Today in Travel News for March 3rd 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for March 3rd 2010

  • London Controversy: The Beatles’ Abbey Road Studios – Alex Robinson recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    Over the past few weeks Londoners and Beatles fans the world over have been up in arms about EMI���s possible plans to sell Abbey Road Studios, the legendary location where the Fab Four recorded many of their greatest albums. The studios are a prime piece of real estate near Madonna's old home and around the corner from Kate Moss in��ever-so-fashionable St John's Wood, and there were fears that they'd be snapped up and turned into swanky apartments. The rumors became a scandal that soon made the national news—on all channels. Concerned fans launched a huge Facebook campaign and Paul McCartney was rung up and interviewed repeatedly, expressing concern and proclaiming sadness.

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    On February 17th, the National Trust—which preserves many of the country's heritage buildings—announced that it was thinking of launching a campaign to save the studios. And two days later, Andrew Lloyd Webber said he was "very interested" in buying should EMI formally decide to sell.

  • Child allowed to direct air traffic control at JFK – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    Funny or scary? The FAA is investigating why the child of an air traffic controller was allowed to talk to pilots at JFK airport on February 17.

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