Alitalia Going Bankrupt

According to news reports, Italian flagship carrier Alitalia appears to be on the verge of bankruptcy, its workers having rejected a government-brokered agreement that would have released 2 billion euros in investments from its managing shareholder, Etihad, plus a group of Italian businesses. The carrier will now receive a government bridge loan valued at between $326 million and $435 million to keep it operational for the next six months while under receivership. When booking services with financially distressed suppliers, you should pay by credit card. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, credit card customers have certain rights to refuse to pay charges for … Continue reading Alitalia Going Bankrupt

Electronics Ban

The US government this morning announced a ban on passengers bringing onboard with them any electronic device larger than a smartphone from the following airports with direct service to the United States, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Doha, Amman, Kuwait, Casablanca, Jeddah and Riyadh to take effect in 96 hours. This would cover cameras, laptops ereaders and tablets…medical devices would be permitted. Electronics have to now be in checked baggage. Continue reading Electronics Ban

Airlines cut back on Cuba flights

So a few airlines are now cutting back on or cancelling flights to Cuba as demand hasn’t kept up with capacity. That’s not to say demand hasn’t been high. There has been a large increase in Americans traveling to Cuba, but less than airlines scheduled for. Silver and Frontier are completely cancelling service and American and JetBlue have cut back on capacity. Continue reading Airlines cut back on Cuba flights

Nickelodeon Resort Sale

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is an experiential resort providing non-stop family entertainment. Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach, this upscale property delivers delightful surprises such a slimings and unexpected visits from your favorite Nickelodeon characters. At Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, it’s about redefining a family luxury resort vacation with complimentary gourmet cuisine, premium drinks, personalized service and unforgettable activities hand-selected for our guests. • Nickelodeon’s first ever international resort • The renowned Gourmet Inclusive® Experience by Karisma provides guests of all ages an incomparable luxury vacation • Aqua Nick Water Park has water … Continue reading Nickelodeon Resort Sale

Holiday Flights

Just a few words of advice while everyone is trying to get their holiday plans booked. With airfare just a few quick rules to get better prices. 1) The cheapest time to get tickets has already passed, but get your thanksgiving tickets by Halloween and your Christmas tickets by thanksgiving, because after that they’ll go up significantly. 2) if you can, fly on off dates, Christmas Eve, Day, New year’s Eve are the cheapest during the holiday season. 3) Don’t expect last minute deals, it doesn’t happen during the holidays. Continue reading Holiday Flights