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May 02, 2008

The Friday Five

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Attention, coach fliers:  Delta's new "Cozy Suite" seats, from Thompson Solutions, are on the way.

by Wendy Perrin

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are five nifty posts that I stumbled upon in the blogosphere this week:

(1) Wired's Autopia blog on The Cozy Suite -- Building a Better Airplane Seat. These seats, to be introduced in 2010 on Delta 767s and 777s, will provide more legroom, a place to rest your head, and two armrests for each passenger. They won't recline but, personally, I consider that a huge plus.  (By the way, it's amazing to me what the airline, cruise, and hotel industries get away with calling a "suite" these days.)

(2) Delicious Baby on Easy Hack for Getting a Refund From Your Credit Card. Attention, digital-camera shutterbugs who traveled abroad between 1996 and 2006: Here's a surprisingly easy and fun way to get money back for the foreign transaction fees you were unfairly charged by your credit card.

(3) HowStuffWorks on What happens to weapons confiscated at the airport? Collecting and reselling the thousands of items confiscated daily turns out to be a profitable business. The article even explains how to "become a millionaire! Sell confiscated weapons on eBay!"

(4) The Juggle, The Wall Street Journal's blog about the choices and tradeoffs people make as they juggle work and family, on Breastfeeding on the Move and Other '"Bad Parent" Shortcuts.  Any mom who's taken a road trip with an infant can relate and will probably find the thread of passionate comments riveting.

(5) Eileen Ogintz's Taking the Kids on How to Find the Perfect Beach Getaway because her post introduced me to a nifty Orbitz tool for finding your ideal beach vacation. Love it!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone.

Comments

I just had to say that those Delta seats look AWESOME!

MountainMama
travelingmamas.com

Those are standard economy seats?! Like they aren't going to charge more for them?

And how do you get out of a row like that thought? Unless they're going to have them far enough apart. Looks promising.

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