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In Defense of 'Third World' Airports in the U.S.

October 3, 2016 Hate can be a powerful tool to unite the masses. Just ask Donald Trump. He no doubt had even some of his harshest critics nodding along in agreement when, at the Sept. 26 presidential debate, he served up a takedown of US airports, calling out the New York area’s widely...

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It’s Not Just You: Survey Confirms Meetings are Putting People to Sleep

September 23, 2016 Meetings (also known by their full name, “Meetings Ughhh”) are literally putting us to sleep. One in three people reported falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a work meeting, according to the results of a survey the hotel company Hilton released Sept. 7. Productivity tends to drop around 2 p.m.,...

British Airways Computer Glitch Delays Thousands of Passengers

September 6, 2016 It wasn’t the world’s favorite airline today. British Airways apologized Sept. 6 for delays caused by an outage of a computerized check-in system this week, the tail end of the busy summer travel season. Customers from London to Atlanta complained about flight delays. The airline said operations were returning to...

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A Federal Agency Wants to Ban Swimming with Hawaii's Dolphins

August 24, 2016 Dolphins aren’t in the hospitality business, but you wouldn’t guess that from the hours they have to keep. Swimming with spinner dolphins off the coasts of Hawaii has become a popular tourist attraction. The populations of spinner dolphins there, however, feed offshore at night and return to the shallower waters...

Delta Flights Worldwide Halted Because of Computer Outage

August 8, 2016 Update (9:15am ET): Delta has said it has lifted the ground stop and that limited departures are resuming. The airline reminded passengers to expect cancellations and delays. A computer outage that grounded Delta Air Lines departures worldwide early Monday is just the latest technology problem to trip up summer travelers....

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The CDC Issued a Narrow Travel Advisory for Zika in Florida, but Its Effects Could be Widespread

August 3, 2016 Travel warnings are a tricky business. Too broad or heavy-handed, and officials run the risk of alarmism and economic damage; too light and they can be cast as negligent. Against this backdrop, US government health officials are defending their latest travel guidance. On Aug. 1, the Centers for Disease Control...

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The CDC Has Issued a Travel Advisory for a Zika Virus-stricken Area of Miami

August 1, 2016 After 10 more cases of Zika virus were confirmed in Florida, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel recommendation that pregnant women do not go to the one-square-mile patch north of Miami’s downtown where the cases were detected. The CDC also said that women who have...

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The U.S. Government Has Banned Flights To and From Turkey

July 18, 2016 The US government has banned direct flights from Turkey to the US after a bloody coup attempt by members of the Turkish military. American travelers in the country now face limited options for getting home (although connecting flights that include a change of aircraft in other country might be a...

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The Bahamas' Government is Warning Travelers to the US to Use 'Extreme Caution' Around Police

July 11, 2016 In the clearest gauge yet of how concerned other countries are about the wave of police violence in the US, the Bahamas has warned its citizens traveling to the country to “exercise extreme caution” in interactions with law enforcement. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued the advisory yesterday...

TSA's Plan to Keep US Airport Security Lines Moving Consists of More Tech, Fewer Humans

July 8, 2016 The Transportation Security Administration is proud of the painless July 4 holiday weekend at U.S. airports—but it still sees room for improvement. The agency, working with American Airlines, says it will test out computed-tomography, or CT scanners, at a checkpoint in Phoenix at the end of the year. CT scanners...