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mar 02 2009

A few good links: United's planes go cashless, and other news

United will stop accepting cash for passenger purchases of cocktails or other items on flights, relying on credit and debit cards instead It joins other plastic-only airlines, such as Frontier Airlines, US Airways, and Southwest Airlines. [Chicago Tribune]

US Airways says soda, juice and coffee will be free again for domestic coach passengers Thanks to protests by travelers like you. [Chicago Tribune]

New fees might mark the end of free airport shuttle service by hotels Officials in Washington, D.C. are proposing that "area hotels pay a $2.50 fee every time a hotel shuttle picks up passengers at Ronald Reagan National or Washington Dulles International airports." If successful, other airports around the country might force hotels to charge for shuttle service. [The Fairfax Times via Upgrade: Travel Better, republished at 4:24 p.m. with a clarified attribution]

First train to Laos A new bridge across the Mekong means that you'll be able to take a train to Laos from Thailand—a 2-mile trip. [Guardian]

Machu Picchu: See it before it's gone [The Expeditioner]

TripAdvisor's Dirtiest Hotels "Motels of horror" and others.

Mapping L.A. It takes a village to figure out the city's neighborhoods. [L.A. Times]

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