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Inspections ordered for Airbus A380s

– UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 20, at 3:15 p.m. ET): The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered inspections of 20Airbus A380 superjumbo jets. LATEST UPDATE:  Safety agency calls for checks on A380 wing parts That follows the discovery of hairline cracks on some of the jets, though Airbus has dismissed them as “non-critical” and says they […]

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Choice Tables: Eating Out in Amsterdam: Way Beyond Herring

I was happy, for example, to see komijnekaas — cumin cheese, which is pretty much as it sounds — even though it is not a world-beater, in place of Parmesan; to see vegetables boiled and mashed, not grilled; to see butter not olive oil; and turbot instead of tuna. When I traveled here 10 years […]

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Costa Concordia: How Travel Insurance Can Help

WARWICK, R.I., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — At InsureMyTrip.com, we are deeply saddened by the recent and tragic events aboard the Costa Concordia. We have reached out to our customers who have been affected, and we are also reaching out to the broader audience to share some information about the role of travel […]

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Best travel deals of the week

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Carnival to audit safety on nine cruise brands

This item was written by Fran Golden, a cruise expert and Trip Coach for Budget Travel magazine. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away. In the wake of the Costa Concordia tragedy, Carnival Corp. says it will do “a comprehensive audit and review […]

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AAA reveals Five Diamond restaurants for 2012

Foodies: Wondering which newly crowned Five Diamond restaurants you need to hit this year? AAA today will unveil its 2012 Five Diamond restaurants list, and Hotel Check-In has an exclusive first look for you of the new additions. For 2012, seven restaurants earned AAA’s coveted Five Diamond status for the first time; nine fell off […]

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Southwest: 15 AirTran cities will be cut

– Updated 2:52 p.m. ET Southwest Airlines today gave a final count on exactly how many AirTran destinations will make the cut as it pushes forward with merging the carriers. Southwest says that on Aug. 12, it will drop six more cities from AirTran’s route map. They are: Allentown, Pa.; Lexington, Ky.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Huntsville, […]

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Skiing the Spanish Pyrenees

It was 9:30 on a Sunday morning in the heart of ski season, yet not a single person waited at the ticket booth to buy a lift pass. The rental shop might as well have had a cartoon tumbleweed blowing through it. Outside, nobody was queued up to ride the gondola. When we reached the […]

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7 Travel Insurance Tips for Your Next Vacation

The news of the cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy was particularly noteworthy for my family. On April 1, we set sail on a seven-day Caribbean cruise. My daughter is already freaking out, and my son is not helping matters. He’s plastered pictures of the Costa Concordia all over the house. One issue […]

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Stylish Travel App Elizabeth Street Plans Expansion

Elizabeth Street will be hitting up Madrid, Berlin, and Rome starting next month ‘; } else { extracss = imageCaption; } document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ”+extracss; } function hide_it(){ document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ‘ ‘; } Jan 20, 2012 @ 5:55 PM Posted by Jessica Chou, Editor Traveling with kids is just about the trickiest thing to do, so of […]

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