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Laptops in Checked Luggage Pose Explosion Risk, FAA Warns

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:32:00 GMT

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

Airplane Mode: An Odd and Unsettling New Era in Air Travel

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:56:00 GMT

Elbow-to-elbow seating, oversized comfort pets, midcabin standoffs — and passengers armed with their smartphones.

Airlines Scramble Amid Fare Hikes and Heavy Demand Ahead of Irma

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:13:00 GMT

Airlines are scrambling and stumbling in the rush to prepare for Irma.

Are You a Pepper Lover? Then Meet Maricel Presilla, a Culinary Indiana Jones

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:40:00 GMT

Food historian and cultural anthropologist Maricel E. Presilla has unearthed the most unexpected and fascinating histories in her new book "Peppers of the Americas."

'Shackles From the Deep' Explores Mystery of Sunken Slave Ship

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:40:00 GMT

Michael Cottman traces the story of the Henrietta Marie, a slave ship that wrecked near Key West after dropping off kidnapped Africans in Barbados and Jamaica.

Bored on Your Flight? Icelandair Just Tried Live Theater

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:06:00 GMT

Bored on your long flight? Icelandair is trying to spice things up, offering an 11-hour immersive theater production on a trip from London to New York.

Airport Worker Struck by Lightning on Tarmac in Florida

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:15:00 GMT

Austin Dunn, an airport ground worker, was standing near the wing of a plan when a lightning bolt struck the aircraft and jolted his body to the ground.

Air Berlin Pilots Investigated After Risky Farewell Fly-by

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:45:00 GMT

Several videos of the incident were shared online, and someone in a control tower could be heard saying as the plane flew past, 'We are all in awe.'

Southwest Apologizes After Woman Is Dragged off Plane

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:36:00 GMT

Southwest said it was "disheartened" after an unidentified woman was filmed being roughly removed from a flight after saying she had a severe pet allergy.

Delta Offers Free Texting In-Flight to Lure Customers

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:16:00 GMT

Delta will provide free texting on flights beginning Sunday, the airline announced Tuesday.

In Havana, Langston Hughes Helped Cuba Connect to Its African Roots

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 18:10:00 GMT

Langston Hughes walked into a Cuba grappling with race and class issues and found himself amid an emerging community of artists, intellectuals, and radicals.

Passengers Call 911 After Being Stuck on Plane for 6 Hours

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT

"You can't keep over 300 people in a plane with no AC, running out of food, running out of water," said one passenger on the diverted flight.

Airfares for Many Travelers Rise Thanks to Bag Fees

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:39:00 GMT

Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008.

U.S. Expands Mexico Travel Advisory, Affecting Popular Resorts

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:33:29 GMT

The expanded travel advisory covers the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, Tulum and several popular tourist destinations.

LA-Bound Superjumbo Rocked by 'Serious' Engine Explosion

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:28:38 GMT

An investigation is underway after an Airbus A380 carying 500 passengers to Los Angeles suffered "serious damage" from a rare uncontained engine failure.

Foodies Can Find A Culinary Oasis South of the Border

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:07:00 GMT

The Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California is taking people's taste buds beyond tacos, burritos and enchiladas.

Serving Food and Time: Inside Colombia's Trendy Prison Restaurant

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:38:00 GMT

In the popular tourist city of Cartagena, Colombia, the trendy Restaurante Interno inside the San Diego Prison serves delicious meals by women serving time.

FAA Orders A380 Inspections After Engine Blows Apart

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:24:14 GMT

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered visual inspections of some Airbus A380 engines after one blew apart on a Los Angeles-bound Air France flight.

All Power Cut, Thousands Flee N.C. Outer Banks Islands

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:18:11 GMT

One of three cables to two remote islands was completely severed, and the two others were compromised. All could be out for as long as two weeks.

The Caribbean Remains Open for Business, but Tahiti Beckons for Some

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:48:00 GMT

The Caribbean is still open for business, but destinations like Oahu, Maui, Phoenix, and Los Angeles will likely see an uptick this year.

Pilots Spend 18 Hours Drawing Outline of Plane Over America

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:24:00 GMT

Pilots aboard a Boeing aircraft spent their 18-hour flight test drawing the outline of the plane in the sky.

Why October Is the Month to Book Your Holiday Travel

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:22:00 GMT

It's time to think about holiday travel...and here's a surprising tip.

TSA Now Lets You Say Goodbye Properly at This Airport

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 10:04:00 GMT

One much-missed aspect of the "good-old days" of air travel was the ability to walk a friend or family member right out to the gate.

Japan Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Engine in Flames

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:39:14 GMT

A Japan Airlines plane was bound for New York on Tuesday when a red flame was seen flickering from the left engine. A pilot reported a bird strike.

Enjoy Food, Festivals and Freebies During September Travel

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 03:50:00 GMT

September not only offers a fresh start for students, it also offers fresh deals for travelers.

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