• Hurricane Irene forced thousands of flight cancellations this weekend as it barreled up the East Coast. Travel plans were put on hold as airports– as well as trains and ground transportation services– shut down in the wake of heavy rain and high wind. [CNN]
  • With Labor Day coming up it’s the last chance to enjoy the final bit of summer. Here are six great destination deals for the holiday weekend. [USA Today]
  • A soon-to-launch website iFlyBags is designed to let travelers plug in their airline, origin, destination, and cabin class to calculate any bag fees they will incur at check-in. The service also allows users to enter the dimensions and weight of checked items, such as skis or golf clubs, to determine the extra cost for getting the items onboard. [TNOOZ]

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