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Upvote/Downvote: Casting Votes On The Week's Travel Stories That Matter

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | November 13, 2015

Upvote/Downvote: Casting Votes On The Week's Travel Stories That Matter

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Annoying airplane passengers and TSA hiccups abound this week.

We are back to offer a virtual thumbs up or down to various hot button issues in travel that arose this week.

Now these are just our opinions, but we welcome any stories or thoughts you might have on the week that was.

Annoying Passengers:

Expedia unveiled its third annual list of various annoying passengers you might find on a plane. Not to worry Mr. I’ll Eat My Egg Salad Sandwich, the list doesn’t call anyone out by name.

It’s merely a list of travel types, which was covered by a myriad of outlets, including TravelPulse.

Upvote: The more we can draw attention to seat kicking, drunken debauchery or apathetic parents the better. Perhaps one day we can live in a world wherein the cabin on an airplane doesn’t stink. One can dream.


The rental hosting service had an intriguing week thanks to news coming from Paris at the Airbnb Open event.

Two key things to come away were a “smart pricing tool” as well as “Business Travel Ready” options.

The former aids the host in setting pricing for the rental while the latter addresses various amenity needs for business travelers.

Upvote: Two key concerns were addressed, making that studio in San Francisco you were eyeing for your next business trip all the more desirable.

Miami Mishap:

Another week means yet another example of TSA’s shortcomings.

This time it led to a scare at Miami International Airport where a traveler was flagged down well after going through security.

As CNN reports, there was thankfully no threat.

Downvote: It seems making millions take of their shoes, belts and other items doesn’t exactly breed flawless security.     

Thanksgiving Travel:

This is Captain Obvious speaking. Your Thanksgiving travels will indeed be horrible. One report states this iteration of turkey travel will be the busiest since 2008.

And Waze, eager to throw in its two pennies, states the traffic jams on the roads start in earnest on Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.

Downvote: We know things are going to be horrible. Much like that Monday morning meeting you have after a weekend bender, we don’t need a reminder of the misery.


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