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Archive: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Friday Photo: Look Out Below!

When you're used to seeing cranes spanning the horizon and construction workers scaling scaffolding wearing safety harnesses and helmets, seeing a construction site like this can be a little jarring. That was the reaction of this week's Friday Photo winner, Jean Gratz of Charlottesville, who snapped this picture earlier this...

By Christina Talcott | September 26, 2008; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Turbulence: Alitalia's Future in Trouble

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. Monday...The last of the airline's nine labor unions today signed on to a rescue plan, which means that the airline will continue flying for now. An investor group has made an offer, but it must find a foreign airline partner to make the plan work. Negotiations with...

By Carol Sottili | September 24, 2008; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (4)

Travel Deals and News

A few travel deals to check out: 1) The Curacao Hospitality and Tourism Association is holding an auction on travel lodging, meals, tours, etc. Bidding ends on Friday, Sept. 26 at noon. Current bids are low. As always, before bidding, make sure you're getting a real deal by checking the...

By Carol Sottili | September 24, 2008; 7:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

What Not to Pack

If you think you've heard it all, wait till you hear what someone packed while traveling through a New York airport: Yesterday morning, JetBlue had to evacuate a terminal at JFK because officials found suspicious items in someone's checked luggage. What were they? According to Reuters, they were "a couple...

By Christina Talcott | September 23, 2008; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (2)

Monday Rant: Can't I Carry-On in Peace?

As we all know, there's a huge debate going on about airlines now charging for checked bags, and I know which way I stand: Against. However, I can understand the dissenters (that is, supporters of the fee), who argue that people who use the checked-bag service should pay for it,...

By Andrea Sachs | September 22, 2008; 7:14 AM ET | Comments (37)

 

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