LifeStyle: Travel

Southwest Airlines flies 62 dogs and cats out of Puerto Rico for adoption in US

Tuesday  19:05,   23 january 2018
FOX News

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How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways

Tuesday  15:26,   23 january 2018
USA TODAY

Airlines are teaming with their airport partners to take the human element out of the boarding process. In December of last year, a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo on All Nippon Airways was sent back to LAX after three hours in the air[...]

Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames

Tuesday  03:30,   23 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

It's no flying car, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Warner Bros. Studio where the Harry Potter movies[...]

You Need to Wear a Wet Suit to Use This Underwater Mailbox in Japan

Monday  21:16,   22 january 2018
Mental Floss

Waterproof stationery is available at the dive shop.Great Big Story takes a deeper look at this unusual destination in a recent video. To use the mailbox, senders must purchase a waterproof postcard from the local dive shop and write with oil-based[...]

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Monday  21:16,   22 january 2018
AFP

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now[...]

Why airlines keep flying during government shutdown

Monday  21:15,   22 january 2018
USA TODAY

FAA air-traffic controllers and TSA checkpoint officers keep working during a government shutdown because they are classified essentiaBut TSA administrator David Pekoske said a shutdown creates anxiety and the planning takes attention away from[...]

Everyone Can Fly First Class in Their Lifetime: Here's How

Monday  21:15,   22 january 2018
PopSugar

If you're flying to a different country, first class is the way to go. Fold-flat seats, top-shelf cocktails, chef-curated fare, and other luxuries await. But let's cut to the chase - first-class tickets are also incredibly expensive.[...]

The Top Airline Rewards Program for 2018 Is...

Monday  20:41,   22 january 2018
Southern Living

Okay, let's be honest. 36-hour airline flash sales and snagging a pair of cheap tickets last-minute can be quite the rush. But all airline mileage programs are not created equally. To figure out which airline does it best, WalletHub[...]

United Is Adding Way Better Seats to Flights This Year

Monday  20:40,   22 january 2018
Condé Nast Traveler

The upgraded ‘Premium Plus’ seats will come with more room, better food, free booze—and still cost less than business class.A United spokeswoman confirmed the news—“We will offer Premium Economy beginning this year and it will be called Premium[...]

11 of the most incredible places in the world that are best reached by private jet

Monday  20:11,   22 january 2018
Tech Insider

<p>We asked a selection of private jet charter companies for the standout destinations their planes serve which would be difficult or complicated to reach by other means of travel.</p>From the free-flowing Champagne and luxurious, comfy seats[...]

Why the Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon Are Still Open During the Shutdown

Monday  19:57,   22 january 2018
Fortune

The last time the government shut down, in 2013, the Obama administration was attacked for closing national parks, monuments, and museums.&nbsp;U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has decided to leave the gates open to many parks and monuments in [...]

Five Muslim-majority countries face new, stricter rules from TSA

Monday  18:03,   22 january 2018
New York Daily News

Five Muslim-majority countries are subject to new rules on airplane cargo by transport officials worried about terrorism, a report says.The Transportation Security Administration is including Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab[...]

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by printing inflight magazine on lighter paper

Monday  15:18,   22 january 2018
FOX News

United Airlines has lightened the load on its flights – and wallets – by using lighter paper to produce its inflight magazine. The carrier said it has started printing the magazine, Hemisphere, on light paper, cutting one ounce from each magazine[...]

Who’s a good dog? Who’s a good dog? Delta wants to know before you board.

Monday  13:39,   22 january 2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

DALLAS — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints[...]

Pope Francis marries couple aboard papal plane

Friday  16:55,   19 january 2018
CNN

As far as Catholic weddings go, it's pretty hard to beat being married by the Pope. On an airplane. But that's what happened Thursday morning when Pope Francis married two flight attendants in an impromptu ceremony on his papal plane some 36,000 [...]