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Senator’s run-in puts airport scanners in spotlight

Chapman took it in stride. But a growing number of high-profile cases — two in Nashville — are calling into question both the accuracy of the millimeter wave scanning machines and the appropriateness of the pat-downs used when the machines go off or when travelers refuse the body scans. On Jan. 23, Paul was stopped […]

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T Magazine: Checking In | Public Chicago

I’ve always had mixed feelings about Ian Schrager’s hotels, where for me, style trumped service — and certainly comfort — more often than not. So it was with slight trepidation that I checked into Schrager’s latest venture, Public Chicago, which opened last fall. A re-do of the fabled Ambassador East, a landmark 1926 building in […]

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TRAVEL INSURANCE: Can airline provide Amsterdam info?

MY daughter, who travelled on Malaysia Airlines flight MH16 to Amsterdam on Feb 1 and will return on Feb 15 on MH17, bought the MHin-sure travel insurance online for RM130.  The insurance certificate (MASMY600010480) that was issued online by MAS stated her destination as NL. The full term for NL should have been used, and  […]

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American Airlines aims to cut 13000 jobs

By DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type DALLAS — The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs — 15 percent of its workforce — as the nation’s third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a […]

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Cruise line launching Andrew Lloyd Webber show

You can tell a lot about a cruise line’s customer base from its shipboard entertainment. Mainstream line Norwegian is all Las Vegas pizzazz, with everything from Elvis and Lady Gaga impersonators to the Blue Man Group. Upscale Crystal Cruises has a penchant for ballroom dancing and big-band music from the likes of the Glenn Miller […]

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American Airlines to slash up to 13,000 jobs

The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs — 15% of its workforce — as the nation’s third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. FULL TEXT:  American CEO’s letter to employees regarding cuts The company aims to cut labor costs by 20%, and will soon begin negotiations with its three major unions. […]

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In Transit Blog: St. Vitus Treasures Now in Brilliant Display at Prague Castle

Prague Castle Administratrion — Jan GlocDiamond Monstrance. Prague The soft illumination at the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Prague Castle has taken on a golden hue lately. Its source: the lighted display cases, which currently hold the Treasury of St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest church treasury in the Czech Republic and one of the […]

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Alamo Rent A Car Launches "The Value Project"

ST. LOUIS, MO, Feb 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — If there’s a family vacation in your future, this is the place to go — before you go. Inspired by its sponsorship of Frommers.com’s 100 Places to Take Your Kids, Alamo Rent A Car has launched “The Value Project,” an online community for families planning […]

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Cruise lines begin touting sales

Just how much could cruise fares decline in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster? Cruise fans got a glimpse today as Princess Cruises announced a promotion for summer voyages in Europe and Alaska. Princess’ new “Sizzlin’ Summer Sale” is similar to a promotion the line was running before the Jan. 13 accident but will […]

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Starwood: New status, perks for top guests

Starwood believes points aren’t enough for the world’s international business travelers – an elite group that makes up just 2% of Starwood’s customers yet drives 30% of its profits. That’s why Starwood today is launching new loyalty benefits including a new lifetime status level and an industry first: 24-hour check-in. It’s also enriching benefits for […]

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