NEW YORK (November 12, 2009) – Finnair, the national carrier of Finland, will operate five non-stop flights per week between Toronto and Helsinki starting June 6, 2010. Finnair will offer all-economy class flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, … Continue reading
The New York-based Baltia Air Lines announced that it has made agreements to acquire its first Boeing 747 airplane. The firm plans to become the US’s leading aviation company flying to Eastern Europe. The as-yet unspecified schedule will accordingly start … Continue reading
In a readers’ poll organized by the British travel magazine and website Wanderlust, which specializes in writing about destinations that are less well-known than the world’s major hotspots, Tallinn found itself positioned as the 10th best city for tourism out … Continue reading
Historically, it is when the industry in a tailspin that fraudsters seek to prey on it. This time around is no different as according to fraudtip.com… “A well-organized online fraud is scamming over 71,000 travelers each month as they book rooms … Continue reading
FlyLAL (also known as Lithuanian Airlines and LAL) was the national airline of Lithuania based in Vilnius – probably best remembered by the public for the fun pink insignia and the perky pink uniforms. It operated domestic and international scheduled services from its main … Continue reading
There is an interesting new product out on the Canadian travel market. If the vacation of your dreams end up being a big rainfest and you wind up watching TV in your hotel room instead of enjoyig the sun & surf – then … Continue reading
Wishing all of you lots of will, power and energy to gallop into the New Year and make all your dreams come true! Eva-Maria, Carl & Isabella … Continue reading
Tallinn had a proud moment last week when it came first among 14 cities in Scandinavia and the Baltics in an international tourism survey conducted by the Scandinavian Innovation Centre Norden. The survey interviewed more than 5,000 tourists who had visited Copenhagen, Arhus, … Continue reading
Canada and the European Union (EU) has successfully completed negotiations on a groundbreaking air transportation deal. Canadian transport minister, John Baird commented that: “The successful conclusion of air transport negotiations with the European Union is another step forward in our … Continue reading
User generated content has revolutionized customer service in a variety of service industries mostly for the better. Nevertheless, hotel (and other) reviews on sites like Tripadvisor.com frequently find operators at their wits end battling biased and inexplicably false reviews posted – … Continue reading
As Hurricane Paloma passed the Cayman Islands Saturday, the “all clear” for the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman was issued. In the wake of Paloma, Grand Cayman returned to business as usual yesterday. Owen Roberts International Airport … Continue reading
OÜ TLG Hotell, a subsidiary of AS Tallink Grupp has signed a rental agreement with OÜ Hansa Hotell to rent the 163-room Express Hotel in Tallinn port area. According to the agreement Tallink will start to operate the hotel from … Continue reading
US airlines have been threatening to merge for a while now. As the industry is going through hard times industry in such shambles, it’s another way to survive. Now it looks like the consolidation has begun. Delta and … Continue reading
The 15th hurricane of the season dissipated in the Atlantic last week after passing by several major Caribbean islands. The category three hurricane caused some flooding and minor damage in the Northeastern Caribbean. The following reports have been issued: • St. Kitt’s: … Continue reading
Washington has announced that Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Korea will be added to the US visa waiver program. Citizens of these countries will be eligible for visa-free entry to the USA for tourism or … Continue reading
United airlines had announced that from October 1st, 2008 they would discontinue offering hot meals for transatlantic economy class passengers, as a TEST, under the pressure of trying to keep up with the climbing fuel prices. Fortunately – the airline decided … Continue reading
WestJet has announced the removal of its fuel surcharge, in acknowledgement of the recent decline in fuel prices. According to officials, the elimination of the fuel surcharge supports WestJet’s commitment to providing the best value to its guests, the premise for the airline’s new advertising campaign. Three new television commercials shot in Toronto during August and airing now represent theContinue reading
In response to decreasing fuel prices, Air Canada is eliminating all second checked-bag charges ($25) implemented in the spring. The airline also announced it is incorporating fuel surcharges into its advertised base fares on North American flights. “Although the cost of fuel remains highly volatile and far above historic norms, the recent retreat in oil prices is enabling us toContinue reading
SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Hurricane Ike menaced Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico as a potentially ferocious storm while Tropical Storm Hanna began a rain-swept march up the U.S. Atlantic coast after barreling ashore on Saturday in the Carolinas.
The densely populated Miami-Fort Lauderdale area in south Florida was not out of the line of fire from Ike, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, and visitors were ordered to flee theContinue reading
Foreign Affairs Canada is advising Canadians travelling to Thailand to exercise extreme caution after the Government of Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok yesterday due to ongoing violence between pro- and anti-government forces. Travellers are also advised to follow the advice of local authorities and avoid gatherings and areas targeted by protestors. Significant political demonstrations have been reportedContinue reading
Finnair will launched scheduled passenger service to Yekaterinburg, previously called Sverdlovsk, Russia, three times per week from Helsinki on Sept. 2. Yekaterinburg, the largest city (population 1,293,000+) in the Urals Federal District in Russia, will be Finnair’s third destination in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. The route, flown with Airbus A319 aircraft, will be operated in cooperation with UralContinue reading
Hurricane Gustav has made it into the “breaking news” as New Orleans has narrowly escaped its wreath. Everyone was fearing the repeat of Katrina – but Gustav actually lost its grip and was downgraded to category 2 before it hit the land near Cocodrie, a thinly populated town west of New Orleans, leaving towns to the west, such asContinue reading
Zoom Airlines Inc. and Zoom Airlines Ltd. filed for insolvency yesterday, cancelling all scheduled flights and grounding all of its aircraft. A Transport Canada spokesperson confirmed that Zoom had voluntarily surrendered its operating certificate and that all of its planes were on the ground.
Exactly how many passengers have been stranded by Zoom’s shutdown is still being determined.
In a statement
US Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.
Also, officials may share copies of the laptop’s contents with other agencies and private entities for language translationContinue reading
Manchester Airport is trialling the new facial recognition scanners, which aim to improve security and reduce long queues at immigration checkpoints.
The device works by comparing a digital photo of a passenger inside their UK or European Union biometric passport with their face as they stand in front of a small camera. The system means passengers can avoid queues to