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New Marriott brand will be boutique

Jun 15, 2007
Marriott is teaming with famed boutique designer Ian Schrager to develop a new, edgier brand to compete for a new, younger class of business travelers. Ashley Milne-Tyte has details.
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Southwest ready to play with others

Jun 14, 2007
Southwest carries more passengers than any other U.S. airline, but profits are sagging and there are seats to fill so it's finally going to sell tickets through the same booking engine other airlines use. But you're still not getting an assigned seat, Jill Barshay reports.
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Passport problems keep travelers at home

Jun 13, 2007
The State Department recently relaxed passport requirements for travel abroad so it could dig out of a mountain of applications. But the temporary fix isn't working. A lot of travelers are stuck and losing money. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel, Washington

Even he's still waiting for his passport

Jun 13, 2007
It seems there are no exceptions to passport complications, not even for a former high-ranking federal official like commentator Robert Reich. He tells his story.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Europe ready to fight for Clean Sky

Jun 13, 2007
Leaders in Europe are bracing for harsh criticism from the White House over their new Clean Sky project designed to cut jet carbon emissions and reduce noise pollution, but they say they're just playing catch-up with the U.S. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Missouri project will slow business traffic

Jun 11, 2007
The Show Me state is spending half a billion dollars to rebuild a 10-mile stretch of I-64 in the heart of St. Louis. The project's so big it's causing some businesses to take their own detours. Tom Weber reports.
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Backlog puts passport requirements on hold

Jun 8, 2007
As part of a drive to boost security, the State Department mandated that travelers to Canada, Mexico and the Carribbean have a passport. But the demand has caused months of document delays. Dan Gretch reports.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Airlines get pension relief from Iraq spending bill

Jun 7, 2007
In the $120-billion Iraq war spending bill President Bush signed two weeks ago, amendments were slipped in that give financial breaks to two airlines. A couple of senators want to know how they got in there. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Travel, Washington

Fee hike threatens Alaskan travel

Jun 6, 2007
In Alaska, air taxis are more common than ground taxis. Small planes are integral to the transportation system, carrying everything from commuters to pizza to emergency medical care. But an FAA fuel tax hike could ground many of them, reports Weld Royal.
Posted In: Taxes, Travel

Should airport workers go through the screener?

Jun 5, 2007
Congress is looking at ways to improve the screening of the 1 million people who work at the nation's airports — which isn't done already. And airlines and airports don't like the idea. John Dimsdale reports.
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