IN THIS ISSUE:
>ATL gets lots of new flights to sunny climes, loses others
>British Airways is giving away business class seats
>Video interview with Southwest Airlines CEO re: flying to ATL?
>A live look at Delta’s new lie-flat business class seat (video)
>Do you feel like throwing your iPhone out the window?
>A new, hip (and cheap!) hotel in California’s Silicon Valley (video)
Dear TICKET Readers:
As you may have noticed by now, we’ve transitioned THE TICKET to a new blog format.
First thing you’ll notice: We’ve added a lot more VIDEO. Frequent travelers clearly prefer online video as a way to get their news, so you’ll enjoy a new visual sensation. Our video production skills are still in their infancy, so please bear with our learning curve and expect big improvements in coming months.
The new format is shorter and a lot easier to read. When you see THE TICKET, look for the list of “Categories” on the top left side. These are the titles of the various sections you have seen in the older version— such as Airline News, Airport News, Frequent Flyer News, etc.
So now, you can click on the categories that interest you, or you can continue to read THE TICKET from top to bottom, just like you’ve done in the past.
Important: The URL for THE TICKET has changed. It’s now https://www.travelskills.com
Stay tuned for some new delivery options, but for now, sit back, relax and enjoy the new format! We’ll continue to send you an email once or twice per month to alert you to our latest issue.
PLEASE interact with us. THE TICKET is really a community of readers and responders. Travelers are our eyes and ears out there, so we expect to hear from you frequently. Tell us when we are wrong or right! Let us know when you agree with us, or not. Did we save you money or time? Add your own quips and anecdotes!
Let us know what you think about the changes! This is a work on progress and we are counting on you to help us make it perfect!
Chris McGinnis, Editor/Publisher, THE TICKET, www.travelskills.com
ct graeff says
Non stop to Singapore would be nice
More direct flights to Shannon Airport, please.
I agree with the above. Video does nothing for me. Rarely do I ever click on them. Videos are frowned upon while at work, they are too slow and unwatchable on slow connections. Even sitting here at home today, I didn’t watch them. Not interested enough to take the time to watch a video, but would at least skim it if written. And there is nothing more annoying than having to click on a link to read the rest of the article. Generally won’t do that either; the article has to be really good to entice me to do so.
Hey Nigel: It’s so we can fit more in the main page and users can scroll through to check out the various headers to see what interests them. We will look at this tho….maybe it’s too cumbersome for readers. Stay tuned! As you know, we are still working out kinks and value this sort of feedback.
Nigel Glover says
Tell me again why I have to click a button to read the second half of every article.
It makes no sense.
Phil Brown says
Sorry for the duplication, but it took me a few minutes of fumbling to realize that comments are associated with each post. I thought there was a single comment area at the end so I scrolled down and left my first post God-knows-where…
I’m no stranger to playing the contrarian, although I notice it happening with increasing frequency the older I get. Am I getting more comfortable expressing my opinion, or am I just getting crotchety? Tough call. Anyhow, I have to disagree with your statement that “Frequent travelers clearly prefer online video as a way to get their news…” Not only do I generally despise watching video in a web browser (or on any iDevice), but I do a lot of my catching up on newsletters and such by caching them in my browser and then reading them on the airplane — where streaming video isn’t an option (inflight WiFi notwithstanding, which I wouldn’t use for watching video regardless per the above rant). Thus, a video-oriented newsletter is of much less interest to this frequent traveler. I rather suspect I occupy a lonely niche, though, based on trends driven by the Ritalin set.
george nathan says
how about a print button for those who take it with us when we travel?