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Archive: March 25, 2007 - March 31, 2007

Careful Where You Cough

Is it fair to kick someone off a flight for coughing? That's what happened to a Hawaii teenager who was on a class trip to New York. As reported in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Rachel Collier, 16, had a coughing fit when her Continental Airlines flight from Newark was about to...

By K.C. Summers | March 30, 2007; 1:49 PM ET | Comments (4)

Drop the Water Bottle!

Carnival Cruise Lines yesterday announced that it has changed its beverage policies. Passengers are no longer allowed to take nonalcoholic beverages onboard, including water. And they will now be limited to one bottle of wine per adult upon embarkation only. The new policy also warns that ship personnel will confiscate...

By Carol Sottili | March 30, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (23)

Anne Frank's Tree

I, like many, found a visit to the Anne Frank House a really tough, moving rite of passage when I visited Amsterdam a few years ago. Amidst the art and the bicycles and the open spirit of the city, experiencing the museum (in the building where she hid from the...

By Anne McDonough | March 29, 2007; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Public Indecency on Amtrak

I took Amtrak to New York City last weekend and, for me, riding the train is like a good soak in a spa. I find the soft rumble relaxing, as I catch up on my reading or simply space out without frequent "fasten your seatbelt" announcements or bumping beverage carts...

By Andrea Sachs | March 28, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spain for Sissies

Attention all travelers who like the concept of getting out of their comfort zone and traveling unescorted through foreign lands, but who stick with the tried-and-true because they don't want to maneuver through strange roads, languages, customs, etc. I have discovered the perfect destination. Think exotic enough that you won't...

By Carol Sottili | March 27, 2007; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (4)

Polite to a Fault

After spending 25 minutes waiting for a real live person to answer at United Reservations, I got an agent who promptly assigned me a seat, as I'd requested. Then, obviously speaking from a required script, he asked if he had met my expections for "exceptional service." In truth, I was...

By Cindy Loose | March 27, 2007; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (16)

Alternative Uses for Barf Bags

Are there circumstances dire enough to justify discreet but public urination in the air? That is the question raised by a report in the Salt Lake Tribune. The pilot of a SkyWest Airlines flight had declared the restroom off-limits on a flight from Boise to Salt Lake City because a...

By Cindy Loose | March 26, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (52)

 

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