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Alaska Airlines flight from SFO to New Orleans diverted to LAX due to 'strong odor'

Monday  13:56,   13 august 2018

An Alaska Airlines flight from San Francisco International Airport to New Orleans was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon due to a "strong odor" in the cabin. Alaska Airlines told SFGATE that a "strong[...]
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Beware of the Wi-Fi at These 10 Highly Hackable Airports

Monday  08:05,   13 august 2018

Using any public Wi-Fi network to access the internet puts you at risk of hacking and identity theft, and some Wi-Fi connections are worse than others.Publicly accessible networks — like those airports offer — are not secure. They generally lack[...]

Yosemite Valley to reopen Tuesday after nearby fires closed it for 20 days

Saturday  02:20,   11 august 2018

LOS ANGELES - Yosemite Valley will reopen to visitors Tuesday morning after being closed for 20 days because of the Ferguson fire. The National Park Service also announced Friday that the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will reopen Monday morning.[...]

10 Reasons to Visit Bogotá Now

Saturday  01:57,   11 august 2018

Here’s how to make the most of a trip to Colombia's capital city.Fare Game:American, Delta, JetBlue, and United fly nonstop to Bogotá from U.S. hubs for as low as $300 round trip. You can redeem United miles for award tickets on Colombian[...]

The Best Southern California Parks and Facilities for the Physically Challenged

Saturday  01:57,   11 august 2018

Adaptive world surfing champ Dani Burt takes us through the amazing accessible outdoor offering of SoCal.Burt grew up in New Jersey. Upon graduating in 2003, she moved to California. But when she was 19, she was involved in a motorcycle crash that[...]

A popular service that offers access to luxury airport lounges around the world is being slammed as a 'waste of money'

Friday  23:50,   10 august 2018

Priority Pass is a program that gives members access to a global network of airport lounges. Some on Twitter, however, have recently complained about getting barred from[...]

This Is Now the U.K.'s Most Popular Tourist Attraction Thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Friday  23:10,   10 august 2018

This Is Now the U.K.'s Most Popular Tourist Attraction Thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ’s beautiful wedding helped the world believe in fairy tales again — and it also helped the local economy.An estimate by Britain's Office of National [...]

Government Documents Delay American Airlines Flight

Friday  20:46,   10 august 2018

Nearly one ton of paperwork grounded a flight in Washington, DC Monday.According to The Washington Post, the Los Angeles-bound flight was grounded in Washington, D.C. by 1,400 pounds of what the pilot referred to as "government[...]

8 tourists brawl at Rome’s Trevi Fountain over selfie spot

Friday  20:41,   10 august 2018

Fists began to fly at the 256-year-old monument.On Wednesday evening, a 19-year-old woman from the Netherlands and a 44-year-old Italian-American wanted to snap selfies in the same position, during “a time of day when the light makes the fountain a[...]

Historic wooden church in northwest Russia destroyed by fire

Friday  20:35,   10 august 2018

An 18th-century church widely seen as a marvel of Russia's wooden architecture has been destroyed by a fire. The blaze at the Dormition church in Kondopoga in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia erupted Friday after tourists visited. The [...]

Drinking A Glass Of Wine On Flight Lands Dentist, Daughter In Jail

Friday  19:10,   10 august 2018

As soon as Ellie Holman and her daughter got off the flight at Dubai International Airport, the pair were taken aside and questioned by immigration officials. One of the main questions Holman was asked was whether she had consumed alcohol during her [...]

A Flight Attendant Says This Is the One Thing You Should Do for Great Service in Economy

Friday  13:05,   10 august 2018

As Southerners, we know the importance of a warm welcome and always make the extra effort to bookend our requests with "please" and "thank you." As flight attendant Amanda Pleva wrote in a 2017 posts on Flyertalk, "You[...]

TSA Floats the Idea of a New Security Line

Friday  01:15,   10 august 2018

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Taking Sardinian sand home could cost you

Thursday  21:40,   09 august 2018

The Italian island of Sardinia has introduced fines of up to €3,000 (around $3,482) for people stealing sand from its beaches as souvenirsThe stunning Italian island of Sardinia has long been a coveted tourist destination -- thanks to its miles of[...]

'Not worth the risks': TSA chief will keep checkpoints at 150 smaller airports

Thursday  20:26,   09 august 2018

The Transportation Security Administration will keep checkpoints at the 150 smallest airports, despite study about possibly close them to save moneyTSA Administrator David Pekoske told USA TODAY’s editorial board that the agency studied the idea of[...]