Friday, August 28, 2015

Carnival Cruise Line's New Social Media Package


Carnival Cruise Line is now offering a social media Internet package that offers access to a variety of the most popular Web sites for only $5 a day and is now available on more than half of the cruise line’s ships with fleet wide implementation expected by the first quarter of 2016.

The cruise industry’s first social media package offers unlimited access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest, as well as other popular sites for just $5 a day or a discounted price for purchasing access for the entire length of the cruise. 

Guests can also purchase a internet  “value” plan which gives them unlimited access to the Web or they can opt for the “premium” package which provides a faster internet connection and  allows access to video calling services such as Skye. 


Carnivals new HUB mobile app which is available on the Carnival Breeze provides guests at-a-glance views of the ship’s many facilities and features, events and happenings taking place on board, all free of charge.  The  App is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  The App also has a “chat” feature that allows guests to exchange messages with their travel companions using their mobile devices for a flat fee of $5 for the entire cruise.  The app also includes a day-by-day schedule of hundreds of on board events, information on food and beverage venues, deck plans, itinerary details, your Sail & Sign account details and much more.  Additional features are in the works and will soon be added.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Worse Airline Seats Ever!

One of the world’s largest airline seat manufactures has a new seat design concept that is guaranteed not to be a hit with passengers.  Zodiac Seats France has managed to come up with the worse seat design ever!  The seats that have pretty much no padding on them and no arm rests, have fold down seats with the middle seat passenger seated so that they are riding backwards and facing the window and aisle passengers.  Talk about an awkward flight.  The “Economy Class Cabin Hexagon” seat design will allow airlines to cram an additional 80 passengers on planes such as the Boeing 767.  

Flights with these seats would have to be deeply discount for passengers to fly on them because I can’t see anyone wanting to sit in a hard seat, awkwardly trying to avoid eye contact with strangers as you sit mere inches from them for hours not to mention how weird it going to get at meal time.  I’m surprised they haven’t put seats in the luggage compartment yet, there’s still space down there.  They could just put a little note on your ticket that says dress warmly for the flight, “free oxygen will be provided.”

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

British Airways New Reward Fares

British Airways is introducing new variable reward fares for their Avios frequent flyer program. Fairs depend on the time of year and the carrier which means you can find flights for less miles for the off-peak seasons. During the peak times of the year you will pay the standard price. For more information see www.britishairways.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cheap Hopper Flights From London

One of the great things about traveling to London, besides it being an amazing city, is that it is so close to other countries its really easy to catch a hopper flight and within a few minutes and for a few dollars you’re in a new country.  While staying in London I’ve  often taken hopper flights to another country and just stayed for the day and flew back to London that same evening.  Other times I stayed over for a couple of days.  It’s so easy with everything being to compacted together.  EasyJet offers great prices on hoppers flights between London and a number of other countries.  Check out these fares we found for the fall of 2015.


From London Gatwick Airport – September – 2 persons
(prices are slightly higher for 1 person, prices are for one way, return fare may differ ).

To Paris, France $37.50

To Zurich, Switzerland  $39.00

To Krakow, Poland $78.00

To Amsterdam, Netherlands $37.50


To Copenhagen, Denmark  $37.50


Monday, July 27, 2015

Flight Deal Alert

Deal: Flight to Naples, Italy from New York, roundtrip for as low as $559.00

Airline:  Meridiana Airline

Depart: New York

Arrive: Naples, Italy


Available: End of September 2015 thru June 2016 with departures on Sunday and Thrusdays. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Lufthansa Airline Charges

Starting Sept. 1, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines will begin charging customer 16 Euro (about $18) for purchasing airline tickets from any other website other then their own.  That means anytime someone buys a ticket through websites such as Orbitz or Travelocity or even through a travel agent, they will have to pay this extra fee.

Though the concept is unpopular they plan to move forward any way.  Other airlines have made moves to ensure customers use their websites to book tickets as well.  Delta has been steadily removing their listings from travel websites including CheapOair.com, Bookit.com and OneTravel.com.  It had removed its listings from 21 ticket selling sites now.

It shouldn't be a surprise if other airlines follow in removing their listings from these ticket selling sites.  Airlines want customers to purchase tickets through their websites which gives them more profit and greater control.