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  • Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip

    Taking the Kids -- 6 ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational summer trip
    Is grandma packed? There's a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it's to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there's also a good chance they're leading the way -- and paying for, or for much of, the...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • Dealing with Delta's new frequent flyer program

    Dealing with Delta's new frequent flyer program
    Next year, Delta will switch its Skymiles frequent flyer program from a mileage base to a dollar base. You've probably already read about that, so the question becomes one of how to deal with it. Overall, the new rules will be good for business...
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Worst plane crash in U.S. history

     Worst plane crash in U.S. history
    Thirty-five years ago Sunday, in what remains the worst airline crash on U.S. soil, more than 270 people were killed near O'Hare International Airport when American Airlines Flight 191 lost its left engine on takeoff, rolled sickeningly and crashed near a...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide

    Man's hand severed when plane, lawn mower collide
    Two things you’d probably not expect to ever collide did on Saturday: A plane and a lawn mower, charlotteobserver.com reports. A plane landing at the Taylorsville Airport Saturday morning hit and seriously injured a man who was mowing the grass...
  • Nova Scotia's Baddeck beckons with culture, heritage

    Nova Scotia's Baddeck beckons with culture, heritage
    Nestled along the shores of Cape Breton Island lies the charming seaside town of Baddeck. Steeped in the same Celtic, artistic and fishing traditions as the rest of the island, this tiny town has managed to maintain its authenticity in a way that many...
  • NTSB urges rigorous testing after 787 Dreamliner battery fire probe

    A new report says federal regulators did not properly test lithium-ion batteries on Boeing Co.’s 787 jetliner, which were responsible for last year’s overheating incidents that grounded the planes around the world for more than three months....
  • Close call between two United planes in Houston prompts FAA review

    Close call between two United planes in Houston prompts FAA review
    The FAA is investigating a close call between two United Airlines flights in Houston earlier this month and has put in place preventive measures in response to the incident, an official said Friday.  The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. May 9 about two...
  • About half of hotel guests reuse towels to save water, energy

    About half of hotel guests reuse towels to save water, energy
    When hotels ask guests to reuse towels to conserve water and energy, about half say they comply, with another 39% saying they sometimes reuse towels. Those results, from a survey of 2,700 travelers nationwide, suggest most travelers have accepted some...
  • Dissatisfaction with airport screening procedures is ebbing

    Dissatisfaction with airport screening procedures is ebbing
    Americans don't love the TSA, but they are learning to tolerate it. In the last few years, the Transportation Security Administration has removed the full-body scanners that create nude-like images of passengers and restricted pat-down searches of...