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Enhanced Security on Inbound International Flights Starts This Week

A few weeks back, we wrote about the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to roll out enhanced security measures on flights bound for the U.S. …

Airlines

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: aviatorlondon

<b>Guss (aviatorlondon)</b> <br>I love plane-spotting. Sometimes my friends call me “Rainman” because when I’m playing volleyball on Manhattan Beach, and I see …

Travel

Webcam, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France

Promenade des Anglais<p>As from the 19th century, the English chose the Bay of Angels as their favourite winter holiday destination and gave their name …

France

Video: British Airways Safety Video – Director’s Cut

Today, the British Airways YouTube account posted a director’s cut of the newest British Airways safety video. The actual, in-flight safety video …

Airlines

The Adapter I Always Have in My Carry-On

It doesn’t matter if I go away for a day or a month; I pretty much always carry the same two bags. One of the bags has all of my electrical gadgets …

it doesn't matter

Is This the Dreamiest Way to Travel Between L.A. and San Francisco?

Last year I wrote about a new bus service between Los Angeles and San Francisco called SleepBus. Now, that name and concept are gone. The owners have …

San Francisco

Travel Contests: Week of July 19, 2017

This week’s travel contests include:<p><i>The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the</i> …

Travel

National Parks Lifetime Pass for Seniors on Sale Through August 27

Attention U.S. citizens 62 years and older: The U.S. National Parks Lifetime Senior pass is a great deal for the next few weeks! It’s just $10 (and …

Lifehacks

The Secret to Better, Healthier Popsicles This Summer

Growing up, one of my favorite treats in the summer was Kool Pops. I loved them, and I still have an affection for them even though I realize they …

Food

Are We Witnessing the Return of the Travel Agent?

Travel agent—it’s a job that seems to have gone the way of the television repairman or switchboard operator. But there’s a fresh new crop of travel experts—more aptly described as travel designers—who offer resources far beyond the basics of organizing flights, lodging, and tours. These designers …

Travel

Jet Airways cutting junior pilot pay to trim costs: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline by market share, plans to slash pay of dozens of its junior pilots by as much as 50 percent in a cost-cutting move, according to two sources and letters seen by Reuters.<p>The airline, in letters sent to pilots earlier this month, has …

Aviation

U.S. ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's …

United States

International Tourism to the United States Dropped in 2016

International tourism to the United States had been on an ascent over the past seven years as many economies recovered from the global recession of …

Tourism

The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested by one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors.<p><i>Tell us what's on your California bucket list. Email</i> …

California

Tourist in Saint Martin killed by forceful blast from nearby jet

A 57-year-old woman vacationing in the Caribbean island of Saint Martin was killed after a blast from a nearby jet knocked her to the ground.<p>The incident occurred on Wednesday at Maho Beach — a popular tourist destination in Sint Maarten (the Dutch side of Saint Martin) — which is famous for its …

Aviation

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

Transportation

17 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

Everyone always wants to know how they can find cheap flights. The truth is that there are always new websites and apps emerging to help you get the …

Air Travel

How to Find 5‑Star Pet-Sitters and Dog-Walkers

I grew up with dogs but I haven’t had one in my adult life. I travel way too much, and I always hear horror stories from my friends either about the …

GPS Tracking

What to Do if You’re in the Bathroom During Severe Turbulence

<i>TODAY</i> national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen recently did a piece (above) on how to stay safe when dangerous turbulence hits your plane. …

Lifehacks

Video: Kids’ First Fireworks

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! We didn’t take Jack to see any fireworks since he’s still too young but we will next year. And after …

Fireworks

Travel Style: Alan Alda

Alan Alda<p>Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite …

Travel

Where to Find Rambutans and Other Exotic Fruits

One of my favorite things about travel is experiencing local foods—especially fruit. That’s one of the (many) reasons I love going to southeast Asia; …

Lifehacks

The Service That Allows New Parents to Travel With Carry-On Only

Last week, Natalie and I took our first flight with Jack using carry-on luggage only. Before the little man was born, we flew 98% of the time without …

Travel

Need an Extra Bed? Bring This Inflatable Mattress

It’s July, which means the summer travel season is in full swing! It also means that families are packing up to hit the road to see relatives, and …

Consumer Reports

10 Things to See & Do in the Kootenay Rockies, BC

Marina in Nelson, BCThe Kootenay Rockies is a pristine region of lakes, rivers, hot springs and mountains in British Columbia, south of Banff …

Skiing

How to: Sleep on a plane

I fly over 150,000 miles a year and I’ve seen all kinds of methods and contraptions that passengers use to try and sleep better on airplanes. …

Airlines

Boeing's Latest Plane Is Airlines' Brand New Way to Make You Uncomfortable While They Make More Money

You haven't heard of this plane yet? It's coming very soon.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You've likely noticed that air travel hasn't become more pleasant.<p>Seats have become tighter. Nerves have, too.<p>Passengers are being …

Boeing

Abu Dhabi airport now exempt from US laptop ban

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in the cabins of airplanes coming from the Mideast, the country's flag carrier said Sunday.<p>Long-haul airline Etihad said it welcomed the decision …

Airlines

Why I Finally Signed Up for CLEAR

CLEAR is a membership program that allows approved travelers to get to the front of the security line in select airports, which are listed below. …

At The Airport