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WATCH: SNL's Brutal Takedown of Southwest Airlines

By Frommer's Staff

Posted on 01/30/2023, 2:00 PM

America has very few true "water cooler" shows anymore that everyone talks about after they air. Heck, with so many people working from home and not from offices, America doesn't seem to have many water coolers anymore, and often it feels as if no one shares the same culture at all.Saturday Night Live, though, surely ranks among the last few unifying cultural experiences that people like discussing...

Did You Know You Can Enroll in TSA PreCheck at Staples Stores? Here’s How

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/11/2023, 6:30 PM

Because I'm a frequent traveler, I know I should have enrolled in TSA PreCheck long ago. But I'm also a writer and therefore a chronic procrastinator. So even though the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Trusted Traveler Program was introduced way back in 2013, if I were going to catch a flight today I'd need to take my shoes off to get through the airport security line. Shameful, I...

Act Fast for Two Deep Cruise Discounts: One for Singles, One for Companions

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 01/11/2023, 12:00 AM

Cruise companies are unlocking deep discounts for the year ahead. Two big new promotions have surfaced today—one of them will be on offer until March 1st, but the other is available for only a day. Celebrity Cruises Celebrity's deal applies to bringing a friend on a cruise with you and sharing a stateroom with them. Available now through March 1, 2023, Celebrity is offering its "Semi-Annual Sale...

Miami Heat: Museum of Sex Opening in South Florida

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/10/2023, 6:15 PM

New York City's Museum of Sex turns 21 this year, and the adult museum is celebrating hitting the age of adulthood by expanding to a second location. Set to open in spring 2023, the new Miami outpost of the Museum of Sex will have the same mission as its Manhattan counterpart, described in a press release as an institution that "preserves and presents the history, evolution, and cultural signific...

Delta Air Lines To Provide Free Wi-Fi for Domestic Flights

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 01/05/2023, 5:15 PM

Starting Wednesday, February 1, all passengers on most domestic Delta Air Lines flights will have access to free Wi-Fi all flight long. The company is partnering with T-Mobile to provide the service, but you don't have to be a T-Mobile customer to log on. No matter what your wireless provider is, all you'll need to connect your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the free wireless network on the plan...

Put Your Dreams on Ice: A Peek Inside Sweden's Impressive New Icehotel

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/27/2022, 2:00 PM

Sculpted from 500 tons of ice and snow harvested from the Torne River in Sweden, the Icehotel has opened for another winter of chilly overnight stays in the Arctic village of Jukkasjärvi. The seasonal hotel began accepting guests earlier this month and will continue into mid-April. Because the place melts each spring and is built anew over six weeks in the late fall, every iteration of the Iceho...

French Baguettes and Cuban Light Rum Get UNESCO Heritage Status

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 12/06/2022, 6:15 AM

Anyone who has ever bit into a fresh baguette in France already knows that crunchy-chewy creation counts among the exceptional achievements of humanity. But now UNESCO has made it official, adding the beloved French bread to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, along with 38 other newly inscribed one-of-a-kind traditions, arts, festivals, foods, and music style...

Alaska Airlines Launches Electronic Bag Label: See How it Works

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 12/01/2022, 3:45 PM

Alaska Airlines has started rolling out a new electronic bag tag that eliminates the need for printed destination labels for checked luggage. The new devices, which were announced earlier this year, are now available for about 2,500 of the airline's most loyal travelers. The tags will be available for purchase by any passenger starting in 2023. Before their trips, passengers can load the reusable...

Frontier Airlines Hangs Up on Customer Service by Phone

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/30/2022, 10:00 AM

Frontier Airlines, the carrier so cheap it won't even allow most passengers to recline seats without fees, has found a new way to cut costs and further contribute to the indignity of flying.Did Frontier lose your baggage during a stopover? Do you have questions about seating your family together? Is the website not working for you?Too bad! Last week, Frontier disconnected its customer service phone...

Verizon Gooses Its International Data Benefits to Be More Competitive

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/22/2022, 2:30 PM

Earlier in 2022, smartphone service giant T-Mobile, which gobbled up competitor Sprint in 2020, flexed the power of its post-merger muscle by increasing the speed and data available to its customers who travel abroad.Starting in June, customers who have some T-Mobile plans automatically got 5G of monthly free data in many international destinations, often at crisp 5G speeds, and with no roaming cha...

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