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Archive: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Friday Photo: Beach Blanket Bird

Sometimes the beach is just the beach... Except when someone brings their pet bird to the shore with them. Today's Friday Photo winner, Meralis Plaza-Toledo, snapped this photo on a visit to Puerto Rico this summer. She writes: "I took this picture at the end of August on a beach...

By Christina Talcott | October 24, 2008; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

How to Avoid Run-ins With Deer

AAA Mid-Atlantic recently released a statement about the dangers of hitting deer on the highway during the animal's mating season. I'll admit, the e-mail caught my eye with its subject line: "A Deer and Present Danger.". The numbers of deer-on-highway kills have been decreasing since they peaked at 2,129 in...

By Christina Talcott | October 23, 2008; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (6)

One-Day Airfare Sale to Europe

Today (Wed., Oct. 22) only, Lufthansa is offering rock-bottom fares from Washington Dulles to several cities in Europe. Fare is $568 round trip, including all taxes and surcharges, to Frankfurt and Munich. Slightly higher sale fares are available on flights to Athens, Budapest, London, Paris, Warsaw and Zurich. You must...

By Carol Sottili | October 22, 2008; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

News Round-Up: Baggage Restrictions, Air Travel With Kids and More

What's going on in travel news this week? Here's an abbreviated list of some hot (and/or funny, helpful, etc.) stories: * Starting Nov. 1, Continental's making it harder to over-pack your carry-on with new size restrictions. Like most airlines these days, Continental's mandating that carry-on bags' dimensions measure no more...

By Christina Talcott | October 21, 2008; 1:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

AirTran's On-Board Upgrades

More from the Department of In-Flight Sales: We all know that feeling: You board a plane, juggling your carry-ons, and feel twinges of jealousy walking past the business class seats to your tiny seat in coach. If you've ever thought, "If only I could sit there," AirTran is now selling...

By Christina Talcott | October 21, 2008; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Virgin America Gets Creative: Coffee, Tea, Energy Drink?

Airlines need to make money, and selling seats on the plane is no longer the only way to raise a buck. Many now charge extra for bags, snacks, drinks and assigned seats. But Virgin America is getting even more creative, partnering with a company called Vitalize Labs to sell its...

By Carol Sottili | October 20, 2008; 1:28 PM ET | Comments (3)


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