The LG Travel News Roundup: Travel Agency Caters to the Overweight

Weekly Travel News — By on March 16, 2012 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

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

Overweight Travel Agency

Travel Agency Caters To “People of Size”
There’s been a recent trend in airline policy to force larger-set travelers to buy two plane seats if they can’t fit comfortable into one. Many passengers come unprepared for this possibility and are embarrassed or unable to pay. In light of these inconveniences, Tony Harrell of Abundant Travel started a travel agency catering to people of size. His agency looks into hotel staff behavior, whether destinations are “glamorously thin” and how to strategically book flight tickets. Source: Gadling

In-flight Nanny
If the idea of flying with your rambunctious children is holding you back from travel, then you might have just lost your last excuse. A California based company called Nanny in the Clouds has found a cool new way to match you up with a babysitter on your flight. How does it work? The website charges parents $10 to access information on available sitters and then matches them up with passengers in the same flight who are experienced baby sitters. The company recommends a rate of $10-$20 per hour for the sky nanny. Source: TIME

Nail Polish Punishment
A woman traveling from Burbank to Houston was detained for over 10 hours for painting her nails in flight. According to the woman, she asked passengers nearby if they would mind if she painted her nails. Upon getting their consent, she started the manicure. A flight attendant told her she was offending other passengers so the woman went to finish her nails in the bathroom. After being confronted by a second attendant, the young lady was detained at their destination. Source: CBS Local
Tour National Parks From Your Couch
An innovative new program called Trail View allows users to tour National Parks from the comfort of their home. The program, created by granola bar company Natural Valley, creates a virtual experience with 360 degree views of parks ranging from the Grand Canyon to the Smokey Mountains. Source: MSNBC
Image courtesy of Gadling
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