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Archive: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Southwest Security Line Changes

Southwest is apparently trying to make itself even more attractive to business travelers by offering priority security lines for its best customers. Travelers holding business select tickets, or those with "A-List" designations (must fly at least 18 round-trip flights per year) will get access to the fast lanes, which will...

By Carol Sottili | October 3, 2008; 6:58 AM ET | Comments (4)

Forbes Rates the Airlines

On Wednesday, Forbes.com published the results of a study it conducted to determine which American airlines are the most reliable -- and unreliable. Ten major airlines were judged in six categories based on five years' worth of stats provided by the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation....

By Christina Talcott | October 2, 2008; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (9)

New Car-Sharing Options

Enterprise and U-Haul have recently launched car-sharing programs -- rent a car by the hour, gas and insurance included. Our fair city has hosted car-sharing programs -- first Flexcar and Zipcar, then just Zipcar -- for years, but Enterprise and U-Haul are joining the party now too. Let's look at...

By Christina Talcott | October 1, 2008; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (3)

A Prius, a Keying and the Cape

Last Thursday night, my beau and I went to Cape Cod for my good friends' wedding. We flew into Boston on AirTran - only a few minutes delayed! - and made our way to Hertz to pick up the car I'd rented through Hotwire. Unfortunately, the agents at the counter...

By Christina Talcott | September 29, 2008; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (10)

The Monday Rant: Overrated? Really?

Everyone knows that there are a thousand places everyone must see before they die (uh-huh), but isn't there an equal number of places that you must avoid before you die? In other words, what are the world's most overrated travel destinations? That's the question we put to readers of our...

By Scott Vogel | September 29, 2008; 7:07 AM ET | Comments (26)

 

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