Whether you are a cheapskate or fancy flier, there's a fare for you to NYC this summer! Whether you are a cheapskate or fancy flier, there's a fare for you to NYC this summer! Photo: Chris McGinnis Photo: Chris McGinnis Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Whether you are a cheapskate or fancy flier, there's a fare for you to NYC this summer! Whether you are a cheapskate or fancy flier, there's a fare for you to NYC this summer! Photo: Chris McGinnis So you wanna fly to New York City this summer? 1 / 13 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on SFGate is brought to you by Visa . If you're planning a trip to New York City this summer, you are in luck, whether you are a first class or cheapskate … [Read more...] about So you wanna fly to New York City this summer?
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) chief John Pistole told lawmakers Wednesday that the biggest impact of sequestration budget cuts on airport security would come in the summer months of this year. Janet Napolitano, have raised the possibility of the automatic spending cuts causing wait times at TSA checkpoints to increase to as long as four hours. ADVERTISEMENTPistole told lawmakers on Wednesday that the largest impacts of sequestration of air travel will not be felt immediately if Congress does not reach an agreement to avert the sequester. Pistole said the TSA would have to freeze hiring for airport security screeners and cut back on overtime right away, which he said would impact the agency's ability to boost manpower during busier travel times throughout the year. "When you think about holiday travel and with spring breaks and summer travel coming up, the impact would be more noticeable, I think, longer term as we look at our ability to surge resources to those busiest … [Read more...] about TSA chief: Sequester would impact airport security most during summer
Avatar made the most money. Titanic won the most Oscars. And The Terminator and Aliens have higher Rotten Tomatoes scores. Yet when it comes to pure blockbuster filmmaking bravado, nothing in the James Cameron canon can quite compete with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the acclaimed director’s 1991 follow-up that brought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s futuristic killing machine back to the present to take up arms against a new breed of assassin. No matter the severely inferior sequels (and prequel) that appeared in its wake, it remains a high watermark for both the auteur and the action-sci-fi genre, and one whose cutting-edge effects are now getting a 21st century upgrade this weekend, when the film returns to theaters in a new 3D version. Given Cameron’s long-standing belief in the glasses-required effects—Avatar was one of the recent craze’s best offerings, and his 3D Titanic reissue proved to be a sturdy renovation—it’s no surprise that he’d … [Read more...] about The Best Blockbuster Movie in Theaters This Summer Is From 1991
WASHINGTON - On a chilly fall morning, a tour group of four adults strolled with a trio of adoptable dogs along the Mall as a guide pointed out Washington landmarks. All had arranged their walk with the pooches through an unlikely source: Airbnb. This sightseeing tour is one of 1,000 "animal experiences" the company now offers around the world. Others include a tea party with sheep in Scotland, seeing glowworms in an Australian cave and spotting bears in Romania. What the experiences have in common, Airbnb says, is not just the animals, but that they meet the standards of its new "industry-leading" stance on animal welfare - a topic it says is increasingly important to customers. Airbnb unveiled its animal experiences in October, joining TripAdvisor and other major travel companies that have adopted policies meant to reassure customers that attractions they promote do not exploit or harm animals. In many cases, the companies are shunning certain kinds of animal tourism altogether - … [Read more...] about Animal attractions get new scrutiny from travel companies