Hear it first from Rainbow Travel: Vancouver Airport recently launched Automated Passport Control (APC)

Hear it first from Rainbow Travel: Vancouver Airport recently launched Automated Passport Control (APC) giving US passport holders options for streamlining their airport travel experience, while pre clearing US Customs at YVR Airport. YVR Airport is the first Canadian airport to launch with US Customs and Border Protection Automated Passport Control that gives passengers tangibleContinue reading “Hear it first from Rainbow Travel: Vancouver Airport recently launched Automated Passport Control (APC)”

WESTJET LAUNCHES UNACCOMPANIED MINOR PROGRAM

Now Canada’s favourite airline offers service for children travelling alone within Canada. WestJet  has launched a new unaccompanied minor program following feedback from guests encouraging the airline to unveil a service that allows children to travel alone. Effective immediately, children can travel without a parent or guardian. The program is required for children between theContinue reading “WESTJET LAUNCHES UNACCOMPANIED MINOR PROGRAM”

Hate having an airplane seatmate? You have options

Hate having an airplane seatmate? You have options AirAsia X passengers who want a coach row to themselves make the request through Optiontown.com. If the traveler can be accommodated, he or she is notified four to 72 hours before departure. By Harriet Baskas, msnbc.com contributor Imagine: You’ve boarded your flight and are comfortable in yourContinue reading “Hate having an airplane seatmate? You have options”

Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis

Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis. Air fares are forecast to rise by more than five per cent this year in the wake of the Icelandic volcanic ash crisis and increasing oil prices. From a study made in the UK travelers can expect to pay an additional £1.8 billion or £48 eachContinue reading “Air fares to soar in wake of ash crisis”

Travel Industry Jargon

I was meeting a friend for coffee and he was planning a vacation.  I was providing some suggestions when he asked me for clarification when he didn’t understand some of the terms / acronyms I used.  I thought I would take this opportunity to explain some commonly used jargon in the travel industry. Charter Flight – A non scheduledContinue reading “Travel Industry Jargon”

Happy New Year with FREE Luggage Tags from KLM

Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year. It’s been a challenging year for the travel industry in 2009.  Please email us your travel related questions, we look forward to hearing from you. To start off the new year, I thought I would share with you a promotion from KLM, the Royal Dutch Airlines. They areContinue reading “Happy New Year with FREE Luggage Tags from KLM”

Airlines gear up for more Vancouver-Beijing flights.

Airlines gear up for more Vancouver-Beijing flights. Now that the Chinese government has finally granted Canada Approved Destination Status, the goal is to increase at least a 50-per-cent increase in the number of Chinese visitors by 2015. Starting in June 2010, Air China will add three more Vancouver-Beijing flights per week, going from seven toContinue reading “Airlines gear up for more Vancouver-Beijing flights.”

1st Canadian Airline offer Wi-Fi at 30,000ft!

Air Canada has become the first Canadian carrier to offer inflight internet service to its customers. Trial service has begun on the Toronto-Los Angeles and Montreal-Los Angeles routes. The test period will run until January 29, 2010, after which Air Canada will analyze usage and customer feedback to determine whether it will introduce the serviceContinue reading “1st Canadian Airline offer Wi-Fi at 30,000ft!”