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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Turkey season flight tips

November 08, 2011|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
  • Laura Croft of the E! Channel is helping present and promote Vegas dance classes.
Laura Croft of the E! Channel is helping present and promote Vegas dance…

PointHub, which helps travelers track loyalty club options, says there are thousands of Thanksgiving flights available using frequent flier miles and rewards points. As noted last week, Thanksgiving air travel is expected to drop 2% this year. . . . The über-hip WineRave kicks off the 2011 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 16, hosting 25 wine and spirits paired with appetizers. Tickets (click here) are $45 in advance. . . . San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is holding its third annual Thanksgiving Giving Days Nov. 14-20. Bring a nonperishable food item to the aquarium and receive 50% off general adult, child or senior admission. Donations go to North Beach Citizens, a nonprofit organization that helps the poor. . . . JetBlue has begun distributing refunds for the passengers stranded on the tarmac of a Connecticut airport for as much as eight hours during the late-October snowstorm, CNN reports. . . .  Las Vegas showgirls are the instructors for Night School 4 Girls, an afternoon program that teaches burlesque and how to “party like a pro. ” Located at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, it is meant to capitalize on the city’s popularity as a bachelorette party venue. . . . A new bridge honoring veterans opens Nov. 11 (Friday) between northern Wisconsin and Michigan's upper peninsula. Known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge, it has  three piers and 140-foot spans. . . . Travel Quote of the Day: “Man, I really like Vegas.” (Elvis Presley)

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