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Weak economy will zap holiday trips, AAA says

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fewer people will be traveling this July Fourth holiday, auto club AAA said Wednesday, even though gasoline is far cheaper this year and pump prices have begun to fall even more.

Delta: Swine flu will result in $250M revenue hit

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. on Monday said the H1N1 virus has sapped travel demand, resulting in a $250 million hit on the carrier's second-quarter revenue.

Chief Executive Richard Anderson told shareholders at the airline's annual meeting in New York that because of the virus, also known as the swine flu, Delta has significantly reduced capacity into Mexico and Latin America.


Coast Guard suspends search for Alabama woman

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Alabama woman who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico signs with Google to promote ruin sites

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History signed an agreement with Google Mexico on Tuesday to promote archaeological and historical sites in a bid to revive tourism following the swine flu epidemic.

 The plan uses several elements of the Google platform, including placing maps of archaeological sites and directions to them on Google Earth.


Man with fear of flying spending month on plane

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who says he's afraid to fly is spending the month of June living on a plane.

Mark Malkoff, 33, a comedian and filmmaker, boarded his first flight June 1 from LaGuardia in New York, where he lives, heading to Atlanta. He plans to stay on AirTran flights until June 30. The airline offers wireless Internet service, so Malkoff is posting updates about his trip on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and on his blog, http://www.MarkOnAirTran.com.

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