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Archive: February 10, 2008 - February 16, 2008

Stupidcations: Spare Me, Please

I don't have anything against taking trips with my women friends -- in fact I just got back from one. And it's kind of sweet when pregnant couples take one last trip as a couple together. But why does the travel industry have to shamelessly cash in on these trends...

By K.C. Summers | February 15, 2008; 2:36 PM ET | Comments (10)

What's the Deal?: New Air Service, New Bargains

We don't know how long these fares will last, but AirTran has announced new nonstop service from BWI to Los Angeles, Seattle and Dallas beginning May 6, and, as of last night, was offering cheap introductory fares. To Los Angeles, fare started at $219 round trip, including taxes (United, the...

By Carol Sottili | February 15, 2008; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Travel Health: Dirty Hotel Glasses, Part 2

Fellow blogger John Deiner wrote about a hidden-camera report on dirty hotel drinking glasses a few weeks ago, and most folks were duly repulsed. Now, an even more recent disgusting report has reared its germ-studded head. Earlier this week, ABC's "Good Morning America" aired a report showing just how dirty...

By Christina Talcott | February 14, 2008; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (9)

Insta-CoGo: Who Are You?

Americans would have to submit fingerprints and in some cases facial scans before being allowed to enter Europe under a proposal that will likely be considered this week by the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. The rule would also apply to citizens of other countries who...

By Cindy Loose | February 14, 2008; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Mail Bag: Little Bottles of Soap!

We here in Travel Central get innumerable packages, envelopes, postcards, notes on carrier pigeons, etc., and I never fail to be amazed at the lengths to which some folks go to to get our attention. That brings me to last week's delivery from Starwood Hotels & Resorts of a package...

By John Deiner | February 13, 2008; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (13)

Insta-Q&A: Finding Someone to Travel With

If it's Wednesday, that must mean it's time for another edition of Insta-Q&A, in which you can both pose questions to the Travel section and help out fellow travelers with your own answers to their queries. If you have some advice for today's questioner, by all means post a comment...

By Scott Vogel | February 13, 2008; 7:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Death of a Bookstore

Sad news for Washington travel book junkies: Candida's World of Books, the independent travel bookstore that opened three years ago in the Logan Circle area, is closing at the end of the month. It was a question of economics, owner Candida Mannozzi said ruefully this morning. "At some point you...

By K.C. Summers | February 12, 2008; 4:35 PM ET | Comments (229)

Insta-CoGo: Bend Travel Rules for Iraq Vets?

Should military families get a break on airline rules? Does it make a difference if the military personnel in question is returning from a war zone? CoGo just recieved a complaint about an airline and wonders how, or whether, to proceed. Here's the deal: A mom and dad and fiancee...

By Cindy Loose | February 12, 2008; 7:34 AM ET | Comments (54)

The Monday Rant: (Rental) Car and (Angry) Driver

I got lost, I swear. Well, first I couldn't find a gas station, then I got lost. I mean, c'mon, Salt Lake City doesn't use street names, only compass points. (My hotel, for example, was on 423 West 300 South -- that's not an address; that's a coordinate, and another...

By Andrea Sachs | February 11, 2008; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (22)

 

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