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Better on a bike

5 great bike rides in the boondocks of Europe

Date: 08/30/2015 | Life


An arty app

Learn fascinating stories behind Sea-Tac art with STQRY

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life


Sweeping beauty

Finding stunning vistas and solitude in Iceland

Date: 08/29/2015 | Life


Who’s responsible for pilfered luggage?

Question: My 18-year-old daughter recently flew from Portland, Oregon, to Jacksonville, Florida, connecting through Atlanta. Her flight on Delta Air Lines was delayed more than three hours into the wee hours of the morning.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Life


Florence yields new discoveries on every visit

Geographically small but culturally rich, Florence is home to some of the greatest art and architecture in the world. I’ve been there more times than I can count, and with each visit, I’m reminded that I’ve barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer.

Date: 08/23/2015 | Life


Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort restored to seaside luxury

BLAINE — It used to be a salmon cannery.In old photographs found throughout its lobbies and restaurants, the recently renovated and top-rated Semiahmoo Resort celebrates the history and beauty of the spit on which it sits.This mile-long spit is across...

Date: 08/22/2015 | Life


Family travel five: Hit the trail with the whole family in tow

Take a hike — and take the whole family with you. Here are five scenic destinations to consider:

Date: 08/22/2015 | Travel


Airline won’t refund deceased son’s ticket

Q: Our son William died in an automobile accident in May. The time following this tragedy was taken up with grief, with us attempting to reconcile and resolve his personal affairs. In June, I found evidence that our son and his girlfriend had airline reservations with Allegiant for...

Date: 08/21/2015 | Life


Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is one of Europe’s best strolls

There’s no better introduction to Edinburgh — the historical, cultural and political capital of Scotland — than a walk straight down the spine of the old town. Stretching from a hill-topping castle to a queen’s palace, this ramble is appropriately called the Royal Mile. Despite being crammed with...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Life


California’s Central Coast is amazing at every turn

BIG SUR, California — Marked by precipitous cliffs and hairpin curves that leave drivers (and their passengers) white-knuckled and breathless, this rugged stretch of California’s Central Coast has enthralled sightseers for decades with its natural beauty. Yet there comes a point on a leisurely...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life


U.S. flag rises again at Embassy in Cuba

HAVANA — Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated the...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Nation & World


Why can’t service dog fly on United?

Question: I was supposed to fly to Heathrow last night on United Airlines, but the airline wouldn’t let me on because of my hearing service dog, Aubie. I’m so upset.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Life


Savor the paradox and nuance of Budapest

Most Americans choose Prague as their first foray into Eastern Europe, but the true powerhouse of the region is Budapest, capital of Hungary. Budapest can be challenging and complicated — but it’s a cosmopolitan place of unexpected elegance, fascinating and rewarding.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Life


Men in Spandex

There's something about a man in form-fitting cycling shorts

Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports


Hike through vineyards and lemon trees in Italy’s Cinque Terre

This place doesn’t look real.From the top of a steep hillside covered in lemon trees and grapevines, the village of Manarola tumbles out below, like a handful of pink, orange and yellow blocks that have been shaken, then poured from a toy bag.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Life


Cider days

Visit trio of Washington's best cideries on the Olympic peninsula

Date: 08/07/2015 | Life


Exam ordered for man accused of unruliness on Seattle-to-Maui flight

HONOLULU — A man accused of drunkenly shoving a flight attendant and threatening to kill people on a flight from Seattle to Maui has been ordered to get mental-health and substance-abuse evaluations.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Northwest


No pet-friendly rooms at the inn

Question: I’m trying to resolve an error made by an Expedia booking agent with whom I spoke on the phone. I recently called Expedia to book two rooms at a Best Western in Cody, Wyoming. I would book the rooms only if they allowed pets.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Life


Volterra is king of the Italian hill towns

By Rick StevesJust a two-hour drive from jammed-with-tourists Florence, you’ll find what is perhaps Italy’s most underrated hill town — Volterra. With rustic vitality and surprising depth, its out-of-the-way location keeps it from being trampled by visitors.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Life


U.S., Russia ease travel rules for Bering Strait natives

ANCHORAGE — The United States and Russia are in the midst of their most tense relations since the Cold War, but for a small number of residents of both countries, things are warming up a bit.It will now be easier and cheaper for Alaska and Russia Native residents to...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World


Hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on...

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World


Is Hotwire’s smoking filter haywire?

Question: I have been a customer of Hotwire for over 13 years. I love the thrill of pressing the button and not knowing what you will get, but have never been disappointed until last week.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Life


Breathing will get you buzzed

Cocktail fans in London will want to take a deep breath when they enter a pop-up bar that opens Thursday, July 28 on the site of an ancient monastery in Borough.Alcoholic Architecture features a walk-in cloud of cocktail composed of fine spirits and mixer at a ratio of 1:3.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Off the Wire


How to get away from the madding crowd in Europe

Crowds are becoming an increasing nuisance at top European attractions. There’s almost no way to experience places like the Sistine Chapel or the Palace of Versailles without a constant and raging commotion of tourists. It’s not uncommon to find hour-or-more waits in ticket-buying lines and rooms...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Life


Quirky & comfortable

Find world-class food and drink in friendly Portland

Date: 07/25/2015 | Life


Hundreds stranded in Oregon after German flight delayed

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of passengers heading to Germany on Condor Airlines were stuck at Portland International Airport in Oregon for nearly 24 hours after an electrical smell forced the crew to stay put.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest


Breakfast in Portland

The Rose City takes its morning meal seriously

Date: 07/22/2015 | Life


Home fit for a driveway

Couple builds tiny house in front of their Everett home

Date: 07/21/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage — and stuff

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses. There are television shows: “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunters.” There are movies: “Tiny: A Story About Living Small” and “Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary.” Pinterest has more than 900 boards devoted to tiny houses, and...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Life


On family trips take child’s-eye view

When my daughters were 9 and 7 years old, our family moved from Massachusetts to Washington state. My wife and I, in our infinite wisdom, decided to make our move into an exotic adventure. We would drive across the country in the late spring — Why take major highways when we could explore the back...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Life


Make Basque Country part of your travel itinerary

The land of the Basque people, split between Spain and France, is a “nation without a state” — left off the map when they drew Europe’s national borders. Basque Country is often left out of travel itineraries too, and that’s a mistake. With sunny beaches, spectacular modern architecture, tasty...

Date: 07/19/2015 | Life


The Cuban evolution

Viewpoints: For good and bad, U.S. tourism will change Cuba

Date: 07/19/2015 | Commentary


Mighty Zion National Park envelops visitors in natural wonder

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — This is a spiritual place. A glorious place. A place of serene ocher mountains and leaning narrow canyons.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Life


Robot hitchhiker starts trip across U.S.

BOSTON — With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday.The humanoid robot named hitchBOT has already caught rides across Canada and in Europe,...

Date: 07/18/2015 | Nation & World


A ‘deceptive’ Airbnb rental in Paris

Question: I am writing to let you know of something that I consider to be a deceptive listing on Airbnb. This was my first time using Airbnb. Several of my friends had recommended it, so I decided to give it a try when I was looking for an apartment to rent in Paris.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Life


Robot hotel to open on Friday

SASEBO, Japan — From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is “manned” almost totally by robots to save labor costs.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Business Wire


Peninsula offers lavender love

Hop a ferry and linger in lavender.The Sequim Lavender Festival celebrates the Olympic Peninsula’s purplehood with everything lavender July 17 through 19 in Sequim.The plant grows like crazy in the purple paradise that’s known as the “Lavender Capital of the U.S.”

Date: 07/12/2015 | Life


Warsaw reborn as 21st-century city

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, doesn’t appear at the top of many European travelers’ wish lists. But that’s just one reason you may want to visit. With evocative sights, an epic history and low prices, Warsaw is a diamond in the rough.

Date: 07/12/2015 | Life


Four gored in Pamplona running of bulls

PAMPLONA, Spain — One bull chosen to take part in Saturday's San Fermin festival took one look at thousands of thrill-seekers waiting to be chased down Pamplona's narrow streets and scampered back to the safety of his corral.It was like a scene straight from Munro Leaf...

Date: 07/11/2015 | Nation & World


Looking for new attractions in San Francisco? Some ideas for travelers

SAN FRANCISCO — Miniature golf and alcohol, together at last. New lights on the Ferry Building. Fire pits and picnickers on the Presidio's parade lawn. Screaming scarlet walls on Nob Hill. A clamorous neo-Hawaiian feast on Sutter Street and a muted neo-Mexican repast in the...

Date: 07/11/2015 | Life


Wife is in intensive care — what about her airline ticket?

Q: Earlier this year, I booked flights with Expedia on Icelandair for a trip to Paris and London for my wife and me. It was to be in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. Since the day I bought the tickets, our lives have changed in a dramatic way. My wife was...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Life


Video: 737 aborts takeoff after engine fire

CHICAGO — Southwest Airlines says no one was injured when one of its planes aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport in Chicago due to a mechanical issue.Airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels said

Date: 07/09/2015 | Nation & World


United grounds flights for 2nd time in 2 months

NEW YORK — United Airlines temporarily grounded flights across the country for part of Wednesday after experiencing computer problems, causing more than 800 delays.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Business Wire


Experience ‘Saturday Night Live’ at new exhibit

“Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” is like walking through the 40th-anniversary show that ran in February and the James Franco-made documentary “Saturday Night.”

Date: 07/04/2015 | Life


The masks we wear

Seattle Art Museum exhibit explores race and identity

Date: 07/04/2015 | Life


Tips for sending young travelers soaring on their own

School breaks mean more kids are on the move. Often, solo flights become part of a family’s travel plans. Here are five tips to consider when putting your child on a plane:

Date: 07/04/2015 | Life


Traveler downgraded on Priceline flight

Question: Earlier this year, I bought two round-trip business-class tickets from St. Louis to Paris for my wife and daughter using Priceline. In May, the company sent an itinerary change, changing everything to coach.

Date: 07/03/2015 | Life


White House lifts photo ban during tours

WASHINGTON — For more than four decades a White House tour was a hushed affair, where visitors moved at timed intervals through the executive residence, their cameras in their pockets, taking in portraits of past presidents, the antique furniture and the color of the drapes.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World


Feds probe possible collusion to keep airfares high

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears...

Date: 07/01/2015 | Business Wire


Travel tips for July Fourth weekend

Even more folks are expected to hit the road for the July Fourth weekend than last year, fueled by cheap gas, according to AAA. An estimated 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more, the...

Date: 06/28/2015 | Street Smarts


Stay up late

If you want to really experience Rome, wait until dark

Date: 06/28/2015 | Life


Miami’s Calle Ocho hints at Havana that was, that isn’t, and which might come to pass

Calle Ocho is a street of dreams. The Miami thoroughfare formally known as Southwest Eighth Street is the heart of Little Havana. It’s the next-best-thing to visiting Cuba for many Americans; the lodestone of the large Cuban-American community that settled in Miami in waves after Fidel Castro’s...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Life


Traveler unhappy with Priceline booking

Question: I’m a frequent Priceline user and love its services. But I had a technical issue with the Priceline website bidding that resulted in the booking of a room at an inferior star level and in a section of town I did not select.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Life


A hotel app to check into

What makes StayAtHand stand out in a crowded field of booking apps? It’s “ridiculously fast,” says Imagine If chief executive John Hart, and allows you to search multiple dates and locations at the same time — or to search with no date at all.

Date: 06/21/2015 | Life


Go outside when you’re inside Europe

After spending the last 30 springs and summers in Europe, it seems to me that, more and more, the culture is celebrated outdoors. Cities and towns everywhere are competing to attract tourists; there is more than enough music, drink, theater, and fun to keep these concerts and festivals going and...

Date: 06/21/2015 | Life


Scots golf, in Oregon

Bandon Dune offers a pure, gorgeous golf experience

Date: 06/20/2015 | Life


An Edmonds kind of day

From arts to cuisine, there's something for every visitor

Date: 06/19/2015 | Life


Did similar flight numbers cause runway near miss?

CHICAGO — Confusion over similar-sounding flight numbers is under investigation as the cause of a close call between two airliners taking off on intersecting runways at Midway Airport, an aviation source said Wednesday.

Date: 06/17/2015 | Nation & World


Napoleon's story

Track his rise and fall with a trip through Paris

Date: 06/14/2015 | Life


Walking the planks: The best boardwalks in America

If railroad conductor Andrew Boardman — who is credited with coming up with the concept of the first boardwalk, in 1870 — had a different surname, would these wooden walkways that have become so popular at the Jersey Shore be called something different?There’s no concrete answer.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Life


Tacoma's top stops

Planning to visit? Be sure to see these 6 museums

Date: 06/13/2015 | Life


Disney parks price out the middle class

When Walt Disney World opened in an Orlando swamp in 1971, with its penny arcade and marching-band parade down Main Street U.S.A., admission for an adult cost $3.50, about as much then as three gallons of milk.Disney has raised the gate price for the Magic Kingdom 41 times...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Business Wire


No refund on overbooked wine tour

Q: On a recent trip to New Zealand's South Island, I booked a wine tour through Viator.com, a website that sells tours. My husband and I were contacted by Kevin at Canterbury Wine Tours the day before and informed that the tour was overbooked and that they could not...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Life


Militants attack Egypt's Karnak temple

LUXOR, Egypt — Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police. No sightseers were hurt in the thwarted assault, but it suggested that Islamic extremists are shifting...

Date: 06/11/2015 | Nation & World


Carnival Cruise Line bans carry-on bottles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For some cruisers, this could be a buzz kill.Carnival Cruise Line will prohibit passengers from lugging bottled water, soda or other non-alcoholic drinks on board.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Business Wire


Militants attack Egypt’s famed Luxor temple

CAIRO — Militants with explosives battled Egyptian security forces outside the ancient Karnak temple in Luxor on Wednesday, striking one of Egypt’s most famous tourist sites and raising fears over the potentially expanding reach of the country’s Islamist insurgency.

Date: 06/10/2015 | Nation & World


EPA to regulate U.S. airliner emissions

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming.Using its authority under The Clean Air...

Date: 06/10/2015 | Business Wire


Artisans of Europe disappearing in sea of conformity

When you’ve traveled in Europe as long as I have, you experience changes, big and small. And more and more, I’ve been noticing that traditional local businesses are being pushed out by the playground economy that comes with modern affluence.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Life


Hiking in the Swiss Alps, in the footsteps of Mark Twain

My mother-in-law, Anna, reads avidly — in a handful of languages. Born in World War II-era Budapest, she was a bookish girl who grew up devouring Hungarian and Russian literature. After a stop in Holland, she moved to Lucerne, Switzerland, an idyllic Alpine city set on a crystalline lake, and...

Date: 06/06/2015 | Life


Much to-do in Ashland

Theater is the star, but city has so much more to offer

Date: 06/06/2015 | Life


Rescuers describe gruesome recovery of capsize victims

JIANLI, China—Chinese military officials and soldiers Saturday described the grim task of removing hundreds of bodies from the salvaged wreckage of the capsized Eastern Star cruise ship, as busloads of families gathered on the banks of the Yangtze River to mourn the dead.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Nation & World


Man carries loaded assault rifle through airport

CHICAGO — When Jim Cooley recently dropped off his daughter for a flight to O'Hare International Airport, he took a picture of them together and posted it — and now it's gone viral.Cooley, 51, assumes it has to do with the AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle slung...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Nation & World


Delta CEO takes on Gulf airline subsidies

ATLANTA — In the past few years, Delta Air Lines' CEO offended some Middle Easterners with a reference to Sept. 11, pitted the carrier against Boeing Co. in a trade issue and upset conservatives at home in Georgia.Is this any way to run an airline?It is for...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Business Wire


Trouble: Reservation missing; package lost

Question: In March, my family and I had a reservation at 1818 Meridian House in Miami through Booking.com. When we arrived at the hotel, a manager told us that we had no reservation. It then took 30 minutes to establish that the hotel had contacted Booking.com the previous day to cancel our...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Life


Best walks for your bucket list

We all do it; depending on where we live, some of us more than others. Placing one foot before the other is so natural that most of us give it little thought.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life


Good morning, Europe

Get up early for the best sightseeing

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life


Rhodie road trip

Hit the Olympic Peninsula for an eyeful of the state flower

Date: 05/30/2015 | Life


Best of San Diego’s Balboa Park

There are few places more sublime than sunny San Diego, with its intoxicating mix of surf-frothed beaches, trendy cafes and, of course, Balboa Park. That 1,200-acre swath includes 16 museums, more than a dozen gardens, multiple theaters and the San Diego Zoo. And this year, the park is...

Date: 05/30/2015 | Life


Insurance didn’t cover canceled flight

Question: My wife, Elizabeth, and I are faithful readers of your column. We never thought we would have to write to you with our tale of woe. But here we are.Last year, we booked a five-day Northern Lights Reykjavik tour to Iceland. We also bought a travel-insurance policy...

Date: 05/29/2015 | Life


Cash strategies for travelers in Europe

With the value of the euro dipping in the past few months, I've been able to experience Europe without as much of a strain on my wallet. I'm enjoying thinking of the euro as being worth a buck. I've done this in the past — when a euro cost $1.35 — just to con myself into...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Life


Cockpit email should reduce airline delays

WASHINGTON — The scratchy and time-consuming radio transmissions that pilots use to communicate route changes before taking off from airports may soon be a thing of the past for some airlines.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Business Wire


Getting acquainted with Cuba

HAVANA — Cuba was everything and nothing that I’d imagined.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Life


Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops list

HONOLULU — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Nation & World


Help! Alitalia misspelled my name and won’t change it back

By Christopher Elliott

Date: 05/22/2015 | Life


Adventure turns into relief effort

Marysville grad was on Nepal trek when earthquake happened

Date: 05/22/2015 | Local News


Democrats demand cash for Amtrak repairs

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Nation & World


Prepare for heavy Memorial Day weekend traffic

Are you planning on getting away this holiday weekend? Prepare for company.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Street Smarts


Inspiring rebirth leaves Dresden full of life

Intriguing Dresden, Germany, winds up on far fewer American itineraries than it deserves to. Don't make that mistake. Since its horrific firebombing in World War II, the city has transitioned to a thriving cultural center that's well worth a visit. Even with only a day to spare, Dresden...

Date: 05/17/2015 | Life


Teen’s design keeps airliner germs from spreading

Canadian student Raymond Wang, 17, won the world’s largest high school science competition on Friday, taking home the top prize of $75,000 for inventing a new way to keep germs from spreading in airplane cabins.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Nation & World


Old South melds with new ideas in Macon’s College Hill Corridor

Everywhere there are dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, fluffy dogs, and not-so-fluffy dogs, all playing catch with their masters, happily leaping in the air after Frisbees and beach balls, or maybe taking a quick snooze. As one of those confirmed crazy cat ladies, I watch the dogs warily but...

Date: 05/16/2015 | Life


U.S. airlines step up attack on Middle East carriers

Leaders of the three largest U.S. airlines are stepping up their attack against Middle Eastern competitors that they say get unfair government subsidies.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Business Wire


Travelers still waiting for ticket refund

Question: American Airlines made a data-entry error when my husband and I booked our airline tickets by phone. An agent entered our return dates as January 2016 — a full year after our planned dates of travel.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Life


Amtrak train sped up before curve

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday sped up from 70 mph to more than 100 mph about a minute before derailing at a curve, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.There was no explanation for that acceleration, but the train's engineer has...

Date: 05/14/2015 | Nation & World


Glory days have returned to St. Petersburg, city of czars

St. Petersburg continually amazes me. Once a swamp, then an imperial capital, and now a showpiece of long-ago aristocratic opulence, St. Petersburg is Russia's most accessible and tourist-worthy city.During the Soviet era, the city was drab and called Leningrad. Its striking...

Date: 05/10/2015 | Life


In Astoria, Oregon, visit the ‘Goonies’ house and more

ASTORIA, Oregon — Children of the 1980s grew up wishing they, too, could be one of the “Goonies,” the treasure-hunting teens in the 1985 movie hit executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Life


Spend a day at sea

State ferries make for a budget-friendly adventure

Date: 05/09/2015 | Life


37.2 million to travel for Memorial Day

Travel group AAA is forecasting 37.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Memorial Day holiday weekend this year.That's a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled for the holiday in 2014, and the highest volume of...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Business Wire


New Malaysia Air CEO vows turnaround for airline

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines said its financial situation is more challenging than anticipated and it will shrink in size as it tries to overcome a tarnished image with the travel industry and the public.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Business Wire


Oh, did we say dollars? We meant euros

Q: I think I’ve reached a dead end with KLM and wondered if you could help. At the end of January, I contacted the airline through Facebook about tickets to Tanzania. My family and I are planning to fly there for three weeks in June and then extend our layover in Amsterdam for a...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Life


Emirates airline profit jumps 40 percent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirates overcame the effects of temporary runway closures at its Dubai base to pull in a $1.24 billion annual profit, a 40 percent gain driven by the rapid expansion of its business and helped by a drop in fuel prices, the fast-growing airline said Thursday.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Business Wire




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