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Archive: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

There's Something About Six Flags

Mr. Snyder, open up those rides . . . I like theme parks as much as the next person, unless the next persons are those seated around me, who generally detest them. But even I've had an aversion to our very own Six Flags America, part of the chain controlled...

By John Deiner | August 17, 2007; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (11)

Aer Lingus Fliers Beware

Attention everyone flying Aer Lingus next week. The pilots have announced a 48-hour strike, and the airline said it will cancel all of its flights on Tuesday (Aug. 21) and Wednesday (Aug. 22). Also, no flights will operate from Ireland to the United States on Thursday, Aug. 23, and there...

By Carol Sottili | August 16, 2007; 3:06 PM ET | Comments (1)

BWI: Oh, That Drive

The folks at must have been warned not to poll me for their "Top 10 Easiest U.S. Airports to Get to" survey. In the study, the company ranked Boston's Logan airport at the top (I concur: the subway-shuttle combo, Logan Express and water taxis are easy and almost enjoyable),...

By Andrea Sachs | August 16, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (23)

For Cruisers, Denim at Dinner

This could be the news a lot of cruisers -- or would-be cruisers -- have been waiting for. Norwegian Cruise Lines' new policy says that men can wear "nice" jeans at dinner and women can wear slacks or jeans (hmmm, I guess women inherently know "nice" from not-so-nice). Kids can...

By Carol Sottili | August 15, 2007; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (38)

A Break for New York Fliers?

New York's legislature decided not to wait around to see if Congress does anything about that passenger bill of rights that advocates have been pushing. New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer recently signed a bill that would require airlines to provide fresh air, lights, waste removal services, and "adequate" food and...

By Cindy Loose | August 14, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Help a Beggar, Pay a Fine

Proposed legislation in the Indonesian city of Medan would fine people, including tourists, about $660 for giving money to beggars. The city of 2.5 million, Indonesia's third largest, has about 11,000 beggars, many of them children. On the face of it, the legislation seems mighty harsh. But city officials maintain...

By Carol Sottili | August 13, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)


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