Travel Ticket – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://corfulinastravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Travel Ticket – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ 32 32 Win a ticket to fun naming the new Stagecoach Seasider bus gang member https://corfulinastravel.com/win-a-ticket-to-fun-naming-the-new-stagecoach-seasider-bus-gang-member/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:18:52 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/win-a-ticket-to-fun-naming-the-new-stagecoach-seasider-bus-gang-member/ A competition has been launched to name the new Stagecoach Seasider bus. The “Name a Seasider” contest invites contestants to submit their sea-themed name idea for the latest Seasider bus for a chance to win an invitation to the launch event this spring. The winner will also receive free family-of-four tickets to Skegness’ popular theme […]]]>
A competition has been launched to name the new Stagecoach Seasider bus.

The “Name a Seasider” contest invites contestants to submit their sea-themed name idea for the latest Seasider bus for a chance to win an invitation to the launch event this spring.

The winner will also receive free family-of-four tickets to Skegness’ popular theme park, Fantasy Island, and travel to Skegness for the launch event.

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At the launch event, Stagecoach East Midlands will showcase the new Seasider bus and publish the latest Seasider book, featuring the new character.

Money raised from the sale of the book will go to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance charity.

Other books in the Seasiders series include Salty Gets Stranded Out At Sea, Rocky the Seasider Saves Teddy’s Holiday, Sandy’s Friend Fergie Gets Stuck on the Beach, The Seasiders Save Christmas, Candy the Seasider Finds the Lost Voice and Sprinty has a ‘Mooooving ‘ Day .

The new Seasider bus will join characters Rocky, Sandy, Shelly, Candy, Pierre, Salty, Sunny, Teddy, Milly, Rolly and Sweetie, bringing the bus family to 12.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “The Seasiders are a fantastic and fun part of our fleet, and are very popular with children and families in Skegness.

“As Rocky, Sandy, Sweetie and the rest of the gang hit the road again in the spring of 2022, we are excited to introduce a new character to the Seasider family this year and look forward to seeing name suggestions and meeting the contest winner. at the launch event.

“We look forward to seeing the Seasiders again, providing visitors and local residents with a fun way to get around Skegness this summer.”

Operating throughout the festive season from March to October, Skegness Seasider’s bustling buses have become an attraction in their own right, offering passengers, residents and holidaymakers a fun way to explore the town and coast, hopping and off the bus between stations and attractions.

Family Day Riders (valid for 2 adults and 3 children) cost just £12 for a day trip. For regular bus users, the £16 Megarider ticket offers unlimited travel on all Skegness Stagecoach buses for a week.

To enter the competition, which ends on January 31, 2022 at midnight, go to:

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MBTA plans to expand options for discount passengers and allow more free transfers https://corfulinastravel.com/mbta-plans-to-expand-options-for-discount-passengers-and-allow-more-free-transfers/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:06:17 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/mbta-plans-to-expand-options-for-discount-passengers-and-allow-more-free-transfers/ A pandemic-inspired MBTA commuter rail ticket option for workers with hybrid schedules would become permanent under a new proposal that would also reduce the price of an unlimited day pass on buses and Metro. The series of fare changes presented by MBTA officials at a committee meeting on Thursday would also allow passengers to make […]]]>

A pandemic-inspired MBTA commuter rail ticket option for workers with hybrid schedules would become permanent under a new proposal that would also reduce the price of an unlimited day pass on buses and Metro.

The series of fare changes presented by MBTA officials at a committee meeting on Thursday would also allow passengers to make more transfers without incurring additional costs and provide additional options for the subset of commuters eligible for reduced fares. .

Any proposed tariff updates are subject to public comment in the coming weeks and would require approval from the agency’s board of directors, which will likely vote on the issues at a March 24 meeting. If passed, most of the changes will take effect July 1.

MBTA chief executive Steve Poftak said the changes would improve fairness for passengers of all demographic groups and prepare the agency for the technological changes that will come as an automated fare collection system is implemented. online over the next few years.

“If approved by the MBTA Board of Directors in March, these proposals will allow the T to continue to best meet the needs of passengers through incremental fare improvements that reflect the way they travel now and in the future. future, while minimizing revenue implications in this time of continued uncertainty,” Poftak said.

The proposal would make permanent the “FlexPass” commuter rail mTicket pilot program launched in June 2020. This program offers five days of unlimited commuter rail travel over a 30-day period at a 10% discount on standard tickets. The program is for workers whose commuting habits have changed due to the pandemic and the rise of remote work.

T officials have suggested cutting the cost of a one-day LinkPass — which offers unlimited local bus, subway, Silver Line, Zone 1A commuter rail and Charlestown ferry service — by $12. $75 to $11.

The MBTA offers reduced rates to people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders, seniors 65 and older, middle and high school students at schools enrolled in the Student Pass program, and low-income young adults ages 18-25. .

The changes also include three new options for passengers who currently enjoy discounted fares: the launch of an unlimited seven-day LinkPass for $10, less than half the $22.50 cost of a traditional seven-day pass days ; offering monthly passes on commuter rail, ferries and express buses for around 50% of the total price; and allowing the use of LinkPass at a reduced rate in zone 1A of the commuter rail and Charlestown ferry.

While agency officials will push their new plan to make more ticket types available to discount passengers, they are not looking to change eligibility criteria or expand the pool of people who can access these options. .

Lawmakers and transportation advocates have stepped up pressure on the T to expand discounted fare options, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused disproportionate damage in low-income areas and communities of color .

At the same time, calls have grown for public transit to move away from reliance on fares altogether, with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu making the promotion of free options a central part of her campaign.

Ridership fell sharply at the start of the pandemic and remains well below pre-COVID levels after a slow but steady recovery. In December, Poftak told the agency’s board that passenger numbers hovered between 65% and 70% of February 2020 levels for bus lines, between 45% and 50% for subway lines and commuter train and between 35 and 40% for ferries. The T was able to offset its slump in revenue from fares with the arrival of large federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Another part of the tariff plan would allow passengers to make additional transfers with one click without paying again. Under the current policy, most travelers can transfer between buses and subways and can only transfer twice if they are changing from one bus route to the subway and back to another bus route. The new plan would allow for second transfers in any combination between local and express buses and subways.

MBTA staff presented the proposal Thursday morning to the agency’s audit and finance subcommittee ahead of a full board meeting scheduled for Jan. 27.

Officials are planning a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on February 10 and another public hearing at 6 p.m. on February 17 to discuss the proposed rate changes. Online public comments will be accepted until March 3.

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With Bills tickets in high demand, fans planning to visit Kansas City should act quickly. https://corfulinastravel.com/with-bills-tickets-in-high-demand-fans-planning-to-visit-kansas-city-should-act-quickly/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:39:22 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/with-bills-tickets-in-high-demand-fans-planning-to-visit-kansas-city-should-act-quickly/ BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Any Bills fans still trying to get to the game in Kansas City on Sunday should act fast. Tickets are in high demand and flight prices will only increase as the game draws closer. As the Bills put more points on the board against the Patriots on Saturday night, the prices […]]]>

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Any Bills fans still trying to get to the game in Kansas City on Sunday should act fast.

Tickets are in high demand and flight prices will only increase as the game draws closer.

As the Bills put more points on the board against the Patriots on Saturday night, the prices for Divisional Round tickets to Kansas City, which weren’t even set at the time, began to climb.

“If Buffalo is in the game, they know their fans are going to show up and that’s what we saw when I was watching the Bills game and noticed Kansas City prices were going up more and more at every time the Bills seemed to score,” Nick Giammusso said. , CEO of VIP Tix.

Demand has only increased since.

Giammusso said there were originally 5,000 tickets available on the secondary market. Now there are less than 3,000, for $150 and up.

“We’re starting to see fewer and fewer tickets on the market, which probably means prices are going to go up as we get closer to the game.”

Once fans get the tickets, they’ll have to decide how to get there.

“There are no direct flights from Buffalo airport so you definitely have to connect, but they started at $450 and go up from there. I should also point out that we know Bills Mafia is picking up these tickets because it shows some Southwest flights have sold out compared to yesterday,” said Elizabeth Carey, director of public relations and corporate communications for AAA.

Carey said hotels near the airport are the cheapest, with some under $100 a night.

You will pay more in the city center but you will be closer to the stadium and you will avoid having to rent a car.

Another way to reduce your travel tab: drive.

“If you’re looking at flights and saying, ‘ouch, that’s a little too much money’, you can drive. It’s 971 miles from Highmark Stadium to Arrowhead Stadium, so it’s doable if you have some free time. It will take you over 14 hours to get there, but if you think about gas prices, round trip gas will cost just over $200, so it’s less than one way.

If you plan to fly, she recommends leaving on Friday or Saturday night to give yourself plenty of time in case of a delay.

AAA also has a Kansas City travel guide for extra time when you’re not at the game.

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Only 29% could get a full refund for canceled flight tickets https://corfulinastravel.com/only-29-could-get-a-full-refund-for-canceled-flight-tickets/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:16:53 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/only-29-could-get-a-full-refund-for-canceled-flight-tickets/ January 17, 2022, New Delhi: As COVID cases started to rise in India from early December, driven by the arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID, the Indian government extended the suspension of international flights. Subsequently, various states and union territories also announced restrictions in mid-December to limit the spread of COVID, making domestic travel […]]]>

January 17, 2022, New Delhi: As COVID cases started to rise in India from early December, driven by the arrival of the Omicron variant of COVID, the Indian government extended the suspension of international flights. Subsequently, various states and union territories also announced restrictions in mid-December to limit the spread of COVID, making domestic travel even more difficult. Many of those who had booked trips during the months of January through March have reviewed their plans and a subset of them have contacted airlines and hotels for cancellations. The rapid increase in the Omicron variant led to COVID cases also prompted some airlines to reduce capacity and as a result some of them waived ticket rescheduling fees and allowed them to rebook another flight until March 31, 2022. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs Aviation, domestic air passenger numbers have been declining since late December 2021, when COVID cases began to rise and various states began imposing restrictions.

It may be recalled that the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 epidemic which reached its peak in April and May forced many citizens to cancel their travel plans. At the time, citizens were facing start-up difficulties in canceling their tickets for their planned trips in the summer. Some travel agents or airlines, trains and even hotels have failed to issue refunds, and citizens have lost the full amount as many continue to seek refunds. While some were able to recover a partial amount, others were asked to rebook for a later date. She eventually prompted the Civil Aviation Ministry in April to set up meetings with airline officials about refunding passenger credits. Some airlines have waived change fees on domestic flights, while others have offered free cancellation and rescheduling of flights. A parliamentary committee had advised the Ministry of Aviation of the need to rationalize cancellation fees and prescribe an upper limit that could be collected from passengers, as well as the need to review the whole structure on the how airport concessions are granted. A survey by LocalCircles conducted in August 2021 to understand the issues faced by people facing the cancellation of their travel reservations due to the second wave found that only 12-13% of those who canceled travel reservations in due to the second wave of COVID have received timely refunds.

Amid rising COVID cases in the ongoing 3rd wave as many people cancel their reservations, LocalCircles conducted another survey to understand how the cancellation process is working this time around for flights and hotel reservations. hotel they had for January-March 2022. The survey received more than 20,000 responses from citizens residing in 332 districts of India. 62% of respondents were male while 38% of respondents were female. 51% of respondents were from Tier 1, 34% from Tier 2, and 15% from Tiers 3, 4 and rural districts.

Of those who canceled flight tickets due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 29% were able to get a full refund from airlines/travel agents

The first question in the survey asked citizens: “For the flight you had booked for January-March 2022, how did the cancellation process work?” In response, 29% answered “The travel agent and/or the airline accepted the cancellation and refunded the full amount”, 14% answered “The travel agent and/or the airline accepted cancellation but refunded the partial amount”, 29% answered “The travel agent and/or the airline agreed to canceled and refunded a very small amount”, 14% said that “the travel agent and/or the airline /or the airline did not refund anything but rebooked the ticket for a later date”. 14% could not say. Overall, of those who canceled flight tickets due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 29% were able to get a full refund from airlines/travel agents. This survey question received 10,151 responses.

Although more than twice as many citizens were able to get airfare refunds due to the 3rd wave cancellation compared to the 2nd wave, the majority still ended up losing money to the profit from airlines

A similar survey conducted by LocalCircles during the 2nd wave had indicated that 12% of citizens who had booked a trip were able to obtain a full refund due to the cancellation of flights. In Wave 3, 29% of people who booked travel between January and March 2022 were able to get a full refund due to cancellation. Although more than twice as many citizens were able to get airfare refunds due to 3rd wave cancellation compared to 2nd wave cancellation, the majority still ended up losing money for the airlines.

Although more than twice as many citizens were able to get airfare refunds due to the 3rd wave cancellation compared to the 2nd wave, the majority still ended up losing money to the profit from airlines

Of those who canceled a hotel reservation due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 34% were able to get a full refund from hotels/travel agents

The next question in the survey asked citizens: “For the hotel stay(s) you had booked for travel from January to March 2022, how did the cancellation process work?” In response, 34% answered “The travel agent and/or the hotel accepted the cancellation and refunded the full amount”, 13% answered “The travel agent and/or the hotel accepted cancellation but refunded the partial amount”, 13% answered “Travel agent and/or hotel accepted canceled and refunded a very small amount”, an additional 13% said that “the travel agent and/or the hotel did not refund anything but re-booked the ticket for a later date”. 27% said: “The travel agent and/or the hotel did not refund anything and we lost all of the booking amount.” Overall, of those who canceled a hotel reservation due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 34% were able to get a full refund from hotels/travel agents. This survey question received 9,974 responses.

Of those who canceled a hotel reservation due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 34% were able to get a full refund from hotels/travel agents

Although more than 2.5 times as many citizens were able to get a hotel reservation refund due to the 3rd wave cancellation compared to the 2nd wave, the majority still lost money to the benefit of hotels

A similar survey conducted by LocalCircles during the 2nd wave indicated that 13% of citizens who had booked hotels were able to obtain full refunds due to hotel cancellations. In Wave 3, 34% of people who booked travel between January and March 2022 were able to get a full refund due to cancellation. Although more than 2.5 times as many citizens were able to get a hotel reservation refund due to the 3rd wave related cancellation compared to the 2nd wave related cancellation, the majority still ended up by losing money to hotels.

Although more than 2.5 times as many citizens were able to get a hotel reservation refund due to the 3rd wave cancellation compared to the 2nd wave, the majority still lost money to the benefit of hotels

In summary, of those who canceled flight tickets due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 29% were able to obtain full refunds from airlines/travel agents. Compared to the 2nd wave, more than twice as many citizens were able to get airfare refunds due to the 3rd wave-related cancellation compared to the 2nd wave, however, the majority still ended up by losing money to the airlines. Similarly, of those who canceled a hotel reservation due to the 3rd wave of COVID, only 34% were able to get a full refund from hotels/travel agents. Compared to the 2nd wave, more than 2.5 times more citizens were able to obtain a hotel reservation refund due to the cancellation related to the 3rd wave compared to the 2nd wave, however, the majority have when even ended up losing money to hotels.

Citizens on the LocalCircles platform suggested that the government come up with a special policy for refunding travel bookings until the COVID pandemic continues, especially for airlines and hotels. This has the support of 90% of citizens who say they want the government to come up with such a policy as per the LocalCircles survey conducted in August 2021. Due to the lack of uniformity in cancellation fees by different airlines and hoteliers, the majority did not approve of refund policies for existing travel bookings during the pandemic.

LocalCircles will share the results of this survey with central and state governments so that the issue can be addressed with airlines and hoteliers, so that citizens are not penalized for cancellation due to the 3rd wave. Also, an effort should be made to provide a uniform refund policy for travel reservations until the COVID pandemic exists.

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Can a gay cruise keep 5,500 people safe amid Covid? https://corfulinastravel.com/can-a-gay-cruise-keep-5500-people-safe-amid-covid/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:49:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/can-a-gay-cruise-keep-5500-people-safe-amid-covid/ Of the 2,700 rooms sold, Mr Campbell said only 35 had been canceled since January 1. For guests unable to travel due to government restrictions or closures, Atlantis is showing more flexibility and issuing credits for future cruises, Campbell said. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic, he said, the company is addressing […]]]>

Of the 2,700 rooms sold, Mr Campbell said only 35 had been canceled since January 1.

For guests unable to travel due to government restrictions or closures, Atlantis is showing more flexibility and issuing credits for future cruises, Campbell said. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances of the pandemic, he said, the company is addressing cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis and trying to accommodate as many people as possible.

“We are here to take care of people and we do our best,” he said. “But if someone comes to us and just says they want their money back, because they don’t feel comfortable going on a cruise, we recommend that they get travel insurance ‘cancel for any reason’ whether it be “.”

Since restarting operations in the United States in June, many cruise lines and tour operators have adopted flexible cancellation policies, offering credits or refunds to customers who wish to change their itinerary due to the coronavirus.

Prior to the pandemic, Atlantic Events welcomed over 25,000 guests each year, hosting specialist gay and lesbian events on cruise ships and resorts around the world. Last year it was forced to cancel or postpone several events, including its 30th anniversary cruise.

“We went almost two years without income and we are a self-funded small business. It was a huge challenge to survive,” Mr Campbell said.

Although the company is not offering refunds, it says the health and safety of its guests is a top priority and that it will enforce Royal Caribbean’s health and safety protocols, which include a face mask mandate. indoors, except while eating and drinking and in crowded spaces outdoors. . Royal Caribbean officials say that while the Omicron variant has increased cases aboard its ships in recent weeks, most infections have been mild and have not resulted in serious illness. Still, with a growing number of crew and passengers contracting the virus, the cruise line, like other cruise lines, canceled several trips this month in what it called “extreme caution. in the wake of “the continuing evolution of Covid conditions.”

Passengers booked on the Atlantis cruise are keeping a close eye on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship, which was chartered this week by another LGBT travel company for a seven-night Caribbean cruise. This ship’s capacity is much smaller, at 2,218 passengers, but coronavirus cases have been reported to the CDC and have reached their threshold for investigation.

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IATA: Omicron responds to the slowdown in airline ticket sales https://corfulinastravel.com/iata-omicron-responds-to-the-slowdown-in-airline-ticket-sales/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:15:33 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/iata-omicron-responds-to-the-slowdown-in-airline-ticket-sales/ SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2022: Air travel continued to recover in November 2021 as international demand maintained a steady upward trend and more markets reopened ahead of the emergence of the Omicron variant, this week reported. the International Air Transport Association (IATA). But that was before the emergence of the more contagious variant of Omicron and […]]]>

SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2022: Air travel continued to recover in November 2021 as international demand maintained a steady upward trend and more markets reopened ahead of the emergence of the Omicron variant, this week reported. the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

But that was before the emergence of the more contagious variant of Omicron and the weakening of the tap story for global domestic traffic, mainly due to the return of strict travel restrictions in China.

As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are skewed by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise stated, all comparisons are to November 2019, which followed a normal demand pattern.

  • Total air travel demand in November 2021 (measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers or RPK) was down 47.0% from November 2019. This marked a slight uptick from the 48.9% contraction in October compared to October 2019.
  • Domestic air transport deteriorated slightly in November after two consecutive monthly improvements. Domestic RPKs fell 24.9% from 2019, compared to a 21.3% drop in October. This was mainly due to China, where traffic fell 50.9% from 2019 after several cities introduced stricter travel restrictions to contain COVID (pre-Omicron) outbreaks.
  • International passenger demand in November was 60.5% lower than in November 2019, surpassing the 64.8% drop recorded in October.

“The recovery in air traffic continued in November. Unfortunately, governments overreacted to the emergence of the Omicron variant at the end of the month and resorted to the proven methods of border closures, excessive traveler testing and quarantine to slow the spread. Unsurprisingly, international ticket sales in December and early January fell sharply compared to 2019, pointing to a tougher-than-expected first quarter. If the experience of the last 22 months has shown anything, it is that there is little or no correlation between the introduction of travel restrictions and the prevention of transmission of the virus across borders. And these measures place a heavy burden on lives and livelihoods. If experience is the best teacher, hopefully governments will pay more attention early in the new year,” said IATA Director General Willie Walsh.

International passenger markets

European carriers » International traffic in November was down 43.7% compared to November 2019, a marked improvement from the 49.4% drop in October compared to the same month in 2019. Capacity fell by 36.3% and the load factor fell by 9.7 percentage points to 74.3%.

Asia Pacific Airlines saw their November international traffic fall by 89.5% compared to November 2019, a slight improvement on the 92.0% drop recorded in October 2021 compared to October 2019. Capacity fell by 80.0 % and the load factor fell by 37.8 percentage points to 42.2%, the lowest among the regions.

Middle Eastern Airlines recorded a 54.4% drop in demand in November compared to November 2019, well up from the 60.9% drop in October compared to the same month in 2019. Capacity fell by 45, 5% and the load factor dropped by 11.9 percentage points to 61.3%.

North American Carriers saw a 44.8% drop in traffic in November compared to the 2019 period, significantly improved from the 56.7% drop in October compared to October 2019. Capacity fell by 35.6% and load factor fell 11.6 percentage points to 69.6%.

Latin American airlines recorded a 47.2% drop in traffic in November compared to the same month in 2019, a sharp recovery from the 54.6% drop in October compared to October 2019. November capacity fell by 46 .6% and load factor fell 0.9 percentage points to 81.3%, which was the highest load factor among the regions for the 14th consecutive month.

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traffic fell 56.8% in November compared to two years ago, improved from the 59.8% drop in October compared to October 2019. Capacity in November decreased by 49 .6% and the load factor decreased by 10.1 percentage points to 60.3%.

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SSSS code: what to know if it appears on your boarding pass https://corfulinastravel.com/ssss-code-what-to-know-if-it-appears-on-your-boarding-pass/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:34:19 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/ssss-code-what-to-know-if-it-appears-on-your-boarding-pass/ For travelers lucky enough not to know it, SSSS stands for Secondary Security Screening Selection. This is how the Transportation Security Administration signals airline passengers for “enhanced” screening. An SSSS code stamped on your boarding pass replaces prior approval through a Trusted Traveler program such as TSA PreCheck and can add 15 to 45 minutes […]]]>

For travelers lucky enough not to know it, SSSS stands for Secondary Security Screening Selection. This is how the Transportation Security Administration signals airline passengers for “enhanced” screening. An SSSS code stamped on your boarding pass replaces prior approval through a Trusted Traveler program such as TSA PreCheck and can add 15 to 45 minutes (or more) to your boarding process.

Unfortunately, there are many groups of travelers who are no strangers to repeatedly being reported for invasive TSA screenings. But for travelers privileged enough to have a generally smooth process thanks to security, SSSS codes can come as a shock.

I have traveled to over 70 countries, but never encountered the SSSS code until my partner and I returned from a month-long trip to Turkey and Georgia last fall. Although we flew direct from Istanbul to Dallas and went through immigration without incident (thank you, Global Entry!), We have received the SSSS three times since: flying from Dallas to Minneapolis, Minneapolis to Nova Scotia. Orleans and New Orleans to Minneapolis. In each case, the first indication that something was wrong was our inability to check in online or at an automatic check-in kiosk. It wasn’t until an airline agent printed our tickets that we saw it: SSSS.

After approaching security, the TSA agent who scanned our boarding passes asked us to retire while he radioed his supervisor. “We have a quad,” he says. This is the TSA shortcut for SSSS.

The projection was vast: my partner and I were separated from our shoes, coats and electronics; asked to go through a metal detector and body scanner; then subjected to a slap all over the body. Our hands and feet were swabbed for traces of explosives. Every inch of our carry-on baggage has been unpacked and scrutinized; ditto for checked baggage. The TSA agents were polite and professional, but the delay almost made us miss our flight.

“Years ago you could travel like a rock star wherever you wanted, on short notice, with no itinerary, pay cash, stay overnight in party destinations and do it all with a one-way ticket,” says Frank Harrison, Regional Security Manager for North America and UK at World Travel Protection. “The world has changed. ”

A common misconception, says Harrison, is that national aviation authorities like the TSA are the first line of screening for passengers. It’s actually the airline. “When you book a plane ticket in today’s digitized world, your airline submits your name, gender and date of birth to the TSA for authorization,” he says. “Airlines are motivated to make sure you are TSA approved before you fly [because] there are fines for allowing unauthorized passengers to board an aircraft.

New Jersey-based travel agent and blogger Maddie Winters travels between 75,000 and 100,000 miles per year. Although she has Global Entry, she has been SSSS more than eight times. “It’s only on return flights to the United States and never on domestic flights,” says Winters, who noticed the trend after traveling to Africa and the Middle East. His latest SSSS, however, follows a trip to Costa Rica in September. A potential trigger? Reservation for two weeks.

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S’pore-M’sia Land VTL ticket sale for CNY period opens January 10 for long virtual queues https://corfulinastravel.com/spore-msia-land-vtl-ticket-sale-for-cny-period-opens-january-10-for-long-virtual-queues/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 05:04:44 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/spore-msia-land-vtl-ticket-sale-for-cny-period-opens-january-10-for-long-virtual-queues/ Handal Indah starts sale of Land VTL tickets from February 1 to 6 The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and many loved ones across the causeway will be looking to secure tickets home during this festive time. On Sunday January 9, Handal Indah (Causeway Link) announced that they will begin sales of Singapore-Malaysia land […]]]>

Handal Indah starts sale of Land VTL tickets from February 1 to 6

The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and many loved ones across the causeway will be looking to secure tickets home during this festive time.

On Sunday January 9, Handal Indah (Causeway Link) announced that they will begin sales of Singapore-Malaysia land VTL tickets for the Chinese New Year period – February 1-6 – on Monday January 10.

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This is the first time that the bus operator has resumed ticket sales after the freeze on ticket sales last month.

However, most of the tickets were purchased within 2 hours.

Land VTL ticket sales start on January 10

On Sunday January 9, bus operator Handal Indah announced the sale of Singapore-Malaysia land VTL bus tickets between February 1 and 6.

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Ticket sales started this morning (January 10) at 10 a.m.

In its Facebook post, the bus operator reminded the public that tickets are limited and asked for patience.

But at 11:26 a.m., they left a comment on the same post, claiming tickets for trips from Singapore to Johor from February 1-6 were sold out.

Only February 1 slots are available for travel from Johor to Singapore.

Meanwhile, slots for tickets starting February 7 will be announced soon.

Long virtual queues encountered

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL tickets have always been in high demand, and this time was no different, especially since it coincides with the Chinese New Year festive period.

As early as 8 a.m., many started logging into Handal Indah’s website.

This netizen said that even at this time, the February 1 VTL tickets were already sold out.

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As of 8:40 am, there was a virtual queue, and many were placed in virtual waiting rooms. The estimated wait time was over an hour.

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Subsequently, at around 9:40 am, many received the message that the virtual queue had been interrupted.

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At the time of writing, the virtual queue is back with a wait time of over an hour.

Transtar Travel tickets sold out

Besides Handal Indah, Transtar Travel also operates VTL buses across the roadway.

Transtar Travel releases tickets every day. Today (January 10), the operator put the February 8 VTL bus tickets on sale.

But like Handal Indah, tickets sold out quickly.

According to Transtar Travel’s VTL Travel Availability Report, all Singapore and Johor Bahru round-trip tickets from January 12 to February 8 are sold out.

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I hope others will soon be reunited with their loved ones

Many Singaporeans and Malaysians have been separated from their loved ones for long periods of time throughout the pandemic and will seek to return home during the holiday season.

While the massive response to bus ticket sales is expected, it could also be caused by the recent reduction in VTL quotas to limit exposure to Omicron cases.

Hopefully, we will see the Covid-19 situation stabilize again and that others can soon be reunited with family and friends across the border.

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Rockford IceHogs | IceHogs looks to continue the high scoring attack … https://corfulinastravel.com/rockford-icehogs-icehogs-looks-to-continue-the-high-scoring-attack/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:36:01 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/rockford-icehogs-icehogs-looks-to-continue-the-high-scoring-attack/ Rockford, Illinois – The Rockford IceHogs travel to Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Admirals tonight at 6 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Tonight is the fifth of 12 meetings between the two clubs this season. Download the lists and game notes for tonight! Tune in LIVE on the IceHogs broadcast network presented by BMO […]]]>

Rockford, Illinois – The Rockford IceHogs travel to Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Admirals tonight at 6 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Tonight is the fifth of 12 meetings between the two clubs this season.

Download the lists and game notes for tonight!

Tune in LIVE on the IceHogs broadcast network presented by BMO Harris Bank
Watch and listen to tonight’s game and all of this season’s games on the IceHogs broadcast network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in to 23.3 Circle TV and listen from your favorite device, at home or on the go at IceHogs.com and the IceHogs app! Fans can also tune into all of the local Mid-West Family stations, including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and broadcast on Rock River Current, Stateline’s premier source. for local events, news and culture.

IceHogs Open 2022 with Breakout Night vs. Wolves
In their first game in 17 days, the IceHogs kicked off 2022 with an 8-0 win over the Chicago Wolves last night at BMO Harris Bank Center. Cheeky Lukas Reichel recorded a four-point performance, a season-high (2G, 2A) and a goalie Collin Délia made 30 saves in his first shutout of the season to catapult the IceHogs onto the Wolves. Recap and Highlights

IceHogs close to history
Last night’s game was the IceHogs’ most goals scored since February 8, 2014 in an 8-3 win over Iowa. -4 victory).

The IceHogs and the Admirals renew their rivalry
The IceHogs are 2-2-0 against the Admirals in the one-on-one series this season, with the clubs most recently meeting just before the holiday break with the Admirals claiming a 2 victory. -0 at BMO Harris Bank Center in December. 21. Before Evan barratt
leads the IceHogs and is tied for the series lead with three points (2G, 1A).

The admirals picked up the pace before the break
Ahead of the holiday break, the Admirals have amassed points in eight of their last nine games (7-1-1-0), including a five-game winning streak from Dec. 3-14. Since New Years Eve, the Admirals have gone 1-3-0 and come off a 4-3 overtime win over Cleveland last night in Milwaukee.

Rockford IceHogs return to action at BMO Harris Bank Center, open seven-game homestand throughout the season Tuesday January 11 vs. Iowa Wild at 7 p.m. on Tuesday taco
and one Winning day of the week! Enjoy $ 2 tacos and $ 5 craft beers and if the Hogs win, all participants will receive a FREE IceHogs ticket to a future game! To buy tickets

The fun continues at BMO on Friday January 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday January 15th at 6 p.m. against the Cleveland Monsters on $ 2 Bud Light Friday! Enjoy $ 2 Bud Light cans during the second intermission on Friday night and join us for the rematch on Saturday!

Watch and hear the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Connect from your favorite device, at home or on the go to IceHogs.com and the IceHogs app! Fans can also watch all of the IceHogs’ home games and select road games this season on 23.3 Circle TV and every match AHLTV
and listen to all local Mid-West Family stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and broadcast on Rock River Current.

2021-22 Regular Season Records:
Rockford: 12-11-1-1 (4th, central division)
Milwaukee: 13-16-2-0 (6th, Central Division)

2021-22 head-to-head schedule (home matches in bold):

Fri Nov 26 vs. Milwaukee, 2-5 Summary of losses and highlights

Sunday November 28 against Milwaukee, 2-1 Wins Recap & Highlights

Wednesday, December 1 in Milwaukee, recap of 3-1 wins and highlights

Tuesday December 21 against Milwaukee, 0-2 Summary of losses and highlights

Sat January 8 in Milwaukee

Fri, Jan 28 in Milwaukee

Wednesday February 2 vs. Milwaukee

Wednesday February 16 in Milwaukee

Fri March 11 in Milwaukee

Sunday March 20 vs. Milwaukee

Tu es. March 29 vs. Milwaukee

Fri April 29 in Milwaukee

IceHogs vs. Admirals Head-to-Head Record 2021-22
2-2-0-0

IceHogs vs. Admirals, of all time
65-64-8-10

Head coaches
Rockford: Anders Sorensen (4th season with IceHogs, 1st as interim head coach)
Milwaukee: Karl Taylor (3rd season with Admirals)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Milwaukee: Nashville Predators


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TTG – Features – Why exploring Canada by train is just a ticket https://corfulinastravel.com/ttg-features-why-exploring-canada-by-train-is-just-a-ticket/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:25:31 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/ttg-features-why-exploring-canada-by-train-is-just-a-ticket/ Often traveling where roads cannot reach, train journeys through Canada’s vast landscapes are sure to create unforgettable moments for guests, says Debbie Ward. Debbie ward freelance journalist / editor The Canadian mountains by train. Credit: VIA Rail Debbie ward freelance journalist / editor With breathtaking mountain and prairie landscapes to traverse and vast areas to […]]]>

Often traveling where roads cannot reach, train journeys through Canada’s vast landscapes are sure to create unforgettable moments for guests, says Debbie Ward.

The Canadian mountains by train.  Credit: VIA Rail

The Canadian mountains by train. Credit: VIA Rail

With breathtaking mountain and prairie landscapes to traverse and vast areas to cover, it’s no wonder that train travel in Canada is popular. As Brian Hawe, Product Manager of First Class Holidays, says: “There is only one way to really see and experience the vastness of Canada and it’s happening, because the tracks take you to places. where the roads don’t go. “

Rail travel in Canada can also be attractive to customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

But while the Rocky Mountaineer is famous, in part thanks to its glass dome observation cars, other train routes remain less well known. Agents may also be unaware of the creative ways in which operators can create back-to-back trips or sell train trips as additions to other Canadian highlights.

Here we have gathered some of the countless rail options available in the destination.

For culture and the coast

Umbrella Alley, Quebec, Canada

Umbrella Alley, Quebec, Canada

Several famous cities and the coast can be explored on Premier Holidays’ Eastern Canada train journey, says product manager Tim Greathead.

“On this trip, guests experience the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, with iconic landmarks such as the CN Tower. Montreal is a feast for art lovers, with its galleries, museums and jazz cafes. Quebec City is the only walled city in North America and has a fascinating old town. When arriving in Halifax, the fresh sea air will then fill the lungs of customers. They can explore its maritime history, fantastic art studios and restaurants and take a day trip to Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg or Mahone Bay. ”

RESERVE: Premier’s 10-night Eastern Canada train journey costs from £ 1,399 per person, including flights and city accommodation, based on travel April 25 through May 6, 2022.

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For the grand tour

Rocky Mountaineer, SilverLeaf service on board

Rocky Mountaineer, SilverLeaf service on board

For an epic trip from Toronto to Vancouver, ideal for train buffs, combine Via Rail’s The Canadian cross-country train with the Rocky Mountaineer, as offered by First Class Holidays’ Trans-Canada Rail Adventure.

Hawe said, “This vacation not only combines some of Canada’s most beloved cities and the fantastic Rockies, but also showcases the heart of the country in a way only train travel can do, as the Canadian takes you. through the lakes of Ontario to the breadbasket of the country, before climbing the foothills of the Rockies to Jasper.

RESERVE: The 14-day Trans-Canada Rail Adventure, starting at £ 4,449 per person, includes flights, hotel and train accommodations, and trips to Niagara Falls, Lake Louise and Banff. First Class Holidays also sells several separate train segments.

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For the train and the cruise

Great Rail Journeys recommends a visual feast that combines two special modes of transportation.

“Our Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska cruise is not a conventional cruise,” says Beverley Goring, tour manager. “The double-trip combination lets you soak up two iconic destinations and two modes of travel, without the hassle and expense of crossing the Atlantic twice. I highly recommend it for those looking for adventure, new cultures and breathtaking views. ”

RESERVE: The 15 day package covers the Rocky Mountaineer between Jasper and Vancouver, seven nights aboard Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam, tours of Banff, Lake Louise and Vancouver, all flights and meals from £ 4,495 per person. Other Great Rail Journeys options include a coast-to-coast tour from Vancouver to Halifax.

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For polar bears

For polar bears

The Via Rail branch from Winnipeg to Churchill – Canada’s polar bear capital – is rarely featured in sightseeing packages, but Frontier Travel offers it, with the train arriving at a heritage station in Hudson Bay.

“The train journey to Churchill is unmatched for the northern scenery and the opportunities to see the Northern Lights, and it’s the only land connection to Churchill and the other small communities along the way,” says Julie Thompson, Head of Product and Marketing at Frontier.

“It gives a different vision of Canada and its inhabitants, by visiting a region less traveled, especially by train. Most of the 2022 dates are on the waiting list but 2023 is already on sale.

RESERVE: A seven-night package starts from £ 6,250 per person and includes dog sledding, two days of polar bear watching in Churchill, and a return flight to Winnipeg. Includes accommodation and meals but excludes international flights.

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For budget explorers

Perfect for those on a budget, or who want the freedom to really explore, the CanRail pass – sold by Gold Medal – allows unlimited travel on the Via Rail network, connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Hudson Bay .

Andrew Sullivan, Destination Director for the Americas at Gold Medal, says, “Unlike the Rocky Mountaineer, Via Rail isn’t geared toward tourists exclusively, so it’s a great way to meet the locals.

He recommends upgrading to Sleeper Plus, which is discounted with the pass. “Accommodation and service are comfortable, with en suite cabins that have seating during the day and convert to two berths at night. You also have all your meals served in the dining car and access to the observation dome lounge, which has live entertainment, it’s a great place to socialize with other travelers, ”he adds.

RESERVE: The CanRail pass is valid for 12 days within a 30-day period. During off-peak hours, the standard Comfort Class adult pass starts at £ 541pp or £ 487pp for those under 25. Peak prices are £ 865 for adults and £ 778 for those under 25.

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For a trip on the to-do list

Calgary Stampede Cowboy Experience, Canada

Calgary Stampede Cowboy Experience, Canada

A great sale for special occasions, Canadian Affair packed the famous Calgary Stampede with the Rocky Mountaineer and an Alaskan cruise. “All of these experiences are a vacation in themselves for anyone who enjoys outdoor adventure,” says Stuart Rogers, Product Manager.

“From late June to early July each year, the Stampede lights up Calgary by showcasing the excitement and entertainment of cowboy culture through its rodeo and other attractions known as The Greatest Show. outdoors on Earth. ”

RESERVE: Canadian Affair’s Cow Town to Gold Town package includes two days at the Calgary Stampede with show tickets, two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer (Banff to Vancouver) and a full board Alaska cruise from £ 3,959 per person , accommodation and international flights included. The operator also sells RV exploration of Vancouver Island with Via Rail’s The Canadian Journey.

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Useful information for selling train journeys

Rocky Mountaineer has two classes and three main routes in Canada: Vancouver-Banff / Lake Louise, Vancouver-Jasper and Vancouver-Jasper via Whistler.

Meanwhile, Via Rail’s four-class utilities serve Toronto and Halifax to the east, Vancouver and Prince Rupert to the west, and Hudson Bay to the north. Since the introduction in 2014 of its Prestige class, which offers customers a dedicated concierge and a spacious cabin with extra large windows, it has been easier to sell.

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