Fred Gates

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“Calculated misery”: how airlines profit from your miserable flying experience

They don’t need happy customers to make money.<p>The smartest move the commercial airline industry ever made was to convince consumers to pay extra for what used to be the minimum. It’s even got a name: “calculated misery.”<p>“Calculated misery” sounds like a movie featuring a slow-boil revenge plot — …

Flying

Inside Elvis Presley’s Legendary Man-Cave Studio

Elvis Presley never called it the Jungle Room. For him, his breathtakingly garish tiki-tinged lair – sui generis in the realm of ostentatious kitsch …

Music

9 European 'enclaves' – the continent's quirkiest corners

What’s an enclave? It is a part of one sovereign country that’s totally surrounded and landlocked by another sovereign country. Like a pocket of Germany in the middle of Switzerland, for example. The culture of these regions often combines the characteristics of two or more destinations – making …

Delta reveals the secrets to ordering a great meal on an airplane

And to be honest, airplane food has not always had the best reputation.<p>There's a good reason for that.<p>Fresh ingredients are cooked, packaged, transported to the plane, and then reconstituted mid-flight in a convection oven, Delta Air Lines' general manager of product development, Dan Mord, told …

Alaska Airlines customer service travesty creates nightmare for family with emergencies

An involuntary denied boarding. A hostile agent. A missing refund.<p>It’s not every day that it all comes together in a single case, as it did for …

Flying

Controversy Surrounds Gisele Bündchen's Long-A** Walk at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Drama on the world's stage!<p>Not everyone was crazy about supermodel Gisele Bündchen's long-ass walk across the Olympic stadium during Rio's opening ceremony. In fact, some folks were downright annoyed.<p>Over at the <i>New York Times</i>, psychologist and feminist commentator Letícia Bahia was openly curious …

Adam’s Beef Stroganoff

4 Servings<p>A whole beef tenderloin weighs around three pounds, and you can simply eyeball the weight called for here. Less beef? Bulk the beef stroganoff up with more mushrooms, or cut the entire recipe in half.<p>December 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>1 pound maitake mushrooms, …

Recipes

Have Your Shoes Ready and Butt Covered

One night while I was sleeping in the Kidepo Valley in Uganda, loud rustling noises and darting shadows on my room's canvas walls awakened me. I was alone. There was no electricity to switch on a light, no phone to call anyone, or anyone to call, and I had no idea where I'd find the guard who spent …

Rachamankha

Built around a series of characterful courtyards, gorgeous boutique hotel Rachamankha's well-proportioned design emulates Chiang Mai’s ancient …

How To Get The Best Seat On A Plane

If you've ever traveled on a commercial jet, you probably know to avoid picking the middle seat in a row of three. If you purchase a last-minute ticket or you didn't select a seat before check-in, you might not have any other choice but to sit between two strangers on a long transcontinental …

Holiday Travel Checklist

Tis the season for holiday travel! Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means a road trip to visit family and enjoy some great food. Shortly after will be Christmas and New Years, which will round out the holiday travel season. This stretch of five weeks is the most heavily traveled time of …

Netflix's New Original Series, Marco Polo

What inspired screenwriter John Fusco (of <i>Hidalgo</i> fame) to create <i>Marco Polo</i>, a new Netflix series based on the life of the 13th-century Venetian …