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12-Day Strike Will Ground British Airways

10-day walkout by cabin crew over staffing to cost airline $500M

(Newser) - Passengers of struggling British Airways will be struggling themselves this holiday season if a strike by cabin crews announced today goes forward. Should labor and management not reach a deal, the job action would ground flights between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2. The walkout by 12,500 workers over staffing... More »

Free Holiday Airport WiFi From Google, Microsoft

Fight for market share finds willing fodder in snow-delayed fliers

(Newser) - There’s a new public option in town: free wireless from Google for the holidays. The search giant has partnered to provide WiFi gratis in 47 airports nationwide from now until the middle of January; the generosity even extends to in-flight access on continental Virgin flights, PC World reports. Google... More »

Holiday Fares Headed for Stratosphere

Recession doesn't seem to be dampening travel enthusiasm

(Newser) - If you haven’t booked your holiday airfare yet, stop reading this and do it. Unlike last year, when airlines dropped prices at the last minute to fill unusually empty planes, prices this fall are on a decidedly upward trajectory, the New York Times reports. Last week, overall Thanksgiving fares... More »

Niche Cruises Set Sail

Specialty vacations offer chance to indulge motorbike, fashion and au naturale fantasies

(Newser) - Increasingly popular niche cruises offer seafarers a chance to indulge in all manner of hobbies, fantasies and obsessions on the high seas, reports Travel and Leisure: For instance:
  • Star Trek/Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This week-long cruise offers fan conventions complete with autograph-signing celebs, star-studded karaoke and a chance to dine
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No PDA, Cheating in Muslim Nations, UK Warns Travelers

Booze, drugs are also no-nos, Foreign Office reminds would-be vacationers

(Newser) - Extra-marital sex and public displays of affection might be OK in France or Spain, but it’s a big no-no in Dubai and other Muslim nations, the British government is reminding citizens. The Foreign Office has released a list of do’s and don’ts for Britons planning a trip... More »

More Trouble Looms for Holiday Travelers

Snow, rain will continue through weekend

(Newser) - Holiday travelers may be in for more trouble this weekend, USA Today reports. Snow is expected from Montana to New Mexico, rain in the Midwest could cause flooding, and the South can expect heavy thunderstorms and possibly a few tornadoes. "It's going to be a wild ride," said... More »

Holiday Travel a Nightmare Thanks to Snow, Ice

Flight cancellations ripple across US; roads not great, either

(Newser) - Hundreds of holiday travelers spent the night in the nation's second-busiest airport and others faced delayed or canceled flights and highways choked by snow and ice as storms kept up their assault on northern states. More snow fell today in the Midwest, while the Northwest faced more snow and sleet,... More »

Blizzards, Big Freeze Sock North

Travel frozen as region steels for more cold

(Newser) - Much of the northern US was buried in snow yesterday, just in time for more cold weather coast-to-coast, CNN reports. Inclement conditions have left thousands without power, wreaked havoc on road and air travel just before the holidays, and caused at least one death when a Massachusetts man was crushed... More »

Fewer Will Travel for Thanksgiving: AAA

600K more expected to stay home, first decline in 6 years

(Newser) - An estimated 600,000 Americans will forego the 50-plus miles of travel they made last year to celebrate Thanksgiving, AAA predicts. The dip is the first in 6 years, but the fourth consecutive for general holiday travel. Despite cheaper gas, fewer people will drive cars this year, opting for more-economical... More »

Families, Line Up Here—if You Have Time

Airports to offer security lane for kin, travel newbies

(Newser) - Airports will allow families to line up in more leisurely security lanes for the coming holiday season, the AP reports. The checkpoints, which have proven popular in tests at 48 US airports, allow slow-moving families to stick together and less seasoned travelers to avoid scrambling for standard Transportation Security Administration... More »

Airfare to Get More Expensive This Holiday Season

Limited flight schedule will lead to price increases

(Newser) - Get ready—this holiday season is going to boast some of the most expensive airfares ever, USA Today reports. Because of high fuel costs, most airlines have cut back flight schedules; figure about 9% fewer flights in November compared to a year ago. Having constricted supply, expect the airlines to... More »

10 Spots to Vacation in Style

From the Turkish Hamptons to uh, Montauk

(Newser) - What's the modern traveler to do in a world of ever-shrinking borders and ever-fewer spots of true exoticism? Why, simply crib off GQ's list of the classiest spots slightly off the beaten path:
  1. Cesme, Turkey: the Hamptons of Anatolia
  2. Formentera, Spain: No foam parties allowed
  3. Stockholm, Sweden: Land of Viking
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Weak Dollar Not Slowing US Vacations

About 25 million expected to travel abroad this summer

(Newser) - The dollar may be weak, but Americans’ desire to travel overseas this summer is strong, the Los Angeles Times reports. While domestic travel has appeared to hit the skids, more than 25 million Americans will grab their passports and take off for adventures abroad—up 2.6% from last year,... More »

Deadly Storm Batters Plains

At least five people die as massive crashes close several highways

(Newser) - A deadly storm packing a one-two punch of heavy snow and high winds delivered a pounding to the Plains, making travel treacherous on a busy pre-holiday weekend. Blowing snow dropped visibility to near zero at times, causing at least five deaths in a string of multi-vehicle crashes that closed portions... More »

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Spending the Christmas season in New York City is an adventure for the whole family

(Newser) - New York doesn't slow down just because the weather gets nippy. If anything, there's even more to do in the city that never sleeps. TimeOut recommends catching the Washington Square Tree Lighting Dec. 4. Those seeking a little more flexibility in their plans can check out the origami Christmas tree... More »

Take the Turkey Escape Route

For many, a day with the extended family is not something to be thankful for

(Newser) - If a day of cooking, arbitrating between warring family members, and washing dishes doesn't sound like a holiday to you, make it a vacation for the whole family by getting out of town. Forbes Traveler recommends Blackberry Farms in Tennessee, a farmhouse resort whose Thanksgiving festivities include a turkey fry,... More »

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