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Archive: November 18, 2007 - November 24, 2007

The Local Airports: Zagat Weighs In

Is Dulles the new BWI? Just a few years ago, ranting about BWI was a common practice, but since it's multi-quadrillion-dollar makeover, many of the complaints have gone away. And now comes the 2007 Zagat Survey on airports, in which BWI and Reagan National are clear favorites over Dulles. According...

By John Deiner | November 23, 2007; 7:23 AM ET | Comments (22)

Do the Airlines Provide Adequate Connection Times?

What better time than the busiest travel day of the year to talk about missed airline connections? At a briefing last week to expound on how to prepare for the busy skies during the Thanksgiving holidays, Jim May, head of the Air Transport Association, an airline trade group, urged that...

By Cindy Loose | November 21, 2007; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (12)

The TSA's New Video: Packing It In

Thanks to Brian Williams of NBC News, who gave props to USA Today last night for its story on the Transportation Security Administration's new video on packing for holiday travel. The TSA has spent $10,000 (not a huge sum by any stretch) on a video promoting ways to make holiday...

By John Deiner | November 20, 2007; 1:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Boarding Card Scare on Southwest

This weekend, I thought my mother was going to disown me, and I was ready to blame Southwest for my being orphaned. But, alas, Southwest was completely innocent; I was the misinformed culprit. I arrived at BWI Friday at 12:27 p.m. for a 1:35 fllght, allowing myself what I thought...

By Andrea Sachs | November 20, 2007; 6:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Surveys: Do These Sound Right to You?

In addition to turkey drumsticks and too-early Christmas decorations, November also seems to be the season for travel surveys. So many "findings" have crossed my desk in the last few weeks, some insightful, some clearly self-serving, and some downright counterintuitive. Time for a little reality check. Do these stats sound...

By K.C. Summers | November 19, 2007; 9:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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