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Keep up on Thanksgiving airport traffic with Travelocity's Task Force

Keep up on Thanksgiving airport traffic with Travelocity's Task Force Nov 24th, 2009 at 1:00PM: Nobody is looking forward to venturing into battle tomorrow. Wednesday is the year's biggest travel day, a congested, high stress day when airports are packed, tempers are high and any small hiccup can make an entire airport turn upside down. We all have to get home somehow though, and the harsh reality facing many of us is that the airport needs to be handled (my flight to London leaves from...

Travelocity survey says: fat, smelly and coughing the worst to be sitting next to

Travelocity survey says: fat, smelly and coughing the worst to be sitting next to Oct 10th, 2009 at 11:30AM: A Travelocity survey confirms what we knew all along - smelly passengers, coughing passengers and "passengers of size" are amongst the worst people to be sitting next to in the air. The results are from the Travelocity 2009 "rudeness poll", asking people a variety of questions. In total, the survey interviewed just under 1600 people, from the US and Canada. When the survey expanded on...

Carnage report: Travelocity's Roaming Gnome visits the Gadling Labs

Carnage report: Travelocity's Roaming Gnome visits the Gadling Labs Sep 8th, 2009 at 4:00PM: As our hangovers from this long holiday weekend begin to wane, more and more details from our time with Travelocity's Roaming Gnome are coming forth. It's true, we got a little bit of flack from our peers when the little guy came out to visit the Gadling Labs, but our original hunch turned out to be true: irrespective of cross-promotional PR, live blogging, tweeting and hit sharing, people love to...

The Travelocity Gnome visits Gadling

The Travelocity Gnome visits Gadling Sep 4th, 2009 at 2:00PM: As the summer of 2009 winds to a close, Travelocity's Roaming Gnome is wrapping up his tour of America. He's been across the country, visiting Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans, the beaches of San Diego and the narrow streets of Philadelphia, bringing joy, affection and gnominess to all those around him. There's only one stop left: The Gadling Labs. This weekend, the 300 year old Travelocity Gnome will...

Online bookings just got cheaper!

Online bookings just got cheaper! Jun 2nd, 2009 at 4:00PM: Online travel deals just got better. Even though airlines are tacking on extra fees, fares have been plunging for a while now, so it still cuts in favor of travelers. Travel websites have started to get in on the savings, too. Several sites are ditching their booking fees - at least temporarily. Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia announced yesterday that they are waiving their booking fees. For...

Amazing Race, Season 13: Cambodia, boats, breakdowns and beauty is only skin deep

Amazing Race, Season 13: Cambodia, boats, breakdowns and beauty is only skin deep Oct 28th, 2008 at 2:00PM: After episode 4's rest stop at Summerhill, that gorgeous sheep farm homestay in New Zealand, the teams barreling through the world in the Amazing Race were off to Cambodia. This episode did a tidy drop of highlighting aspects of Cambodia's culture and showcased its historical magnificence. I'm still not sure which team I want to win. I do know which team I don't. Travel Tips from this...

JetBlue turns to travel websites for booking

JetBlue turns to travel websites for booking Nov 26th, 2007 at 6:30PM: In the past, JetBlue sold most of its tickets through its website. But last year, the budget airline listed its fares on "global" distribution systems, which mainly serve travel agents. Now, JetBlue has gone all the way online; it started selling tickets on travel websites like Orbitz, Expedia, and Priceline. The company explains that with rising fuel costs and a slower economy, it needs to...

American Express, Lonely Planet, IgoUgo, and Travel & Leisure Unite Online

American Express, Lonely Planet, IgoUgo, and Travel & Leisure Unite Online Oct 12th, 2007 at 11:00AM: That's a lot of big names all together. And there's one more: Travelocity. How are all these companies linked, besides under the umbrella of travel? Answer: Amex's new travel "sitelet" Local Color, which has destination-specific search capabilities using Lonely Planet, IgoUgo, and Travel & Leisure. Lonely Planet provides the destination guides, Travel & Leisure contributes articles about...

More Tips for Cheap Airfares

More Tips for Cheap Airfares Aug 29th, 2007 at 2:20PM: No matter how many articles about cheap airfare there are, there's always room for another. Here's one of the latest. In "8 tips to snag the lowest fare" Karen Aho gives some tips we've covered before, such as, check with sites like Travelocity and Expedia for the lowest prices, then go directly to the airline's Web site. Karen mentions another advantage of doing this. In addition to a cheaper...

Booking a Flight from New York to San Francisco Online. But Where Online?

Booking a Flight from New York to San Francisco Online. But Where Online? Aug 9th, 2007 at 2:03PM: I used to be a big fan of buying tickets on travel websites such as Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, Orbitz.com but lately, I found that it is often cheaper to buy them directly through the airlines's websites. Have we come a full circle? I picked a random date--a long weekend Sept.13-17 from New York to San Francisco--to see what rates would come back. A sample of a few direct flights: ...

By Air or By Land: Weighing Options

By Air or By Land: Weighing Options May 30th, 2007 at 4:06PM: This past week I've been air fare hunting. We're heading to Philipsburg, Montana the end of July but I've been a waffler when it comes to decision-making about exactly when we should leave and which route we should take. Last week I found flights for $245 round-trip from Columbus, Ohio to Seattle, Washington on Travelocity. This was about the same price as Skybus which flies from Columbus to...

Mr. T Doll Pities the Fool,Travels the World

Mr. T Doll Pities the Fool,Travels the World May 22nd, 2007 at 1:29PM: You know the whole traveling garden gnome craze? I first heard about it in the wonderful French film Amélie, and not too long after that Travelocity starting featuring the little guy in their commercials. Then the Amazing Race picked up on it and catapulted the bearded ones into super-stardom. The little gnomes better watch out, though...and I mean really watch out, because there's a new...

2007 Webby Award Winners Announced

2007 Webby Award Winners Announced May 1st, 2007 at 1:00PM: The winners of the 2007 Webby Awards have been announced, and while Gadling didn't take home a trophy this year (though we were named an "Official Honoree"), several other great travel-related websites did. Here are the nominees and winners in the travel category of the 2007 Webby Awards: Winner: WikiTravel People's Voice Winner: TripAdvisor Nominees: Expedia, Gods of Chinatown, Kayak.com ...

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