March 2012

This weekend we deal with movie-set vacations and destinations (above) where travelers can stay where the stars stay and walk the walk of movies. Representative Issa reads Facebook complaints about TSA and Scott McCartney, from the Wall Street Journal, gives us tips for making travel easier.

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Travel agents’ obituaries have been written more times than Brett Favre has talked about his retirement. But, travel agent business has been growing since 2009. Here are six reasons why.

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Commercial space travel possible within the next two years, Aston Kutcher is the 500th Virgin Galactic passenger, Colgan Air tries to block testimony

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The airline world has been in a turmoil for months as airlines, corporate jet owners and governments have struggled with the unilateral imposition of an environmental tax by the European Union (EU).

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More states may legalize gambling, Baltimore may sell historic landmarks, US airlines drop lawsuit against EU regarding emission trading scheme

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Requiring payment for exit-row seats might mean the exit row goes empty. Is that safe? Should anyone be able to purchase an exit-row seat? Should there be an exit-row test for passengers sitting in exit rows? These are not easy answers.

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Boeing delivers JAL’s first two 787s, Delta expands service from LGA after its swap with USAirways, Port Authority NY/NJ wants to fine passengers who don’t turn off cellphones and delay planes

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One of the Transportation Security Administration’s vaunted 20 layers of security has been looking a little porous lately, and the resulting dust-up is calling into question the effectiveness — and the cost-effectiveness — of post-9/11 airport screening.

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Nigeria gives BA & Virgin Atlantic ultimatum on fares, US Airways said to brief AMR creditors on possible buyout or merger, Iberia Express takes to the skies to offer low cost carrier service to Spain

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Do you carry a smartphone when you travel? Are you one of the countless travelers who has lost their smartphone while away from home. It happened to Ned Levi when traveling in Egypt last year. Ned has some startling statistics about lost smartphones, and six suggestions to protect your personal and business information on it, in case it’s lost or stolen.

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