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Best WiFi Hotels (The Real Ones)

Our friends at HotelChatter worked hard to document and compile a list of the best hotel chains as far as wireless access is concerned. Check out their detailed post for details. Update: here's a follow-up post dedicated to the worst Wifi hotels.

Olivier Travers | November 3, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Routing Around Airline Stupidity

John Engler explains how he went to great lengths to avoid yield management gone wild with the help of his travel agent. Experienced travellers will tell you that the best price is not always available online... He also mentions the growing trend that business travelers are increasingly giving up on the much more expensive refundable tickets, another nail in the coffin of the traditional airline business model.

Olivier Travers | October 27, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Forbes's 'The Best of Life'

FYI, has a nice resource for lovers of "Best/Worst" lists called "The Best of Life." Recently covered topics include

Rick Bruner | August 23, 2004 | Best / Worst, Good Resources | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Hawaiian Hotels and Airlines Tops in Survey

A recent Travel + Leisure survey ranked Hawaiian hotels and airlines tops in its annual reader travel ratings. The Halenkulani hotel ranked first in service in the U.S., third in the world for service and fourth best hotel overall worldwide. Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines scored top ratings as well placing fourth and sixth respectively for favorite U.S. airline, best among any mainlaind carrier.

The article includes top ten lists in several categories in which Hawaiian properties figure prominently. Want quality travel? Book your Hawaiin vacation or business trip now.

Steve Hall | June 7, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong Airport Sweep Top Honors of Skytrax Travel Surveys

Skytrax just released its annual surveys of international airlines and airports, with a record of more than 10 million people completing surveys on the new dedicates survey web site. Only one U.S. airline (Continental) and one European airline (British Airways) made the top-10 list of best airlines according to voters, with Asian carriers dominating the list:

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Cathay Pacific
  4. Qantas Airways
  5. Thai Airways
  6. British Airways
  7. Qatar Airways
  8. Malaysia Airlines
  9. Continental Airlines
  10. ANA All Nippon Airways

Simiarly, Asian airports dominated among the most popular airports, according to travelers who voted in the survey:

  1. Hong Kong Int'l Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Amsterdam Schiphol
  4. Seoul Incheon Airport
  5. Kuala Lumpur KLIA
  6. Dubai Int'l Airport
  7. Copenhagen Airport
  8. Sydney Airport
  9. Kansai Int'l Airport
  10. Munich Airport

Rick Bruner | April 18, 2004 | Best / Worst, News | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Highway Advocacy Group Identifies Worst Traffic Snarls in Country

The American Highway Users Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy organization, unveiled its report on America's worst traffic choke points in its 2004 Bottleneck Study, highlighting 233 bottlenecks in 33 states plus Washington DC. The 13 worst cities for traffic jams were identified as Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa and Washington. The complete list of bottlenecks is listed here. Here is the press release and here is the complete study. More details at

Rick Bruner | February 21, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Top 10 Cities to Live in

Fine Living gives its list of the best 10 cities in the U.S. to live in. I'm sorry to see that NYC is not on the list and, I have to say, disappointed that San Francisco makes #1. I currently live in NYC and love it. I lived for four years in San Francisco, and while it's a fabulaous place to visit, and many people do love to live there, it didn't work for me. And...Las Vegas? It's the friggin' desert. These all look like great places to visit (well, okay, maybe not Westport, Connecticut), but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else right now but the greatest city in the world.

Rick Bruner | February 20, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Fine Living on Winter Wonderlands has a timely list of their top 10 winter sport vacation spots.

Rick Bruner | January 16, 2004 | Best / Worst, Featured Destinations | Permanent link | Comments (0)

Washington Post's Top Spots for 2004

What do Baltimore, Boston, Alaska, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Botswana, Bulgaria, Northern Manitoba and Taiwan all have in common? They're all among the top 20 travel destinations for this year, as picked by the Washington Post's travel editors.

Rick Bruner | January 7, 2004 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)

The Crazy World of 2003 Travel

This USA Today article takes a look back at travel in 2003. It was a challenging year with SARS, power outages and long lines. The article reminds us of some of the year's most interesting travel related incidents such as Charles McKinley shipping himself home in a box to save on airfare and Nathaniel Heatwole successfully smuggling box cutters and other items on board a Southwest Airlines flight after having alerted the government he was planning to do so. Read the article to find out more about why a horse was on a plane, the man who flew in a kilt and no underwear and the bible thumper who was duct-taped by fellow airline passengers.

Steve Hall | December 23, 2003 | Best / Worst | Permanent link | Comments (0)


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