Monday, August 03, 2015

British Airways' changes to carry on baggage rules

British Airways has made recent changes to their carry on baggage rules:

Boarding the aircraft
"Customers will now be invited to board in order based on the cabin they are travelling and in order of Executive Club status. All of our other customers will be asked to board by seat row number. Those travelling with an infant or are a customer who requires extra assistance, will continue to be invited to board before everyone else."

Changes to hand baggage
"In recent months we have seen an increase in customers travelling with hand baggage that exceeds their allowance. We always try to accommodate our customers where we can but to make sure the aircraft is ready to depart on time we are making the following changes:

Passengers can continue to carry 2 pieces of hand baggage. One bag should be a handbag/laptop sized bag which should now be no larger than 40x30x15cm.

The size of the additional cabin bag remains unchanged and should be no larger than 56x45x25cm and can weigh up to 23kgs.
Customers travelling in all cabins, except First and Club World will receive a yellow tag for handbag/laptop sized bags which are within the new dimensions. We guarantee that your clients can take this bag on board with you. Please have the tag visible for boarding and place the bag under the seat in front of you.

We encourage passengers to carry any valuables or items such as medication in their handbag/laptop sized bag to ensure you have everything you need in the cabin.

Customers who travel with hand baggage which is outside of their allowance will be asked to check this into the hold.

On very busy flights we may have to ask some of our customers to check bags without yellow tags into the hold if the overhead lockers are full."

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Australian Open 2016 pre-sale

Interested in traveling to the Australian Open in January 2016?  

Take advantage of our pre-sale tournament tickets before they are available to the public in September 2015.

Contact Mary at 732-747-8187, option 1, or email Mary@thetravelbugonline.com for more information

Friday, June 12, 2015

9 DAY TRIP TO DUBAI AND ABU DHABI – Nov. 4, 2015

9 DAY TRIP TO DUBAI AND ABU DHABI
Nov. 4, 2015 for $1889 AIR AND LAND
Air from Newark Airport
Highlights of Dubai and Abu Dhabi | Travel to United-Arab-Emirates

INCLUDED FEATURES
•Round trip from Newark International Airport (EWR)

•7 night hotel accommodations including 5 nights Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai and 2 nights Al Raha Beach    Hotel in Abu Dhabi

•Daily breakfast and 1 dinner

•Meet and assist upon arrival at Dubai Airport by an STI Representative

•Arrival transfer in an air-conditioned coach including the services of an English speaking guide to introduce  the destination en-route to your hotel

•Half day Dubai city tour with glimpses of the ancient and modern parts of the city in an air-conditioned  coach including museum entrance fee

•Half day Shopping tour in Dubai in an air-conditioned coach including an English speaking Guide

•4WD Desert Safari and dinner inclusive of soft drinks, mineral water, BBQ dinner, camel rides, sand boarding, belly dance performance, henna painting

•Transfer to Abu Dhabi followed by a tour of the city with glimpses of the ancient and modern parts of the  city in an air-conditioned coach

•Transfer back from Abu Dhabi to Dubai

•Departure transfer to Dubai Airport in an air-conditioned coach including the services of an English  speaking guide


EXCLUDES
•Porterage

•Any meals other than those mentioned above

•Tips, incidentals

•Any excursion not mentioned

•Dubai – Tourism Dhiram Tax – USD 5.50 per room per night (5 Star Hotels)

Conditions: Price is per person based on double occupancy; includes airfare and fuel surcharges. Fuel surcharges and air taxes are valid at the time of advertising but are subject to change. 

Must book and pay in full by August 15, 2015. 
Additional restrictions may apply.


FLIGHTS


Wednesday- Nov 4 
 Depart Newark -Atlanta Delta Flt. 2042 Dep.art 4:45pm, Arrive 7:05pm
Wednesday- Nov 4 
Depart Atlanta for Dubai Delta Flt. 8 Depart 9:53pm,  Arrive 9:00pm

Thursday Nov 12 
 Depart -Dubai for Atlanta Delta Flt. 7 Depart 11:00pm,  Arrive Friday Nov 13 5:44 am in Atlanta
Friday Nov 13 
 Depart -Atlanta for Newark Delta Flt. 2343 Depart 7:30am, Arrive Newark @9:44am



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New documentation required for minors traveling to or from South Africa

Delta Airlines - important information
New Documentation Requirements for All Minors Traveling to or from South Africa


(May 12, 2015) - Effective June 1, 2015, the South African government will enforce new documentation requirements for all children under the age of 18 when traveling to or from South Africa. Regardless of nationality, children must travel with additional documentation as required by the Department of Home Affairs - South Africa (DHA).

Effective June 1, 2015, documentation requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

In addition to a passport, an original, unabridged, or certified (with seal or stamp) copy of the child’s full birth certificate issued within the last 3 months is required for all trips.

The new documentation requirements are applicable to all minors, under the age of 18. However, they may vary and additional documentation may be required, depending upon whether the minor is traveling alone, traveling with one parent or two parents or with another adult.

Children who are traveling unaccompanied, traveling with only one parent or traveling with an adult other than a parent must travel with an affidavit of consent executed by the non-traveling parent(s). To view a sample affidavit, please click here.
All travel documents must be in English or accompanied by a certified translation.

Exceptions may apply. Details are outlined in the DHA final immigration regulation - section six (6): Admission and Departure Subsection 10 – 12.
Please note: Travelers who arrive in South Africa without the required documentation can be detained and/or deported immediately.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Zipline in Costa Rica

This is so much fun! I did this zipline when I was in Costa Rica, but unfortunately I didn't have a GoPro to use at the time.  So take a look at this one and let me know what you think!


video credit: GoGo Worldwide Vacations

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Super Bowl 2015

 SUPER BOWL PACKAGES AVAILABLE 

  BE A VIP IN PHOENIX

Fri, January 30-Mon, February 2, 2015

Package Includes:
* Three-nights hotel accommodations at a 
*Gainey Suites Hotel Scottsdale 
* Private hospitality check in suite with beverages
* Rental car for your entire stay in Phoenix
* Private motor coach transportation to the game and back
* Super Bowl pre-game extravaganza tailgate party
* Upper level ticket to the game (upgrades available)
* Ticket to the NFL Experience
* Round trip tailgate/game transfers
* Super Bowl commemorative pin & ticket holder
* VIP Super Bowl credential
* All taxes
* On-site representative throughout your entire trip
* *Hotel based on availabilitiy at the time of booking

$5500 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
$6295 PER PERSON, SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Airfare available upon request

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