The LG Weekly News Roundup: 11.26.09Air, New York City, Weekly Travel News — By Molly F on November 26, 2009 at 7:00 am
LG Travel News Editor
Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here….
It’s all about the money, honey
Mom always said to bring cash on vacation, but she didn’t mention that it could get you detained. Last March, TSA officials stopped Steve Bierfeldt at security in St. Louis after they spotted a tin case in his bag that contained $4,700 in greenbacks. When Bierfeldt refused what he did for a living, security held him for questioning. A savvy traveler, Bierfeldt recorded the whole debacle on his iPhone – then worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to file a lawsuit. Turns out, it isn’t illegal to carry cash on an airplane (but maybe buy some traveler’s checks, just in case).
Source: New York Times
Hush, little baby
In more atrocious-airline-behavior news, Allegiant Air kicked off a mom and her two kids for being too unruly on the plane before takeoff. After probably humiliating mom and making everyone else on the plane (let’s admit it) happy, Allegiant also denied the trio a refund and told them to rebook on another flight for an extra $900.
If you’ve been hiding under a dial-up modem, you might not know that Google is sponsoring free WiFi in 47 airports across the country this holiday season. Free! Just in time for the busiest travel day of the year, this is sure to help travelers wait out the inevitable weather delays. Now, if they would only truck in some extra power outlets…
This could be the best girly-geeky exhibit ever: The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City opened “A Woman’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy,” which features more than 100 of Austen’s works. The exhibit includes Austen’s most complete surviving manuscript, Lady Susan, but also explores the classic writer’s short life. Sorry, no scheduled Colin Firth appearances.
Source: National Geographic Intelligent Travel
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
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