LifeStyle: Travel

Air traffic control has a ‘virtual’ future

Wednesday  10:08,   03 january 2018
Toronto Star

OTTAWA—The control tower at Ottawa’s international airport provides a panoramic view of runways and taxiways and beyond, the city skyline and Gatineau hills.From this vantage point, controllers can watch as an Air Canada Boeing 767 taxis for[...]

Strangest Stuff TSA Seized in 2017

Tuesday  16:06,   02 january 2018
TravelPulse

TSA nabbed some dangerous as well as weird stuff this year.For starters, it opens you up to a world of insane findings at the airport. Plus, the folks who run the account are hilarious with their[...]

2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel, 2 aviation groups say

Tuesday  10:07,   02 january 2018
cbc.ca

The past year was the safest ever for air travel, with no accident deaths in commercial passenger jets in all of 2017, a Dutch consulting firm says.Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported Monday there were[...]

Why Some Hotels Are Getting Rid of 'Do Not Disturb' Signs

Saturday  09:50,   30 december 2017
Travel + Leisure

Although frequent travellers may keep "Do Not Disturb" signs on their doors to avoid interruptions for turn-down service or unnecessary cleanings, several hotels are now modifying their procedures in the interest of increased security. At[...]

Woman Says Her Uggs Got Her Banned From This Airline’s Lounge

Saturday  08:50,   30 december 2017
Refinery29

Apparently, Ugg footwear doesn't go down well when you're Down Under. Condé Nast Traveller reports that passenger Joanne Catherall learned this the hard way after she was allegedly denied access to the business-class lounge for Australian[...]

This Is Where Every Dollar of Your Airfare Goes

Friday  17:09,   29 december 2017
Travel + Leisure

<p>Airlines barely make enough from flying us around to pay for an order of avocado toast. </p><p></p>The International Air Transport Association reports that, on average, airlines around the world are expected to earn a mere $7.69 in[...]

Billie Lourd Honors Mom Carrie Fisher on Emotional Trip One Year After Her Death

Thursday  21:40,   28 december 2017
People

Billie Lourd honored her mom Carrie Fisher with an unusual, emotional voyage. The 25-year-old actress revealed she took a trip to Norway to see the northern lights with her father, Bryan Lourd, as a tribute to the late Star Wars actress on the[...]

Luxury Hotels' Staff Caught Cleaning Cups With Used Toilet Brush

Thursday  18:50,   28 december 2017
International Business Times

Three Beijing hotels — Sheraton, Shangri-La and Kempinski — were found in violation of health code, after a footage showing misdemeanor of the staff was released by Pear Video on Tuesday.Three famous Chinese hotels were caught violating basic[...]

12 things you should never do on airplanes

Thursday  17:25,   28 december 2017
Cosmopolitan

12 things you should never do on airplanes1. Sleeping through takeoff or[...]

Why You Should Never, Ever Check Your Luggage on a Plane

Thursday  17:25,   28 december 2017
PopSugar

If you check luggage on your flight, you're inviting disaster along for your trip. It's not always that dramatic - sometimes it's just a mere inconvenience, but other times you're asking for more trouble than those extra pair of[...]

Passengers on Royal Caribbean cruise ships to pay higher gratuity fees in 2018

Thursday  08:40,   28 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

New gratuity fee rates announced this month will take effect in early January.Effective Jan. 2, the company is hiking the automatic gratuity for staff it tacks onto final bills by more than 7% to $14.50 per person, per day for passengers staying in[...]

Passenger with gun and bullets causes airport backup

Wednesday  15:53,   27 december 2017
MSN

Passenger with gun and bullets causes airport backupThe passenger had a carry-on bag containing a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-calibre ammunition, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari[...]

Everything That Has to Happen Before Your Plane Can Take Off

Wednesday  14:20,   27 december 2017
Travel + Leisure

Everything That Has to Happen Before Your Plane Can Take OffBut there are a lot of boxes to check before the crew can start the[...]

Chrissy Teigen Live Tweets Her Travel Nightmare: ‘Spent 8 Hours on a Flight to Nowhere’

Wednesday  10:07,   27 december 2017
TheWrap

Chrissy Teigen Live Tweets Her Travel Nightmare: ‘Spent 8 Hours on a Flight to Nowhere’The model, TV host and pregnant wife to John Legend first shared her experiences at around 5:30 p.m. PT when the All Nippon Airways flight she and Legend[...]

The One Word You Need to Say to Get Your Flight Attendant to Like You

Wednesday  07:06,   27 december 2017
Reader's Digest.CA

The One Word You Need to Say to Get Your Flight Attendant to Like YouRelated Video: This Is The First Thing Flight Attendants Notice About Passengers (Provided by Southern[...]