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U.S. Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to All International Flights

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he may ban laptop computers in the cabins of all international flights into and out of the U.S. amid …

Airlines

There is no defending this one - Delta has obliterated Virgin Atlantic SkyMiles redemptions with latest no-notice devaluation! Beyond #KeepDescending #DeltaShame worthy change - Renés Points

Really Delta? Really? #KeepDescending #DeltaShame<p>Yesterday, while enjoying really fast Gogo 2KU internet from Amsterdam in Delta One, I saw the news …

Airlines

Here's how much room you get on each of America's airlines

As airlines around the world search for higher revenues and increased profitability, the effect on the passenger experience has not been overly positive, to say the least. Even though airliners have not been getting any larger, their passenger carrying capacity has been growing steadily. Airlines …

Airlines

Russia shocks airline industry with maiden flight of new passenger plane

Russia has surprised the airline industry by announcing the successful test flight of a new<p>medium rangepassenger plane.<p>Irkut Corporation, itself …

Aviation

Travel Book of the Week: “Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s Guide”

If you or a loved one like visiting film and TV show locations, you’ll want to pick up a copy of <i>Lonely Planet</i>’s “Film and TV Locations: A Spotter’s …

Planet of the Apes

Ask a Pilot with Spencer: Rough Air

<i>In our</i> Ask a Pilot<i> series, pilot Spencer Marker answers one of your aviation-related questions each week. See past installments here and submit your</i> …

Aviation

Johnny Jet: 5 Airport Travel Tips You Need to Know Before Flying

<b>Travel is great, but the process of arriving at your destination can be a little stressful. Did you leave enough time to get to the airport? Is your</b> …

How-To's

How to Make Travel Easier for Children With Autism

Yesterday, we shared word of Open Sky for Autism, a free event in LA this Saturday meant to help children with autism and disabilities acquaint …

Lifehacks

Is it Possible to Use Rewards Points for Disney World or Disneyland?

"I'm going to Disney World!" It's something all of us want to shout out at least once in our lifetimes. But, is it possible to use rewards points for Disney World or Disneyland? Let's find out!<p><b>When You Don't Use Rewards Points for Disney</b><p>As you know, going to Disney without points can get expensive …

Airlines

My Advice Regarding the Possible European Electronics Ban

Clive Irving of <i>The Daily Beast</i> has reported that “the Department of Homeland Security plans to ban laptops in the cabins of all flights from Europe …

Airlines

The Carry-On Trick That Uses 2 Plastic Bags

Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Lyn C., who says:“When I pack my …

Hacking

Newbie Refresher: Getting Started with Travel Rewards, Miles, & Points

Since JohnnyJet gets new readers every day, I thought I would write a quick guide for beginners to the world of rewards travel.<p><b>Know Your Credit …

Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Meet Santiago Borja Lopez - a Quito, Ecuador-based pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines. Whenever the pilot is off-duty, he pulls out his camera to …

Photography

Will I lose my Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles if I cancel my card?

A reader recently emailed me asking what would happen to their Arrival miles if they cancel their Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. …

Airlines

Video: Take a Virtual 10-Hour Train Ride Through Siberia

Last month I wrote about an English dude that records his flights from start to finish. It turns out that there are a lot of videos on YouTube where …

Trains

American Pilot Confronts CEO Over Uniforms

<i>PHOTO: American Airlines 757 taking off. (photo via Flickr/Enrique)</i> <i></i><p>American Airlines pilot Captain Joe Catan confronted airline president Robert Isom …

Air Canada Flyers: Use Your Aeroplan Miles by June 2020

I’ve been in Canada for the past week and the big travel news here is that Air Canada has decided not to renew its contract with Aimia Inc, which …

Airlines

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Taking A European Train

It’s nearly high season for rail travel in Europe, the most effective if not the most affordable way to move around the Continent. Maybe you fancy yourself starring in your own version of <i>Before Sunrise</i>, that 1995 romantic film starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy about a couple who meet on a train …

Trains

Travel Contests: Week of May 17, 2017

This week’s travel contests include:<p><i>The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the</i> …

Travel

National Guard soldier claims United Airlines charged $200 for overweight bag

After being deployed in Afghanistan for almost two years, First Lieutenant John Rader just wanted to go home.<p>But as he was preparing to board the final leg of his trip, a United Airlines flight from El Paso, Texas to Austin on Monday, he was told that his bag—a military issued duffel filled with …

Airlines

Travel Webcam of the Week: Ottawa, Canada

<b>Ottawa, Canada (ottawastart.com/useful-links/webcams)</b> <br>I’m in Canada (Toronto) this week and everyone is getting excited for July 1, which is the …

Canada

Google's New Translation Tech Takes a Great Leap Forward

Six months ago, Google began providing an enhanced online translation service for foreign language texts that has leapfrogged in fluency, accuracy, …

United Airlines cockpit codes accidentally leaked

The airline says the data leak was an accident.<p>The confidential codes required to access United Airlines' cockpits have been accidentally leaked to …

United Airlines

This Map Shows the Tunnel Route of Elon Musk's Boring Company

Elon Musk dropped a ton of information about his new venture Friday morning, revealing his tunnel digging company’s progress and future plans. The …

SpaceX

Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28

Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you. Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands.<p>While previous versions of the …

Amazon

A Small Victory in One Passenger's Fight Against Airline Baggage Fees

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit seeking the return of baggage fees to passengers whose luggage was delayed or lost on flights with …

Airlines

Relive the Golden Age of Travel With the Pan Am Experience in LA

A few years ago, I read about how an aviation geek (I’m one too) named Anthony Toth had created a mock of a Pan Am 747 in his garage in Redondo …

Airplanes

How to Find a Cheap Stopover on Your Next Flight

I know a lot of travelers (including me) that like to get the best bang for their buck by adding extra destinations to their trips. That’s one of the …

Air Travel

Jetradar: The App That Helps You Find Places to Fly

One of my tips for finding cheap flights is to use fare alerts. Jetradar, a free app, not only allows you to set fare alerts for specific dates and …

Travel