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America's View Of Amtrak Mostly Back On The Rails

There’s little doubt that a handful of fatal crashes this past winter hurt Amtrak’s image in the minds of many U.S. consumers. Over time, however, data from YouGov BrandIndex suggests that the public’s perception of the rail passenger service has largely been restored.<p>Two incidents in particular …

Trains

These train journeys are cheaper and faster than flying

Train trips are often romanticised as a way to slow down the pace of travel and really enjoy the scenic route, but there are a number of trips that can satisfy the practical needs of saving you time and even money.<p>Travel booking site Rome2rio has put together a list of some journeys that will save …

Travel

50 state road trip: Beautiful scenic drives around the US

America the beautiful will never be more apt a description than when describing the views from these scenic drives throughout each of the 50 states. From Alaska's wildlife and mountains to Florida's Keys, Connecticut's covered bridges to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway, the scenery is only …

National Parks

Boeing close to finalising design for Project Sunrise contender 777-8X

An artist’s impression of the Boeing 777-8X. (Boeing)<p>Boeing says it is close to finalising the design work on the 777-8X long range widebody that …

Aviation

One of the best airlines in the world is one you've probably never heard of — here's what it's like to fly Air Astana

Chances are, unless you're an airline junkie, you've probably never heard of Air Astana.<p>Only launched in 2002, Kazakhstan's flag carrier is relatively unknown to most Americans and Europeans, unless they happen to have taken a trip to Russia. But that may soon change.<p>In just 16 years, Air Astana …

Singapore Airlines

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin will start selling tickets for space flights in 2019

If you’ve had a hankering to be a space tourist, you may soon get your chance.<p>Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, aims to begin selling tickets for suborbital space flights to tourists next year, Space News reported.<p>Speaking at the Amazon Web Services Public Sector …

Space Travel

The world's biggest airlines in 2018 - Airport Technology

Lufthansa Group – $42.61bn<p>Lufthansa Group reported revenue of $42.61bn (€35.57bn) in 2017, an increase of 12.4% compared to 2016. Its net profit …

Aviation

You Can Wake up in a Luxury Dome at the End of the World

Known for its towering granite peaks, massive ice fields and rugged multi-day treks, most travelers don’t equate southern Patagonia with luxurious …

British Airways

Routes: Alaska Air to Hawaii, United to Australia, Virgin at SFO, Delta at LAX SEA + more

This week's most important air route developments<p>In airline route news, Alaska Air will jump into another California-to-Hawaii market; Virgin Atlantic will move its San Francisco-Manchester service to another gateway; Delta has kicked off a pair of transatlantic routes from Los Angeles as well as a …

Flying

Who Knew? You Can Buy an Empty Middle Seat For More Space on All the Big US Airlines

There are plenty of reasons that people buy more than one seat on an airplane. Eighteen years ago someone bought a first class seat for a pig on US …

Flying

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

National Parks

TAP Portugal uses 'proving flights' to show off new Airbus A330neo

TAP Portugal's newest business-class cabin, seen aboard the carrier's first Airbus A330neo during a test flight before delivery on June 23, 2018 at Miami International Airport. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special to USA TODAY<p>TAP Portugal's first Airbus A330neo visits Miami International during a …

Aviation

France and Paris in July

July in France is festival time. Open-air dining and street activity is bustling. Parks and gardens are glorious with beautiful colors and scents. …

France

Your Questions About Living in an RV Full-Time, Answered

Brandon and Gabi's first foray into the world of trailer living and traveling was in a 16-foot 1971 Shasta travel trailer that broke down in the …

RVs

How To Avoid Norovirus And Other Outbreaks On A Cruise Ship

Oh, ship. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now investigating what appears to be an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea on Holland America’s <i>Zaandam</i> cruise ship.<p>Scheduled to travel around Alaska and then down to Seattle from June 18 to July 2, 2018, the 781-foot boat now remains …

Public Health

Beachgoers Beware? 5 Pathogens That Lurk In Sand

A trip to the beach can be the perfect way to pass a summer's day. But as you search for a spot to place your towel, you should know you're not just …

Microbiology

Flights to Europe Are Fantastically Cheap Right Now

Chicago-based fliers can find fares in the $400s to nine destinations, including Lisbon, Paris and Oslo. Travelers in the D.C. area can snag flights …

Flying

United Airlines Reconfigured Boeing 757-300 with 21 Additional Seats

United First 757-300 | Photo by Sam Roecker<p>Reconfigured Boeing 757-300 Aircraft<p>United Airlines operates a small fleet of 21 757-300 (753) aircraft, a …

Aviation

Why 23:59 Is The Coolest Airline Rule For Travelers...

Picking which airline to fly with is far more than price…<p>For most people, picking a flight is all about price. But assuming price is equal – which …

British Airways

Emirates Will Operate The World’s Shortest Scheduled A380 Flight Ever

Emirates is by far the world’s largest operator of the A380. The airline exclusively has 777s and A380s, so they operate huge planes on short routes …

Air Travel

Air Tahiti Nui unveils most tropical airline interior ever

French Polynesia’s Air Tahiti Nui has unveiled the striking interior for its new Tahitian Dreamliner, and it’s by far the most tropical airline …

Tahiti

Walking Spain's most spectacular coastline

Have we hit peak Camino de Santiago? Almost, according to a copy of the El Correo Gallego newspaper I found lying in a bar in the harbour town of Muxía in north-west Spain: a record 301,036 walkers completed the pilgrim trail last year – 98.6% capacity, said a professor.<p>I mention this because Muxía …

European Travel

Holiday guide to inland Galicia, Spain: vineyards, hotels and restaurants

Straddling the provinces of Lugo and Ourense in the middle of Galicia sits La Ribeira Sacra, one of Spain’s least known and most mysterious areas. Its rivers, Miño and Sil, which meet at the region’s heart, mould the landscape, gouging out vast canyons and vertiginous valleys. Thick green forests …

Italy

How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports

When you budget out your big trip, it’s easy to forget about transportation to and from the airport. It can really cost you if you’re not careful. …

Flying

The Azores Are the Perfect Island Getaway—and They’re Closer Than You Think

Courtesy of Azores Getaways<p>The Azores abound with Portuguese influence, such as in the architecture on Terceira island.<p>The remote archipelago, an …

European Travel

United Airlines Removing Stroopwafels From U.S. Menu

Customers are upset after United Airlines removed stroopwafels from its on-board menu #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)

United Airlines

U.S. Customs says biometric entry and exit is coming first to this airport

Entering and exiting an international airport through customs powered by biometrics is becoming closer to reality than science fiction. The Orlando …

Flying

The Perfect Three-day Weekend in Denver

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here's what to do on a short trip to Denver, Colorado.<p>…

Travel

What’s Overrated/Underrated in Travel

Underrated doesn’t mean something is the best, just that it’s better than commonly appreciated. Overrated doesn’t mean it’s not good — or even great …

British Airways