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Today’s Top Story
U.S. to cap NYC flights
Fewer flights will go in and out of New York City airports at the busiest times to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays, the government said Wednesday. (AP)
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What’s New On Tripso
Food, glorious food
Forget the basic room service hamburger with soggy fries. Amy Bradley-Hole tells us where to find the best hotel restaurants. (Amy Bradley-Hole)
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More travel news
Destinations to watch in 2008
The New Year heralds a fresh batch of hot destinations for 2008. This year, major festivities put three cities in the spotlight, while serious tourism infrastructure building secures other hot spots top billing. Plus, find out more destinations to keep on your radar in 2008. (SmarterTravel.com)
Faulty oven causes scare on Hawaii-bound flight
A faulty oven filled a jetliner cockpit with smoke Tuesday, forcing the Hawaii-bound plane to circle back and return safely to Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. (AP)
Flight attendants’ sickout strands Caribbean passengers
Flight attendants for Caribbean airline LIAT staged a sickout Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers throughout the region, the company said. (AP)
Top 20 most on-time airlines
In the spirit of giving, we decided not to focus on everything that’s wrong with the industry. Rather, we turned our attention to what’s right. That is, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind anxious fliers that many carriers do get passengers from point A to B on time. (Forbes Traveler)
Tips for using cell phones overseas
If you’re among those frequent travelers whose growing gadgetry collections occasionally make you suspect that technology does not, in fact, simplify your life, you’re not alone. Take recent reports by new AT&T iPhone customers of roaming charges in the thousands of dollars and novel-length bills in the mail. (Travel + Leisure)
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Today’s Travel Blogs
A first look at the Norwegian Gem
Get ready for better meals on Norwegian Cruise Line, says Colin Veitch, the line’s president and CEO. And that’s not all that’s slated for improvement, he says. (Cruise Log)
Cleaning museum to open in Potacello, Idaho
If you’re looking for the ideal family vacation destination — one that’s fun for every age, and maybe a bit educational as well — you have something to look forward to. Don Aslett’s Cleaning Museum is scheduled to open in fall 2008 in the small southeastern Idaho town Potacello. (Gadling)
Adventures of Link: Flight tracking 101
The overlords of the Internet at Google have upgraded the search engine’s flight tracking powers. Before the new search feature debuted, you’d only get a list of links to track your flight, some of which didn’t always work. Now Google’s integrating FlightStats’ data directly into a search results page. (This has the added benefit of making the service more BlackBerry friendly.) (Jaunted)
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