LifeStyle: Travel

New tourism taxes have made holidays to Barbados more expensive

Monday  23:15,   16 july 2018
msn

Holidays in Barbados just got more expensive with the quiet introduction of new tourism taxes earlier this month. As of July 1, tourists were hit with a new hotel tax, equal to $2.50 to $10 per night, depending on the class of[...]

The best travel credit card if you want cash back

Monday  20:52,   16 july 2018
cnbc

If you want a credit card that rewards travel and offers cash back at a good rate, we've got you covered.In a recent analysis of the best travel credit cards, CNBC Make It reviewed 35 of the most popular travel cards in the U.S. Using a sample[...]

Airline seat standards coming, as safety concerns, passenger complaints mount

Monday  20:26,   16 july 2018
usatoday

Ever ask yourself, "How much smaller can these airline seats get?" There's good news: Not much.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill working its way through Congress requires the agency to set minimum seat[...]

United Airlines joins other carriers in peddling credit cards to passengers

Monday  20:11,   16 july 2018
latimes

If you hate unsolicited sales pitches, your next flight on United Airlines might be a bit irksome. The Chicago-based airline is requiring its flight attendants beginning Sept. 1 to pitch passengers on every domestic and international flight to sign[...]

Australia’s Uluru Is Back in the Hands of the Aboriginal People — and There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit

Monday  20:00,   16 july 2018
travelandleisure

Amid the flat, earthen landscapes of Australia, visitors traditionally had one experience on their must-do list: climbing Ayers Rock, the immense sandstone formation at the center of the country. In the 80s, I climbed Ayers Rock T-shirts were a[...]

Uber Is Trying to Fix Its Most Annoying Problem

Monday  19:51,   16 july 2018
afar

Newly launched features attempt to make it simpler for the app’s users to reserve—and locate—their rideshares.Frequent travelers know the annoyances that come with coordinating transportation through ridesharing apps. Sometimes you’re running late[...]

This adorable robot wants to make air travel less stressful

Monday  19:50,   16 july 2018
theverge

The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines robot will be launching in select airports this summerThe robot, Care-E, will meet you at the security checkpoint and take you wherever you need to go with your carry-on luggage on its back. To start your trip with the[...]

Legroom is shrinking but so are security wait times: report

Monday  19:50,   16 july 2018
msn

A recent report confirms what long-legged flyers in the US have known for a while: legroom aboard aircrafts is shrinking. Over the last 15 years, the average number of seats per aircraft in the US domestic fleet has increased by nearly eight[...]

Traces of Lost Society Found in 'Pristine' Cloud Forest

Monday  19:48,   16 july 2018
nationalgeographic

Deep in Ecuador’s lush Quijos Valley, a society thrived—and then disappeared. But a lake preserved its story.But they were very wrong. Indigenous Quijo groups had developed sophisticated agricultural settlements across the region, settlements that[...]

Airline pilot shortage: United States at a critical point

Monday  17:36,   16 july 2018
cnn

Even though demand is up, the United States has a shortage of pilots, particularly at regional airlines. Find out what this means for your flying future and US national security. However, the United States has a shortage of pilots right now,[...]

United Airlines Flight Attendants Are Angry About What the Airline is Suddenly Forcing Them To Do

Monday  14:16,   16 july 2018
inc

Is this really necessary? Oh, but it's about money, isn't it?Is this really necessary? Oh, but it's about money, isn't it? [...]

How does a flight attendant know your birthday? Big data playing bigger role as airlines personalize service

Sunday  18:16,   15 july 2018
chicagotribune

You're settling into your window seat, bound for a summer vacation, when the flight attendant wishes you a happy birthday or commiserates about the lousy weather that delayed the last leg of your trip. It might feel like the flight crew has been [...]

Reinvention of the Railroad: Why Your Next Adventure Should Be By Train

Saturday  01:42,   14 july 2018
adventuresportsnetwork

Journeying across four states with a bike, duffel bag and a penchant for unrushed exploration.I apply this paradigm to most things, including travel. Planes are practical to get somewhere far, fast. Cars are best for flexibility and convenience.[...]

Kenya Airways Will Give You a Free Safari (Seriously)

Saturday  01:15,   14 july 2018
cntraveler

Talk about a[...]

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

Friday  19:01,   13 july 2018
msn

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard[...]