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Road Warrior read-in: E-cig lounge, pet fees, liquid ban

Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
A dog waits to be boarded onto a flight.
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A dog waits to be boarded onto a flight.

Here's a quick hit of what Road Warrior editors are reading.

Black Friday travel deals include offers from Trump Hotels, Loews Hotels, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Air Berlin. USA Today has a roundup of more.

The European Union will start easing its ban on liquids, aerosols and gels at airports beginning in December, The New York Times reports.

(Read more: Rent-your-car service gets airport OK)

An e-cigarette lounge has opened at London Heathrow's Terminal 4, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Southwest is increasing the price for traveling with a pet, USA Today reports. On Jan. 15, the in-cabin fee will rise to $95 from $75.

The sale of the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel on New York's Central Park South has been finalized for $660 million, according to Hotel News Resource. The property had been expected to be turned into condominiums, but the new owners (a consortium led by The Witkoff Group) will instead rebrand it as the Park Lane New York and make upgrades at the 47-story hotel.

Jetblue COO: FlightAware a great product
"FlightAware is a great product," says Rob Maruster, discussing why it sometimes gets information to travelers more quickly than airlines.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba has opened with rooms from $649 a night, according to Hotel News Resource.

(Read more: Hassled by TSA? App files complaint on the spot)

—By CNBC's Amy Langfield. Follow her on Twitter at @AmyLangfield.

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