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Today’s Top Story
United cancels dozens of flights
United Airlines, hit hard by weekend storms in the Midwest, canceled dozens more flights Thursday as the second storm since Christmas threatened to pile 20 inches of new snow on Colorado. (AP)
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Mammoth goes for the big time
Mammoth Mountain, already one of North America’s largest and most-visited ski and snowboard areas, took its first steps into the category of true destination resort last month with the opening of the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes, at the base of the mountain. Charlie Leocha makes the introductions. (Charles Leocha)
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More travel news
Were you a well-mannered traveler in 2007?
During this inaugural year of the Well-Mannered Traveler column, we’ve covered a lot of territory — traveling with pets, proper decorum at a campsite, sitting next to large seatmates, and much, much more. (MSNBC.com)
Dark clouds and silver linings
If you’re like most air travelers, you can’t wait to say goodbye to the nightmare that was 2007. The question is, will 2008 bring smiles of relief or send us screaming for the exits? (MSNBC.com)
Smuggled monkey dies after trip to N.Y.
A small monkey stashed in a man’s hat during a flight to New York has died, and a U.S. federal health agency spokeswoman says authorities do not know why, according to a local newspaper. (AP)
Considering a cruise? You’re not alone
This year was another record one for the cruise business, as more people are taking cruises than ever before. In response, more ships are being built, big and small ones, and new onboard activities are being offered. (TODAYshow.com)
In-flight Internet raises etiquette concerns
Welcome to the promise of the Internet at 33,000 feet — and the questions of etiquette, openness and free speech that airlines and service providers will have to grapple with as they bring Internet access to the skies in the coming months. (AP)
Today’s Travel Blogs
Are car rental companies fixing their prices?
A lawsuit working its way through a U.S. District Court in California is raising a troubling question that could affect travelers: Are car rental companies fixing their prices? The suit, filed by the University of San Diego School of Law’s Center for Public Interest Law, alleges that auto rental firms in California have done just that. If the courts side with the consumer advocates, it could have national implications. (Elliott.org)
Airport WiFi: Fuggheddaboudit in Newark
Usually in our stories on Airport WiFi we like to dish out which airports are letting travelers surf the web for free and without hassle. But this isn’t one of those happy stories. (Jaunted)
Vegas draws celebs for end-of-year partying
Move over, Times Square. When it comes to places where you can join celebs ringing out the old year and blinging in the new, Las Vegas is on the move. (Hotel Hotsheet)
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