Flight delays carry economic impact

by Jon Surmacz on January 28, 2008

Sponsored by BookingBuddy.com
Find the lowest airfare for your next trip at BookingBuddy.com. It’s the fastest way to find the lowest price on airfare. Compare fares now.

Send newsletter feedback to [email protected]

Today’s Top Story

Flight delays carry economic impact
While declining on-time performance rates have drawn the most public attention, an analysis of government data reveals another staggering toll of late flights: lost time and money. (The Washington Post)

Sponsored by FirstClassFlyer.com
Looking for free and purchased upgrades, 2-for-1s and a fast-track to elite status strategies? Secrets of first-class air travel are revealed every month in Mr. Upgrade’s newsletter. Get a free issue today!

What’s New On Tripso

Norwegian Gem has all the Freestyle facets
It’s hot, it’s hip, and it’s Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship: Norwegian Gem. NCL’s new investor has put $1 billion into the company, so the cruise line with the tagline “You’re free to … whatever” is now free to spend “whatever” on making its cruises even better. Meet the poster ship for what’s to come fleetwide. (Anita Dunham-Potter)

Did a friend forward this newsletter your way? Cut out the middle man and get your free subscription now.

Sponsored by Cheapflights.com
Looking for cheap airline tickets? Look no further than Cheapflights.com. It’s simple, fast and free. Find the best airfare deals and the companies who sell them. Get a quick overview of the widest selection of cheap airline tickets. Compare plane ticket prices from major airlines, discount airlines, agencies and more.

More travel news

Continental pilots say they’re planning for merger
Pilots’ union leaders at Continental Airlines say they’re taking steps to look out for workers’ interest in case the carrier merges with another airline. (AP)

Good-for-you airport grub
While waiting for a flight, boredom can drive you to eat. But what, and where? The healthiest choices at the country’s 10 busiest airports. (Forbes)

New terminal at Detroit airport
Almost six years after the McNamara Terminal opened to rave reviews, Detroit Metropolitan Airport is hoping for another round of kudos for its North Terminal. (AP)

Hawaii on a dime
The Frugal Traveler heads to the Big Island and Kauai, seeking that ever-elusive bargain vacation in paradise. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Carnaval on a smaller stage
It may be too late to join in this year’s festivities in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Recife, but here are some suggestions for a few of the more popular alternative carnivals. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Today’s Travel Blogs

Help! I’m stuck in London’s congestion pricing trap
Planning to rent a car during your next visit to the U.K.? Beware of big-time congestion charges. If you’re driving into London between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., your vehicle will be docked £8 for the privilege of using the road. But Graham Morris ended up paying much more when his Alamo rental car passed through the congestion zone recently. Even after he asked his car rental company how to pay the fee. (Elliott.org)

Will Lion Air roar into Australia?
The skies are really heating up in the southern hemisphere and right now it’s Lion Air that’s making news. It’s an Indonesian-based low cost carrier that’s looking to crack the Australian market, through a partnership with Aussie-owned SkyAirWorld. (Jaunted)

Things not to do at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Despite it’s relaxed, party atmosphere, the city of New Orleans has laws — even during Mardi Gras. Further, the city has a concentration of NOPD officers, ATF, and undercover police in the French Quarter during Carnival to enforce these laws. If you’re heading to the Big Easy for the Mardi Gras, here are a few things you might be tempted to do, but should consider otherwise. And remember: just because you see other people doing it doesn’t make it legal! (Gadling)

Got a news tip? E-mail Tripso Today editor Jon Surmacz.

Read the Tripso Today archives online here.

See something interesting in this newsletter? Please forward it to a friend or colleague.

Note: Unless you specify otherwise, all e-mails, letters and phone conversations are considered “on the record.” That means your name could be used in a future article.

Tripso Today is published every weekday by Tripso, Inc (c) 2008

Tripso, Inc., P.O. Box 160, Hampstead, NH 03841

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

Previous post:

Next post: