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Archive: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

The Friday Photo: Catching a Few Zzzzzzs in Jordan

If it's Friday, it's time for a little Photo action. Thanks to all of you for sharing your best shots, and keep 'em coming. We have plenty of Travel tote bags for the taking. This week's winner is Jean Gratz of Charlottesville, Va., who snapped this picture during a visit...

By John Deiner | March 7, 2008; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Southwest Flying Cracked Planes?

Wow. While CoGo was checking into passenger complaints about lost bags and delayed flights, it seems Southwest Airlines might have been flying old planes with big cracks in them! CoGo feels so guilty. But wait, enforcing rules about required inspections of older planes isn't CoGo's job; its the job of...

By Cindy Loose | March 7, 2008; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (13)

What's the Deal: Sales to Europe Are Popping Up

It's been slim pickings for sale fares to Europe. We told you about some business-class sales last week, but this week, we have even better news. Iberia has launched a sale from Washington Dulles to destinations across Europe. And United and Virgin Atlantic are offering sale fares to London. The...

By Carol Sottili | March 7, 2008; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (9)

What's the Deal: DC to NYC . . . for a Buck?

DC to New York for $1? Believe it. Well, sort of. BoltBus, the newest player in the DC-to-NY cheapo bus biz, debuts March 27 with one-way fares starting at $1 (plus a 50-cent booking fee). The Greyhound spinoff promises free WiFi and power outlets, plus leather seats on "select" coaches....

By K.C. Summers | March 6, 2008; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (3)

Insta-CoGo: Delta vs. the Bag Hogs

Okay, so everyone was bent out of shape when United and US Airways recently announced they'd start charging extra money for most economy passengers who wanted to check a second bag. Now comes this news from Delta Air Lines: On international flights, the carrier will be strictly enforcing rules about...

By Cindy Loose | March 6, 2008; 7:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Grunge Report: One Dirty Hotel in Lancaster, Pa.

Once upon a time, amid the bucolic splendor of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, there was an awful little hotel called the Days Inn Lancaster. Actually, "awful" is too weak a word. Godawful is more like it. The Days Inn, unlike most others in the hotel chain's stable of properties, was the...

By Scott Vogel | March 5, 2008; 7:14 AM ET | Comments (11)

Insta-CoGo: All Eyes on the NY Passenger Bill of Rights

New York's Passenger Bill of Rights seems pretty mild to CoGo: It says that commercial planes flying out of New York must provide passengers food, water, fresh air, power and working restrooms if the flight has left the gate and sat on the tarmac for more than three hours....

By Cindy Loose | March 4, 2008; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (2)

Travel Chow: Peanuts, Pretzels or . . . Matzoh?

Next time you're on a flight and bored, play the kosher game. This is how it works: Choose a food item offered by the airlines and guess if it is kosher or not. Then, let Rabbi Safran of the Orthodox Union, a New York-based Jewish organization, shock you with his...

By Andrea Sachs | March 4, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: TSA's Intriguing Test . . . Will It Work?

An interesting test is taking place at security lines in Denver and Salt Lake City airports: Separate security lines are marked for families, for casual travelers and for "experts." No one is forced to go into one line or another, but the hope is that frequent travelers who know all...

By Cindy Loose | March 4, 2008; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-Cogo: Southwest Airlines' 'Pretty' Incident

Oh, Southwest, you never fail to entertain. The airline seems to have a knack for attracting interesting, if not exactly bad, press. Last summer, several female passengers complained that the airline imposed a dress code on them, asking them to cover up their skimpy attire. Now, two college coeds claim...

By John Deiner | March 3, 2008; 1:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rant: It's About Time for ... More Time Off

Memo to all presidential candidates championing health care reform: What's something that improves health, strengthens family ties, increases worker productivity and, despite all these wonderful outcomes, is conspicuously missing from your platforms? Mandating more vacation time for Americans. Now, when you read that, I'll bet a lot of you rolled...

By Scott Vogel | March 3, 2008; 7:23 AM ET | Comments (13)


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