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Today’s Top Story

NASA may reveal air safety research
NASA administrator Michael Griffin is hinting to lawmakers that he will reverse course and publicly disclose the results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey that found aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized. (AP)

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What’s New On Tripso

Haunted ski resorts
At first ponder, ski and snowboard resorts seem strange places to find ghosts. But when you consider that many of our winter snow resorts are built in areas that once had wild and sometimes grisly histories, then the occasional appearance of an unsettled soul is perhaps not so surprising. Charlie Leocha spins some tales for Halloween. (Charles Leocha)

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More travel news

30 deaths blamed on tropical storm
Tropical Storm Noel began moving slowly northward from Cuba Wednesday morning after leaving 30 people dead and forcing 25,000 evacuations in the Dominican Republic, government officials said. (CNN)

Now boarding: new preflight procedures
Alaska Airlines’ new system, which uses self-service kiosks and manned baggage drops, is one of several industry efforts designed to improve the process of checking in and boarding. (MSNBC.com)

US Airways plans buyout
US Airways has agreed to offer a buyout to up to 314 flight attendants on the East Coast. (The Arizona Republic)

Air rage: Why the caged bird sings
Air rage is back, it’s in, and it’s not going away any time soon — so get used to it. (IndependentTraveler.com)

Dude, where’s my bag?
Misplaced baggage has become one of the banes of air travel, a problem that continues to get worse thanks to flight delays, increased passenger loads, staff cutbacks and just plain bumbling on the part of airline and airport personnel responsible for keeping track of luggage. (Forbes Traveler)

Today’s Travel Blogs

NYC hotels average $303 a night. Yeouch!
Anyone who has tried to book a Manhattan hotel lately knows they’re pricey. I had to calm a friend from California who complained about a $200 rate in Midtown; she was lucky to get a room at all, I told her. (Hotel Hotsheet)

Is the time right for a travelers alliance?
I used to get the letter once a month, maybe twice. The one telling me how airline passengers, hotel guests and car renters really felt. The one that told me what needed to be done about it. What I needed to do about it. But then I started getting the letter a couple of times a week. And people started calling. The latest note arrived just yesterday. (Elliott.org)

San Francisco cancels Halloween
With San Fran’s famous party closed down, which city wants to step up to take over the title of Best Halloween Celebration? (Jaunted)

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