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Archive: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

The Friday Photo: Polls Apart

And a very good afternoon to you (the May weather feels good, doesn't it?). You've no doubt been holding your breath for a glimpse of the Friday Photo, and here it is. We'll admit this isn't the best shot in the world, but the (brief) story by its supplier, Ken...

By John Deiner | May 2, 2008; 2:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Travel Alert: Heading to Reagan National?

Garage construction at Reagan National will likely cause traffic backups, especially during peak times, as of Monday. The left lane of the airport entrance road will be closed for the duration of the two-year, $54 million project. Motorists coming from Washington on the southbound George Washington Parkway are advised to...

By Cindy Loose | May 2, 2008; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Deal: The Luck of the Irish

Aren't we glad that Aer Lingus came back to town? The airline bailed out of BWI, ending its nonstop flights to Shannon, Ireland, several years ago, but then restarted nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Dublin last year. And now it's one of the few offering decent sale fares for...

By Carol Sottili | May 2, 2008; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Cruise News: Let Them Eat Cake!

Eva Gularte, her sister and her mother are none too happy about their cruise aboard the Norwegian Star, according to reports in the Miami Herald and Travel Weekly. The women claim in a lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday that NCL failed to disclose to passengers that making reservations...

By Carol Sottili | May 1, 2008; 1:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: Funding the FAA

America's air traffic control system might finally get a much-needed update. A bill expected to pass the Senate as early as tonight would -- in its current incarnation -- devote $400 million to modernizing the air traffic control system. The bill in question reauthorizes spending for the FAA and has...

By Cindy Loose | May 1, 2008; 6:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: The Dulles Rail Extension and You

In an unexpected reverse move, the Feds announced today that they're funding the Dulles rail extension, which we all but left for dead a few months back. Now that things are back on track (so to speak), it's looking up for Dulles, which is considered Washington's international hub (never mind...

By Christina Talcott | April 30, 2008; 1:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

San Diego Shark Attack: Is It Safe to Go Back in the Water?

Last Friday, the Pacific waters off San Diego County were roiled after a shark attacked and killed a retired veterinarian and triathlete. An online report from the San Diego Union-Tribune says experts have confirmed that the predator was a great white shark. (During an autopsy, great white teeth were recovered...

By Andrea Sachs | April 30, 2008; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

AAA's Sobering Analysis: The Safety Dance

If you haven't the time to read the new, much talked-about study on traffic safety, I have two words for you: cognitive dissonance. The report, the "2008 Traffic Safety Culture Index," [PDF] which was released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, has been nicknamed "Do as I say,...

By Scott Vogel | April 29, 2008; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (23)

Insta-Cogo: Bag Fees, Mergers and Belly-Ups

These three bits of airline news might seem all unrelated, but in fact they share a common theme: Jet fuel prices are shaking the industry, so tighten your seatbelts, lighten your luggage and open your wallets. * First up: American Airlines announced yesterday that as of May 12, passengers with...

By Cindy Loose | April 29, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Monday Rave: Tax Rebates and Travel

Okay, we've heard you. A few folks (very few, in fact) have questioned the need for fostering negativity on Mondays. We say: Why not? But we're going to mix it up a bit from now on. So herewith is our first Monday Rave. And could there be a better thing...

By Christina Talcott | April 28, 2008; 6:16 AM ET | Comments (15)


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