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Archive: March 18, 2007 - March 24, 2007

Missing Your Liquids?

The Hong Kong International Airport joined the Liquid Ban Club the other day: The rules state . . . oh, you know the drill. Carry-on liquids, gels and their kin must be stored in containers no larger than three ounces, then placed in a clear, resealable quart-size bag. Separate the...

By Andrea Sachs | March 23, 2007; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (29)

Take a Flight, Save a Tree

Although it hasn't been publically announced yet, Orbitz will soon join Travelocity and Expedia in offering customers the option of paying to offset their share of the CO2 emissions that their plane will spew into the air during their trip. Skip this graph you're already clued in about carbon offset...

By Cindy Loose | March 22, 2007; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (12)

Deals That Require Action

Short-lived deals are gaining popularity with airlines. Guess it's a good way to fill seats without commiting to long-term sale fares. They're often advertised only through the airline Web sites, or via e-mail to those who sign up for notifications. This week, discount airlines are pounding each other in the...

By Carol Sottili | March 22, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gay-Friendly Destinations

Which of the following destinations has the hottest scene for gays and lesbian travelers: Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, San Francisco or West Hollywood? PlanetOut.com, a popular Web site featuring news, travel tips and other info geared toward gays, wants to know your view. For its annual travel awards,...

By Gary Lee | March 21, 2007; 3:05 PM ET | Comments (5)

That Room Costs What?!?

I recently saw a report showing that hotel room rates shot up at a hefty rate across most of Europe in 2006. The report was from TRI Hospitality Consulting, a London-based company that keeps track of the costs of hotels in Europe. By TRI's account, the most expensive hotels in...

By Gary Lee | March 20, 2007; 2:25 PM ET | Comments (12)

Dulles Delay Alert

Dulles Airport officials warned that passengers should allow extra time when driving to the airport, due to intermittent delays and an overnight closure on the Route 28 North Ramp to Dulles. Delays are expected today and tomorrow (March 20 and 21) from 10 a.m. to noon, and on Friday the...

By Cindy Loose | March 20, 2007; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Dead People Flying

It's never happened to me (knock on wood) so I know I shouldn't judge...but the response of a passenger who woke up to find a corpse in the seat next to him on a British Airways flight from Delhi to Heathrow seemed awfully callous to me. This story relates how...

By Anne McDonough | March 19, 2007; 4:05 PM ET | Comments (30)

Photo Finish

One of the best parts of traveling is finding new subjects to shoot. I don't know what it says about me, but I look at what's in front of me so much more intently when I have a camera in hand; details and colors take on a whole new meaning...

By Anne McDonough | March 19, 2007; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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