October 2011

787 takes flight for first commercial passengers, tips on how to sleep in the air, NYC will get 120 new hotels but do they need them?

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Yesterday, I heard about a friend from Thailand who evacuated Bangkok because of the severity of the flooding. This morning, it was announced that the city’s second largest airport, the one that handles many domestic flights, has been flooded.

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The Obama administration’s deficit-reduction plan includes a new mandatory $100 surcharge per flight for air traffic control services, which airlines would pay directly to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan also raises the passenger security tax from $2.50 to $5 per non-stop flight, and eventually to $7.50.

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Hotel staff taught to read your body langugage, Starwood launches user ratings, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks on Windstar Cruises

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Though the U.S. government has decided that space exploration is an expense it cannot maintain at its current pace, the history of America’s exploration of space is fascinating. The once bustling Kennedy Space Center is a window into the future when private companies will be initiating space flight.

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As upgrades get more and more difficult to obtain, many savvy travelers are turning their attention to flights where they can reserve good seats in coach.

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JetBlue Vacation’s concierge service, 2,000+ laser attacks on planes continue, TSA chat-down expands to Detroit from Boston

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Last week Ned Levi discussed healthy tips for travelers when flying. This week Ned is back with more healthy tips concerning food while flying, “airline carrier colds,” ear pain, and the infamous “aircraft infection zone.”

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Air Canada and flight attendants to avoid strike, Boeing plans Dreamliner world tour, US Airways fires three at Philadelphia in buddy pass scheme

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This weekend we take a look at the top independent bookstores int he country and give you a chance to add your own recommendations, explore the worlds of mummies and bones, and ponder the coming of low-cost carriers to the long-haul airline world.

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