- The Washington Times - Friday, October 28, 2005

AVOIDING QUEUES

British Airways is making international check-in a little easier by offering passengers the ability to print out their boarding passes before they go to the airport. The online boarding pass capability is available at seven East Coast airports, including Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. A passenger can check in, choose his or her seat and print out a boarding pass 23 hours before the flight at www.ba.com. Passengers traveling with only carry-on luggage can proceed directly to security and then to their gate, bypassing the check-in counter. Those checking luggage can simply drop it off at the Fast-Bag Drop near the check-in counter at the airport.

SCANDINAVIA ON SALE

Scandinavian Airlines just announced a special Scan Bird round-trip fare sale for travel in winter and spring to several Scandinavian cities from Washington Dulles International Airport.

For $339, passengers can fly to any of these cities: Copenhagen; Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden; Oslo and Bergen, Norway; and other cities for the same low rate, as available. Also included in the sale is a free stopover, depending on the final destination. As an added extra, SAS is offering a $99 round-trip add-on that is good for travel to Paris, London, Vienna, Rome or Amsterdam.

Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 30. The sale applies to travel from Dec. 26 through March 31. Air taxes are not included in the price. To book, see www.scandinavian.net or call 800/221-2350.

WINTER GETAWAYS

With winter season around the corner, several properties are gearing up for the cold and snow with holiday packages. The White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine, is offering several packages for the holidays. The Christmas Prelude Package, available Dec. 2 through 4, includes a special gift in your room, a four-course dinner at the AAA Five-Diamond-rated White Barn Inn Restaurant, full continental breakfast and afternoon tea each day, all for $480 per person. The same package is available Dec. 9 through 11 for $410 per person. Both rates are based on double occupancy. For information and reservations, call 207/967-2321 or visit www.whitebarninn.com.

On the opposite coast, the Resort at Squaw Creek near Lake Tahoe is offering a special midweek rate of $129 for its newly renovated rooms through Dec. 15. Sale rates are valid for stays Sunday through Thursday — weekend rates are $20 more per night. Travel must be booked by Friday. To book, visit www.squawcreek.com or call 800/327-3353 and mention promo code TZOCSC.

WYOMING WINTER

For those looking to do a little skiing, the Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is offering a three-night Stay & Ski package for select dates in December and January. The package includes accommodations and a two-day lift ticket for $269 per person. Travel dates are Dec. 2 through 12 and Jan. 2 through 8. Package must be booked by Friday. To book, visit https://snakeriverlodge.rockresorts.com or call 866-975-ROCK.

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