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Archive: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

Reclining Seat Wars

There are two types of airline passengers in the world: those who think it's their God-given right to recline their seats all the way back because they paid for their space, and if that's going to make the poor slob behind them uncomfortable, that's just too bad; and those who...

By K.C. Summers | September 14, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is Canada the Boring Girl Next Door?

Travel from the United States to Canada fell by 8.1 percent in the first part of this year, compared with 2006. The 2006 rates were also down from 2005. Such figures miff fans of Canada to no end. Our neighbor to the north has some stunning attractions to offer visitors....

By Gary Lee | September 13, 2007; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Southwest and Revealing Outfits, Part Deux

Another one? She hasn't exactly seized the nation's attention like Kyla Ebbert, who was told by Southwest Airlines recently that she was dressed too skankily to fly (she adjusted her clothes and was permitted to take a seat), but a second flier targeted by the airline has surfaced. According to...

By John Deiner | September 12, 2007; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (17)

Cutting in Line

Last time I checked, many months ago, authorities at Reagan National, Dulles and BWI airports were considering a Registered Travelers program -- the mechanism by which you pay about $100, agree to provide info like fingerprints or eye scans, then go through an expedited security line at the airport. Called...

By Cindy Loose | September 12, 2007; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (15)

Global Guy Can Dance -- in D.C.

Matt, where the hell have you been? I only ask because, when Matt Harding and I last talked for a Travel article in October, the then-30-year-old was living in Seattle, recovering from a months-long, gum company-sponsored trip to seven continents, where he performed a little jig alongside elephants in Botswana,...

By Andrea Sachs | September 11, 2007; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (1)

Southwest's Revealing Incident

Another flying conundrum has been cast upon us: How revealing is too revealing when it comes to air travel? Southwest Airlines recently tried to evict passenger Kyla Ebbert from a San Diego-to-Tucson flight because she was "dressed inappropriately," Ebbert told the "Today" show's Matt Lauer on Friday. Ebbert, a Hooters...

By John Deiner | September 10, 2007; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (26)


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