Travel Papa’s New Feature!

Hold the applause, please…

Yes, the rumors and gossip headlines are all true. *Drumroll * Travel Papa is launching “My Trip”, a personal account,  an individual cabinet if you will. That glorious description didn’t have enough detail? I suppose I could expand…


We want to innagurate you all into the TravelPapa family by allowing you to create your very own account, making the ticketing process that much simpler and speedier. We call it the DOUBLE S effect! If you have a tendency (like most of us) to forget your password after you type it in, we will send you an email immediately after you created the account to remind you of all of your data (now if only we could remember to not delete that email).

But, let’s simplify it even more: connect your account to one of your social network accounts and next time, you can easily click on the desired icon and you’re on the site. You will have a record of your past orders and will be able to track the status of your active purchases. You’ll be able to see when, to where and for how much you flew with Travel Papa. Keeping things organized via the internet. Welcome to the 21st century indeed!


Join the King’s Day Celebration in Amsterdam

If you have never been to the Netherlands, don’t miss a chance to visit this beautiful country this Spring, when Dutch people will celebrate the King’s Day (on April 27) and the first anniversary of Willem-Alexander’s reign. Book a flight NYC ⇄ Amsterdam for only $876 (Apr. 25 – May 02) [singlepic id=146 w=450 h= float=center] You have to…


Airlines Cancelled More Than 33,000 Flights in the USA During the First Three Weeks of January

A series of winter storms have led airlines to cancel more than 33,000 flights during the first three weeks of this year, reports AP. That’s more cancellations than in January 2013 and January 2012 combined, according to masFlight, a data and software company specializing in airline operations.

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“It’s been miserable,” said John DiScala, who runs the travel advice site and flies around 150,000 miles each year. “There’s so few vacant seats, so when they cancel one flight, trying to get onto another flight is next to impossible.”


Is It Safe to Fly to Ukraine Today?

In spite of heavy and bloody clashes in Kiev between police and opposition protesters, airline companies do not cancel their international flights to the capital of Ukraine.

For example, you can book a round-trip, nonstop flight from New York to Kiev and back for only $653 (Feb. 2-7, 2014)

Meanwhile , news wires report today that three people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine’s two month-long political crisis.

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The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout.


Another Winter Storm Grounded 3,000 Flights in the USA

Another winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down governments and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions.

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The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts but hit especially hard along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, creating a perilous ride home for millions of motorists.

States across the northeast declared emergencies and warned residents not to travel during the fast-moving storm, which packed a potentially lethal combination of snow and wind, backed by temperatures up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius) below normal.


In Breaking News from CNN Atlanta

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Some people go there because it’s the global headquarters of the worldwide leader in news. Other people go there because they have a grand food court and a high speed escalator. Whatever your reason, CNN in Atlanta (the largest of all 48 of its bureaus) has spent the last 32 years earning–and maintaining–its reputation as one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information (other than Google).


Catalonia, a New European State?

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Three years ago, walking by the beautiful Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona, I met a humble and primitive graffiti on a building’s wall. Unknown street artist painted just three words: “Freedom for Catalonia”. For me who was astonished by Spain in his first visit to the country, the slogan for independence seemed rather strange.