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To Avoid Higher Airline Baggage Fees, Plan Ahead

Someday we’ll tell our grandchildren about a halcyon time when you didn’t have to pay money to bring luggage with you when you went on an airplane. For now, we’ll just focus on spending as little as possible to bring along our bags.Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Airlines, Fees, Lifehacks


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Canada, Italy, North America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Health & Safety


Ask Before You Recline Your Airplane Seat

Last week an American Airlines passenger tweeted a video of a man repeatedly punching the back of her reclined seat. The video went viral, and once again sparked the debate of whether or not it’s ok to recline your seat while you’re up in the air.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Air Travel, Lifehacks, Travel Tips, American Airlines


Buy Your July 4th Flights Before This Sunday for the Best Deals

If you’re planning a trip away for July 4th, the time to book your plane ticket is now.Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Lifehacks, Flights, Flight Prices


How to Buy Carbon Offsets That Actually Help the Environment

Carbon offsets can seem too good to be true. In theory, the offsets work like a big sponge sopping up all the emissions you put into the environment when traveling by plane or riding in a car. It all comes at a relatively low cost, as well: you can offset emissions for a 12-hour flight for the price of an airport…Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Environment, Lifehacks, Carbon Footprint


Gentleman on EasyJet flight began eating his phone, forced landing

A gentleman on an easyJet flight from Manchester to Iceland apparently began disassembling and chewing up parts of his mobile phone, causing the battery to smoke and alarming passengers. Prior to this snack, Matthew Flaherty, 44, was simply acting like a drunk asshole violently threatening passengers and crew. The pilot diverted the plane to Edinburgh Aiport. Upon Flaherty's arrest, he screamed racist remarks to the police. The incident happened last year and Flaherty was just in court to face...
Tags: Post, News, Air Travel, Not Food, Manchester, Easyjet, Iceland, Crimes, Flaherty, Souter, Drunk And Disorderly, Matthew Flaherty, Edinburgh Aiport Upon Flaherty, Richard Souter, Thomas Welsh QC, Adrian Pingstone


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Spain, Egypt, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Maldives, Regions, Going Out


You Can Still Use Alaska Miles to Book on American Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced a new “West Coast International Alliance” today with American Airlines, an alliance that will bring with it a few solid advantages for customers.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Air Travel, Lifehacks, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Airline Points, West Coast International Alliance


Passenger who tried to open plane door during flight given 2-year sentence

Last June, Chloe Haines (26) was on a flight from Dalaman in Turkey. She suddenly got out of her seat and shouted to the 206 other people on board, "I want to die" and "I'm going to kill you all" as she lunged at an exit door handle. The crew and passengers were able to restrain her. This week, Chelmsford Crown Court court found Haines guilty and sentenced her to two years in prison, reports The Standard: Judge Charles Gratwicke, sentencing the 26-year-old at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday,...
Tags: Post, News, Air Travel, Turkey, Chelmsford Crown Court, Haines, Dalaman, Chloe Haines, Shitty Air Travel, Charles Gratwicke


Boeing Finds New Software Problem With Scandal-Plagued 737 Max Plane

Engineers at Boeing have discovered a new software issue with the 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a year over technical issues. The new problem, first reported by Bloomberg News, involves the trim system, which regulates whether the nose of the aircraft is pointed up or down. A light for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Bloomberg News, Steve Dickson, MCAS, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System


Social media influencer who falsely claimed to have coronavirus during flight is arrested after plane made emergency landing

Potok Philippe, a 28-year-old self-styled social media influencer, was charged with mischief after he told fellow plane passengers, "Can I get everybody’s attention please. I just came back from Hunan province, the capital of the coronavirus. I’m not feeling too well. Thank you." The plane made an emergency landing and Philippe was arrested. From : He later said "it was simply a joke" and that he had hoped to go viral on Instagram with the prank, which saw him being escorted off the plane in a ...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Air Travel, Toronto, Los Angeles, Jamaica, Westjet, Montego Bay Jamaica, Philippe, Hunan, Potok, City News, Airborne Idiots, Potok Philippe, Imperial Stars


Delta, American, and United Cancel All Flights To and From China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213 [Updated]

Delta, American, and United airlines will cancel all flights to and from mainland China as the confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus hits 213 and the number of confirmed cases reaches almost 10,000 worldwide, with over 100,000 more patients under medical observation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, China, Delta, Outbreak, Airlines, Flights, United, American, Hawaiian, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, United Cancel All Flights


Delta and American Cancel All Flights to China for Months as Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213

Delta and American airlines will cancel all flights to and from China as the confirmed death toll from the new coronavirus hits 213 and the number of confirmed cases reaches almost 10,000 worldwide, with over 100,000 more patients under medical observation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, China, Delta, Outbreak, Airlines, Flights, United, American, Hawaiian, Outbreaks, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus


Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech

The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-dollar global travel and hospitality market continues to grow, VCs are still foaming at the mouth for the opportunity to redefine the ways we move and stay around the world. Despite the cyclical nature of the travel sector, deal flow in travel and hospitality has remained strong and largely stable ov...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Transportation, Air Travel, India, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Business Travel, Revolution Ventures, Hospitality, Crunchbase, Oyo


United Airlines reports "significant decline in demand" for flights to China

United Airlines announced it would be canceling scheduled flights to China beginning in February, citing a "significant decline in demand," reports CNBC. ″We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will adjust our schedule as needed,” United said in a statement. United operates about 12 flights a day from the U.S. to mainland China and Hong Kong, and the changes will cut that number by three or four per day. The changes reduce flights to Hong Kong from San Francisco and Newark;...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, Air Travel, China, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Beijing, Shanghai, Newark, United, Cnbc, United Airlines, Tim Gouw, San Francisco Newark


NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program — the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic “boom” to a mere supersonic “thump,” in order to show that supersonic commercial passenger flights over land could be a real thing. The agency has already developed and flight-tested an innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which replaces a traditional transparent windshield to provide the X-59 pilot with a view a...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Air Travel, Tech, Nasa, Aircraft, Aviation, Airplane, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Hotels, China, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Worldwide, Health & Safety


If everyone hates Spirit Airlines, how is it making so much money?

Everyone likes to make fun of budget airline Spirit, which charges extra for almost everything besides a small hard seat. And yet it is very profitable. In his new role as a Medium columnist, the inimitable Rob Walker explains why the derided brand is rolling in cash. The short answer: Spirit might not be an enjoyable way to travel, but passengers know what they are getting into. Spirit is successful, Engel suggests, “because it is grounded in honesty.” By this, he means the carrier is quite cle...
Tags: Post, News, Air Travel, Spirit Airlines, Engel, Rob Walker


Wuhan virus puts airlines on high alert around the world

Here’s a on the airline industry’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak so far. If the virus spreads becomes a pandemic, this could impact world financial markets as did SARS in 2003. SARS killed about 800 people. Since then, people travel by plane even more, and other things have changed in global travel patterns. “The biggest concern is a sharp drop in travel demand if the virus becomes a pandemic.” : Many airlines, including Korean Air Lines, Singapore Airlines’ budget carrier Sco...
Tags: Travel, Post, Business, Japan, News, Air Travel, Finance, China, Economy, Taiwan, Virus, Public Health, Aviation, Wuhan, Sars, China Southern Airlines Co Ltd


The Days of Flying With Your 'Emotional Support' Animal May Be Coming to an End

Spoiling the fun of wondering whether you could be sharing your next flight with an emotional support peacock or perhaps even a miniature horse, the U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to crack down on the practice of bringing non-service-trained animals onto commercial flights.Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Travel, Airlines, Flights, Dot, U S Department of Transportation, Bad Dogs Need Not Apply, Service And Support Animals, Emotional Support Animals


No more emotional-support animals on planes except specially trained dogs if these new FAA rules are approved

• Whither the in-flight emotional support miniatures horses? • “Officials highlighted a few areas where they are most eager to get comments, including whether miniatures horses should continue to qualify as service animals” Proposed new FAA rules would mean no more passengers bringing what are identified as emotional-support animals on airplanes, unless the animals are specially trained dogs that meet requirements. On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of Transportation [DOT] proposed that only s...
Tags: Travel, Post, Business, News, Air Travel, Animals, US, US news, Airlines, Ada, Faa, Delta Air Lines, Wonderful Creatures, U S Department of Transportation, Transportation Department, Service Dogs


No more emotional-support animals on planes if these new FAA rules are approved

• Whither the in-flight emotional support miniatures horses? • “Officials highlighted a few areas where they are most eager to get comments, including whether miniatures horses should continue to qualify as service animals” Proposed new FAA rules would mean no more passengers bringing what are identified as emotional-support animals on airplanes. On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of Transportation [DOT] proposed that only specially trained dogs qualify as service animals -- which, according t...
Tags: Travel, Post, Business, News, Air Travel, Animals, US, US news, Airlines, Ada, Faa, Delta Air Lines, Wonderful Creatures, U S Department of Transportation, Transportation Department, Service Dogs


Passengers with mobile WiFi network named "Remote Detonator" removed from plane

At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, police removed two passengers from a GoJet/Delta Connection flight because they apparently wouldn't turn off a mobile phone that reportedly had a WiFi network name of "Remote Detonator." From the Detroit Free Press: ...Flight attendants announced that they’d be calling police if personal WiFi wasn’t turned off, (passenger Aaron) Greenberg said. It was a nerve-racking moment when an estimated 10 emergency vehicles with flashing lights surrounded the plane, ...
Tags: Security, Post, News, Air Travel, Planes, Airplanes, Wifi, Quebec, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Aaron Greenberg, That's Dumb, GoJet Delta Connection, Wayne County Airport Authority, Lisa Gass


California Elementary Teachers Sue Delta After Plane Dumps Jet Fuel Over School

Teachers who were at a Cudahy, Calif., elementary school when a Delta aircraft dumped fuel overhead on Tuesday have filed a lawsuit against the airline, accusing it of negligence. The teachers, who asked not to be named, felt “sick, dizzy and nauseated” after being covered with the fuel, prominent women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred said at a press conference after filing the lawsuit on Friday. Allred said the school children began to scream and cry, and the teachers rushed them inside...
Tags: News, Air Travel, California, Uncategorized, Cnn, Delta, Faa, Gloria Allred, Los Angeles International Airport, Allred, Onetime, Park Avenue Elementary School, Cudahy Calif, Shanghai Delta, One Park Avenue Elementary School


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Usa, Featured, Air Travel, Australia, Mexico, Hotels, Accommodation, North America, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


21 things to do in Nepal

Nepal is the ultimate mountain country; home to the magnificent 8,848-metre-high Mt. Everest, breathtaking Himalayan scenery and high-octane paths – it’s difficult to match Nepal for dramatic scenery. But with seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley alone, from ancient temples to stunning palace complexes, and epic wildlife and bird spotting opportunities, there’s […] The post 21 things to do in Nepal appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Air Travel, Restaurants, Nepal, Attractions, Adventure Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Kathmandu Valley


Advancements in Mobility That Will Change Travel

From air cabs to cars that can converse, innovations to take us on all kinds of journeys The convergence of mobility and technology is one of the most interesting topics on our minds, especially during CES. Be it electric scooters and drone taxis or electric vehicles and autonomous road-assistants, transport-related innovations that have debuted at the show have eventually become part of everyday life, while …
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Design, Air Travel, Cars, Tech, Ces, Autonomous, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Sony, Hyundai, Mophie, SUVs, Voice Assistants, Lamborghini


60 People Treated After Delta Flight Dumps Jet Fuel on Los Angeles County

Around 60 people in Los Angeles County were treated by first responders after a jet returning to Los Angeles International Airport dumped its fuel in mid-air, showering at least five elementary schools and a high school shortly before noon, CNN reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, California, Planes, Los Angeles, Cnn, Airplanes, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Jet Fuel, Emergencies, Los Angeles County


At Least 20 California Children Injured After an Aircraft Apparently Dumped Jet Fuel on Elementary School Playground

At least 44 people at multiple elementary schools, including at least 20 children, were injured after an aircraft apparently dumped jet fuel before making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said. The majority of the reported injuries occurred after a substance apparently landed around Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy, a city in Los Angeles County, shortly before 12 p.m. local time, the L.A. County Fire Department said. At least 20 children and 11 adu...
Tags: News, Air Travel, California, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Delta, Least, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Los Angeles County, MCI, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles Unified School District, Cudahy, Heath Montgomery