Beginning in mid-December, Delta will add daily service from LAX to nine cities in Mexico and one city each in Costa Rica and Guatemala....read more»

Frommer's has just published Portable New Orleans, which it calls the "first fully updated post-Katrina guide" on the market. The book will be followed by an updated Frommer's New Orleans, to be published next January. Sometimes it's easy enough to get away with using an older guidebook, but in the case of New Orleans, outdated information can pose a bigger problem....read more»

SmarterTravel.com Contributing Editor Erica Silverstein went through airport security lines at Washington, D.C. (National) and Boston Logan en route to Ireland on Friday, and reported that, as of mid-afternoon, security lines were minimal. She said that there were "national guard or army-type people with guns walking around the airports," and that at National, passengers' bags were checked as they were boarding the plane....read more»

Security rules have been "relaxed" but not reversed for U.S. and U.K. flights....read more»

As of yesterday, Vegas-bound passengers at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank have pre-flight access to a Las Vegas concierge at gate A4 in Terminal A. The booth is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day and staffed by experts who can offer advice and book show tickets, restaurant reservations, golf tee times, and nightclub passes....read more»

While the TSA prohibits most locks, it does make some exceptions....read more»

Many of the major airlines have announced revised flight-cancellation policies as a result of the implementation of codes red and orange on some international and domestic travel....read more»

The U.S. has raised its security threat warning to code red, the highest level of alertness, for commercial flights to the U.S. from Britain. All other U.S. flights are now at code orange, the second highest level....read more»

Travel search engine Kayak has launched a new "Best Fare Trend" graph to help consumers keep track of the lowest fares found on their preferred route within the past 90 days....read more»

Some European airlines are poised to replace "no smoking" with "no mobile" when in-flight mobile phone service is introduced to Europe next year....read more»

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