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JetBlue announces first non-stop to Quito, Ecuador will be in February, 2016


Piggybacking on their North American expansion over the past decade, JetBlue has now set the inception date for their new South American destination in Quito, Ecuador (UIO). While the new route was announced in May, Market Wired noted this morning that their daily nonstop flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) to Quito will begin on…

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Netflix Coming to the Skies Thanks to Virgin America’s Home Speed In-Flight Internet


It has been a few years now since WiFi was brought to planes. Although being able to access the internet from 38,000 feet is a minor miracle, there has always been one major complaint: speed. Accessing airplane WiFi brings back memories of dialing-up to modems back in the 1990s. Thanks to Virgin America, that is…

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Prepare to Open Your Wallet For a Weekend Here – The 15 Most Expensive Cities For Tourists to Visit


Following UBS’ release of their Price and Earnings Report, Business Insider published a study of the 15 most expensive cities for tourists to visit. A “visit” was defined as a two day, one night stay under the following methodology: In order to come up with these costs, UBS looked at an overnight stay in a…

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Don’t Trust TSA Just Because They Wear a Uniform – Passenger Robbed at JFK

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02:  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents screen passangers at Los Angeles International Airport on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Security presence has been escalated at airports, train stations and public places after the killing of Osama Bin Laden by the United States in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Last week, a TSA agent stole $61 from a passenger’s wallet at a security checkpoint at JFK airport in New York. Joe Bangay, 37, of Queens, N.Y., was working as a screening agent when he stole $61 from a passenger’s wallet, Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority police, said. The passenger had placed…

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From Terrible to Mediocre – Airlines Improve On-Time Record

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Apparently, 78% of flights on the leading airlines arrived “on time” in July – up 3% from June, with Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska topping the charts, and Spirit and Frontier bringing up the rear.  78% seems pretty high, since you constantly hear about people complaining about flight delays, missed connections, etc. Of course, the big…

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Delta: “If We Are Later than American & United, We’ll Pay You!”


The Chicago Tribune reports that Delta plans to offer travel credits if its on-time arrival and flight completion rates fall behind American and United. It’s part of a program the airline is pitching to its corporate clients to take advantage of their operational performance which they claim cannot be replicated by their biggest competitors. If American…

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