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Archive: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007

Fuddy-Duddy Travel Clothes

I got really excited (okay, it doesn't take much) when I saw TravelSmith's new fall catalogue, with its cool illustration of a classy-looking traveler on the cover, and a blurb promising "More Style, More Sophistication, More Travel Savvy Everything." Finally! I love the idea of clothes that have been specifically...

By K.C. Summers | August 24, 2007; 9:57 AM ET | Comments (20)

Is Europe Over?

With the dollar getting smacked around bigtime by the pound and the euro, you'd think that travel to Europe would be way down this summer. Anecdotally, we're hearing pretty much the opposite from readers -- our email and weekly Internet chat continue to have a definite Eurocentric slant. And the...

By K.C. Summers | August 22, 2007; 1:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Air Travel Gripe No. 1,234: Loud DVDs

Those airline complaints just keep coming and coming. Each Monday during our weekly 2 p.m. chat at www.washingtonpost.com/travel, we garner our share of vents from troubled fliers (which is just about all of us, no?). This week a lot of folks were complaining about long waits for baggage once they...

By John Deiner | August 21, 2007; 1:14 PM ET | Comments (12)

Hurricane Dean: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Dean is poised to become a Category 5 (the worst -- winds over 155 mph) hurricane before it slams into Mexico's Yucatan peninsula tomorrow morning. The resort areas of Jamaica and Grand Cayman were lucky. The storm passed to the south, and most resorts sustained only minimal damage. Most...

By Carol Sottili | August 20, 2007; 3:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Aer Lingus Pilots Call Off Strike

Good news for travelers going to Ireland this week: The pilots for Aer Lingus have decided not to stage a two-day walkout. Nonstop flights from Washington to Dublin that had been canceled are now on again. Only four flights remain canceled: On Tuesday, Flight 104 from New York to Dublin...

By Carol Sottili | August 20, 2007; 3:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Air Travel May Not Be Fun, but It's Cheap

Flying to Phoenix, Cincinnati, Chicago? Even if you are stuck on the tarmac and your luggage gets lost, chances are it's costing you less this summer than last. Farecast.com, a Web site that not only searches for airfares, but also predicts whether they're going up, down or staying the same,...

By Carol Sottili | August 20, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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