September 14, 2010 |
It may be cheaper to travel by bus instead of flying, but watch out for sneaky fees — especially if you're buying a ticket for someone else. Paul Kleibrink was hoping to save some money when he went online to buy a ticket from Greyhound Lines Inc., the country's largest intercity bus operator. His grandson's girlfriend needed to return home to Oregon, and Kleibrink, 81, had agreed to spring for the cost. "I guess I'm a soft touch," the Santa Cruz resident told me. A one-way ticket on Southwest Airlines would have cost about $160.
April 18, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95) 2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 5. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese ($15.95) 6. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 7. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99) 8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery ($15)