The LG Weekly News Roundup: 10.8.10

Weekly Travel News — By on October 8, 2010 at 6:00 am

By Molly Fergus
LG Deputy Editor, Travel News

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here….

Carry-on liquidsPants Still Illegal For Women in Paris
Might be time to reconsider that travel wardrobe: A Paris law enacted in 1799 that forbids women from wearing pants is apparently still on the books. Members of the French parliament are working to abolish the bill, but if the bill isn’t repealed, any arrests could be awkward — Paris policewomen are required to wear pants. Source: AOL

Liquid Ban Could End By 2012
This is music to our ears! The International Civil Aviation Organization has predicted an end to the liquid ban onboard flights as soon as 2012, thanks to the evolution of equipment that can thoroughly screen liquids. The European Union had already announced an end to its ban by 2013, but sadly, the TSA isn’t so enthusiastic about the plan and claims the technology won’t be ready by then. Source: Upgrade Travel Better

Elderly Couple Booted Off Cruise
This is bizarre and a bit sad. A wealthy Manhattan couple was kicked off a 30-day cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2 (an ultra-luxe Cunard ship) last week after an apparently vicious argument with another cruiser. The couple says they were provoked by an anti-Semitic comment that was made; now, they won’t be able to finish the $20,000 trip scheduled to visit England and the Mediterranean. Source: Huffington Post

California Prison Bans Hugs and Kisses
There’s no love for prisoners in Bakersfield, Calif. After finding contraband among inmates  — including a knife, marijuana and methamphetamines — Lerdo Minimum Facility has forbidden inmates from hugging or kissing visitors.  That means as of last Friday, guards will end a visit if either party leans in for a goodnight kiss. Source: Huffington Post

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