LifeStyle: Travel

Japanese and Singaporeans now hold the world's most powerful passport

Friday  19:00,   13 july 2018

Japan and Singapore have overtaken Germany to share the title of the world's most powerful passport. In the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the Asian countries knocked Germany down a rung to second place, for enjoying[...]

American Airlines Is the First Major Airline to Ban Plastic Straws and Drink Stirrers

Friday  19:00,   13 july 2018

The single-use plastics will be replaced with eco-friendly options in American’s lounges in July and will become a thing of the past on its flights this November.Between its lounges and planes, American Airlines says it believes this will help[...]

Sasquatch Hunting Goes Mainstream in Small Canadian Town

Friday  18:56,   13 july 2018

With gritted teeth and a stern face befitting a former army man, T homas Steenburg starts our Sasquatch-hunting wilderness tour in Harrison Hot Springs a couple hours east of Vancouver with a brusque disclaimer. “Odds are you aren’t going to see[...]

Now Even Luxury Airlines Are Charging for Seat Assignments

Friday  18:42,   13 july 2018

Hidden fees are no longer just a tactic of budget airlines. Etihad Airways, the airline that offers the most expensive flight in the world, is now charging economy passengers to pick their own seats. The airline, based out of the United Arab[...]

Airlines feel the pinch of rising fuel prices, passengers will feel it next

Friday  17:05,   13 july 2018

Surging fuel costs leads yet another airline to cut its financial outlook, but most airline stocks rallied as analysts looked to increased ticket pricing to offset the fuel price[...]

Airbus Knows Its Newest Plane Looks Just Like a Whale

Friday  15:51,   13 july 2018

Earlier this week, Airbus unveiled the new BelugaXL aircraft at its factory in Toulouse, France. Although the technical name of the aircraft is the Airbus A330-700L, it is much more likely to be known for its uncanny resemblance to the white whale[...]

AA reports computer glitch at PSA Airlines cost $35 million, cancelled 3,000 flights

Friday  15:32,   13 july 2018

American Airlines says the IT glitch at PSA Airlines cost $35 million and cancelled 3,000 flightsAmerican said the information-technology problem at PSA Airlines, a wholly owned regional carrier, disrupted flights for a week starting June 14,[...]

Father and Son Get Stuck on Zip Line Dangling 40 Feet Above an Alligator Pit

Friday  11:05,   13 july 2018

A dream vacation to Florida swiftly turned into a nightmare for a man and his son after the pair became stuck suspended 40 feet above an alligator pit. According to the New York Post, the two were above the pit while attempting to cross a[...]

Australia's deadliest ghost town: Innocent-looking settlement hides a secret that can kill the unwary

Friday  01:50,   13 july 2018

A ghost town in Western Australia is still attracting hordes of tourists, despite warnings not to visit the area because of a deadly reminder of its mining past. Residents who used to live in Wittenoom have been shocked to see posts appearing online [...]

How to Watch the World Cup Final on Your Flight

Thursday  22:06,   12 july 2018

The hacks you need to see Croatia beat France. (Kidding! Not really.)If you're in Moscow, 6 p.m., but it airs live at 11 a.m.[...]

Miami International Rated Top Airport in Florida for Business Travelers

Thursday  20:59,   12 july 2018

The Miami airport ranked first in Florida and eighth overall in the U.S. for business travelers.The study released by TravelBank ranked the 30 busiest airports in the U.S. based on five factors, including transit accessibility; on-time arrival[...]

Where to See Manhattanhenge 2018

Thursday  20:30,   12 july 2018

New York's second urban solstice of the year is July 12 and 13. Here's how to photograph it.As always, there are four chances to see Manhattanhenge. The solstice of sorts offers two-day viewings: May 29 at 8:13 p.m., half of the sun will[...]

Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

Thursday  20:27,   12 july 2018

Rescuers who pulled a young Thai football team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their worksite At least one film production house was already working on a scheme to make a Hollywood treatment out of the heroics of divers,[...]

Unruly Delta passenger to pay airline the cost of emergency landing after pleading guilty

Thursday  19:35,   12 july 2018

An unruly passenger on a Delta flight will pay the airline $9,118 for the cost of diverting the aircraft after pleading guilty to a federal assault charge. Prosecutors say Washington state resident Bolutife Olorunda verbally assaulted and interfered [...]

British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Thursday  19:17,   12 july 2018

Azerbaijani officials say a British Airways flight carrying 214 people from London to Mumbai has made an emergency landing at a Baku airport. No one was hurt. The captain of flight BAW199 requested an emergency landing at Baku's Heydar Aliyev[...]