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Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Warranted or not, the French have garnered something of a reputation as being rude – particularly to foreign visitors. However, it seems the French have become increasingly rude to each other, so much so that 60 per cent of locals cite bad manners and aggression as being their number one source of stress. Read more about the trend, as well as one company’s campaign to address the issue, here.

2. Are you sick of those unidentifiable, gelatinous blobs passing for food on economy-class flights? Well US Airways is now offering coach passengers the option of purchasing a premium meal on international flights that includes supposedly higher quality food. The “DineFresh” option comes at a cost of $19.99, but regular meals will remain complimentary.

3. I’ve talked before about how important it is to choose the right destination when you’re traveling with friends and family – the wrong choice could lead to bickering and even nasty falling-outs. If you’re looking for some ideas on where to go with your travel mates, this article lists a number of hotels that are great for a group getaway.