Starting this month, Megabus—the double-decker, wifi-equipped coach company—is giving away 40,000 free seats for passengers traveling to New York City between January 6 and March 20. To search for seats on routes leaving from Washington or Baltimore, use the promotion code GETAWAY when booking a ticket on Megabus’s Web site. The site will then display a timetable to show when free seats are available. A 50-cent booking fee applies. We’re told passengers are more likely to find a free ticket if they travel during the week or leave later in the day.
Thrill-seekers should look no further than Kings Dominion this spring, when the amusement park unveils the $25-million Intimidator 305 roller coaster. Inspired by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, the Intimidator is only the second Giga coaster—a complete-circuit coaster with a height between 300 and 400 feet—in North America. With track speeds of 90 miles an hour and a 300-foot drop, it’ll be the fastest and tallest coaster on the East Coast. To purchase tickets to the park, which reopens for the season on April 2, and learn more about the ride, click here.
Continental Airlines announced this week that it plans to outfit its fleet of 21 Boeing 757-300s with wifi capabilities—becoming the last domestic legacy airline to do so. The company, which operates flights from Ronald Reagan and Dulles airports, expects in-flight wifi service to start this spring at $4.95 for full broadband capabilities on short flights and up to $12.95 for 24-hour access on longer flights.