LifeStyle: Travel

Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving

Friday  00:54,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

Paying attention to flight attendants might save your life.It's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch along as safety instructions are given prior to takeoff.Images from this week's emergency landingIt's a simple[...]

The Pioneer Woman's Oklahoma hotel already booked solid

Thursday  23:40,   19 april 2018

Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman of blog and Food Network fame, has opened a boutique hotel in her hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It's called The Boarding House. Fans who missed an early chance to book a reservation will have to wait a while to [...]

8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

Thursday  23:30,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

Authorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization. The California Highway Patrol says the trailer is owned by Future Farmers of America and was stolen[...]

You'll never travel without antlers again! TSA tool reveals all the BIZARRE items you can pack in your carry-on, from live lobster to dry ice - and the peculiar things you have to check

Thursday  20:55,   19 april 2018
Daily Mail

The TSA has a handy 'What Can I Bring?' search tool on its website. Surprising things that can brought on-board a plane include artificial skeleton bones, a fishing pole, blenders, and dry iceBut while there is a definitive list of things[...]

Alaska Airlines Announces New Emotional Support Animal Policy

Thursday  20:55,   19 april 2018

The new rules apply to those who purchase tickets on or after May 1.Starting with passengers who purchase tickets on or after May 1, all travelers flying Alaska with emotional support animals must provide health and behavioral documents and a signed [...]

Heathrow Terminal 1 contents put up for auction

Thursday  18:16,   19 april 2018

Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1 has been disused since 2015. Now its contents are being auctioned off.Now flight fans can grab a slice of travel history as the contents of a disused London airport terminal are being sold[...]

FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

Thursday  15:51,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration says in the next two weeks, it will issue a directive to require ultrasonic inspections of fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane on Tuesday. PHILADELPHIA — U.S. airline[...]

What happens when a plane window is smashed?

Thursday  01:11,   19 april 2018
Press Association

A lack of oxygen above 10,000ft means cabins have to be pressurised to ensure everyone on board can keep breathing. When the seal is broken – such as by a smashed window – compressed air rushes out, as conditions inside and outside the aircraft[...]

After Years of Delays, the Queen Elizabeth 2 Is Finally Opening as a Floating Hotel

Wednesday  19:21,   18 april 2018
Travel + Leisure

After 10 years of sitting in Dubai, the historic Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner is opening as a hotel. TThe QE2 rose to prominence when it set sail in 1969 as an emblem of Great Britain. For almost 40 years, the ship traversed the globe on more than[...]

Martini bars and rotary phones: A peek inside the Mad Men-themed TWA Hotel

Wednesday  19:06,   18 april 2018

It was 1962 all over again at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport yesterday. After three years in development, the public got a first glimpse…It was 1962 all over again at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport yesterday. After three years in[...]

A New Law Could Make It Harder to Access Your Favorite Florida Beaches

Wednesday  18:57,   18 april 2018
Mental Floss

A recent change in policy gives more power to private landowners.Florida law once required the state to "ensure the public's right to reasonable access to beaches." That policy left the state free to sell miles of coastal land to big tax generators[...]

Airbnb just opened an 'Office of Healthy Tourism'

Wednesday  18:56,   18 april 2018

In a bid to counteract tourist saturation in major cities around the world, Airbnb is opening a new global Office of Healthy Tourism. The office will be tasked with finding new ways to use technology to create new travel destinations, and[...]

Abu Dhabi's Warner Bros. indoor amusement park opens in July

Wednesday  18:56,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

Abu Dhabi will open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park this July. Officials made the announcement on Wednesday at the Warner Bros. World park. It was built by the Abu Dhabi government-owned Miral Asset Management and encompasses 1.65[...]

This Little-Known Rule Lets You Cancel Any Flight for Free

Wednesday  16:32,   18 april 2018
Reader's Digest

You know that anxious feeling when you’ve just made a plane reservation, and now it feels so… final? Well, it’s not final. GALLERY: 10 Things You’re Doing That Will Get You Kicked Off an Airplane (Provided by Best[...]

Be Sure to Check Your Luggage For Scorpions

Wednesday  12:06,   18 april 2018

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