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Archive: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Friday Photo: The Mural Is the Story

Travel Log reader David French, of Alexandria, is this week's Friday Photo winner. (If his name sounds familiar, it's because a photo of his from Prague was selected back in June.) As the daughter of a mural-painter, I had to post French's photo, which he took in Slovakia. Here's what...

By Christina Talcott | November 14, 2008; 7:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Pilot Strike Looms for Air France

Pilots at Air France have called for a four-day strike, scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday and to end at midnight Monday, Nov. 17. Air France, in a statement issued Thursday, said it is expecting "very significant disruptions to its operations." Cancelled flights for tomorrow (Friday) include Flight 39...

By Carol Sottili | November 13, 2008; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

AirTran Joins the Bag Fee Movement

Say it ain't so! Low-cost airline AirTran has joined the legacy carriers in charging for the first checked bag. Starting Dec. 5, the first checked bag will cost $15 to check; the second one will remain $25. I'm saddened by the news, because I really like no-frills AirTran. It's partly...

By Christina Talcott | November 13, 2008; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (4)

Insta Q&A: It Takes a Villa in Tuscany

Hi folks, and welcome to Insta Q&A, the midweek edition of the Post's Travel Q&A column. This is where we'll continue our Q&A dialogue, and where you get a crack at being the expert. That's right. If you think you've got the answer to your fellow travelers' questions, we want...

By Christina Talcott | November 12, 2008; 7:39 AM ET | Comments (4)

Act Now: New Airfare Deals

Two airlines today announced three-day sales that will end Thurs., Nov. 13. Southwest has launched a system-wide Web-only sale for travel Dec. 2-Feb. 11. For example, fly round trip from BWI to Salt Lake City for $239, including taxes. A 21-day advance purchase is required, and the lowest fares apply...

By Carol Sottili | November 11, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (2)

It Came From the Chat: Some Scent-sational Stories

In yesterday's chat, I asked readers to share their stories of smells that reminded them of places they'd visited, and the stories rolled in. Here are three I didn't get a chance to post: Gee Street: My favorite scent-place association: Stayed in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii last...

By Christina Talcott | November 11, 2008; 8:09 AM ET | Comments (2)

USA: A Brand You Can Trust?

If we were talking about beer or beat 'em-up sports, I would understand why Australia and Canada topped the United States in a recent study. But, alas, the report was on country brand reputations, and it seems our red, white and blue doesn't have the shiniest rep. According to the...

By Andrea Sachs | November 10, 2008; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (0)


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