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Archive: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007

Monkey See, Monkey Do Fly

The Transportation Security Administration can unearth a corkscrew buried in a mound of clothes, a piece of wire in a bra and a rusty-old Swiss Army knife that couldn't even cut through pudding. Yet the agency can't find a monkey on a man's head. Here's the news, and it's a...

By Andrea Sachs | August 10, 2007; 1:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Put That French Fry Down!

As Americans take their growing appetites for healthy foods on the road, many hotels and restaurants are responding by offering more items that are organically grown, raised on sustainable farms or locally produced. Although many folks view vacations as good opportunities to get away from tofu and indulge (greasy burgers...

By Gary Lee | August 10, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Warm & Fuzzy Stories About Air Travel?

If you've flown at all this summer, chances are you've lived through a horror story, whether it be hours on the runway, lost luggage, surly employees, cancelled flights, etc. Even if you haven't traveled, your neighbor, friend, daughter, significant other, hairdresser has probably given you an earful about their flight-from-Hades...

By Carol Sottili | August 9, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bus Travel Gets ... Cool?

I'm the cheap bus girl (my first story for The Washington Post was a Greyhound/Washington Deluxe faceoff), the hostel girl, the who needs-a-change-of-clothes-while-traveling girl. I'm also rather fond of the Imperial -- one of the places to stay in New Delhi -- and when I randomly got upgraded to business...

By Anne McDonough | August 8, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (10)

Air Traffic Control and You: Paying a Fair Share

No question, the air traffic control system is outdated and needs a major overhaul. But who's going to pay for it? The battle is on, with airlines pushing Congress to have the owners of private and corporate jets pony up a bigger share. Passengers of commercial airlines are responsible for...

By Cindy Loose | August 7, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (9)

Flight Delays: Only Bad When They Affect Me

I've been a very lucky flier lately -- haven't lost a bag in years and have been subjected to only the slightest in delays over the past year or so. Until last week. According to a recent story in The Post, travel delays are worse than ever. According to the...

By John Deiner | August 6, 2007; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (11)

 

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