LifeStyle: Travel

Dog Bite of Child Spurs Southwest to Review Support Animals

Friday  21:36,   23 february 2018
Bloomberg

Southwest Airlines Co. is reviewing its policies on emotional support and service animals after a dog bit a young girl on the forehead aboard one of its planes. The dog was in the first row of seats against a bulkhead when the girl, about six years [...]

Airlines Could Soon Start Charging Different Fares for Different People

Friday  21:08,   23 february 2018
Travel + Leisure

It’s common knowledge that passengers pay different prices for their seats. Someone who bought well in advance is likely to have paid a different airfare than a passenger who purchased their ticket at the last minute, while those who set flight[...]

Las Vegas Airport Lets People Discard Marijuana Before Getting On A Plane

Friday  21:08,   23 february 2018
International Business Times

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas recently installed more than a dozen "marijuana amnesty drop boxes" around the airport, which allow passengers to drop their stashes before going through security.Tourists preparing to get on a[...]

Delta passengers sat on plane for 12 hours before it's canceled

Friday  15:36,   23 february 2018
New York Daily News

"It was a s--t show"One passenger, Ann Ngo, sat on a plane from 6:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m., the Kansas City Star[...]

TSA Confiscates Record Number of Firearms

Friday  00:43,   23 february 2018
TravelPulse

A total of 104 firearms guns were discovered from February 5-11.According to the official TSA website, agents discovered 104 firearms in carry-on bags at airports across the United States from February 5-11. The previous single-week record of 96[...]

New aviation stats should ease any fears of flying

Thursday  20:12,   22 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

New figures confirm that 2017 was a good year for commercial aviation, continuing a downward trend in fatal accidents and improvements in airline safety. If you've ever been nervous about flying, or know someone with a deep-seated fear,[...]

Man says support dog bit child on flight

Thursday  20:12,   22 february 2018
CBS News

Southwest said "initial reports indicate a support dog's teeth scraped a child's forehead as the young passenger approached the animal, causing a minor injury" A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight says a support dog on[...]

Here's How Many American Travelers Flew in 2017

Thursday  01:36,   22 february 2018
TravelPulse

A total of 88 percent of survey respondents reported taking a commercial flight in their lifetime. In 2017, almost every age group and household income level reported taking more trips, especially the travelers earning $75,000-$99,999, who took an[...]

Could Evacuating Your Flight With Carry-On Bags Get You Fined?

Thursday  01:36,   22 february 2018
TravelPulse

Officials could consider fines for passengers who ignore flight attendants' instructions during emergencies.The NTSB recently encouraged the FAA to "conduct research to measure and evaluate the effects of carry-on baggage on passenger deplaning[...]

Some vacation-planning strategies, from websites to haggling

Wednesday  22:15,   21 february 2018
Associated Press

Natasha Rachel Smith was good at math as a teenager and intrigued by personal finance. As an adult, she was determined to turn "marketing techniques on their head."Today, she works for TopCashback.com, which offers rebates and other deals[...]

You Can Fly Around The World For Less Than $1,200

Wednesday  22:15,   21 february 2018
HuffPost

If your goal for 2018 is to see more of the world this year, it’s your lucky day. The savvy travel savers at Airfare Spot just announced a new Around The World airfare deal for only $1,189. The itinerary links together a series of dirt-cheap[...]

New Dublin Hotel Powered Entirely by Underground River

Wednesday  19:50,   21 february 2018
TravelPulse

The Iveagh Garden Hotel is the first hotel in Europe to operate using such a low impact system.The latest example of that comes courtesy of a new hotel in Ireland that will be powered entirely by a river running underneath the[...]

The world's best beaches revealed: TripAdvisor

Wednesday  19:05,   21 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

The pristine white sand beaches of Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos top this year's list of TripAdvisor's World's Best Beaches Awards. Grace Bay reclaimed the title it lost last year to Baia do Sancho in Brazil, to top the 2018[...]

Which US Airport Has The Most Flight Cancellations?

Wednesday  18:35,   21 february 2018
TravelPulse

Canceled flights can be incredibly frustrating for travelers.A new study by InsureMyTrip.com broke down which airports in the United States had the highest percentage of canceled[...]

These two Asian countries now boast the world's most powerful passports

Wednesday  16:05,   21 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Move over Europe. In a sign of the times, the latest ranking to measure the most powerful passports in the world has placed two Asian countries -- Singapore and South Korea -- at the top of the leaderboard. According to the latest edition[...]