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Travel Watch | March 2005

STARWICH EXPRESS
This month, gourmet food company Starwich will team up with Continental to offer preflight ordering at Newark and Dulles airports. Fliers can select sandwiches such as pomegranate-juniper-glazed chicken ($9) and soft-shell crab BLT ($14) from check-in kiosks and airport phones.

SKY-HIGH INTERNET
The FCC has recently cleared the way for wireless Internet access on domestic carriers by relaxing the rules that govern air-to-ground transmission. But don't expect to e-mail from 30,000 feet until 2006.

UP IN SMOKE
In December, all compartments on French TGV trains became smoke-free—even the bar car.

SKIP TO THE LOO
Song's lavatories are undergoing a redesign. Over the next few months, restrooms will begin to be retrofitted with FAA-approved faux wood floors and a new brand of toiletries.

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