Airlines cancel $6 fare increase


Airlines cancel $6 fare increase — Several U.S. airlines gave up on an attempt to raise fares by $6 per round trip after United Airlines, which had initiated the move, went back to its earlier rates over the weekend. (AP)

American Express says travel costs on the rise — Airfares worldwide will increase in 2007, though more slowly than they did in 2006, and hotel and car rental rates will also rise next year, according to the American Express Global Business Travel Forecast. (AP)

Congresswoman has no-fly list troubles — A California congresswoman said she was briefly denied access to a United Airlines flight last week because her name appeared on a “no fly list” set up after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP)

Dreamliner designed so fliers can breathe easy — After much research, it set out to build a more comfortable cabin air system for its 787 Dreamliner, the new long-range, midsize jet scheduled to begin service in 2008. (USA Today)

Miami zoo hosts poop exhibit — Now on display is a 5,000-square-foot exhibit on excrement titled “The Scoop on Poop,” which invites visitors to explore the science of scat. (AP)

AAA’s latest five-diamond list — Ten new hotels and six new restaurants have been added to the list of lodgings and eateries receiving AAA’s highest rating, five diamonds. (AP)

Gasoline prices inching up again — Gasoline prices are creeping back up after declining steadily for about three months. But there’s disagreement about where prices go now. (USA Today)

Summer turned out to be pretty good, so about winter… — It could be another record holiday season, experts say, so book early, pack smart and consider a cruise. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

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