Peak spring break travel season (March-April) approaches. Due to recent currency fluctuations, Mexico is a very good deal for Americans. Many TravelSkills readers (or their family members) may be headed there on vacation, so we offer up this Reader ...

 

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Reader Report: Shakedown in Mexico

Visitors getting pulled over by police in Mexico is regrettably all too common (Photo: Willem van Bergen / Flickr)

Peak spring break travel season (March-April) approaches. Due to recent currency fluctuations, Mexico is a very good deal for Americans. Many TravelSkills readers (or their family members) may be headed there on vacation, so we offer up this Reader Report as word of...

 
 

Most popular: Nowhere flight + New United jet + Cheaper Asia nonstops + Tampa + $200 gift card

The bright side to all the dull California weather: Rainbows at the airport! (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

UPDATE: United issues travel waiver for Feb 19-20 flights ahead of big California storm

TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order):

1 This post has gone viral! United’s 4-hour flight to nowhere

2 Cushy confines First look inside United’s...

 
 

Trip Report: Inaugural SFO to Tampa flight on United [PHOTOS]

Big smiles, cake and a band greeted the first bay-to-bay flight in Tampa (Chris McGinnis)

Last week new United nonstops took off between Tampa and San Francisco with cakes and parties on both ends of the inaugural flight. TravelSkills was invited along to witness the event on a quick 24 hour turnaround trip.

Here's what we saw and learned:

Tampa launched a social media campaign to attract...

 
 

Routes: AA, AirAsia X, Southwest, Airberlin, South African Airways + more

American plans to use a 777-200 on its LAX-Beijing route if it ever gets slots from the service. (Image: AA)

In international route developments, American tries to save LAX-Beijing service; Air AsiaX sets its first U.S. route; Southwest starts Oakland-Mexico flights; Airberlin gets aircraft for more U.S. flights and ends a code-share partnership; South African Airways brings a new aircraft...

 
 

Delta starts transcon food fight

Delta's free Main Cabin offerings will include a Luvo veggie wrap. (Image: Delta)

Delta’s announcement of free meals in economy class could set off a new round of in-flight service competition on lucrative transcontinental routes.

After market-testing the concept last year on some flights, Delta said this week it will start offering free meals in the main cabin on a dozen key...

 
 

 

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