LifeStyle: Travel

Couple Shipwrecked Overnight Rescued After Writing 'HELP' in the Sand

Sunday  21:46,   25 february 2018
Inside Edition

They said 17-foot high waves washed them overboard.The couple from Clairview in Queensland, Australia, had spent a night camped on a remote island aptly named Avoid Island before rescue teams saw their make-shift call for help and airlifted them to[...]

Skyroam Solis: The Ultimate Way to Beat International Roaming Fees

Sunday  06:51,   25 february 2018
Condé Nast Traveler

The Skyroam Solis is a must for anyone who’s been hit with insane roaming fees.The plan doesn’t require a contract but you’ll need to buy a Skyroam hotspot for $149 to use the service (or rent one for $10 a day, which doesn’t really add up). Given[...]

I'm a Mom, and I Still Get Pissed When Your Kid Is Loud on My Flight

Saturday  18:06,   24 february 2018

Being a mother has changed me in so many ways. Let me be very clear that I'm not referring to behavior that should be expected. Babies in general get a pass because they're, you know, babies, and they're not very good at that whole[...]

An emotional support dog bit a six-year-old girl on a Southwest Airlines flight — and some people are blaming the child (LUV)

Saturday  11:10,   24 february 2018
Business Insider

An emotional support dog bit a child passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night. An emotional support dog bit a child passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Portland,[...]

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

Saturday  07:05,   24 february 2018

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style blockbusting bodice-ripper, and she has since gone on to pen several page-turning hits in the same[...]

Report: Passengers delayed nearly 12 hours on plane

Thursday  22:52,   22 february 2018
CBS News

The problem was rooted in an ice storm, which wreaked havoc on travelers trying to depart from Kansas City International Airport . CBS' Kansas City affiliate KCTV reports Delta Air Lines faced the majority of problems. Southwest, American and United [...]

Former Pilot Explains 10 “Code Words” Passengers Don’t Understand

Thursday  21:36,   22 february 2018
Southern Living

Even though more people are flying than ever before, the world of air travel still retains a certain air of mystery. In an effort to shed some light on the enigmatic industry, long-time commercial airline pilot and author of 2013’s Cockpit[...]

These two Asian countries now boast the world's most powerful passports

Thursday  18:06,   22 february 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Move over Europe. In a sign of the times, the latest ranking to measure the most powerful passports in the world has placed two Asian countries -- Singapore and South Korea -- at the top of the leaderboard. According to the latest edition[...]

This Is the Surprising Reason Why Airports Are Carpeted

Thursday  10:40,   22 february 2018
Reader's Digest.CA

This Is the Surprising Reason Why Airports Are CarpetedWhile common sense might call for terminals to be designed with tile floors — both for the benefit of passengers wheeling luggage and to make it easier for the staff to clean — most airports are [...]

How missing a flight can cause your other airline bookings to be cancelled

Wednesday  16:20,   21 february 2018

You could find yourself stranded in a foreign city because of this one mistake.I had an inkling something was wrong. Normally, about 24 hours before a flight, Swiss Air will send through a boarding pass to inform you you've been automatically[...]

Budget cuts, weak govt oversight caused rise in Canada airline accidents

Wednesday  15:37,   21 february 2018

A pilot group responsible for aviation safety inspections said on Tuesday that budget cuts had weakened government oversight and triggered a spike in airline accidents and near misses in 2017, after years of improving flight safety. According to[...]

Vancouver Island hike offers breath-taking views

Tuesday  16:51,   20 february 2018

Cradled below towering mountains at the centre of Vancouver Island is a lake whose name tells the landscape's history. Landslide Lake caught the face of one the Island's tallest mountains when a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook it loose in[...]

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

Tuesday  10:27,   20 february 2018

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in MexicoMEXICO CITY - Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important[...]

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

Monday  10:52,   19 february 2018
Travel + Leisure

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority. The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will be hosting its annual Spring[...]

A viral Facebook post describes an 'extraordinary' moment at LAX when a group of women comforted a screaming toddler and his mother

Sunday  14:35,   18 february 2018
Business Insider

Facebook post described a remarkable moment at Los Angeles International Airport.Traveling with a child isn't easy, let alone a child who's upset. A February 2 Facebook post that has been shared over 15,000 times described a remarkable moment at Los [...]