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Archive: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

The Delta-Northwest Merger and You

Delta Air Lines has acquired Northwest Airlines for $2.8 billion. What does it mean for travelers? Not much...yet. Both airlines issued statements stressing business as usual. Travelers will continue to book and buy tickets through the airlines' respective phone numbers/Web sites. They'll check in with the airline they're flying. Members...

By Carol Sottili | October 31, 2008; 9:41 AM ET | Comments (4)

United's New Door-to-Door Baggage Program

Yesterday, United announced that it's starting a new door-to-door bag delivery service for flights within the continental U.S. Here's how it'll work: You can either drop your bags at the nearest FedEx, or the Door-to-Door Baggage service will pick them up at your home and office. They'll get shipped overnight...

By Christina Talcott | October 30, 2008; 7:42 AM ET | Comments (4)

Great Places in America: 2008

Earlier this month, the American Planning Association named its picks for Great American Places. There are three categories, Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Places, and while some of them are obvious (New York's Central Park as a great public place), some are intriguing and can serve as a guide to travelers...

By Christina Talcott | October 29, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (6)

Places to See: St. Louis

Think vacation, and St. Louis isn't the first city, or the 20th, to come to mind. But, having just returned from a short trip there to visit my daughter in college, I can attest to its attractiveness as a tourist destination. It's a quick two-hour nonstop flight, and sale fares...

By Carol Sottili | October 28, 2008; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (5)

Are Restrictions on Liquids Coming to an End?

Tired of the 3-1-1 rule? Frustrated by paper boarding passes? Relief may be around the corner. The Transportation Security Administration announced in its blog on Friday its plans to ultimately do away with the restrictions on liquids in carry-on luggage. With new X-ray machines, it hopes to eliminate the size...

By Christina Talcott | October 28, 2008; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Chat Follow-Up: A Truly Amazing Race

During last week's Travel chat, we received a question about adventure competitions along the lines of reality TV show "Amazing Race" -- but without the commercial disruptions. I suggested citywide scavenger hunts, a fun way to learn about a new destination that is way more interesting than a passive tour...

By Andrea Sachs | October 27, 2008; 7:21 AM ET | Comments (4)

 

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