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Today’s Top Story
TB patient moved from Atlanta quarantine
A tuberculosis patient under the first federal quarantine since 1963 left an Atlanta hospital Thursday and arrived at a Denver facility that specializes in respiratory disorders, officials said. (AP)
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A reservation, but no ticket
His reservation is confirmed online, but when Max Putra gets to the airport, he doesn’t have a seat. SkyEurope Airlines forces him to buy a new, more expensive ticket, claiming his credit card company rejected his card. Now it’s balking at his request for a refund. Or is it? (Christopher Elliott on Tripso)
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More Travel News
Northwest set to emerge from bankruptcy
A leaner Northwest Airlines is due to emerge from bankruptcy court protections Thursday, at the start of a summer travel season that should see fuller planes and higher fares for most U.S. flyers. (CNN/Money)
AAA: Summer travel costs up nearly 3.7 percent
Summer travelers already feeling the pinch of higher gas prices may find that lodging costs more, too. The AAA auto and travel association found in its annual vacation costs survey, released Wednesday, that combined lodging and restaurant costs were 3.7 percent higher than last year. (AP)
Dose of vanity prescribed for tanning addicts
Melanoma is currently the second most common cancer among 20- to 29-year-old women, yet many continue to spend long hours “working on their tans.” (AP)
Getting a handle on hurricane season
If you’re traveling to the Caribbean this summer, you may want to pack the poncho and some extra seasickness patches. Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and according to federal weather watchers, things could get a bit rough this year. (AP)
Be a guest, not a pest
Anyone can be a good houseguest. But wouldn’t you rather be a great one. The difference between the two is easy to finesse. (MSNBC.com)
Summer travelers can fill up on fuel rebates
While millions of motorists thumbed their collective noses at soaring gas prices during last weekend’s kick-off to the peak driving season, travel marketers aren’t taking any chances: Once again, they’re rolling out rebates and other incentives aimed at keeping vacationers on the road this summer. (USA Today)
Today’s Travel Blogs
Skybus unveils new cities
Ultra-low-cost carrier Skybus announced its first expansion Wednesday, a move that comes just more than a week since the Columbus-based carrier made its first flight. Flights to San Diego and Springfield, Mass., will begin July 16, while flights to St. Augustine, Fla., are scheduled to start July 18. (Today in the Sky)
Philly tour guides get schooled
Tired of mixed-up dates and embellished biographies of historical figures, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced a bill that would require all guides to take a test and pay additional licensing fees. (Jaunted)
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