LifeStyle: Travel

1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

Tuesday  23:36,   17 april 2018
Associated Press

A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said. The plane, a twin-engine Boeing [...]

You Can Soon Stay at the World's First Underwater Villa, in the Maldives

Tuesday  21:51,   17 april 2018
Architectural Digest

The Conrad Rangali Island Resort & Spa will sit 16 feet below the surface on the ocean floor and is the first of its kindThe villa was dreamt up and created by the same team responsible for Ithaa, The Conrad's underwater restaurant that[...]

Activists Slam Royal Caribbean’s $200 Million Expansion at CocoCay

Tuesday  21:37,   17 april 2018
OBSERVER

Families on the hunt for a picture-perfect vacation might be thrilled about Royal Caribbean’s extensive renovation plans for the CocoCay island—but local environmentalists are not. For three decades, the cruise line’s private island in the[...]

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Make You Spend More Money

Tuesday  21:36,   17 april 2018
Fortune

There are many depictions of a future in which we’ve mastered the art of manipulating the opacity of glass. The wait may soon be over. The tinted world of tomorrow is coming, and airports—mini-cities of steel, concrete and lots and lots of[...]

Engine Explosion Forces Southwest Emergency Landing

Tuesday  21:15,   17 april 2018
TravelPulse

One passenger was reportedly sucked toward a broken window.At least one person had to be taken to a local hospital Tuesday after the engine of a Southwest Airlines plane exploded, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing in[...]

Have an awful trip? Here's how to file a complaint with airports and airlines

Tuesday  14:11,   17 april 2018
FOX News

Use these tips to make your voice heard. You got a great deal on your vacation flight, so you figure the rest of your travels will be glitch-free. Hah!Travel glitches, as I like to call them, are usually minor annoyances like being seated near a[...]

United Airlines Flight Chaos After Man Yells 'Bomba'

Tuesday  14:01,   17 april 2018
Newsweek

"Thanks to this man, we are now sitting in the back in the Denver airport as they search our plane and luggage for any bombs," passenger Tara Kraatz said.Flight 570 was still grounded on the tarmac at Denver International Airport when the[...]

Spring Storm Causing Delays, Cancellations in Northeast

Tuesday  01:25,   17 april 2018
TravelPulse

Winter Storm Xanto has made its way to the Northeast after pounding the Midwest.According to Weather.com, the unusual spring storm caused flood warnings in New York City and New Jersey, as well as bringing snow and freezing rain to areas in the[...]

Alligator casually strolls around Florida motel: 'Maybe he was just looking for the tiki bar'

Monday  22:15,   16 april 2018
FOX News

An alligator was caught checking out rooms at a Quality Inn hotel in Sebring, Florida, over the weekend. But officials with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office say the nearly 5-foot-long creature may have just been looking for the perfect spot to [...]

Atlanta airport is the world's busiest

Monday  21:46,   16 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

With 104 million passengers in 2017, Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, was the world's busiest airport in 2017 according to a report from the Airports Council International (ACI). The ACI's ranking of the world's[...]

7 ways to save on your next national park trip

Monday  21:46,   16 april 2018
Associated Press

America's national parks are brimming with natural wonders: cascading waterfalls, towering redwoods, white sand beaches. But visiting these gems can cost money and soon will get a little pricier: Many national parks will increase their entrance [...]

The biggest myth of nomadic travel is that anyone can do it

Monday  21:36,   16 april 2018
Quartz

Once a quirky trend enabled by the sharing economy, digital nomads have grown into a bona fide international subculture. There are an ever growing list…Once a quirky trend enabled by the sharing economy, digital nomads have grown into a bona fide[...]

Passengers stranded when airline ends Mexico service

Monday  21:07,   16 april 2018
CBS News

Getaway to Mexico for dozens of families who flew on Sun Country Airlines turns into travel nightmareThis weekend's storm forced Sun Country Airlines to cancel returning flights from Mexico to[...]

Allegiant Air goes on defensive after explosive "60 Minutes" report

Monday  13:10,   16 april 2018
CBS News

Despite brief statement to CBS News before the report, carrier told employees in internal memo: "Know we are prepared to fight back against '60 Minutes"'Allegiant has provided an internal statement to employees regarding this[...]