This Week In Travel – Episode 136

Myself, Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest Robert Reid from (recently retired from Lonely Planet). I was on a shoddy internet connection in Croatia so I wasn’t as fully engaged.

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This Week’s News:

  • Pay As You Weigh Samoa Air
  • First airline to charge more for overweight passengers
  • FAA ready to power down paranoia over devices?
  • Parking at Chicago’s O’Hare airport costs woman $100,000 in fines
  • Turns out Google didn’t sell social followers back to Arthur Frommer
  • Hacker says phone app could hijack plane
  • Bali plane crash: Miracle escape for 108 passengers as plane overshoots runway and lands in the SEA
  • Judge disallows $20 million severance to American Airlines chief Tom Horton
  • Louvre Shut Due To Violent Gang Of Pickpockets
  • World’s Most Expensive Trip Visits Every UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Plane Crash Is April Fool’s Prank In Yucaipa, Calif.
  • How to Guarantee an Open Seat Next to You on Your Next American Airlines Flight – Johnny Jet
  • Travel News You Can Use – The Travel Industry’s Best April Fools’ Jokes
  • Frommer’s guidebooks to live on as Google sells brand to founder
  • 44 fun things I did with Lonely Planet

Picks of the week:

  • Jen – Legoland Hotel
  • Robert – Don’t “be rude to avoid pickpockets”
  • Chris –
  • Gary – Croatia