Armed with your airline frequent flyer number & login information, MySeatFinder is a web-based program that constantly scours the seat maps for your flights, seeking to change your seats to match your preferences. The service keeps looking for a better seat until it secures your top preference, you turn off the service, or you check […]

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Kevin on January 31st, 2012

Kayak has pulled together a handy reference chart which recaps the various and sundry fees charged by U.S. airlines.  Click on the excerpt below for a close-up view: See the entire chart here:  Airline Fees – Kayak

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Kevin on September 14th, 2011

Google just launched Google Flight Search, and although the service is promising, there are a few issues to be worked out. Embedded within Google Maps, the service returns flight search results instantly. You can easily set search parameters, and navigating the interface is fairly intuitive. That’s the good news. The bad? I happen to be […]

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Kevin on December 6th, 2010

Smart phones, iPads, universal chargers, and the like are de rigeur for lists of indispensable travel tools, as well as, unfortunately, the occasional preposterous gadget that wastes space and money.   There are a number of far simpler things in my travel arsenal, however, that I wouldn’t dream of leaving at home, yet which cost mere […]

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Kevin on June 21st, 2010

There’s no question that gadgets and electronic tools can enhance our travel experiences: they provide useful information, entertainment, and can even guide us to our destinations. Along with these benefits, however, comes the problem of how to deal with all the different chargers these devices require, which itself is exacerbated when we travel internationally and have to deal with voltage changes and power adapters.

Our recent trip was a good example: we brought along an Asus netbook, my BlackBerry Tour, a Canon S90, an iPod Touch, and iPod Shuffle, and a Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS. How can one keep all these tools charged without bringing along an extra bag full of wall warts and power bricks??

The solution we employed is the nifty iGo universal charger.

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Kevin on April 19th, 2010

It’s been nearly two months since I published my review of the Pacsafe Metrosafe 350;  I’ve used it every day since as a daily bag, and have also traveled with it a couple of times, so I thought it’d be worth taking a quick look at the bag as well as report on how it’s […]

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Kevin on December 27th, 2009

“Bah! Humbug!” from the TSA and Department of Homeland Security! Air travelers face new restrictions and longer lines in the wake of a botched terrorism act on a U.S. bound Northwest Airlines flight on December 26th, 2009.

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