In recent years, small-name airlines began to fly the same routes as bigger airlines, but at far cheaper prices. Not only do these newer airlines offer less-expensive fares, but they also provide access to some destinations the big three — Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines — currently do not fly to directly. This leaves the big three facing a dilemma: How do they keep their customers during the rise of the low-cost, frills-free international airline?
One way American and United plan to compete is by offering tickets at simple base fares, the cost of which covers a seat on the plane and not much else in the way of additional amenities. These tickets essentially match what the low-cost players offer: o=One seat on the plane, and passengers pay extra fees for services such as in-flight meals, checked bags and seat selection.
The major airlines also are hoping their rewards programs and benefits keep customers loyal. While low-cost Norwegian launched its own rewards model, travelers would have to start from the beginning when earning and redeeming points with the airline.
U.S.-based airlines work on improving in-flight WiFi connections, a service Norwegian has yet to offer in its long-haul cabins, and they also are enhancing in-flight menus to appeal to travelers who haven’t prepared for meal-less flights.
Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.