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Jul 24, 2013

Real-time sky shopping taxies to the runway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Want to order a snack or drink on a plane without flagging down a flight attendant? Book dinner and theater tickets at your destination? Watch a catalog of TV shows on demand?

Sure, but why can’t you do it already?

Dave Pedersen, a 30-year-old media director for a tech public relations firm in San Francisco, recently took a flight on Virgin America Airways Ltd where he ordered snacks, water and a movie via a touch screen on his seat-back and paid about $15.

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Jul 10, 2013

How to book a deal amid the U.S. hotel construction boom

July 10 (Reuters) – Looking for a room at the inn? It’s
getting easier to find a cheaper place to stay in the United

More than 600 new hotels with about 65,000 rooms are
expected to open in 2013 – a jump of more than 40 percent
compared with last year, according to hotel data consultants
STR Analytics. And that’s going to open the door to some travel
deals in the second half of the year.

Jul 10, 2013
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