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Date May 3 , 2011 | Posted by In Air Travel

AM roundup: Weather, gas prices, air travel, traffic

AM roundup: Weather, gas prices, air travel, traffic News from Appleton Post Crescent:Today’s weather
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Fox Valley gas prices
The price for a gallon of unleaded, regular gasoline — rounded to the nearest penny — early Tuesday at selected stations in the Fox Valley:♦ Express Convenience, 700 Third St., Menasha: $ 4.08♦ Marathon, 309 First St., Neenah: $ 4♦ Citgo, 901 Appleton Road, Menasha: $ 4.08
Air travel report
Outagamie County Regional Airport, town of Greenville Click hereAustin Straubel International Airport, Ashwaubenon Click hereGen. Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee

Date May 3 , 2011 | Posted by In Uncategorized

Cookie Monster, Elmo fly from MSP Monday

Cookie Monster, Elmo fly from MSP Monday News from Bizjournals.com:

Sesame Street characters Elmo and Cookie Monster will be at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday as part of a branding partnership with Delta. The mind boggles.
The Associated Press reports that the Muppets will make gate announcements, greet fans and take photos with Delta customers. Maybe they’ll point out that Delta is itself a letter — The Greek “Δ”. Maybe they’ll come up with some jokes about TSA searches.
The partnership itself involves Delta’s kickoff of summer travel season and a new Elmo …………… [...] Continue Reading…

Date May 2 , 2011 | Posted by In Air Travel

Bin Laden’s death opens old wounds for airline workers

Bin Laden’s death opens old wounds for airline workers News from Chicago Tribune:Osama bin Laden’s death brought closure, but not celebration, to many airline workers.
Every time they secure a cockpit door, walk through security checkpoints or eye nervous passengers, employees of United and American airlines are reminded of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the 35 friends and co-workers who died in hijacked jets.
News of bin Laden’s death Sunday brought a jolt of memory of the sadness and shock they felt during the attacks. The terror strikes also profoundly changed everyday life in aviation.
The attacks [...] Continue Reading…

New passenger rights rules will make air travel less bumpy for consumers News from Kansas City Star:
By EILEEN AMBROSE
The Baltimore Sun
If you have ever been frustrated by mysterious plane delays, being bumped from a flight or finding out that fares aren’t as cheap as advertised, relief is on the way.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new series of passenger rights, the second update in as many years. The new rules are aimed at eliminating some of the small irritations of air travel – along with one of the nightmares.
“It’s the biggest [...] Continue Reading…

New Consumer Regulations To Protect Airline Passengers’ Rights
News from NY1:

In a few months, airline travelers will have some new federally regulated rules in place to protect their rights. NY1′s Valarie D’Elia filed the following report.

After one more summer of travel hassles, come September air passengers will be packing more rights in their luggage. The Department of Transportation recently enhanced airline consumer protections, addressing some long-standing concerns of air travelers.

Some of the notable improvements include creating four-hour limits on tarmac delays for international flights operated by a foreign airline [...] Continue Reading…

Date May 1 , 2011 | Posted by In Uncategorized

Getting more vacation for less money

Getting more vacation for less money News from Blue Springs Examiner:No money in your budget for a vacation this year? Think again.“If people take the time to do a little research, they can get so much more from that vacation,” said Jiffy Johnson, a veteran traveler, financial counselor and retired radio personality in Springfield, Ill.“I’ve been traveling since 1950 by just about every method out there — by car, bus, train, plane, boat, foot, camel, donkey and bicycle. I’ve traveled to four continents and have been everywhere from vodka plants in Russia to backpacking [...] Continue Reading…

New passenger rights rules will make air travel less bumpy for consumers News from Baltimore Sun:If you have ever been frustrated by mysterious plane delays, being bumped from a flight or finding out that fares aren’t as cheap as advertised, relief is on the way.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new series of passenger rights, the second update in as many years. The new rules are aimed at eliminating some of the small irritations of air travel — along with one of the nightmares.
“It’s the biggest change in airline passenger protection since [...] Continue Reading…