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Margaritaville has announced its own cruise brand that will begin sailing out of Florida in 2022 — see inside its first ship

The 5 o'Clock Somehwere Bar aboard the Margaritaville Paradise.The McBridge Company Margaritaville has partnered with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to launch Margaritaville at Sea. The new cruise brand's first ship, Margaritaville Paradise, will begin sailing from Florida in April 2022. The Margaritaville hospitality empire has been expanding throughout 2021. On Wednesday, hospitality giant Margaritaville announced Margaritaville at Sea, the company's own cruise brand. The Marga...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Transportation, Florida, Trends, Features, Sea, Ships, Lola, Frank, Margaritaville, Time Square, Palm Beach Florida, Cruise line, Grand Classica, Khosa


Countries around the world have sunk aircraft like the Boeing 747 to boost diving tourism — here are 6 intentionally submerged planes

Boeing 737 sunken off the coast of Canada.Sea Proof TV Some countries have intentionally sunken aircraft to promote diving tourism and create coral reefs.  Among the sunken planes are a handful of airliners, like the Boeing 747 and the smaller Convair 240. Aircraft are submerged with an OK by local authorities so all harmful pieces are removed beforehand. Scuba diving is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities in the world, having become a multibillion-dollar industry since its d...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Navy, Air Canada, US, Trends, Turkey, Features, Canada, Hawaii, Aircraft, Airplanes, Airbus, Corsair


Your packages may soon be flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Toulouse, Airbus A350, Alexa


Your packages may soon by flown on a massive jet with only one pilot, and it's only a matter of time before you could be too

REUTERS/Tim Chong Airbus is eyeing the newly-launched A350 Freighter as a potential candidate for single-pilot flying.  Single-pilot operations are common in the private aviation and cargo realms but not with aircraft like the A350. Airlines are already working with Airbus to make single-pilot passenger aircraft a reality.  The labor and shipping crises are taking flight as newer cargo planes may be developed in a way that would require only one pilot to be at the controls for most of a fli...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Arizona, Dubai, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, Toulouse, Airbus A350, Alexa


I flew from New York to San Diego through Mexico using an obscure border loophole — here's what it was like

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport.Thomas Pallini/Insider Tijuana International Airport directly connects with the US through a private border crossing called Cross Border Xpress. The cross-border terminal allows travelers to access Tijuana International and its cheap fares to cities inside Mexico without having to enter Tijuana and deal with busy border crossings.  I put Cross Border Xpress to the test by flying from New York to Tijuana and immediately crossing back i...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, Delta, San Diego


United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

United Airlines is the first airline in the world to use 100% SAF on a passenger flight.United Airlines United Airlines operated the world's first passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The aircraft carried over 100 passengers from Chicago to Washington DC with United's CEO onboard. United has invested millions into SAF, as well as other projects to reduce its carbon footprint. United Airlines has become a global leader in reducing the aviation industry's carbon ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Climate Change, Washington, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airlines, Carbon Footprint, Boeing, United, SAF


An Airbus A340 aircraft just landed on Antarctica for the first time ever — see the history of aviation on the 7th continent

The first Airbus A340 to land on Antarctica.Hi Fly An Airbus A340 made history in November when it became the first jet of its type to land on Antarctica. The South Pole has a long history of aviation that has contributed to the exploration of the continent. A number of airliners, military planes, turboprops, and luxury jets have landed on the polar tundra since 1956. Airlines operate regularly scheduled service to nearly every corner of the globe across six continents, connecting people to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Australia, Navy, Russia, US, Trends, Bbc, Features, Ford, United Kingdom, Aircraft, Airplanes, Portugal, Antarctica, Cape Town


A Vietnamese airline made history by launching the first-ever commercial nonstop flight from Vietnam to the US

Vietnam Airlines' historic flight from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco.Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines launched its historic nonstop flight from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco on Sunday. The airline has waited 20 years to become the first-ever regularly scheduled operator between the two nations. The Federal Aviation Administration made Vietnam a Category 1 country in 2019, allowing it to fly to the US. Vietnam Airlines made history on Sunday when it flew the first-ever regularly...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, Features, United States, Aircraft, Airbus, Airlines, Vietnam, Faa, Pacific


See how pets are transported on commercial airlines as animals increasingly accompany customers on vacation

American Airlines cargo handler with dogEQRoy/Shutterstock Airlines like Delta, American, United, Hawaiian, and Alaska offer pet shipping via cargo in the belly of aircraft. According to DOT data, less than .01% of pets are harmed in the cargo hold of commercial planes. Cargo handlers offer advice on how owners can keep pets safe and comfortable during their journey. Flying with a pet can be stressful, especially when they do not fit in the cabin and owners are forced to check them into car...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Dog, News, Pets, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, Delta, Airlines, United, Jetblue, Department Of Transportation, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines


I went behind the scenes with Singapore Airlines to see how it's massively upgrading the onboard experience on the world's longest flights

Inside the Golden Door spa.Thomas Pallini/Insider Singapore Airlines has turned to the Golden Door Spa to give its ultra-long-haul flights an upgrade. Golden Door chef Greg Frey Jr is crafting a brand-new menu based on items served at the spa.  Singapore Airlines currently flies three of the top 10 longest flights in the world.  Singapore Airlines is a recognized leader in aviation when it comes to flying the longest commercial flights in the world. Soos Jozsef/Shutterstock.com While an...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Newark


Rolls-Royce says it has developed the 'world's fastest all-electric aircraft' topping 345.4 mph — check out the Spirit of Innovation

Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation all-electric aircraft.Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce says its Spirit of Innovation plane is the "world's fastest all-electric aircraft." The plane's top speed clocked in at 387.4 mph, which is more than 132 mph faster than the old record-holder. Rolls Royce CEO Warren East hopes the advanced technology will contribute to a "jet-zero" industry.  British aircraft manufacturing company Rolls-Royce launched its new "Spirit of Innovation" all-electric plane on S...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, Trends, Features, Ministry Of Defence, Aircraft, Dell, Siemens, Faa, Rolls Royce, Warren East, Royce, Ward


Emirates will soon fly the world's largest twin-engine cargo plane in a landmark deal with an Israeli company

Israel Aerospace Industries' Boeing 777-300ER "Big Twin" cargo plane.Israel Aerospace Industries Emirates will convert four of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft into cargo freighters. Israel Aerospace Industries is tasked with the conversions and is currently developing the first Boeing 777-300 Special Freighter. Cargo airlines have been clamoring for more aircraft as the supply chain and shipping crises continue.  Emirates is the latest customer for the soon-to-be largest twin-engine cargo ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, UK, London, News, Air Travel, Planes, Israel, Trends, Features, Flying, Canada, Middle East, Arizona, Emirates


Playboy has recreated its Big Bunny private jet to bring celebrities and cultural icons together for fine dining in the sky - see inside

Playboy’s Big Bunny jet Playboy Enterprises Playboy has recreated its Big Bunny private jet to host high-profile celebrities and cultural icons. The plane will bring the same level of luxury and sophistication that its predecessor did in the 1970s. Guests can expect lavish seats and tableware as they enjoy a "once-in-a-lifetime dinner party in the sky." Playboy is one of the most recognizable brands in the entertainment industry, having been founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 with a men's ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Chicago, Aircraft, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Jets, Playboy Mansion, Hefner, Playboy Enterprises


Amtrak is getting part of $66 billion for rail from the infrastructure bill, but the agency is already debuting new trains that will take travelers across the US - see inside

An Amtrak GE Genesis P42 locomotive. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak is a big winner in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with $66 billion going towards rail. More cities across the US may receive rail service while existing lines, stations, and services will see upgrades and improvements. Amtrak in June debuted the new interiors of its long-distance trains that will traverse the country. Amtrak is on the verge of a new era as it will soon find itself flush with capital following th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Trains, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Chicago, David, Infrastructure, Rail Travel, Biden


Amtrak is getting a piece of $66 billion for rail from the infrastructure bill, but Amtrak is already debuting new trains that will take travelers across the US - see inside

An Amtrak GE Genesis P42 locomotive. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak is a big winner in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill with $66 billion going towards rail. More cities across the US may receive rail service while existing lines, stations, and services will see upgrades and improvements. Amtrak in June debuted the new interiors of its long-distance trains that will traverse the country. Amtrak is on the verge of a new era as it will soon find itself flush with capital following th...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Trains, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Chicago, David, Infrastructure, Rail Travel, Biden


A luxury bus startup with motion-cancelling seats and free alcohol will bring passengers between NYC and Washington DC for $99 - see inside the Jet

The Jet bus. The Jet The Jet, a luxury bus startup, is offering $99 bus rides between Washington DC and New York. Its motorcoaches have motion-canceling seats, in-seat service, and six feet of legroom. The Jet's CEO and founder says he's targeting leisure travelers in their mid-20s to 30s. My guess is most people don't have fond memories of inexpensive intercity bus rides. The seats. Brittany Chang/Insider After all, it's hard to enjoy long hours of being stuck on ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Facebook, New York, NYC, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Bus, Washington Dc, Cbs, Philadelphia, Scarborough, Peter Pan


A private jet firm is using Honda's $5 million private jets to offer the wealthy a luxurious experience for less than the price of using larger planes

A Volato HondaJet Elite. Thomas Pallini/Insider Volato is a private aviation company using the HondaJet as its flagship aircraft. Wealthy flyers can purchase an ownership stake in the aircraft and pay an hourly rate of $3,200 plus fuel. The HondaJet is underutilized in the US but offers an impressively spacious cabin with a range of nearly 1,500 nautical miles. When Americans think of the name "Honda," chances are most of them aren't thinking about a private jet. But one company is l...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Honda, Long Island, Private Jets, Private Jet, NetJets, Liotta, FlexJet


The 5 best electric scooters of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Electric scooters are a convenient and fun way to commute to work or run errands around town. The best electric scooters should have a reliably long battery range and travel at speeds of up to 20-plus mph. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, has a dual-battery design and up to 28 miles of range. Electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafide form of transportation thanks to advancements in tech and the rise of e-scooter renta...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Outdoors, Transportation, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Commuting, Electric, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Maxx, Amazon Built, Amazon Lightweight


American and JetBlue are expanding their Northeast Alliance despite a looming DoJ lawsuit that could unravel it all

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways NYC Russ/Shutterstock American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are strengthening their controversial Northeast Alliance. Despite a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department, the duo is expanding its network and catering to business travelers. The alliance has the most frequencies in New York, with JetBlue adding its code to more American flights. American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced their Northeast Alliance in July 2020 with the intent to of...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Boston, Trends, Features, Chicago, Washington Dc, Airbus, John, Department Of Justice, Jfk, Boeing, Doj


The best air mattresses for all sleepers in 2021

Suzy Hernandez/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. A great air mattress is comfortable, easy to set up, and can be stored quickly. Our top pick from SoundAsleep provides great back support and comes with excellent customer service. An air mattress is a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, spontaneous trips, or even camping. It can be set up ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Home, Camping, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Bill, Electric, Pvc, Don, TPU, Air Mattress, REI Co, Ellen Hoffman


Princess Cruises has announced a 111-day, around-the-world cruise starting at $21,000 as travelers continue to demand global sailings

Princess Cruises' Island Princess cruise ship. Princess Cruises Carnival's Princess Cruises has announced a 111-day world cruise that will set sail in January 2024. The almost four-month cruise will bring guests to 51 locations across 27 countries. The cruise starts at almost $21,080 per person, and suites start at about $66,000. Around the world in 80 days? How about 111 days - by ship. Sydney, Australia. Princess Cruises On Monday, Carnival's Princess Cruises ann...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Bali, Los Angeles, Trends, Barcelona, Features, Cruise, Alaska, Hawaii, Sydney, Athens, Princess Cruises, Panama Canal, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Bermuda


Hawaiian Airlines is targeting deep-pocket leisure travelers with an all-new business class cabin

Hawaiian Airlines is installing Adient Aerospace's Ascent business class seat on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners Adient Aerospace/Angel DiBilio/Shutterstock Hawaiian Airlines is upgrading its business class seat for high-budget leisure travelers from Asia and Australia. The seat comes from Adient Aerospace and is expected to enhance comfort, space, and luxury. Hawaiian is anticipating tough competition from Japanese carriers once the borders open between Japan and the US. The US is open...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, News, Australia, US, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Aircraft, Airbus, Boeing, United


Check out these pictures showing how an airliner that crashed and sank to the ocean floor was recovered

Forward fuselage on Bold Horizon NTSB The National Transportation Safety Board recovered a sunken Transair Boeing 737 from the ocean floor. The cargo plane broke into two pieces when it crash-landed off the coast of Hawaii, though both pilots survived. The job took 20 days to complete and required specialized underwater equipment, a research vessel, and a barge. Recovering an aircraft is a big job for the National Transportation Safety Board, which is the federal agency tasked with inv...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, California, Planes, Trends, Features, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Aircraft, Shirley, Boeing, Airline, Cargo, Air Crash


These are the airlines - and airports - most likely to experience delays or cancelations

AP Photo/Eugene Garcia A new study reveals the airlines and airports that are the most likely to experience flight delays or cancelations. The study looked at a two-year period from July 2019 to July 2021 to capture pre-pandemic and pandemic flying. Allegiant Air and Newark Liberty International Airport are the entities most likely to have a flight disruption. Airlines have had a rough couple of months with delays and cancelations, with many major US carriers experiencing operational ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Dallas, Tsa, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Cnbc, Laguardia Airport, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations


Southwest Airlines paints state flags on its aircraft - take a look

Southwest Airlines state flag liveries Southwest Airlines/Southwest Airlines Southwest painted 12 aircraft with special state flags liveries to honor the destinations it serves. The painting can cost $50,000 to $300,000, and more intricate plane designs are more expensive. The job takes 12 days to complete, according to Southwest. Southwest Airlines is the country's largest domestic carrier and celebrated its 50-year anniversary in June. The company prides itself on its history, strong...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, California, Trends, Cnn, Features, Tennessee, Aircraft, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Louisiana


I prefer to fly low-cost carriers like Spirit and Frontier over major airlines - here's how I avoid the extra fees for tickets, luggage, and food

Spirit Airlines A320 at Boston airport Taylor Rains/Insider Low-cost carriers offer an a-la-carte business model that charges for extra amenities like luggage and seats. The surprise fees can frustrate passengers, but knowing what to expect can help avoid last-minute expenses. Customers can save money by buying tickets at the airport and booking add-ons in advance. Budget carriers like Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant have made flying affordable for many travelers, though the low-cost b...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Washington Post, Boston, Trends, Features, Spirit, Las Vegas, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Daniel, Spirit Airlines Frontier, Allegiant Air, Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Carlos Yudica Shutterstock


I used CBX, the private border crossing bridge that connects Tijuana airport with the US and found it's one of the best kept secrets for travelers

Using Cross Border Xpress at Tijuana International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cross Border Xpress connects Tijuana International Airport with the US through a private border crossing. Flyers can use Cross Border Xpress when flying in and out of Tijuana to avoid wait times at traditional ports of entry. It took me no more than 15 minutes to get from Tijuana to the US using the crossing with virtually no lines for US Customs and Border Protection. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Mexico City, San Diego, Aviation, Starbucks, Airlines


This is what airline chefs actually do to prepare passenger meals onboard

Austrian Airlines onboard chef Austrian Airlines Flying chefs are slowly returning to the sky after the pandemic suspended the high-touch service. Inflight chefs are responsible for food preparation and taste but do not cook from scratch onboard. Only a handful of airlines worldwide have food experts onboard, with some retiring the service due to high costs. Receiving an inflight meal on long-haul flights is the standard on most international carriers. Passengers can expect anything fr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Indonesia, Trends, Features, Etihad, Jetblue, Airline Food, Turkish Airlines, Jetblue Airways, Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Garuda


Emirates is turning its first-ever A380 jumbo jet into furniture to sell to fans

Emirates' first-ever Airbus A380, registered A6-EDA NYC Russ Emirates is converting its first-ever delivered A380 into furniture and memorabilia to sell to fans. A part of the proceeds will go to the company's charity foundation that helps children in need. Repurposing the plane's materials will reduce Emirates' carbon footprint by lessening landfill waste. The pandemic took a toll on the industry in many ways, like forcing airlines to suspend routes and lay off emplo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Features, Aircraft, Emirates, Tim Clark, Un, Airbus, Uae, Hamburg, A380, Airbus A380, Reuters, New York s JFK airport


A New Mexico-based company that flies firefighting aircraft dropped a record-setting 12 million pounds of retardant during the busy fire season

10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 Austin Beede An aerial firefighting company is experiencing an increase in business due to the busy 2021 fire season. New Mexico-based 10 Tanker Air Carrier dropped a record-setting 12 million gallons of fire retardant this year. The company uses four converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft for its firefighting operation. Firefighting aircraft are a powerful tool for battling forest fires, especially during the record-breaking 2021 fire season that saw 73...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Australia, Mexico, US, Trends, European Union, Features, Chile, New Mexico, North America, Forest Fires, Albuquerque, Gould, Tanker



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