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VIDEO: United Passenger Forcibly Removed from Overbooked Flight

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 04/11/2017, 12:00 AM

What started as a routine flight overbooking turned ugly on Sunday, when United Airlines sought four volunteers to give up their seats in order to accommodate crew members who needed to travel from Chicago to Louisville for a flight the next day. No one accepted the offer of $800 in compensation for a seat, so United selected four unlucky passengers to remove from the flight. When one of the ...

VIDEO: Europe's Fastest Roller Coaster Debuts at Ferrari Land in Spain

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/10/2017, 12:00 AM

Ferrari Land, a theme park dedicated to celebrating the iconic Italian sports car, has opened within the larger PortAventura World in northeastern Spain. Visitors can get behind the wheel of racecar simulators and walk through an interactive exhibit recounting the Ferrari's history. But the main draw is Red Force, Europe's tallest, fastest roller coaster. Designed to give passengers a feel ...

After a Quiet Winter, the World of Travel Has Suddenly Erupted with Distinctive Developments

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/09/2017, 8:00 PM

Arthur Frommer assesses how Trump's policies, European terror attacks, budget cuts, and a new kind of hostel could affect U.S. travelers....

Hamilton Tours at Thomas Jefferson's House

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/07/2017, 12:00 AM

Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton has stolen the spotlight from his fellow Founding Fathers. Now the ten-dollar Federalist is even making inroads at the home of his archrival, Thomas Jefferson. Monticello, the third U.S. president's neoclassical mansion in Charlottesville, Virginia, has begun hosting an after-hours Hamilton Tour Takeover on select Fridays...

Grand Canyon Celebrates 6 Million Visitors—Then Takes It Back

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/06/2017, 12:00 AM

Back in December, officials at the Grand Canyon in Arizona honored a family of four from Las Vegas as the national park's record-breaking 6 millionth guests of the year. How can four people be one number? They can't. The park relies on traffic counters, permits, concessions records, and other figures to calculate visitor numbers. But since those who do the calculating determined that the 6 m...

Parts of California's Highway 1 Remain Closed Following Landslides

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/05/2017, 12:00 AM

Significant portions of California's Highway 1 between Monterey and San Simeon—a stretch that recently made our list of the country's most scenic drives for the way it showcases Big Sur's rugged coastal beauty—remain closed following landslides brought on by late-winter rains. State transportation officials don't expect the full route to be reopened for another four to six weeks. Closure ...

Qatar Airways Loaning Out Laptops for Free in Business Class

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/04/2017, 12:00 AM

The Trump administration won't let airline passengers carry their own laptops onto flights from Qatar to the United States, so Qatar Airways has begun loaning out free laptops to every passenger in business class on those flights. Qatar is one of eight Middle Eastern and North African countries subject to the ban, which the Department of Homeland Security began enforcing on March 25, vaguely ...

Bob Dylan Archive Opens in Tulsa, Oklahoma

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/03/2017, 12:00 AM

Fans of music legend and Nobel laureate Bob Dylan will soon have another pilgrimage site to visit, alongside Hibbing, Minnesota, where he grew up; New York City's Greenwich Village, where his career began; and Mobile, where he repeatedly got stuck with the Memphis blues. The newest stop is Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a big chunk of Dylan's 6,000-piece archive has been made available for scholarly ...

Delta Air Lines Most Likely to Pay Volunteers on Oversold Flights

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 03/30/2017, 2:15 PM

For many airline passengers, an oversold flight creates anxiety over the potential for delays, a hectic boarding process, or even—worst-case scenario—getting bumped to a later departure time. But where some see uncertainty, others see opportunity. Passengers with flexible schedules who are willing to give up their seats for later flights are sometimes offered hundreds of dollars in vouche...

How to Find a Seder if You're Traveling During Passover

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/30/2017, 12:00 AM

The Jewish holiday of Passover starts at sundown on April 10 and continues for eight days. If you happen to be traveling during that time, you should be able to find a Seder near you, thanks to Chabad-Lubavitch, a Jewish organization renowned for its outreach efforts. Chabad is hosting hundreds of Seders on the first two nights of the holiday at locations around the world, including spring va...

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