August 2010

Photographer Craig DeThomas went to Dusseldorf to visit old friends. Now, this town is not one of the touristic stops of most American travelers, but the city is rich with industry and history and is forward looking. It’s architecture is striking and changes Craig’s normal search for the quaint and historic into an eye for modern building statements.

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Discover a wonderful group of Irish ladies who will make you laugh about airline fees, no matter how much you hate them. Or visit Madrid with one of the Inspiration videos created by American Airlines. Then take a close look at native woodcarving in New Zealand.

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Thought those reservation change fees I showed you yesterday were shocking? Then check this out.

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The rumored massive FAA fine against American Airlines for maintenance violations back in April of 2008 has been announced — try on $24.2 million on for size.

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Fewer slots in Nevada casinos, AA mechanics reject labor contract, demand rises for private jet service for pets

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This peak travel fee is a fee that most people don’t even know they are paying. It is really hidden and included right in the airfare, like the transportation excise tax. But, travelers will notice it when prices vary by $30 to $60 from day to day. It could be the peak travel fee.

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This data from the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics confirms what many airline passengers already know: That the travel industry, particularly airlines, is profiting on one of the most common human impulses: Changing your mind.

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A few weeks ago, I went on the newly-established Journey Through Hallowed Ground– that spans Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, and extends roughly from Gettysburg to Monticello–and I learned more in 11 days and 180 miles than I did in all my schooling.

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Even in countries where change is more of an issue, I have been amazed over the years at how many merchants say “Dollars okay,” even in relatively small towns. And, it seems, I can always find someone who speak at least broken English.

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Boeing 747-8 gets off the ground with a million pounds, FAA tightens 737 inspections, Lindu airport in China deemed unsafe

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