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Archive: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

New Seating Policy Coming for Southwest

Anyone who has flown Southwest Airlines knows the drill. No seat assignments. You check in online as soon as you can -- 24 hours before the flight leaves -- because you want to be in the coveted A group. But if you can't do that, and wind up in the...

By Carol Sottili | September 21, 2007; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (15)

Hip New Hotel Review Site, a new travel site launched not long ago by a couple of young travel entrepreneurs, is positioning itself to be the first trip-planning stop for savvy travelers. One key feature of the site is the personal takes by Joe and Jane Traveler of hotels that they have patronized. So...

By Gary Lee | September 20, 2007; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

Travel Deals Requiring Fast Action

Several airlines are offering short-lived sales to Europe. Here are your choices: * United and Lufthansa (codeshare partners) have a sale to cities throughout Europe; last day to buy is tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 20). Fares are not dirt cheap from Washington (for example, it'll cost about $709 round trip to...

By Carol Sottili | September 19, 2007; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (2)

Hurricane Katrina: This Bus for You?

The second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has come and gone, and with it an avalanche of press coverage emphasizing how far New Orleans has come and -- more often -- how far it's got to go. (Okay, Anderson, we get it: you're keeping them honest.) For a time, the media...

By Scott Vogel | September 19, 2007; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Vacation That Never Was

On Thursday, my parents left for a much-anticipated sailing trip around the Greek Islands with a group of friends. They had planned everything with military precision -- the route, the provisions, the list of gifts to buy me (I am the spoiled daughter after all). The one event they did...

By Andrea Sachs | September 18, 2007; 7:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Our Seven Regional Wonders -- Vote Now!

Pyramids, schmyramids. When the "Seven New Wonders of the World" were announced this summer, the United States -- and more important, the mid-Atlantic region -- was shut out. We've set out to rectify that. As you may have seen in our print edition and in Travel online, we've launched a...

By K.C. Summers | September 17, 2007; 9:51 AM ET | Comments (0)


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