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Archive: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

The Friday Photo: It's Sheen-tastic

Welcome to the start of you Memorial Day weekend . . . and to this week's Friday Photo. We're throwing one of our new and improved Travel totes to Ann Kessler of Washington, who submitted this shot (and, really, who among us hasn't tried snapped picture through a window?). So,...

By John Deiner | May 23, 2008; 3:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

We Were There: Free Rooms in AC, Cont'd

Yesterday, I blogged about a free room giveaway care of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. And guess what? They really were giving away the Watefront Tower rooms. Slowly and sometimes desperately, and on occasion in multiples, but they were definitely handing them out. (Overheard: "Here, take some for your friends, too,"...

By Andrea Sachs | May 23, 2008; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Coming Soon: A New Airline Bucks The Trend

As airlines go belly-up, cut schedules and levy more fees, you'd not think it's a good time to start a new airline. But British Airways is doing just that: Starting June 19, its new airline -- OpenSkies -- will start service between New York's JFK and Paris-Orly. The airline is...

By Carol Sottili | May 23, 2008; 8:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insta-CoGo: American Airlines' $15 Stunner

Who among us saw this coming: A charge to check even one bag? When the first airline announced it would charge to check a second bag, CoGo knew it was a matter of seconds before other airlines took the idea and ran, but this?? Right out of left field. In...

By Cindy Loose | May 22, 2008; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (24)

Free Rooms in Atlantic City? You Betcha.

Feeling lucky? If you are, you may be interested in Harrah's Resort Atlantic City's Giving Away the House promotion, which will give 960 Washingtonians a chance to win a free room. Got your attention? Today (May 22), resort representatives (recognizable by the Harrah's logo painted on their person) will hand...

By Andrea Sachs | May 22, 2008; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (1)

Insta-CoGo: Airport Satisfaction Blues

Now here's a no-brainer. J.D. Power and Associates just announced the results of its annual North American Airport Satisfaction Study, and customer satisfaction is down significantly. All together now: Duh. The study divvies up airports into large, medium and small sizes, and measures overall satisfaction according to six factors: accessibility,...

By K.C. Summers | May 20, 2008; 2:13 PM ET | Comments (17)

Insta-CoGo: Baby on Board at Sea

Pregnant woman and new parents alert: New rules from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. state that women must be less than 24 weeks' pregnant before the first day of a cruise for sailings on the company's three brands -- Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara. Additionally, infants must be at least 6...

By Cindy Loose | May 20, 2008; 8:28 AM ET | Comments (15)

The Monday Rant: Detaining Foreign Visitors

So now America is trying to keep European tourists out. In a shocking story, the New York Times revealed on Wednesday that an Italian man who frequently came to the States to visit his Alexandria girlfriend was denied entry to the U.S. by a customs official at Dulles airport. Customs...

By Christina Talcott | May 19, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

 

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