Why the awfulness of airlines is an opportunity for trains and buses

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What we’re reading

The Awfulness of Airlines Is an Opening for Trains and Buses (Time)

Woman arrested after holding onto three-day car rental for six months (NJ.com)

Hotel rates tumble in Egypt and Turkey (The Telegraph)

How to Ask for What You Want (Mint.com)
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Travel’s biggest rip-off to end soon?

I’m introducing a new feature this morning called The Scan, a quick look at the headlines worth reading.

What we’re reading

Travel’s biggest rip-off to end soon? (CNN International)

Is travel bad for your health? (The Washington Times)

Airlines devise own ticket price comparison tool (USA Today)

Asiana crash not expected to damage airline long-term (Los Angeles Times)

Oh, Rats! Flight Attendant Accused of Bringing Critters Onboard Sues Airline (ABC News)

What we’re writing

New “cheat sheet” added for Priceline (Elliott Contacts)

Did she wait too long to file a damage claim (Consumer Traveler)

Is your phone card phony? 5 ways you can tell (Elliott)

Please let me know what you think of this new feature. Tomorrow, longtime contributor and friend Steve Surjaputra will take over The Scan. Please send him your headline suggestions now. Want to blog for this site? We have several openings. Send me an email for details.