The LG Weekly News Roundup: 12.10.09

Bus, Train, Weekly Travel News — By on December 10, 2009 at 10:48 am

by Molly Fergus
LG Travel News Editor

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here….

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Traveling Luggage Resolutions on how to travel in 2010
With security taking away pumpkin pies from fliers and airlines charging for…everything, traveling doesn’t seem to be getting easier. Enter this MSNBC guide to traveling in 2010. A rundown of the year’s most important travel policies – i.e. make sure the name on your ticket matches your identification – the article also mentions some happy new policies. By May 2010, travelers with disabilities will be allowed to carry oxygen contractors and other medical devices on board. It’s about time!

100,000 free trips!
Plan that winter getaway, now! Megabus is offering 100,000 free bus tickets on 28 routes for travel between Jan. 6 and March 20, 2010. Tickets are for sale based on availability, with a 50-cent reservation fee. Close to half of the tickets are for East Coast travel, and the rest are split between the Midwest and Northwest. Type promo code GETAWAY to see if any free seats are open.
Source: Budget Travel

Air France’s new class

Count Air France among the airlines who now offer a “Premium Economy” class that ranks somewhere between first and coach. The ticket is currently available on some of the airline’s Paris-NYC routes. Pro: A separate check-in line for premium economy holders. Con: Same food as the peons in back. No word on complimentary champagne.
Source: Chicago Tribune

All aboard: Amtrak breaks travel record
Thanksgiving travelers set a record for Amtrak this holiday: 685,876 travelers hit the rails that holiday weekend, with 127,577 of them hopping aboard the Wednesday before turkey day. That’s four percent higher than last year. Are Americans welcoming train travel once again?
Source: Yahoo Travel


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