American Airlines to offer bag delivery for a fee
No time to pick up your suitcase at the airport baggage carousel? American Airlines will deliver it to your home or hotel — for a fee.
American said Thursday it will begin offering baggage-delivery service on Monday using another company, Bags VIP Luggage Delivery. The service could help the airline appeal to lucrative business travelers as well as families with children.
Flip flops in Hawaii get you a hotel discount
At some Hawaii hotels this fall, flip flops will be practically mandatory.
That is, if you want to save money.
Aqua Hotels and Resorts this fall is offering a “Slip Into Savings” promotion. Travelers will save 10% if they are wearing flip flops or slippers when they check in.
“Slippers are the universal footwear in Hawaii and appropriate for just about any island occasion,” says Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “They are a perfect choice for a themed promotion as they help our guests kick off their vacations on the right foot by feeling like locals.”
The discount on the best available rate will be available from Aug. 1 to Dec. 24.
Banff grizzly bears baited with meat for tourist photos
Banff’s most famous grizzly bear and her three yearling cubs were tossed meat by tourists from a commercial tour van in a dangerous and misguided bid to lure the animals closer for a photo.
Parks Canada officials say they received a report of people in a van owned by B.C.-based Bestcan Tours throwing food to grizzly bear 64 and her cubs along Vermilion Lakes Drive on July 25.
Airlines try another fare hike
U.S. airlines appear to be pushing through another hike in fares.
United confirmed today that it has raised round-trip fares by $10 on many domestic routes. Now, it likely becomes a waiting game to see if the hike will stick.
Typically, airlines will eventually roll back their fare hikes if their rivals don’t match.