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United's $10,000 Pledge to Bumped Passengers

The airline issued a series of policy changes after a passenger was dragged off a flight.<p><i>Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET</i><p>United Airlines pledged Thursday to reduce overbooking and pay travelers who volunteer to take a later flight up to $10,000 in response to an incident earlier this month in which a …

Airlines

How United Airlines picks which passengers to bump on overbooked flights

United Airlines just promised to reduce overbooking and to offer as much as $10,000 to people who willingly give up their seats — part of a set of policy changes announced weeks after passenger David Dao was physically dragged off an overfull flight.<p>The carrier previously announced it will no …

Airlines

United Airlines is making these 10 customer-service policy changes

The fleet and hubs of United Airlines<p>United Airlines on Thursday revealed its "Review and Action Report" recapping the April 9 incident aboard United Express Flight 3411. The report, which was promised by United CEO Oscar Munoz in the days following the incident, includes both a review of what led …

Aviation

Southwest will end practice of overbooking, CEO says

Southwest Airlines will end its practice of overbooking, the carrier's CEO said Thursday morning.<p>“The company has made the decision that we’ll cease to overbook going forward,” Southwest chief Gary Kelly said while discussing the company’s quarterly earnings on CNBC. “We’ve been taking steps over …

Aviation

Waymo’s self-driving minivans are now offering rides to real people in Arizona

Major milestone for the Google spin-off<p>Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan. As often as they want. For free.<p>Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun off from Google late last year, announced today that it’s …

Transportation

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

Putting together our annual list of the best places to travel is a process that takes several months—we survey writers based around the world, talk …

Andalusia

New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they're being recorded.<p>About 1,200 officers who work the evening …

Policing

21 photos that will make you want to travel to Alaska

Alaska is America's largest state, as well as its least populated.<p>That means it's home to plenty of open spaces and untamed wilderness.<p>There are cities too though, which boast some of the best seafood in the country.<p>Keep scrolling to see photos that will inspire you to plan a trip to this snowy …

Alaska

Incredible Pictures of Lunar Landscapes in Iceland

'Temporary People' depicts the lives of guest workers in the UAE

Novelist Deepak Unnikrishnan tells tales of 'people from elsewhere' who live as perpetual foreigners, often in fear, with precarious futures.<p>The …

A Colorful Corner In Old San Juan

Pisa plans towering Ferris wheel

The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.<p>The Tuscan city's culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa's famed Leaning Tower, or more than 50-meters (165-feet) …

Transatlantic flights at $65: A new era of budget flying or cheap marketing?

This particular deal may not last. But the trends driving it are likely to continue.<p>February 23, 2017 —If you can spare $65, Norwegian Air Shuttle …

Here's Where Colorado Spends Its Skyrocketing Pot Tax Revenue

The first state to legalize recreational adult use of marijuana is now funding a host of programs with the proceeds.<p>Colorado moved first into creating a regulated recreational marijuana system, and the state is starting to see the benefits in a huge way. According to numbers from the state, …

Mobileye outfits 4,500 for-hire cars in NYC with collision avoidance tech

Mobileye’s long-game is focused on autonomous driving, but some of the tech that feeds into that can have an impact now, including advanced collision avoidance systems. The company announced on Friday that it has completed the installation of accident prevention tech across 4,500 for-hire vehicles …

Tesla

Biggest Airport in the World Ever Built - Full Documentary

Top 10 Reasons to Visit London

London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With so much to do, it's hard to narrow down …

London

A Travel Photographer Reveals the Best Hidden Spots in Popular U.S. National Parks

National parks are some of the most scenic, historic places you can visit. National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. …

National Parks

Fitness on the Go: 6 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

It can be tough to stay on a healthy track when you have a packed travel schedule.<p>As a singer, the key to my career success is being where the action …

The Eiffel Tower Is Getting a Bulletproof Glass Wall

It's because of terrorism concerns.<p>The Eiffel Tower is about to get a new look, but it's not a shiny coat of paint or a bright light on top. Officials in France, who are reacting to several acts of terrorism that have taken place throughout the country in the last few years, have announced that the …

France

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Archaeology

These are the 20 best US cities to live in

The United States is filled with incredible cities, each with its own set of credentials and clout to attract visitors from around the world. But which spots are actually the places to live?<p>U.S. News & World Report just unveiled their list of 2017 Best Places to Live in America after ranking the …

Silicon Valley

These Are the 10 Most Compassionate Cities in America

Is America a <i>compassionate</i> place? It’s easy to think otherwise if you spend lots of spare time gaping at high-decibel political debates on “Anderson …

Philanthropy
Road Trips

17 Of The World’s Most Beautiful Natural Borders

“What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.” — Ted Kennedy<p>1. Mount Roraima — between Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil<p>2. Rio Grande — between the United States and Mexico<p>3. Detian Falls — between China and Vietnam<p>4. Mount Everest — between China and Nepal<p>5. Iguaçu Falls — between Argentina …

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Firefighters in Dubai are using jetpacks to put out fires

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

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