Travel Watch | March 2004

Travel Watch | March 2004

+ BUMP ME, PAY ME A new law passed by the European Union will require European airlines to paybumped passengers double the amount they currently receive, up to 600 euros.

- NO QUEUE FOR THE LOO The Transportation Security Administration's new regulation forbidding passengers on all flights to congregate in the cabin may be wise—but how will we form a line for the toilet?

+ DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE Luggage delivery company Virtual Bellhop (www.virtualbellhop.com; from $75) now transports cruise passengers' bags from their homes to the ship.

- ECONOMY-CLASS SYNDROME? A new survey shows that deep vein thrombosis, a potentially fatal side effect of sitting motionless for long periods of time, affects those flying first-class, too.

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