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A Few for the Road (and Air): Holiday Travel Tips

Worried about upcoming holiday travel plans? We have some tips to help ease your mind. Air travel can be dicey when the weather outside is frightful, so heed these tips from Fare Compare CEO Rick Seaney if you think you might be affected by bad weather: * Before heading to...

By Christina Talcott | December 23, 2008; 07:07 AM ET | Comments (5)

Insta Q&A: Meeting Family Halfway

What do you do when half your family lives in one city, half in another, and neither side wants to make the long trek to get together over the holidays? If you're like reader Carol Dollarhide of Rockville, you compromise and meet somewhere in the middle. Carol writes: My husband...

By Christina Talcott | December 17, 2008; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (5)

Mexico City on Ice

This time of the year, New York City's Rockefeller Plaza grabs all of the attention for its twinkling Christmas tree and ice skating. Yet, its rink is a tight squeeze and, with a crowd of skaters, can feel as claustrophobic as a clown car. Oddly, the rink that deserves heralding...

By Andrea Sachs | December 16, 2008; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Kids Deck the Airports' Halls

This month, two Washington area airports will bring in Santa's little helpers to assist with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's second-annual tree trimming celebration. (Courtney Prebich/ MWAA) Today at Reagan National, between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., about 100 children from nine District, Maryland and Virginia elementary and middle schools will...

By Andrea Sachs | December 2, 2008; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

Thanksgiving, Inauguration and You

Here are a few items I've come across this morning: * Southwest is adding new flights for Inauguration weekend. Guess your sister didn't need to buy her tickets the minute CNN called Virginia on Nov. 4 after all. * In other Inauguration news, the L.A. Times cautions travelers to buy...

By Christina Talcott | November 25, 2008; 02:15 PM ET | Comments (1)

Bush Moves to Free Up Airspace for Holiday Crush

This holiday, give a little thanks to President Bush, who is committed to getting Americans home for turkey and pie. In a Transportation Department speech earlier this week, the president ordered the military to open its airspace to commercial carriers, which will ease traffic in the higher atmospheres and hopefully...

By Andrea Sachs | November 20, 2008; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Savings for Students

College students seem to develop a knack for the cheap and the free, but if you or yours hasn't yet discovered STA Travel and Student Universe, go there before booking that trip home for the holidays. Both companies have been around for a while, starting out as bricks-and-mortar travel agencies,...

By Christina Talcott | October 16, 2008; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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