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Delta
Non-refundable ticket Must be used on flight booked, or rebooked by midnight on scheduled date of travel
Same-day standby fee for non-refundable ticket* $100; $50 for Delta Express flights
Rebooking fee $100 domestic; $150 international
Paper-ticket fee $20
Checked-baggage allowance Two
Fee for an extra bag $40**

Northwest
Non-refundable ticket Must be used on flight booked, or rebooked by departure time on scheduled date of travel
Same-day standby fee for non-refundable ticket* None
Rebooking fee $100 domestic; $200 international
Paper-ticket fee $25***
Checked-baggage allowance Two
Fee for an extra bag $80

United
Non-refundable ticket Must be used on flight booked, or rebooked by midnight on scheduled date of travel
Same-day standby fee for non-refundable ticket* $100 (effective January 1)
Rebooking fee $100 domestic; up to $200 international
Paper-ticket fee $20
Checked-baggage allowance Two
Fee for an extra bag $75

US Airways
Non-refundable ticket Must be used on flight booked, or rebooked by midnight on scheduled date of travel
Same-day standby fee for non-refundable ticket* $100
Rebooking fee $100 domestic; up to $200 international
Paper-ticket fee $25 for airline-issued tickets; none for travel-agency tickets
Checked-baggage allowance Two
Fee for an extra bag $80

Notes:
* Under the unofficial "flat-tire rule," passengers with non-refundable tickets who are less than two hours late can fly standby on the next available departure at no extra charge
** $80 for holiday travel November 15 through January 15
*** None for travel agency-issued international tickets

Paris Cleans up its Act
After years of neglect, Paris authorities are saying "Ça suffit" to the 16 tons of daily dog waste that have turned the City of Light into the City of Blight. Since last April, 70 plainclothes hygiene inspectors and 1,500 surveillance officers have been fining dog owners as much as $443 for failing to pick up after Fifi.

In September, the city launched a major ad campaign to convince residents to do their duty. Fifi's droppings are shown graphically on posters and billboards that read, EVERYTHING MUST DISAPPEAR. In addition, the mayor's office has distributed pamphlets with clear instructions on the art of refuse retrieval, and live scooping demonstrations have been given in city parks. The office has also handed out 60,000 colored pouches (filled with little plastic bags) printed with the slogan I LIVE IN THE CITY WITH MY DOG. I PICK UP.

Paris spends $10.5 million a year cleaning up after its 200,000 dogs. "For far too long we've relied on a plainly nonexistent sense of civic duty among Paris dog owners—now we're going to get tough," said Yves Contassot, deputy mayor of environmental affairs. "The polluter must pay." —Elena Bowes Marano

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