Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week:
Delta buys stake in Virgin Atlantic – As was speculated last week, Delta and Virgin Atlantic confirmed that Delta would buy a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines, becoming more competitive in the New York City to London market. (Delta)
Southwest Airlines to add no-show fee next year – Budget carriers, such as Southwest, are doing everything they can to survive. Though they’ve never charged a change fee for customers altering dates on their itineraries, Southwest is set to impose a fee in 2013 for passengers who don’t show up to the airport without changing first. (USA Today)
Christian “Krzysiek“ Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look at the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time while also taking classes, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn’t have a coffee in his hands, then it’s probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country’s beckon cannot be ignored any longer.
Random Travel Quote
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. — Bill Bryson