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Joe Biden’s Million Dollar Nights in London & Paris

Joe Biden’s Million Dollar Nights in London & Paris

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Europe last month led to a hefty tab with over one million dollars dedicated to securing hotels for himself, staff and security for two nights in London and Paris, government documents sh…

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is on a tour of the Middle East this week, which will include a stop in Israel.Rubio met Monday with King Abdullah II in Jordan along with other members of the Jordanian government to talk …

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City Campaign

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City Campaign

LasVegas.com(LAS VEGAS) — For a city that’s known for the fast life, choosing an average Joe to represent it in a new marketing campaign may seem an odd choice.He’s 45 years old. He sells insurance. And his name is Las. Las Vegasdotcom. Ev…

Holiday Travel Woes: Severe Weather Will Cause Delays

Holiday Travel Woes: Severe Weather Will Cause Delays

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the Gulf Coast struggles to recover from an outbreak of tornadoes, millions across the nation are waking up Wednesday morning on the busiest travel day of the Christmas season to cope with more severe weather that…

Packed Planes and High Fares for Christmas Travelers

Packed Planes and High Fares for Christmas Travelers

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Planes are full and that means even higher prices for holiday travel. A new report from airline trade group Airlines for America released Thursday shows demand strong and planes flying at 85 to 90 percent capacity ov…

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

The Cheapest Days to Fly This Christmas

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  That is, unless you have to fly somewhere.Airfare booking data from online travel agent Travelocity shows domestic airfare this holiday season is 9 percent more expen…

‘Dead Week’ Travel Brings Huge Savings

‘Dead Week’ Travel Brings Huge Savings

John Foxx/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For travelers on the hunt for bargains, dead week is one of the best — that is, cheapest — weeks of the year.  And it’s coming up: mark Jan. 4 to Jan. 16 on your calendar. Coming on the heels of the Christmas-Ne…

Where’s Jan Brewer? Arizona Governor Takes Secret Trip

Where’s Jan Brewer? Arizona Governor Takes Secret Trip

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is MIA. Sort of.The governor, who is best known for championing the state’s controversial immigration law, is currently taking a week-long work trip out of state, but her office has re…

$1,200 Dish at New California Restaurant

$1,200 Dish at New California Restaurant

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS GATOS, Calif.) — What would you do if you sat down to try the new restaurant in town and noticed a $1,200 dish on the menu?Some people may be a little discouraged, but what if that dish consisted of some of the finest caviar…

Thanksgiving Travel: Midwest Fog, New York Train Trouble

Thanksgiving Travel: Midwest Fog, New York Train Trouble

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As Americans continued to their holiday destinations Wednesday, train issues in New York City were added to the mix of inclement weather and airport strikes threatening to put a damper on Thanksgiving travels for som…

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — As the Thanksgiving travel season starts to heat up, there’s a double threat to air travel on the West Coast.First, airport workers are scheduled to demonstrate at Los Angeles International Friday afternoon, prompting…

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 24 million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving weekend — about 150,000 more people than last year — despite an increase in the price of airfare since Thanksgiving 2011.And the crowds aren’t just…

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s been one of the most difficult weeks in memory for travelers. Nearly 20,000 flight cancellations, hotels that are flooded and shuttered, cruise ships stranded at sea. But a few days after Hurricane Sandy, travelers a…

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As a large section of the nation sits at a standstill as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, traffic in and out of airports and train stations from North Carolina to Boston has been virtually shut down, …

ABCs of Hurricane Sandy Travel

ABCs of Hurricane Sandy Travel

National Hurricane Center/NOAA(NEW YORK) — As the East Coast braces to be hit by Hurricane Sandy, travelers with trips planned this weekend and early next week should expect airlines, hotels and cruise lines to be changing and cancelling policies and …

Space Shuttle Endeavour Inches Toward Final Home at California Science Center

Space Shuttle Endeavour Inches Toward Final Home at California Science Center

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis(LOS ANGELES) — In the state known for high speed chases, California now has a slow speed attraction that is gaining thousands of fans.The Space Shuttle Endeavour has traveled more than 123 million miles at speeds of more than…

Man Launches Cross-Country Trip Fueled by Trading Bacon

Man Launches Cross-Country Trip Fueled by Trading Bacon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An actor has set off from New York with his sights set on Los Angeles, but he’s not carrying any cash or plastic — he’s lugging only bacon.As part of a savvy promotional campaign for Oscar Meyer’s thick cut bacon, J…

Gas Up, Airfare Down for Labor Day Travel

Gas Up, Airfare Down for Labor Day Travel

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thirty-three million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, a 2.9 percent increase from last year, according to AAA.  The vast majority — 85 percent– will go by automobile, a …

United Airlines ‘Lost’ Girl Headed to Camp, Say Parents

United Airlines ‘Lost’ Girl Headed to Camp, Say Parents

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Summer is prime time for kids flying alone, whether it be to summer camp or for the annual visit to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. While the vast majority of kids flying alone — called unaccompanied minors by th…

New Fees: Are Cruise Lines and Hotels Taking Cues from Charge-Happy Airlines?

New Fees: Are Cruise Lines and Hotels Taking Cues from Charge-Happy Airlines?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Carnival Cruise Line is testing out a new fee, one that would, among other things, allow priority seating at dinner. Sound familiar? It should. While it may seem the airlines have cornered the market on fees, they ma…

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