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Route to Air Travel Discomfort Starts on Wall Street

Five years ago, American Airlines factored in on-time arrivals, lost baggage and consumer complaints to help calculate annual incentive payments for top management. Today, these bonuses are based exclusively on the company’s pretax income and cost savings. Continue reading the main story United has also scaled back bonuses linked to reliability and customer satisfaction for senior executives in recent years. ...

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At Bay Area Restaurant, Roadside Food With a California Accent

Photo Though Dad’s Luncheonette in Half Moon Bay, Calif., occupies an old train caboose, there is no indoor seating. Credit Dad’s Luncheonette Step up to the counter at Dad’s Luncheonette, and two things immediately become apparent. First, the restaurant is an old train caboose, with no indoor seating. Second, the man who descends from the caboose every few minutes to ...

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‘Dirty Dancing’: Where Kellerman’s Came to Life

The Restaurant Even without its lake, Mountain Lake Lodge makes a lovely destination. You don’t have to ask where the movie scenes were shot; at check-in you’ll get a map. Michael Richardson, the bartender, is a walking encyclopedia of the movie. When he shows you the shooting locations, he doesn’t just describe the scene shot there, he recites all the ...

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The Talk of the Hamptons This Summer

How many articles about HIIT workouts and vegan yoga pants can the Hamptons sustain? The first issue of Hamptons Purist is due out Friday and features Christy Turlington Burns on the cover. The 200-plus-page issue includes essays by Julianne Moore on gun violence and Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep, and an ode to the ocean by Carolyn Murphy. ...

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In the Bars of Berlin, Both the Drinks and Design Are Bracing

From the menu of classic and original cocktails, I tried an Ohio (a kind of rye manhattan topped with Champagne), a Beuser and Angus Special (a sort of chartreuse sour) and a Twin Lions (which contains bourbon and Scotch). Each was flawless. Continue reading the main story Gonçalo de Sousa Monteiro, the owner of Buck and Breck, once worked at ...

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Drink Up, Business Travelers. The Minibar Is on the Way Out.

Closets, too, are being eliminated in favor of hanging racks, he said. “Or sometimes, there’s no place to hang your clothes at all.” Continue reading the main story Still, millennials — even extroverted ones who have earned that generation its reputation for valuing get-out-of-your-room-and-explore experiences — may not be to blame for rooms that have started feeling more space-age than ...

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Cool Cruises Around Iceland – The New York Times

Photo Husavik is in northern Iceland. A summer cruise around Iceland is an ideal way to appreciate the country’s landscape, which includes geysers, waterfalls and glaciers. Diane Eide, an Iceland specialist at Travel Experts, said such a trip was “a convenient way to see much of the country because driving from place to place takes a lot of time.” An ...

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The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Biggest Boy Band

Since China’s unofficial ban last year on popular South Korean cultural imports, Chinese promoters have tried to satisfy pop music fans with homegrown talent. There are slick boy bands and foxy girl groups, but Acrush aims for a growing segment of Chinese youth culture: androgynous urban trendsetters who reject traditional gender norms. Photo The women of Acrush at a dance ...

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Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in Antarctica

Four of us made the trip: Graham Roberts oversees virtual-reality projects at The Times; Evan Grothjan has filmed Times VR projects on five continents; Justin Gillis is a climate reporter; and I am the graphics editor for the Science desk. Photo Evan Grothjan, left, Jonathan Corum, Justin Gillis and Graham Roberts. Credit Elaine Hood/U.S. Antarctic Program We were confined to ...

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What White House Correspondents Pack

Photo Mark Landler walks toward Air Force One in Bismarck, N.D., after covering President Barack Obama’s visit to an Indian reservation. Credit Larry Downing WASHINGTON — Packing to cover a nine-day presidential trip with stops in four countries — Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy — is a bit more complicated than packing for your typical family vacation. So what ...

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