US Airways posed to add $1 billion to Delta bid


US Airways posed to add $1 billion to Delta bid — US Airways Group Inc. offered to add $1 billion in cash to its $9.67 billion cash-and-stock bid for fellow airline Delta Air Lines Inc. in order to win support from Delta’s creditors, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. (AP)

BA strike averted; too late to avoid disruptions — British Airways struck a deal with flight attendants Monday to avert a strike set for Tuesday and said it would put as many flights in the air as it could the next two days. (USA Today)

Air tantrum: How to avoid becoming the family taken off the plane — How do you avoid becoming the family that got kicked off an airplane after their crying 3-year-old refused to take her seat? Experts say rewarding kids for cooperation, distracting them with simple games and telling them in advance what’s going to happen can help. But at the end of the day, you may just have to take control, restrain the child, and comply with the rules. (AP)

Safe or not? Depends on whom you ask — How savvy travelers decide if a country is truly safe before they visit. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Cruising solo: Now it’s easier — What happens when two baby boomers get together to solve one of the biggest dilemmas in cruising – traveling solo? You get, a Web site that helps single cruisers cut costs, make friends and have fun on the high seas — no matter what their age. (Anita Dunham-Potter on Tripso)

Advocates push Congress to ban racial profiling — The repercussions of an airline’s decision to remove a group of imams from a commercial flight in Minneapolis could be heard in Congress this year, with civil rights groups pushing Democratic lawmakers to ban racial profiling. (AP)

Luxe hotels aim to make ‘over the top’ part of the package — Properties such as the Ritz cater to the rich with personal services including fireworks and 24-hour car-sitting. (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

When it’s safe to fly home after a heart attack abroad — The good news: Regular vacations can reduce your risk of having a heart attack. The bad news: The extra stress of travel also may increase your risk of having one. So what happens if you have a heart attack while you’re far from home? (The Los Angeles Times) (Registration required.)

‘God’ references removed from movie — So much for God and country, at least during some in-flight showings of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Queen.” That’s because all mentions of God are bleeped out of a version of the film given to some commercial airlines. (AP)

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