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Archive: October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007

Ten Favorite Hotels

I am leaving The Post as of Nov. 2, so this is my final blog in this space. As the Post travel writer assigned to the hotel beat for the past seven years, I have had the good fortune to critique hundreds of accommodations all over the world. I toured...

By Gary Lee | November 2, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (7)

More on the Carol Gotbaum Case

For those who've been following the case of Carol Gotbaum, the New York woman who died in police custody at the Phoenix airport after being denied boarding on her connecting flight to Tucson, here's more. The Post Outlook section, if you recall, carried a piece by freelancer A.L. Bardach that...

By K.C. Summers | November 1, 2007; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (6)

Problems With Plastic?

When traveling recently in Ireland, reader Adrian Cargill found he couldn't use his U.S.-issued credit and debit cards in gas stations, some restaurants and ATM machines along major roads. His "swipe and sign" cards just weren't welcome at certain places because the U.K. and much of Europe have switched to...

By Cindy Loose | October 31, 2007; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (16)

Air France Recovery

Air France plans to rebound quickly from a flight attendant strike that began last Thursday and ended at midnight last night (Monday). The airline said it would be operating all of its long-haul flights out of Paris today, and 90 percent of its short- and medium-haul flights. The airline kept...

By Cindy Loose | October 30, 2007; 2:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Food Tester at Cruising Altitude

Flight Attendant: "Welcome to American Airlines. Care to hear our specials of the day?" Me (playing a passenger): "Why, of course. I have only eaten an Annie's pretzel in the terminal and am ravished." F.A.: "We have three new sandwiches that will rinse that salty party mix taste right out...

By Andrea Sachs | October 30, 2007; 6:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Strike Update for Air France

The Air France strike that began Thursday is scheduled to end tonight, but repercussions could continue as the airline recovers. Today the airline announced that it is making "preventative" cancellations by guessing how many flight attendants will and will not show up. Check the Air France Web sit for updates....

By Cindy Loose | October 29, 2007; 4:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

The A380: How Big Is Too Big?

Count me among those -- okay, are there others? -- who have no desire to fly on one jet with more than 800 other people. Anywhere. Anytime. Last week, I watched with interest all the coverage on the maiden commercial flight of the A380, the world's largest passenger plane. Singapore...

By John Deiner | October 29, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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