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This Just In!

The latest travel news from the pages of this month's issue.

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Pay to check United will now charge $25 to check two bags. And Spirit has increased its fee for every checked bag to $10 for online bookings and $20 for walk-ups.

No blackouts Hilton has eliminated blackout dates for all HHonors members when they use points to book a room at a Hilton-family hotel.

TVTrip expands Hotel video guide tvtrip.com has added U.S. cities to its site, including New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Clubs on order A new rental service will deliver golf clubs to a hotel or golf course in certain Florida cities (golfclubsaway.com, from $35).

New website Kango.com archives travel reviews from hundreds of websites and guidebooks to help users plan trips.

JetBlue refunds JetBlue is now selling refundable tickets that allow unlimited changes and last-minute cancellations with no penalties. Fares are $50-$100 higher than non­refundable tickets.

Denver flights In May, Southwest will introduce flights between Denver and Los Angeles and between Denver and San Antonio.

Tribute to a king Two new Elvis exhibits, "Private Presley" and "Elvis 68," are up at Graceland. There's also an expanded VIP tour, including never-before-seen photos. elvis.com.

New England art The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., is open after a two-year renovation. Picassos and Monets are in the collection; vans take visitors to the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Northeast that people can tour. currier.org, $10.

Kids' cruise The first Nickelodeon cruise sets sail for the western Caribbean this summer aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. nickfamilycruise.com.

Prohibition past To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco is letting guests tour its hidden speakeasy. sirfrancisdrake.com, from $189.

Out of Africa Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a new Congo-themed attraction, with treetop observation decks and a zip line. buschgardens.com, $65.

San Antonio bash Fiesta, one of the largest city festivals in the U.S., is April 18-27. Over 100 events will be held. fiesta-sa.org.

Creative Canada The Canadian province of New Brunswick has launched edVentures, a series of summer arts workshops, such as rug hooking and painting. edventures.ca, $30.

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