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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger …

Atlanta Airport Officials Mull Domestic Terminal Hotel After Winter Delays

Atlanta airport officials say they’re studying the idea of building a hotel either inside or connected to the domestic terminal.<p>Hartsfield-Jackson …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

National Parks

What Happens When a Capital City Loses One of Its Largest Carriers

The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is delaying security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading …

Is Copenhagen the World's Most Liveable City?

According to Monocle Magazine, Copenhagen is the most liveable city in the world 2013. "World-conquering urban quality of life requires the trickiest of balancing acts between progress and preservation, stimulation and security, global and local. Perfection is unobtainable but Copenhagen is …

European Travel

10 Things We Wish All Airlines Did

To say there's room for improvement in the airline industry is a clear understatement. Between baggage fees, customer-service fails, and hellish flight delays, most carriers consistently keep our expectations at tarmac level. It's about time for the airlines to do a better job, and we know just …

Flying

Delta to Update Domestic Fleet

Over the next three years, updates will be rolling out across Delta’s narrow-body domestic fleet as part of the carrier’s efforts to improve …

4 Palm Springs Hotels Under $160

<i>Photo Courtesy of Courtesy Del Marcos Hotel. Article by Paige Wright, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>This desert oasis is heating up in more ways than one, rolling out new -- and renovated -- hotel rooms and more nonstop flights than ever. The name conjures images of ritzy -- and exclusive -- …

Palm Springs

Surviving a Water Landing

The fifth anniversary of U.S. Airways' (flight 1549) water landing in the Hudson River is quickly approaching on January 15, 2014. And if there's anything that event taught us it's that it is possible to surviving a water ditching.<p>A few weeks ago, almost exactly a month prior to US 1549's upcoming …

GoPro

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Camera Is Found In Bathroom

And we thought the TSA was the most invasive part of flying.<p>An American Airlines flight from San Francisco to New York's Kennedy Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, after what appears to be a camera -- disguised as a flash drive -- was discovered taped to …

Delta to add seats with outlets and bigger overhead bins on 225 planes

A move by Delta Air Lines to install seats with power outlets and bigger lavatories and overhead bins will also squeeze more economy seats in some of its narrow-body aircraft.<p>Atlanta-based Delta announced Wednesday that it plans to invest $770 million through 2016 to overhaul the interior on 225 …

Low-Cost Carrier Norwegian Opening Up Florida to Scandinavia

Scandinavia has become one of Broward’s largest foreign tourist markets, thanks to new air service between Fort Lauderdale and Norway, Denmark, and …

Miami Is Officially the World's Busiest Cruise Port, Exceeds 4 Million Annual Passengers

Miami port officials say more than 4 million cruise passengers used the facility in the most recent fiscal year, cementing its status as the world’s …

Glamorous Cocktail Bars Around The World

<i>By Mark Ellwood</i><p>Enjoying an artisanal cocktail in a sumptuous location is as much about the surrounding atmosphere as it is the drink in hand. Glamorous bars around the world--rich in history, personality and mixological talent--deliver. And as cocktail revivalism continues full bore, they are the …

Grand Central Station

US airlines raked in $4.7 billion in baggage and change fees during the first nine months of 2013

US airlines made $4.7 billion from checked baggage and reservation change fees in the first three quarters of 2013, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Transportation’s US Bureau of Transportation Statistics.<p>For the fourth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is on track to beat …

Flying

Former Head Of Airport Security: 'The TSA Couldn't Save You From A 6-Year-Old With A Water Balloon'

"The TSA couldn't protect you from a 6-year-old with a water balloon," he writes on Cracked.com.<p>Sela has seven major issues with the TSA. First, the TSA "essentially makes its own rules," according to Sela. It's both a regulatory agency and a security agency. Not even the CIA is allowed to be both. …

Aviation

American Air's Merger with US Airways Was the Biggest Aviation Story of 2013

Twelve months ago, it was unclear what American Airlines would look like at the end of 2013. A year earlier, it was unclear if there even would be an …

A More Hands-On Vacation Rental Company Emerges from South America

As the peer-to-peer vacation rental market balloons, companies in that space are expanding the business model by offering central booking and …

Five Tips for Hassle-Free Flying

Traveling can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>Give yourself a much deserved break this holiday season with these five secrets to hassle-free flying from travel industry insider and airfarewatchdog.com founder <b>George Hobica</b>:<p><b>1. Get preapproved.</b> At some U.S. airports, enrollees of the …

America's Most Highly Taxed Destinations

(photo: Flickr: akasped)<p>You may think you scored a deal on your hotel and rental car -- but have you really come out ahead? In some popular destinations, tourism taxes are adding big bucks to your daily vacation spend.<p>According to an annual study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), …

Fort Lauderdale

Miami Barber Shot, Killed Over Parking Spot

MIAMI (CBS4) – An argument over a parking space reportedly led to a deadly shooting in Miami on Sunday.<p>It happened outside Mieses’s barber shop at …

At Art Basel, Activists Protest Graffiti Artist Stun-Gun Death

<i>(Source: CBS4)</i><p>MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — In hopes of bringing awareness to the death of the graffiti artist who died after being tasered by police, …

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Coast Guard Evacuates Injured Passenger Off Carnival Victory

<i>Carnival Cruise Ship Victory (Source: CBS4)</i><p>MIAMI (CbsMiami) – It was the U.S. Coast Guard to the rescue after an 88 year-old man was injured on a …