With the advent of Basic Economy seating on many American Airlines flights, travelers may find themselves scouring terms and conditions in order to differentiate policies and figure out what is, and isn’t, included in their airfare.
When American Airlines launched its basic-economy fares, it essentially took away previous inclusions and instead began charging extra for things like carry-on bags, bumping passengers into the “regular economy” level of seats. When the airline learned this extra fee wasn’t changing much in its pricing model, American decided to start experimenting with removing yet another previous inclusion — the ability to select your seat at the time of booking for no extra fee.
The risk with implementing this new fee is some passengers may not care about where they sit and therefore won’t pay extra to secure a seat. But for those who do want to book their seat in advance, they will now have the opportunity to do so up to seven days in advance of their flight, rather than waiting for the 48-hour pre-flight window.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s staying power is rooted in the way it delivers continuity and consistency for long-time loyalists of the Grand Velas brand and anybody else seeking a luxury, all-inclusive experience. One of Grand Velas’s hallmarks is its activities, amenities and restaurants across its three buildings can be enjoyed by all guests, enabling them to do the destination their way. This is particularly important when groups have different ideas of how they want to spend their vacation time.
PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys unveiled several new itineraries for 2025, covering destinations like the Canary Islands, Tunisia and Mallorca. The 30 new itineraries will feature notable experts and experiences embracing local cultures, each diving deep into a destination’s history, cuisine, language, environment and wildlife.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, debuts its first boutique hotel in Mexico City. Kimpton Virgilio, in the lively Polanco neighborhood, features 48 guestrooms designed by Arquitectura de Interiores Studio, with details produced by local hands, from furniture to art pieces to decoration.
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