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The next frontier in first-class air travel: priority landing

There aren’t many perks left to being an economy-class flyer. Most airlines have thrust the burden of meals, checked bags, and seat arrangements onto their lowliest passengers. No doubt they will find other ways to make economy-class travel more miserable—starting with how long their aircrafts wait …

Air Traffic

They're Building a 4,400-Mile Railway from Moscow to Beijing

It will take 10 years and cost $242 Billion.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>China is no stranger to mind-bogglingly big construction projects, so why not build a railroad across the length of Asia? On Thursday the Chinese government confirmed its plan to build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350 mile) high-speed rail line to …

Drone operator fined after posting flight videos on YouTube

An Australian man has been fined for breaking aviation regulations whilst flying his drone, after authorities discovered his flight footage posted on YouTube.<p>The news comes as Australians prepare for the Australia Day national holiday long weekend, when the country heads outdoors for barbecues and …

US, Cuba move toward embassies, disagree on human rights

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a …

Cuba

Vice President Joe Biden to Visit Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah's Death

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah, a sign of how important the relationship with the powerful kingdom is to the United States. "In the coming days, I will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects …

McDonald's Hopes Dropping Gas Prices Will Fuel Burger Sales

According to economists, dropping gas and oil prices bolsters employment numbers in a major way, and <b>fast-food chains</b> are hoping they'll benefit, as well. During a quarterly earnings call earlier this week, <b>Sonic Drive-In</b>'s CEO explicitly credited falling gas prices for the chain's growing sales …

Watch a Hilarious Parody of That Terrible McDonald's Ad

Want a side of fries with your anus burger?<p>You may have skipped both the NFL playoffs and the Golden Globes telecast over the weekend, and that's okay. But then you may be a tad confused by all the sudden outrage you've been seeing online directed at McDonald's for its ad campaign "Signs," which …

Critics Doubt Boston's Chances in 2024 Olympics Bid

Boston faces stern opposition from some of the world’s leading cities after becoming the surprise choice as U.S. bid city for the 2024 Summer Games, …

12 Small Ways To Travel More This Year

We often trick ourselves into thinking of travel as a big-time event -- and the truth is, you're not always going to have thousands of dollars to fund a plane ticket, hotel room and dozens of meals out. But you <i>are</i> always going to have wanderlust, and there <i>is</i> a way to cure it without breaking the …

The airline executives standing between you and cheap plane tickets

Cheap oil, which this week closed below $50 a barrel for the first time in nearly 6 years, has been a boon for beleaguered motorists who are enjoying lower prices at the pump. But will airfares follow the same downward spiral? The short answer is: Don’t hold your breath.<p>Jet fuel, airlines’ biggest …

Skift Business Traveler: Is 2015 the Year of the Loyalty Program Hack?

What to Know Now<p>Late last year, Hilton became the first large scale travel provider to get it’s mileage program hacked. This year, American Airlines …

How American Air Wins on Social Media When Others Fail

For the past two years, American Airlines has been leading the way for airline brands on social media, and its Social Media Director wants to tell …

Owner dies after shootings at suburban Kansas City gun shop

A gun shop owner died from gunshot wounds Friday after a botched robbery that left three suspects wounded, police said.<p>Shawnee police said in a news release that John Bieker, 44, died after the shooting at the Shawnee store called She's a Pistol, which caters to female gun owners. Police said …

Westbound lanes of I-94 in Michigan reopened

Michigan State Police say the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan have been reopened following an extraordinary pileup on the snowy highway.<p>Earlier efforts to reopen the highway stalled Saturday as crews tried to safely remove acid from a tanker truck, one of 193 vehicles …

'Today, Paris is the capital of the world': Hollande

"The entire country will rise up," he told ministers, according to his entourage, as the country reels from an Islamist killing spree that left 17 people dead.

France

What Does Haiti Have to Show for $13 Billion in Earthquake Aid?

Americans texted tens of millions of dollars in donations and governments gave billions, but five years after an earthquake left corpses and rubble piled across Haiti, 85,000 people still live in crude displacement camps and many more in deplorable conditions.<p>The disconnect between the massive …

Two suspected child suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Paris attacker seen in ISIL allegiance video

A video has emerged of one of the armed men carrying out the Paris attacks pledging allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).<p>The video of Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who seized hostages in a Paris kosher supermarket on Friday and killed a policewoman, was circulated by the …

Search for woman linked to Paris hostage-taker goes global

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hayat Boumeddiene seemed kind and polite, always wearing a veil and often motoring around on a scooter with her romantic partner, Amedy Coulibaly, a neighbor in a southern Paris suburb recalls.<p>Now the 26-year-old Boumeddiene is the subject of an international dragnet after Coulibaly -- said …

Terrorism

Paris shooter widow: Hayat Boumeddiene's father 'handed himself in after shock at seeing daughter's police mugshot'

"Heartbroken" father of terrorist's widow said "That is my daughter" after seeing mugshot, as Turkish police confirm Hayat Boumeddiene entered Syria on day of killing<p>The "heartbroken" father of the widow of one of the Paris terrorists handed himself in after seeing her police mugshot on television …

Kouachi Brothers Lacked 'Intellect' to Resist Extremism: Teacher

The terrorist brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre played for their school soccer team but lacked the intelligence to resist the appeal of jihadism, one of their former teachers told a U.K. newspaper.<p>Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, who were killed Friday in an armed siege that followed a …

Police: As many as 6 Paris terror suspects may be at large

PARIS (AP) — As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a …

Terrorism

This Map Shows How Outrage Over The Eric Garner And Mike Brown Decisions Went Global

People all over the world are outraged about the failure to indict the police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown.<p>The proof is an animated map released by Twitter last week that shows the prevalence of tweets around the world using the hashtags #ICantBreathe, #BlackLivesMatter and …

TSA discovers record number of guns in carry-ons

Here's a holiday travel tip for you: Don't try to board an airplane with a gun in your carry-on.<p>If that sounds like a ridiculously obvious piece of advice, then think again. It wasn't so obvious to the 1,931 travelers who were caught this year (through Nov. 17) trying to board planes with guns in …

Congressional Black Caucus denounces Ferguson grand jury

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Monday called the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson a “slap in the face” for those seeking justice for the death of Michael Brown.<p>“The Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death …

Americans are finally flying for Thanksgiving again

It looks likely that US airports will be a little busier this holiday season. The Thanksgiving rush will amount to 24.6 million passengers traveling on US-based airlines during the 12-day period including the holiday, according to a forecast by Airlines for America, an industry trade organization …

UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s Ebola chief said an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in …

Intense storm headed to Alaska's Aleutian Islands

It's baaack.<p>Whether or not it's dubbed a polar vortex, icy cold will spread across much of the central and eastern USA by next week, bringing temperatures more typical of January than November.<p>The onslaught will be fueled in part by remnants of Typhoon Nuri, which will wallop Alaska's Aleutian …

Idaho Army National Guard helicopter crashes, killing 2

Two crewmen aboard an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter died when it crashed Thursday night, according to Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg.<p>Guard spokesman Col. Timothy Marsano said the Apache helicopter was on a training mission when it went down two miles south of the Boise Airport.<p>"It's a …

Palestinians, Israelis Clash: In Pictures