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Archive: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

How Long Will You Sit?

How long can you endure sitting on a plane that's sitting on the tarmac without moving before you're tempted to risk a long prison sentence by storming the door and jumping out? This question comes as the U.S. Congress considers an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights that would allow passengers...

By Cindy Loose | May 11, 2007; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (15)

Myrtle Beach Sans All-You-Can-Eat

My oldest child graduated last weekend from Coastal Carolina University, in Conway, S.C. just outside Myrtle Beach. We had a nice-size crowd coming in for the festivities (two aunts and one grandma from New Jersey; one uncle and one grandma from New York; and my husband, daughter and myself from...

By Carol Sottili | May 11, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Nonstop Flights for Fun

Thanks to a nonstop flight on Spirit Air from Atlantic City to Las Vegas that debuted last week, folks can let loose, on the same day and with as little disruption as possible, in the two gambling capitals of the U.S. Personally I can hardly think of a less fulfilling...

By Anne McDonough | May 10, 2007; 9:57 AM ET | Comments (7)

Northwest's Big Payout

Northwest flight attendants this week began voting on a tentative agreement that would lock in pay cuts through 2011. Just then they learned that under a Chapter 11 agreement, after Northwest exits bankruptcy, Northwest Chief Executive Doug Steenland will get $26.6 million in restricted shares and options. As one might...

By Cindy Loose | May 9, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

Greener Travel Options

Good news for environmentally conscious travelers: Hotels are getting religion on ecology. Leading Hotels of the World, a conglomeration of some of the finest properties across the globe, has introduced a new booking site,, which includes several eco-friendly tools travelers can use. As part of its Leading Green Initiative,...

By Gary Lee | May 8, 2007; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Looking for Love in London

Searching for your soulmate and got a trip to London planned? Consider this. Craigslist, the online classified ad site, has determined that Bermondsey Station on the Jubilee Line is London's "Most Romantic Tube Station," based on a four-year study of the love-struck postings on its site. The same study names...

By K.C. Summers | May 7, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (2)


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