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Archive: March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008

The Friday Photo: Pretty in Pink

Ready for the weekend? The end of the work week has arrived, and so has our (and your) Friday Photo. This week, we're tossing a Travel tote bag to Rachel L. Stewart of Arlington, Va., who sent in this shot from the opening day of Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival (it's...

By John Deiner | April 4, 2008; 3:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Deal: Stretch Your Legs and Save $$$

Tired of sitting in the small seats? If you're willing to pay up to have a little room, but you're not willing to pay a fortune, take a look at Virgin Atlantic's sale on premium economy seats. I flew this class of service on Virgin several times last year, and...

By Carol Sottili | April 4, 2008; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Insta-CoGo: ATA Airlines Goes Belly-Up

ATA stopped flying today, leaving passengers stranded. The airline served about 10,000 passengers per day, operating flights from Chicago's Midway Airport to Dallas, Oakland and the Mexican cities of Cancun and Guadalajara, and from Hawaii to Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. So what happened? The airline cited the...

By Carol Sottili | April 3, 2008; 1:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

Checking In: A First Look at D.C.'s New Hipster Hotel

I've been wondering what all that construction was a few blocks away from The Post at the old Holiday Inn, and now that I've seen the completed project -- the Donovan House hotel -- I can say I'm impressedt. The modishly swish hotel is the first Thompson Hotels property to...

By Andrea Sachs | April 3, 2008; 6:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

It Came From the Chat: Unnecessary Baggage

You never know what's going to strike a nerve during our weekly chat. On Monday's chat, we asked for stories of completely unnecessary things people had taken with them on trips, and we got some interesting responses -- go ahead, pretend you can't relate. Here are some of our favorites:...

By Christina Talcott | April 2, 2008; 1:01 PM ET | Comments (5)

Insta-Q&A: Jellyfish Lake, the Movie

Apropos of our March 30th Q&A item on Palau's Jellyfish Lake, Annandale veterinarian Steve Cohen sent us a terrific video of his 2006 trip to the place. (Video has sound.) As you'll see, a picture really is worth a thousand words, or in this case hundreds of thousands of jellyfish....

By Scott Vogel | April 2, 2008; 6:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Fees, Fees and More Fees on Delta

You may have heard that Northwest has joined United, US Airways and Delta in assessing a fee for a second piece of checked luggage. It'll cost $25 each way for tickets issued March 29 or later for travel May 5 or later to destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico...

By Carol Sottili | April 1, 2008; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Heathrow's New Terminal Woes

Last summer, when CoGo was inundated with complaints from travelers whose bags had been lost during transfers at Heathrow, British Airways said: Never fear, just wait until the new Terminal 5 opens and all will be well. Well, Terminal 5 at Heathrow opened last Thursday, and all hell broke loose....

By Cindy Loose | April 1, 2008; 6:51 AM ET | Comments (2)

Clear Lane: A Clarification (and Apology)

We published a contribution from a reader last week complaining about inefficiency and bad signage at the new Clear security lanes at Dulles Airport -- a contribution that we've since learned was in error. The reader implied that he tried to use the Clear lane the weekend after it opened...

By K.C. Summers | March 31, 2008; 1:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rant: You Pierced What?!?

Should you have to remove body piercings to pass through security? Well, now you apparently don't, but not before an ugly incident in Texas. According to an Associated Press story, Mandi Hamlin, 37, of Texas says she wasn't given a patdown option when her nipple piercings set off alarms last...

By Cindy Loose | March 31, 2008; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (17)

 

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