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Archive: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

The Reel Deal: You, Your Kids and In-Flight Movies

In case you missed it, there was an interesting piece in last Sunday's New York Times business section on in-flight movies. In a nutshell, photographer Jesse Kalisher is fed up with the flicks, contending that more violent scenes are creeping into overhead movie screens on airplanes. "I wouldn't think twice...

By John Deiner | October 12, 2007; 6:55 AM ET | Comments (23)

Security Lines for Early Flights: A Rude Awakening

When I have a 6 a.m. international flight from Dulles, I expect: 1. No traffic. 2. Easy parking in the airport lot. 3. No security lines. 4. Hot coffee at the concession stand. I was right on three of four accounts; I totally miscalculated on No. 3. Last Friday, I...

By Andrea Sachs | October 11, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (7)

Maxjet's Rocky Relationship With Dulles

If the story in The Post's Business section today about Maxjet Airways suspending service from Washington Dulles to London Stansted evoked a bit of deja vu, the feeling was not misplaced. The discount all-business-class airline has ditched us before, only to come back a'courting. The Northern Virginia-based airline, which started...

By Carol Sottili | October 10, 2007; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (3)

Driving Abroad: A Cautionary Tale

Readers of our Coming and Going column might remember an item from last month: A Fort Washington man was able to rent a EuroCar in Spain with just a Maryland driving license, but when Spanish police stopped him they said he couldn't drive another inch because he didn't have an...

By Cindy Loose | October 10, 2007; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Green Sans Greenbacks

So we all want to do our part to save the planet when traveling, right? We hang up our towels in the hotel and use them again. We turn out the hotel room lights upon leaving the room. We take advantage of any recycling program offered. Well, maybe we're a...

By Carol Sottili | October 9, 2007; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Lights Are On, Nobody's Home

What's your reaction when a new hotel provokes reactions like this on TripAdvisor?: "The valets were terrible, but also 99% ... of the other hotel employees we spoke with reacted as though every question or request was a huge inconvenience for them." "We found trash on the closet floor, soap...

By Scott Vogel | October 8, 2007; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (9)


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