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Ryanair joins group bidding for a chunk of London Stansted airport

As it looks more likely that BAA will have to divest of Stansted, possible bidders are getting into position to make a play for England's fourth-busiest airport.


Celebrity’s new CEO talks about agents and the U.S. market

The CEO seems intent to double-down on the U.S. market, building on his predecessor's efforts to make Celebrity into a leading line in the Caribbean and Mexico.


The (fake) Delta safety video that will actually make you watch safety instructions

Not only does this Delta remix video hit all the right notes, it calls attention to the bizarre robot-flight attendant the airline uses in its current safety video.

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American Airlines and Priceline team up to relegate other OTAs to the middle seats

Online travel agencies playing by American Airlines' rules are becoming the haves and the others are becoming the have nots. And, with Preferred Seats, casual travelers who don't turn to Priceline will be relegated to positions toward the rear of the plane.

Media and PR

Trippy adds new profiles from travel brands to help out where your friends don’t

The speed at which Trippy is both pivoting and innovating likely gives it one of the better chances to emerge from the mass of social trip planning sites with a product that people will actually use.

Online Travel

Skip the kiosk: Amtrak begins accepting electronic tickets on all routes

Lovers of the click-click-click of the ticket punch will be sad, but anyone who's wrestled with an Amtrak kiosk at Penn Station during rush hour will fall in love with the new service.

Online Travel

Britain’s Office of Fair Trading calls out Expedia and for anti-competitive practices

Small travel agencies have long complained that pricing agreements between large hotel chains and the OTAs limit how they can price rooms, and it looks like someone is finally listening.


World’s biggest blackout halts transportation in India for a second day

Although the power blackout has halted over 300 trains and clogged city traffic, New Delhi's airport continues to run on back-up energy supplies and borrowed energy from their neighbors in Bhutan.


AirAsia X will turn first seven economy rows into child-free zones

The challenge for the child-free quiet zone is one that riders of "quiet cars" on trains and subways know all to well: What's quiet to one person is not always quiet to the dozen people around him. And if you're paying extra for it, people will make noise about the noise.

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NYC subway disruption: Google puts transit alerts into maps

Ignorance is far from bliss -- especially if you can consult Google Maps before you head out into the NYC subways to see what treats the MTA has in store for you.


HomeAway’s hometown is the latest city trying to manage short-term rentals

Many cities in the U.S. are looking for the best way to deal with the web-driven boom in short-term rentals and its negative impact on neighborhoods and local quality of life.