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Monday, April 28, 2008

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New Swiss Economy seats
Most airlines are promoting bigger and better business and first class seats but what about the rest of us – the majority of the world that flies coach? Where does all the extra room to make business and first class seats come from? How about coach seats? That’s why we were intrigued when we read that Swiss International Air Lines’ European fleet – 52 aircraft – underwent changes in their economy seats. They actually gave travelers more leg room. The new Recaro seats consist of carbon frames and leather upholstery. Additional leg room was made available by placing the seat pocket at the rear higher than on previous seating models. Since the new seats are constructed of lighter materials, there is substantially lower aircraft weight, too, which permits corresponding further reductions in fuel burn. Now if only other airlines would follow. For more info on Swiss, visit

Girls Weekend Out
Grab your best friend and head to the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C. for the ultimate girl’s getaway. Available weekends throughout the year, the package is based on a one or two-night stay. Prices start at $1,244 per night, based on two-person occupancy. Add $205 for each additional person up to four people in a suite. Package is based on availability and can be booked at 202-628-9100 or online at www.washington. Package includes:


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Delta is launching a new online shopping destination, SkyMiles Store, that is now open for business for global shoppers.

American Express announced the launch of Members Know (, a unique online travel community for American Express® Cardmembers to share travel insights from their personal travel experiences and knowledge about everything from family-friendly resorts in Bali to the best Mediterranean restaurants in Chicago.

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