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Today’s Top Story
WHO: Air travelers should exercise
The World Health Organization recommended Friday that passengers on long flights exercise their legs and resist taking sleeping pills to reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots. (AP)
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Frequent flier foolishness
Frequent-flier programs can certainly benefit frequent travelers. But sometimes travelers get so caught up in the game that they make foolish mistakes. This is especially true of only-occasional travelers, who may not benefit from frequent-flier programs at all. Charlie Leocha gives seven tips for avoiding frequent-flier trouble. (Charles Leocha)
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More travel news
United plane clips another during O’Hare storm
The wing of a departing jetliner struck the tail of another plane on a holding pad at O’Hare International Airport during a severe thunderstorm, authorities said. (AP)
Delta cancels 200 flights to curb delays
Delta Air Lines canceled about 200 flights to and from several northeastern airports Thursday to minimize delays caused by heavy thunderstorms forecast across the region. (AP)
Storm-affected travelers get free change ticket
American Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier, is giving storm-affected travelers a fee break when it comes to rescheduling. (AP)
City of Brotherly Love to host Magna Carta
A new exhibit at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center that opens next week will host one of only four original existing copies of England’s Magna Carta. (USA Today)
If it quacks, it could be your tour bus
Land-to-water city tours on World War II-era amphibious craft are a growing alternative to traditional tour buses. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)
South Lake Tahoe’s ‘Lights on the Lake’
The American Pyrotechnics Association rates South Shoreâ€¹Â¨1/2s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks celebration one of the Top 5 displays in the nation. SKI Magazine also rated South Shore as the best ski destination in America from which to watch the summer holiday light show. (Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau)
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Today’s Travel Blogs
7 secrets for a sizzling summer vacation
This summer’s soaring gas prices, airfares and hotel rates are making the great American vacation less affordable than it’s been in years. But it doesn’t have to be for you. (Elliott.org)
Where to watch fireworks
The Fourth of July is coming and while every town in the U.S. worth its salt has a fireworks extravaganza, now is the time to choose your gawking spot. Remember, the largest fireworks display in the world is not in the U.S. it is in Madeira. (Jaunted)
Airline ticket name change debate
The debate over the price airlines are charging for name changes reins on. I do have to ask myself why consumers are spelling their name incorrectly, but we are humans and we all make mistakes, and it seems to me that airlines are taking advantage of this. (Travel Rants)
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