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Archive: February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008

The Friday Photo: Monkey Business

First, thanks to all of you who sent us photos for this new Travel Log weekly feature. That said, we want to remind you: This isn't a competition for great animal pictures. But we fell in love with this photo the moment we saw it and had to share...

By John Deiner | February 29, 2008; 3:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Frequent-Flier Changes at US Airways

In response to a recent post on the Travel Log, CoGo did a little research on changes in US Airways' frequent-flier program, and this is what we found. If you earn U.S. Airways Dividend Miles on short hops, you won't be earning as many miles as before on tickets purchased...

By Cindy Loose | February 29, 2008; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

What's the Deal: Europe This Summer? It Can Be Done

If you've spent the past months scouring Web sites in an attempt to find an airfare of under $1,000 round trip to Europe this summer, you most likely haven't booked yet. There have been a couple of short-lived sales, but none that have had broad appeal. Blame jet fuel, Europeans...

By Carol Sottili | February 29, 2008; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

Tales From the Road: Ode to a Suitcase

Her Majesty's customs agent was not pleased with me. My ferryboat had just pulled into Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and I'd made the mistake of walking right up to the counter with my suitcase. "Stand behind the yellow line until you're summoned," the agent snapped. Then she took...

By K.C. Summers | February 28, 2008; 1:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-Q&A: Girls-only Getaways in Virginia

Welcome once again to Insta-Q&A, where you can both pose questions to the Travel section and also help out fellow travelers with your own answers to their queries. Today's question comes from a reader who's planning a weekend for her and some girlfriends. If you have some advice for Jo...

By Scott Vogel | February 28, 2008; 7:25 AM ET | Comments (4)

Baggage Check: US Airways Follows United With $25 Fee Per Extra Bag

We knew it was only a matter of time. US Airways became the second major domestic carrier to announce it will begin charging $25 for a second piece of checked luggage. United, which codeshares with US Airways, was the first when it announced earlier this month that it would start...

By Carol Sottili | February 27, 2008; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bonus Rant: Cheap Seats (and a Ray of Hope)

I hate walking through first or business class on my way to the cheap seats, especially on long flights. The people sitting there swirling their mimosas always seem so smug. As I struggle into my middle economy seat and the guy in front slams his seat into my knees as...

By Carol Sottili | February 27, 2008; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (15)

Insta-CoGo: Delwest, or Is it Northta?

The airline industry has been abuzz for months about a possible Delta merger with Northwest. The airline boards reportedly would have voted this week on the merger, but pilots from the two airlines apparently can't agree on how their seniority lists will be integrated. CoGo assumes that with billions at...

By Cindy Loose | February 26, 2008; 2:24 PM ET | Comments (9)

Travel Trends: The Late, Great Outdoors

For kids, it was a playground opportunity akin to the planets aligning. First of all, it was a Saturday. Second, the sun shone brightly on an unseasonably warm February day. Third, there was this really cool new play structure -- the kind with lots of ingenious moving parts -- that...

By Scott Vogel | February 26, 2008; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (5)

Insta-CoGo: Death on a Flight From Haiti

The Internet is abuzz with an accusation that airline personnel initially refused to help a dying woman, then agreed to give her oxygen only to find that two oxygen tanks on board were empty. Instant news, true or untrue, is both the greatness and the curse of modern communications. In...

By Cindy Loose | February 25, 2008; 2:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rant: Fare Play in a D.C. Cab?

I haven't flown out of Reagan National in quite some time, but a few weeks ago, I was surprised to step into the cab line and -- just before a taxi whisked me away -- be given the sheet of paper you see here. On it is listed the approximate...

By John Deiner | February 25, 2008; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (0)


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