A collection of interesting and eclectic pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…


This trip lets you ring in the New Year in both Tokyo and Las Vegas

Revelers will fly across time zones on a private jet to experience two countdowns on two continents.

Private jet company Crystal AirCruises has developed an itinerary that will allow travelers to celebrate New Year’s Eve in both Tokyo and Las Vegas by flying “back in time” (or across a few time zones as it were).

https://www.afar.com/magazine/this-trip-lets-you-ring-in-the-new-year-in-both-tokyo-and-las-vegas


The Bears are back – watch Heathrow’s 2018 Christmas video

If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on the Heathrow website.

What do you make of this year’s version?


ExpertFlyer has been bought by Red Ventures (owners of The Points Guy)

 

As the title suggests, Red Ventures (the parent company of The Points Guy) have bought ExpertFlyer. I reviewed ExpertFlyer’s many excellent features here.

It will be interesting to see the changes that will inevitably come to ExpertFlyer in the coming months (read: credit card ads), although they have promised changes “without a price increase”.

Existing Premium subscribers have had their number of permitted active alerts increased from 30 to 200, effective immediately.

http://blog.expertflyer.com/expertflyer/2018/11/expertflyer-joins-red-ventures/

H/T to TravelBloggerBuzz


This man came up with an ingenious hack to beat Ryanair’s new baggage fees

Last week, I flagged up Ryanair’s latest hand-luggage restrictions. Lee Cimino, from Staffordshire, England, grew increasingly frustrated with the extreme, new baggage policies at Ryanair.

Cimino, who booked a trip to Belfast for his birthday through Ryanair, found a trick to get him on board with all of his stuff. And it only required an old coat and a trip to a tailor.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/avoid-ryanair-baggage-fees-coat-trick


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