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This Week in Travel


Jan 13, 2010

hosts: Jen Leo, Chris Christensen

guests:
David Lytle - Editorial Director for Formmers.com
Robert Reid - US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet

stories:

One story I found hilarious was the idea of whether BASKETBALL TRAVELERS WILL BE THE NEXT TRAVEL WRITERS? On ESPN, NBA players in Oklahoma City defend their city from critics -- 'it's real chill,' 'it's perfect -- I live across from the farm,' but 'selection of women' isn't 'off the charts.'

Link: http://m.espn.go.com/general/page2/story?storyId=4805865

A new approach to China (not quite a travel story)
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html

The Orient Express reaches the end of the line
http://news.carrentals.co.uk/the-orient-express-reaches-the-end-of-the-line-3428320.html

Airlines ground two flights due to disruptive passengers
http://www.ajc.com/news/airlines-ground-two-flights-270917.html?cxtype=rss_news_128746

Passenger in Oregon to Hawaii air incident faces charges (don't fly crazy)
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/01/08/oregon.unruly.passenger/index.html

Police: Man threatening Jews taken off Detroit-bound flight (or stupid)
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-01-07-flight-disruption-detroit_N.htm?csp=Travel

The Miami Herald is reporting that Carnival Cruise Lines will no longer host cougar-themed travel groups.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weird-news/story/1420681.html

Condo on a cruise ship.
Buy a Condo on Luxury Ocean-liner Utopia, Travel the World
http://www.justluxe.com/travel/cruise/feature-279298.php

Is Southwest Airlines about to start charging for checked luggage?
http://www.elliott.org/blog/is-southwest-airlines-about-to-start-charging-for-checked-luggage/

Delta, Continental RAISING bag fees. USA Today poll says 27% are opting for car on trips they would have flown. Any plans to NOT fly this year?
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-01-11-air-hassles_N.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-01-11-air-hassles_N.htm