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Archive: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Friday Photo: Pastoral Pedaling

Fancy a bike ride? How about 50 kilometers on Scandinavian hills? This week's Friday Photo winner, Anne Schwartz, a longtime D.C. resident now in Paris for the government, describes this evocative shot: "This is my favorite photo from our family's recent bike trip on the Danish island of Funen. It...

By Christina Talcott | August 29, 2008; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

United Food Service Changes, Part II

I blogged a few days ago about United's decision to stop serving free food on flights from Dulles to Europe -- here's a link -- but we didn't know then why Washington Dulles was chosen, and whether the decision was permanent. An update: United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said in an...

By Carol Sottili | August 29, 2008; 7:58 AM ET | Comments (11)

Labor Day Travel Tips

If you're planning to travel in or out of Washington's National Airport (DCA) this coming long weekend, take heed: There will be major disruptions in Metro service between Braddock Road and the National Airport station, from 9 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Tuesday. Getting to National from any point on...

By Christina Talcott | August 27, 2008; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (4)

Restoring Sanity to the New York Hotel Market

Here's a new way to save money while traveling, although I recommend only it advisedly: staying in hotels that are under renovation. Depending on when and where you visit, "under renovation" can mean anything from cosmetic changes to a complete overhaul of a hotel's lobby and rooms. But if you...

By Scott Vogel | August 26, 2008; 7:12 AM ET | Comments (24)

Monday Rave: Security Line, Experts Only

After countless flights over innumerable years, I am now a certified pro at airport security. Faster than you can say "bag check," I can slip off my shoes, pull out my computer and toiletries, place them in the tray, and saunter through the metal detecting machine, boarding pass in hand....

By Andrea Sachs | August 25, 2008; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (9)


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