February 2008

Traveling in Europe and tired of the train? Gadling suggests an alternative: Busabout, a service that provides bus tours and gives riders freedom to hop on and off the bus as their schedules allow.

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Discount airlines are courting a more lucrative travel market — the business traveler. The New York Times takes a look at how JetBlue and Southwest are tailoring their services to attract business customers.

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USA Today‘s Gene Sloan says the falling dollar is bad news for your wallet if you’re planning a summertime European cruise.

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Jose Roman Jr., of Alvin, Texas, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison and was ordered to pay $2,800 in restitution to JetBlue Airlines for an incident last June.

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Delta-Northwest deal stalls

by Jon Surmacz on February 28, 2008

A potential merger between Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has stalled again as pilots tangle over seniority.

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Norovirus season now appears to be in full swing. Earlier this week, about 100 guests on the Holland America’s Ryndam were infected by the gastrointestinal virus. Now come reports of guests being afflicted at the Derwent Hotel in the UK.

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Christopher ElliottRobert Maddocks and his wife plan a 50th-anniversary trip to Europe. But they have to postpone the vacation and then, shortly after Maddocks rebooks the tickets, his wife dies unexpectedly. Now United has sent him two certificates for the trip — vouchers he’ll never be able to use. Don’t the circumstances warrant a refund? Christopher Elliott investigates.

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A weak U.S. dollar helped boost European trips to America, where tourists were able to stretch their money further, reports USA Today.

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The West Virginia State Senate is considering a bill that may put the state at odds with the Department of Homeland Security and the federal REAL ID Act, the Associated Press reports.

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The crash of a British Airways Boeing 777 in London on Jan. 17 still has aviation officials perplexed. The jet lost power during landing and crashed 1,000 feet short of the runway.
British Airways Boeing 777 did just that as it approached Heathrow Airport in London on Jan. 17.

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