FAA warns of spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes. In a typical year, the transportation agency sees 100 to 150 formal cases of bad passenger behavior. But since the start of this year, the agency said, the number of reported cases More...

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By admin On Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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Travelers are ‘all in’ at duty-free stores, snapping up luxury goods as air travel returns

Airline passenger traffic is still running far below pre-pandemic numbers, but airlines and airports are getting ready for what promises to be a busy summer. Vaccinated travelers will be flying to more places More...

By admin On Sunday, April 25th, 2021
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Astronauts dock at International Space Station aboard SpaceX Endeavour

A four-astronaut team has arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour, NASA said. They were the first crew ever to be propelled into orbit by a rocket More...

By admin On Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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Myth of ‘pharaoh’s curse’ dismissed as Egypt parades ancient mummies

CAIRO — Some are blaming the “curse of the pharaohs” for a string of unfortunate incidents in Egypt in recent weeks, including the giant ship that blocked the Suez Canal for about a week until More...

By admin On Thursday, April 1st, 2021
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Delta to stop blocking middle seats May 1

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will stop blocking seats on its planes starting May 1, the last U.S. airline to end the pandemic-era policy as more travelers return to the skies. Delta first started blocking More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Mexico hopes for tourism rebound as more Americans vaccinate

CANCUN, Mexico — Feeling he can now travel internationally without risking his life, recently-vaccinated American Brian Sheppard hopped on a plane to Mexico’s top beach resort a few days ago to attend the More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
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Cruise line workers remained on board for months to keep ships operational

As vaccination efforts ramp up in many parts of the world, the cruise industry is making preparations to resume voyages. Current plans involve many of the major cruise lines resuming most of their operations More...

By admin On Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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‘Vaxications,’ catch-up trips and pent-up demand fuel travel surge

A growing wave of relaxed restrictions, along with an increasing number of vaccinated Americans, is leading to a surge in “vaxications” and other trips, after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns. Mothballed More...

By admin On Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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Puerto Ricans indignant at tourists breaking Covid mandates

Scenes of American tourists violating Covid-19 measures and mandates while visiting Puerto Rico have stirred indignation among residents worried that their efforts to control the pandemic may be marred as more More...

By admin On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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If you received travel credit or a voucher for a canceled trip last year, it’s time to read the fine print

With vaccination rates on the rise and cities reopening to visitors, millions of travelers who were issued credit or vouchers for trips that were canceled due to the pandemic are starting to pull up those emails More...