Fees waived at all National Parks during National Parks Week

April 15, 2010 · Posted in Freebies · 1 Comment 

From April 17th through April 25th, entrance fees will be waived at all National Parks in honor of  National Parks Week.  These fees normally run as high as $25 per car!  In addition, some park concessionaires are offering special promotions during  National Parks Week.  Click here for a list of participating concessionaires. Read more

New DOT Consumer Rule Limits Airline Tarmac Delays

December 21, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

The United States Department of Transportation, USDOT, issued a new rule today that prohibits U.S. aircraft on domestic routes from remaining on a tarmac for more than three hours with passengers aboard.  The only exceptions would be for “safety or security or if air traffic control advises the pilot in command that returning to the terminal would disrupt airport operations. U.S. carriers operating international flights departing from or arriving in the United States must specify, in advance, their own time limits for deplaning passengers, with the same exceptions applicable.” Read more

It’s not too early to book your trip into space

December 14, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Are you eager to be a pioneer in space tourism?  Got an extra $200,000 burning a hole in your pocket?  If so, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galatic is taking reservations for 2 1/2 hour suborbital flights beginning in 2011.  Each flight will feature about five minutes of weightlessness.  So far, about 300 people have either paid the entire $200,000 fare or have placed a deposit of at least $20,000.  Read more

Google to offer free WiFi at 47 airports this Holiday season

November 10, 2009 · Posted in Freebies · 2 Comments 

In a press release today, Google announced that it will be offering free WiFi at 47 airports through January 10th, 2010.  You can find a list of the airports to receive the free WiFi service hereRead more

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