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Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars

Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars Sep 11th, 2013 at 1:45PM: Automotive Rhythms, Flickr We've all seen (or been) those passengers running through the airport, suitcase flying behind them, as they desperately try to make their connecting flight. Now, Delta Airlines has come up with a solution to get connecting passengers to their aircraft as quickly as possible -- whiz them there in a Porsche. Passengers that are running late for their next flight have...

Best Places To Visit Civil Rights History In The U.S.

Best Places To Visit Civil Rights History In The U.S. Aug 28th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Alves Family, Flickr It has been half a century since the historic March on Washington, when the nation's citizens converged on the capital calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans. To mark the 50th anniversary, we rounded up several great destinations where you can retrace the steps of the Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery, Alabama. This city is packed with significance and...

For Your Health, End The Layover Laziness

For Your Health, End The Layover Laziness May 3rd, 2013 at 10:00AM: What do you do on layovers? Nap? Catch up on email? Mindlessly watch some sports without any rooting interest? Christopher Berger, a physiologist, has a better idea. It's simple. Stand up. Walk away from the gate. Heck, leave the premises if you have at least three or four hours. There's no rule that says you have to spend the layover inside the airport. Baltimore has a fitness trail...

Cochon 555 Pork Competition Turns Five, Kicks Off February 17 In Atlanta

Cochon 555 Pork Competition Turns Five, Kicks Off February 17 In Atlanta Feb 8th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Much ado about pork products is made on Gadling, with good reason. Even if you're sick to death of pork-centric eateries, and lardo this and sausage that, it's hard to deny the allure of the other white meat (I can't tell you how many vegetarians and vegans I know who still have a jones for bacon). For those of you wanting to attend the ultimate porkapalooza, get your tickets for Cochon 555, a...

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear

City Nicknames We'd Rather Not Hear Jan 15th, 2013 at 2:00PM: As a native Californian, few things get on my nerves more than hearing the abbreviation, "Cali." I don't know why it irritates me so much, but I suspect it's the knowing, insider-y tone that usually accompanies it. "Yeah, man, I just got back from a trip to Cali. It was hella cool." Aaargh. Also right up there is "Frisco." Let me just tell you that Californians do not, ever, under any...

Discounted Holiday Events Make For Rich Seasonal Travel

Discounted Holiday Events Make For Rich Seasonal Travel Nov 28th, 2012 at 4:00PM: As we make plans for travel through the first of the year, holiday events are often included. At home or on the road – traditional, old fashioned or new – different holiday events are in place for us to enjoy. Some are free to see, others have a ticket or admission price, but all aim to be a part of our holiday travel plans. Here are a few of the more noteworthy holiday...

Atlanta Airport To Become A Global Portal

Atlanta Airport To Become A Global Portal Apr 10th, 2012 at 4:30PM: When the Atlanta airport's new Concourse F international terminal opens on May 16, it will add 12 international gates and create a new entry-exit point for travelers on the opposite end of the airport from the main terminal. The new facility will address a number of current issues but the $1.5 billion addition is more geared toward future travel needs. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)...

Find hotel deals with new booking site Guestmob

Find hotel deals with new booking site Guestmob Mar 22nd, 2012 at 2:00PM: The Internet has brought us many ways to research and book hotels at prices much lower than the hotels' published rate. Aggregate sites like Kayak and Orbitz give you the best available rate (BAR) without pre-payment on a specific hotel, while "opaque" sites like Priceline and Hotwire allow you to bid for a room below BAR but the actual property remains hidden until after you book and the purchase...

Atlanta loses a Rosewood, gains a Mandarin Oriental

Atlanta loses a Rosewood, gains a Mandarin Oriental Mar 14th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Atlanta is losing its signature Rosewood hotel, the Mansion on Peachtree, and gaining Mandarin Oriental when the hotel changes management in May of this year. The hotel will be rebranded and operated by Mandarin Oriental, but no major overhauls of the hotel are planned. The hotel will now be called The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The Peachtree area hotel is primed to get new restaurants (Del...

Most booked locations for MLK weekend getaways

Most booked locations for MLK weekend getaways Jan 5th, 2012 at 1:30PM: Want to know where to head for MLK weekend? Hotwire just announced the top 10 most booked destinations travelers are visiting over Martin Luther King Day weekend. Several cities have historic significance, including Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. he received his B.A. degree at Morehouse College and where the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center was founded as well as Chicago, was the...

Your bag's perspective from Atlanta to New York

Dec 23rd, 2011 at 11:30AM: Ever wonder what happens to your bag after you send it down the tunnel behind the gate agent at the airport? I was always under the impression that it was handled by a series of Oompa-Loompas who gently carry your bags from point A to point B on their heads, quietly singing the song of the baggage handler as glitter falls from the sky. Apparently that's not the case. The kind folks over at...

You Fancy, Huh? Delta lures top travelers with Porsche transport program

You Fancy, Huh? Delta lures top travelers with Porsche transport program Dec 6th, 2011 at 2:30PM: If you're a Delta Diamond member heading into ATL, you just might have a surprise waiting for you on the runway. Delta's being secretive about the details, but they're piloting a new program for their HVCs (High Value Customers), using a fleet of six Porsche vehicles to transport fliers to far-flung terminals or even to their cars. Here's how it works – you'll get off the plane and find a...

Travel in the southern United States for free with Megabus

Travel in the southern United States for free with Megabus Oct 25th, 2011 at 3:00PM: Who doesn't love free travel? With a new hub in Atlanta, Georgia, Megabus is giving away 10,000 free seats to travelers using their new routes during trips taking place November 16 to December 16, 2011. The eleven cities included in the new route leaving from Atlanta include: Birmingham, Alabama Mobile, Alabama Montgomery, Alabama Charlotte, North Carolina Chattanooga,...

Cuba: Nine US cities cleared for charter flights

Cuba: Nine US cities cleared for charter flights Aug 1st, 2011 at 1:30PM: Nine US airports have been approved for charter flights to Cuba, Reuters reported this morning. The Cuban travel agency Havanatur Celimar made the announcement on Friday. The US government forbids commercial flights between the United States and Cuba, so all air travel between the two countries has to proceed on charter planes. The Obama Administration has already removed all restrictions...

Atlanta, an Olympic City 15 Years Later

Atlanta, an Olympic City 15 Years Later Jul 31st, 2011 at 9:30AM: Fifteen years have passed since Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch, Kerri Strug landed her heroic single-footed vault and Eric Robert Rudolph detonated a pipe bomb in downtown Atlanta, during the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. Well-considered development for the event has since transformed the city, which continues to draw new residents, start-up businesses and flights to...

Global Soap Project uses hotel soap to save lives

Jun 17th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Want to contribute to global health? Look no further than your local hotel - and their stash of used soap. The Global Soap Project, founded in 2009 by Uganda native Derreck Kayongo, collects used hotel soap from hotels across the country, cleaning and reprocessing the bars before shipping them overseas to countries like Haiti, Kenya, Uganda and Swaziland. Kayongo emigrated to the United...

Sesame Street helps kick off summer travel season

Sesame Street helps kick off summer travel season May 2nd, 2011 at 12:30PM: Does Cookie Monster have to buy two seats? Does Elmo travel carry-on only? You can ask them yourself this week as several Sesame Street characters appear at US airports this week to kick off summer travel with Delta Airlines. Today, Elmo and Cookie Monster will be making gate announcements and welcoming travelers to Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, before meeting up with Grover at La Guardia on...

Mobile farmers markets: the next "big thing" in food trucks?

Mobile farmers markets: the next Apr 25th, 2011 at 5:30PM: 2010 was the Year of the Food Truck, with cities from Seattle and San Francisco to D.C. taking it to the streets, literally. While street food and taco trucks have long been a part of U.S. culture in places like New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland, health regulations have historically made it considerably more difficult in other parts of the country. Eatocracy reports that Atlanta--despite its...

Delta SkyMiles Medallion parking lot coming to Braves' Turner Field

Delta SkyMiles Medallion parking lot coming to Braves' Turner Field Feb 23rd, 2011 at 6:00PM: Delta's been Atlanta's hometown airline for decades, and it looks like the bond between the two is getting a little stronger with the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. Delta Air Lines and the Atlanta Braves have announced a partnership that will lead to the opening of a new lot at Turner Field. Or, at least a re-branded portion of a lot. The current Green Park Lot -- which is...

Delta airlines puts elderly woman on wrong flight due to boarding pass mix-up

Delta airlines puts elderly woman on wrong flight due to boarding pass mix-up Feb 23rd, 2011 at 1:00PM: In a Top 10 of phone calls you probably don't want to receive from an airport official: "Your grandmother was found in baggage claim." Eighty-year-old Nefissa Yesuf's Sunday Atlanta to Dulles flight didn't go quite as planned. CNN reports that airline and airport staff failed to notice that a Delta employee had allegedly given her someone else's boarding pass by mistake. Yesuf, who is from...

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