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Travelocity added ".com" to its official name. Hence, the Sabre Group's on-line travel service will be known as Travelocity.com. In related news, my wife and I are expecting a baby this spring, and right now our top picks for names are Tony.com if it's a boy, Jane.com if it's a girl. (Actually, I'm lobbying for .net instead of .com, for that extra waft of sophistication, but my wife is afraid the kid will get teased for being different.)

Larry Hough, the new chief executive officer of no-longer-airline-owned SatoTravel, said he intends to grow the firm "by acquisition," in part by establishing international partnerships with other agencies. Also, I imagine, Hough will be spending a lot of time holding SatoTravel's hand during this difficult period, in which it's being forced to accept that it's just a regular, commission-earning travel agency.

The Friday haiku:
So long, Rod McLeod
May your new job be as great
As the ships you'll build

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