An independent survey commissioned by Marriott International’s SpringHill Suites all-suite hotel brand shows that despite the common perception that email and social media are taking over people’s everyday lives, the majority of vacationing Americans take a break from these online activities to spend time with friends and family instead.

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City-to-city express bus company Megabus.com will greatly expand daily service to and from Philadelphia on July 21, making the city its second hub in the Northeast U.S.

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Travelers may be able to help fight jet lag by packing tart cherries into their carry-on bags, according to scientists cited by the Cherry Marketing Institute.

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American Airlines has launched a new service that, for a fee, offers AAdvantage members an additional way to boost their mileage balances for a flight as they check in for it.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has assessed a $200,000 fine against Southwest Airlines for violating federal rules covering passengers denied boarding on oversold flights.

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Air travelers in the United States must no longer be subjected to lengthy tarmac delays on domestic flights and will enjoy additional consumer protections as a result of a new rule becoming effective on April 29.

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We’ve come across a series of guides to driving tours of Washington State that are among the most unusual and interesting guides we’ve seen – and listened to.

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Southwest Airlines is preparing to offer its customers the ability to book unaccompanied minors (UMs) on its website, replacing its current system which requires customers booking UM travel to complete their transactions and fill out the necessary paperwork once they arrive at the airport. However, its each-way UM service charge is going up from $25 to $50.

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Through online flight check-in at AA.com, customers traveling both domestically and internationally on American Airlines can check in for their flights and subsequently print or e-mail their boarding passes from anywhere in the world.

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Alaska Airlines and sister regional carrier Horizon Air have launched three mobile travel applications designed for iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile users.

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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have introduced paperless, electronic boarding passes in seven cities and have also launched a website for mobile devices, mobile.alaskaair.com.

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American Airlines is stopping offering most passengers the ability to standby for same-day flights for no charge on domestic, transborder Canada and some Caribbean flights. Its new no-standby policy will also apply to American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has redesigned its Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement website to make the site more user-friendly, making it easier for air travelers to file complaints with the DOT about airline service.

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So beautiful, well-thought-out and comfortable are the new Via Lounge and Via Spa in Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2 extension that travelers may soon come to rank them among the best such airport facilities in the world.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a new rule that it says will significantly strengthen the protections afforded to air travelers in the United States. The new rule establishes a 3-hour time limit after which U.S. airlines must allow passengers to deplane from domestic flights after waiting on board aircraft on the airport tarmac.

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ritish Airways and Chase Card Services have enhanced the rewards program for the British Airways Visa Signature card, allowing cardmembers to earn more mileage points for every dollar they spend.

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Some 4 per cent fewer revenue passengers will travel on U.S. airlines’ scheduled services during the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday period from November 20 through December 1 than in the same peak period last year, according to the Air Tranpost Association of America.

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Virgin Atlantic has become involved in a unique initiative that will help its passengers find other travelers to share taxi rides into city centers across the world ― saving both their wallets and ground carbon emissions.

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Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has revamped its website by launching OAG’s Route Mapper tool on the site, www.sacairports.org.

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