NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Southwest Airlines may soon double the number of its flights to the New York City area as a result of a deal that would allow Continental and United to move forward with the carriers' $3.15 billion merger agreement.
If you think your hotel clerk is out to get you, you might be right.
Hotel employees are people, too — people under a lot of pressure. And although you might not have noticed it, there’s a price to be paid for the dirt-cheap hotel rates you’ve seen lately. The lodging industry is cutting staff, freezing salaries and eliminating perks for its workers.
Result: Hotel employees are grumpier than ever. It doesn’t take much to set them off, either.
Rolf Potts won't be worrying about luggage fees or lost bags as he travels around the world over the next six weeks. That's because he isn't bringing any luggage, not even a carry-on.
"Not even a man-purse or a fanny pack," Potts told ABC News before heading out on his journey this weekend. "Just things in my pockets."
The 39-year-old travel writer from Kansas departs Saturday from New York, flies to London and then heads overland through Western Europe to Morocco. From there he will fly to Cairo, then South Africa and then Bangkok. From there he will travel overland again to Singapore, fly to New Zealand then Los Angeles and finish up on land in New York on Oct. 2.
The ancient cities of Thessaloniki and Athens, with their monuments and museums, along with the “sexy” islands like Mykonos and their white-washed buildings and pristine beaches, are classic stops on tours of Greece for their culture, history and beauty. However, some of Greece’s lesser-known natural wonders, authentic towns and archaeological sites are just as stunning – and have many fewer tourists, allowing for a more intimate experience. Including any of the following nine places in your itinerary will make your trip even more memorable.