plant, first repainted USAir plane lands in Philadelphia

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Arjun Aiyer receives a surprise bill for an extra $600 after renting a car in Mexico. The company alleges the vehicle was damaged while Aiyer was driving it. But where’s the proof?

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Delta to switch method for point accrual, US open to privatizing ATC, Sixt rent-a-car opens in Vegas

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As much as the media loves to report on the latest cruise ship norovirus outbreak, in reality, most people cruise happily without any health issues. Plus, to be fair, sometimes people who report feeling ill may also be feeling the effect of a few two many “Bahama Mamas” or the equivalent, not to mention sun, potential late nights, richer food than normal, etc. etc. However, for those unlikely cruises who end up on one of the unlucky cruises, it can be truly miserable. Even a day’s discomfort out of precious vacation time can feel much too long.

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JetBlue’s GoPack, remembering the DC-10, Disney parks raise ticket prices

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As she paged through Viking River Cruises’ glossy brochure one recent afternoon, Diane Moskal noticed a new way to save money: If she booked the Waterways of the Tsars itinerary sailing from Moscow to St. Petersburg with something called an e-check, the cruise line promised to knock $100 off the fare.

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Orlando to offer first APC kiosks, Aussie slang 101, improved cellphone service at Disney

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Despite the recent bad news about norovirus outbreaks on four ships already this year, the cruise industry is still head toward 20 million or more passengers in 2014. While cruising isn’t for everyone, if you’re considering a cruise for the first time, Ned Levi has some tips to help you chose your cabin aboard your ship.

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Spirit Airlines’ hate fliers, Frankfurt flights disrupted due to strike, Instagram tips

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