LifeStyle: Travel

Portugal and Bolivia among big winners of World Travel Awards

Tuesday  00:21,   12 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

After a year of holding regional pageants that crowned the best hotels, airlines, resorts and destinations around the world, Singapore Airlines, Portugal and Bolivia emerged as some of the big winners at the grand finale of a gala event that bills[...]

Southwest passenger threatens to 'kill everybody' on plane after being caught smoking

Monday  19:25,   11 december 2017
FOX News

A Southwest Airlines pilot was forced to declare an emergency on Saturday after a passenger repeatedly told a flight attendant she would “kill everybody on this f------ plane.”“I have a destination for this, I have a destination for myself, and I[...]

USDOT Scraps Rules Forcing Airliners To Disclose Baggage Fees

Friday  22:50,   08 december 2017

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation laid out a proposal that would’ve required airlines and ticket agencies to disclose baggage fees “as soon as passengers start the process of buying a ticket,” reports The Hill. This week, for reasons [...]

Abandoned jungle theme park slowly reclaimed by nature and giant spiders after devastating earthquake

Friday  22:50,   08 december 2017

An abandoned jungle theme park is slowly being reclaimed by nature and giant spiders after its closure following a devastating earthquake. Encore Gardens was one of the most popular theme parks in Taiwan, prior to the 1999 7.3 magnitude[...]

Hilton Testing First Connected Hotel Room

Friday  21:24,   08 december 2017

The mobile-centric guestroom experience is scheduled for a widespread rollout in 2018.The hotel company announced Thursday that it's currently beta testing a new mobile-centric guestroom it calls "Connected[...]

Pilot holiday computer glitch could cost American Airlines $10 million

Friday  21:24,   08 december 2017
Tribune News Service

A computer error that gave too many American Airlines pilots approval to take vacation during the Christmas travel season is expected to cost the world's biggest carrier about $10 million, an industry expert said. The airline initially[...]

Why You Shouldn't Overlook Smaller Airports

Friday  21:23,   08 december 2017
Condé Nast Traveler

Flying from hometown airports doesn't always mean paying high prices for airfare.Think of small airports like independent bookstores. Choosing to patronize them over larger, potentially cheaper options is a vote for their continued existence[...]

Delta has a new baggage fee that's going to annoy tons of passengers

Friday  21:22,   08 december 2017
Business Insider

Delta Delta Air Lines will now charge $60 for checked baggage on select international flights. The fee applies to basic economy fares for flights between the US and Europe or North Africa. Basic economy passengers previously received an allowance [...]

Top Destinations and Travel Trends for 2018

Friday  21:22,   08 december 2017

Here are travelers' priorities for the coming year.The recently released American Express 2018 travel trend and top destinations report revealed international bookings are up 44 percent for the first quarter of the coming year as people are[...]

Pacific's Palau forces tourists to sign eco-pledge

Friday  21:22,   08 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Visitors to the tiny Pacific nation of Palau are being made to sign a promise to respect the environment, in an innovative move that authorities hope will curb ecological damage caused by booming numbers of tourists. Claimed to be a world first, the [...]

Don't Go to Hawaii Without Reading This

Friday  19:20,   08 december 2017

Here's what you need to know before you head to Hawaii.And yet there is one: starting December 20th, United will be adding flights to the Aloha State, which makes booking a United Vacations holiday in Hawaii that much[...]

Airline crews restraining more unruly, drunk passengers

Friday  00:25,   08 december 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland -- Drunk passengers urinating on others. Passengers fighting with each other. And some trying to open the emergency exit door during a flight. Drunk, drugged, abusive and out-of-control passengers are causing more[...]

New figures show 51 million travelers predicted to fly on US airlines this holiday season

Friday  00:21,   08 december 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

It's going to be elbow to elbow at airports across the US, as 51 million travelers are expected to fly globally on US airlines during the holiday season over the next few weeks. According to Airlines for America, air travel on American[...]

Alaska Air: Early boarding for ugly holiday sweaters

Friday  00:20,   08 december 2017

Be prepared for a lot of ugly holiday sweaters if you’re flying Alaska Airlines on Dec. 15. The carrier will celebrate what it's calling “National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day” by offering early boarding to customers wearing “festive holiday[...]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Packing Your Smart Bag For Flights

Friday  00:20,   08 december 2017

Airlines such as Delta, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are announcing policies which restrict smart luggage from being brought aboard their flights unless their batteries can be removed. Airlines such as Delta, American Airlines,[...]