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Archive: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Friday Photo: A Lakefront Leap

Blue sky, green grass and two happy kids: That's why we chose Christian Buddie's shot of his seven-year-old nephew, Gavin, and 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Riley, as this week's Friday Photo. Buddie writes of his photo, which was taken on the shores of Lake Michigan on July 5: "Gavin was photographed...

By Christina Talcott | September 5, 2008; 3:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sex on the Beach? Not in Dubai

Having sex on the beach, especially when there's a possibility of getting caught, is a definite no-no, even in destinations where just about anything goes. But a British couple recently discovered that behaving badly on the wrong beach can get you in very deep trouble. The 36-year-old woman and 34-year-old...

By Carol Sottili | September 5, 2008; 7:52 AM ET | Comments (8)

United's Food Service Changes . . . Again

United Airlines has just announced that it's dropping its experiment to charge customers for food on transatlantic flights. The airline was planning to stop serving free food on flights from Dulles to Europe beginning Oct. 1, testing out customers' reactions before it started charging for meals on all transatlantic flights....

By Christina Talcott | September 3, 2008; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (12)

Stay Longer or Pay Higher Airfares

Once upon a time, before discount airlines became major players, the legacy airlines typically required Saturday-night stays to discourage business travelers from scooping up the cheaper leisure fares. That changed when airlines such as Southwest and Airtran started gaining market share with cheap fares, and far fewer restrictions. The legacy...

By Carol Sottili | September 2, 2008; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gustav Update

Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna update: Sunday, 9 a.m. Louisiana: As predicted, mandatory evacuation was indeed called for Sunday morning in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to make landfall Monday. Visitors as well as residents are now required to leave. Visitors who need transportation...

By Scott Vogel | August 31, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


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