Jet Airways Ceases Operations

Jet Airways, once India’s largest airline, announced today that it is suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services. The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India, that they are unable to consider its request for funding to keep flying. Indian…

Making Your Connection

When Robert Herbst’s nonstop flight from New York to Raleigh, North Carolina, turned into a one-stop, he got worried. When American Airlines assured him he could make a connection at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in just 30 minutes, he got very worried. Herbst, a wellness expert from Westchester, New York, is one of a growing…

China on a Shoestring

Get thee to China for the adventure of your life…Seriously, this two week Grand Tour of China hits all of the country’s big-ticket highlights and it’s insanely inexpensive! From massive and historical Beijing (hello Forbidden City!), central Xi’an (home of the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors), glittering Shanghai and eventually to the world-in-itself gobsmacking city of Hong…

Uber Rolls Out Vouchers for Businesses

Uber unveiled a new product Tuesday called “Uber Vouchers” that’s designed to help businesses sponsor free or discounted ride-hail trips for their customers. It’s the company’s latest service aimed at growing the B2B (business-to-business) market, and the announcement comes right before Uber is expected to officially announce its public offering. Companies that already offer customers…

Delta Tops Airline Rankings

Delta Air Lines has topped yet another airline ranking, this time the 29th annual Airline Quality Rating, which was released Monday. The Airline Quality Rating (AQR) is the most comprehensive study of performance and quality of the largest airlines in the United States. The rating is an examination of mishandled baggage, consumer complaints, on-time performance…

Hotel Boycotts Follow Brunei’s Death Penalty

Brunei has implemented “stoning to death” under sharia LGBTQ laws, showing the acute worldwide risk of visiting certain countries for LGBTQ travelers. The UN Human Rights Commission has condemned the new measures, and celebs like Elton John and George Clooney are calling for boycotts of the Brunei Sultan’s Dorchester Collection hotel group, which includes properties…