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Archive: April 29, 2007 - May 5, 2007

Zagat Does Disney

Just in time for the annual Orlando invasion, Zagat has released its first Walt Disney World "Insider's Guide," a $15.95 extravaganza of maps, color photos and public opinion on 578 attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. My snap judgment: It rocks. There are stickers in the front cover so you can...

By John Deiner | May 4, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (8)

Traveling for a Civil Union?

How much has the debate over civil unions and same-sex marriage affected travel habits? New Hampshire recently became the fourth state allowing civil unions between same-sex couples in the U.S. The others: Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey. And Massachusetts allows same-sex marriage. The movement for same-sex legal unions has been...

By Gary Lee | May 3, 2007; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

Delta's Widget

Delta Airlines, which emerged from bankruptcy on April 30, yesterday unveiled its updated corporate logo. They didn't send me a picture, but describe it as "a striking three-dimensional, red 'Widget' icon flying across a blue background." The logo, they say, "reflects the company's successful transformation into a highly differentiated, customer-focused...

By Cindy Loose | May 2, 2007; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (3)

Dulles to Conduct Test

Don't be alarmed if you approach Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, May 5, and see smoke rising from the airport, and numerous emergency vehicles in the area. It's only a test. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will be conducting an emergency exercise from 9 a.m. to approximately noon. A...

By Cindy Loose | May 1, 2007; 4:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Return to Egypt or Bust

Egypt wants its bust back! According to this report, the director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities has requested a loan from Germany of a 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, in order for it to be displayed at the planned Grand Egyptian Museum, near the site of the Great Pyramids...

By Anne McDonough | May 1, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Playing the Fare Game

How many synonyms are there for 'flummoxed'? Let's see: confused, perplexed, stupefied, confounded, discombobulated.... Can you tell I've been trying to find a low airfare online? We spend a lot of time here in the Travel section fielding emails, phone calls and chat questions from readers who want advice on...

By K.C. Summers | April 30, 2007; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (10)

 

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