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Archive: April 15, 2007 - April 21, 2007

When a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss

Poor Richard Gere. The silver-maned, ultra-PC actor has been getting slammed in India for kissing a local actress several times at a Mumbai charity event -- kind of reminiscent of that creepy Adrien Brody-Halle Berry moment at the Academy Awards a few years back. Richard Gere plants one of several...

By K.C. Summers | April 20, 2007; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (4)

Escaping Holiday Inns (and Other Chains)

In my ongoing search for lodging that is above the ordinary, I recently discovered Provenance Hotels, a group that offers just the kind of creative off-beat properties I like. All of the group's four properties (and a new one opening soon) are unique. The hotel deluxe, located in Portland, Ore.,...

By Gary Lee | April 19, 2007; 3:18 PM ET | Comments (5)

Dulles Detour

Airport alert: Construction will close the exit lane to Route 28N (Sterling) from Dulles International Airport from 10 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) until 5 a.m. Friday, April 20. For details, click here. (PDF)...

By Cindy Loose | April 18, 2007; 5:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Scary Pilots

Last week, there was a weird little report about a Northwest Airlines flight between Las Vegas and Detroit being canceled because the pilot was yelling obscenities into a cell phone while people were boarding. When confronted by passengers, he started screaming at them. Then this week, a Northwest pilot flew...

By Cindy Loose | April 18, 2007; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (4)

Put Down That Cell Phone

Here's some breaking news from Orbitz: We hate to fly. Wow, who saw that coming? That's the less than shocking result of an Orbitz Travel Survey conducted in late March by the Ipsos Public Affairs Project. According to an Associated Press report, "Asked to cite their 'most problematic' trip experiences,...

By John Deiner | April 17, 2007; 1:31 PM ET | Comments (9)

Who Pays for Private Jet Services?

The government has spent about $7 billion upgrading general aviation facilities -- those wee airports used by private planes, including corporate jets and charters, according to a new analysis by the Associated Press. Where does the money come from? Most comes from federal airport improvement grants, a fund that is...

By Cindy Loose | April 17, 2007; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (5)

 

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