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Shifting gears

An epic journey on two wheels

Date: 05/28/2016 | Life

Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

ATLANTA — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Business Wire

Alitalia fumbles in handling luggage

Question: I have been attempting to get reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses from Alitalia, and I’m hoping you can help.

Date: 05/27/2016 | Life

Memorial Day weekend traffic will test your patience

There are apps, websites, planning tools, even reservations to help out. But the best thing you can do to plan for Memorial Day weekend travel is just … be … patient.Roadways, ferry docks and border crossings are expected to be jammed like they haven't been in...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Street Smarts

Holland’s geography, history explain its classic icons

When you consider Dutch culture, you can’t help but think about dikes, windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. They seem cliche, but these classic icons intertwine with the region’s geography and history.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Life

EgyptAir jet reported multiple problems before crash

CAIRO — Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit and smoke in a plane lavatory are bringing into focus the chaotic final moments of EgyptAir Flight 804, including a three-minute period before contact was lost as alarms on the Airbus 320 screeched one after another.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Nation & World

Perfect security elusive at all airports, French experts say

PARIS — Explosives in the form of paper, or concealed in a medicine-sized bottle and looking like salt. Tiny electric detonators. Security agents at the main airport in Paris are trained to detect all manner of increasingly sophisticated devices that could doom a flight.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Nation & World

Rental car photos would have helped here

Question: I am writing to you today regarding a damage claim I have received from Hertz. I rented a car from the Maui Airport Hertz location earlier this year. I did not do an initial walk-through with an agent to check for damage. Upon my return, I circled the car with a Hertz attendant and...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Life

Southwest Airlines’ pilots sue over Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Airlines’ growth plans may be jeopardized by a lawsuit filed by its pilots union over flying Boeing’s newest 737 jetliner, Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Business Wire

The great road trip returns this summer thanks to cheap gas

NEW YORK — Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Business Wire

Airlines expect record passenger numbers

LOS ANGELES — A record 231.1 million passengers are expected to travel on U.S.-based airlines this summer, a 4 percent increase over last summer.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Business Wire

‘Caesar Shuffle’ takes in ancient Rome sights in one day

Rome is a magnificent, tangled urban forest, rich in art, culture and history. The city has many layers — modern, Baroque, Renaissance, Christian. But let’s face it: For most of us, Rome is Caesar, gladiators, chariots and thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Ancient Rome is the one we come to see.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Life

Family travel: 5 outdoor playgrounds for families

The Dallas Morning NewsThere’s plenty to engage active families at these outdoor playgrounds. Here are five towns to consider:

Date: 05/14/2016 | Life

State will not raise I-90 speed limit to 75 in E.Washington

SPOKANE — The state has decided against raising the speed limit to 75 mph along portions of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Northwest

Explore the Riviera beyond the glamorous beaches

“French Riviera” often conjures up images of France’s glamorous (and packed) cities — Monaco, Cannes and Nice. But for some of the Riviera’s best scenery — and occasional relief from the touristic crush — visit the less-familiar stops in the interior.

Date: 05/08/2016 | Life

Cuba tour takes in gardens, history

Island is ideal for travelers who want more than sandy beaches

Date: 05/07/2016 | Life

Traveler upset over travel insurance situation

Question: I know you have written about insurance for travel in the past, but I wanted to bring a matter to your attention. The United Airlines website offers Allianz travel insurance, but when it came to covering my expenses, I felt it was a “bait-and-switch” insurance policy that outlines what is...

Date: 05/06/2016 | Life

Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack, but few donate

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit’s board members.

Date: 05/05/2016 | Northwest

Your flight is boarding, the security line is long. Get used to it

It was late afternoon Monday and four different airports — in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Atlanta — were beset by the same problem that had passengers fuming: more than a 30-minute wait to get through the TSA security checkpoint.With those passengers in...

Date: 05/05/2016 | Nation & World

After a half-century wait, U.S. cruise ship leaves Miami for Cuba

MIAMI — After a half-century of waiting, passengers finally set sail on Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba.Carnival Corp.'s 704-passenger Adonia left port at about 4:24 p.m., bound for Havana. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom band, will...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Nation & World

Be epicurious on your travels

Want to find authentic meals in destinations around the globe? Here’s a guide. Name:

Date: 05/01/2016 | Life

Europe’s best, and least touristy, island getaways

There’s nothing like an island break in the middle of your travels to really make you feel like you’re on vacation. Some of my most vivid travel memories are recharging on an island, where time seems to slow down, and the only thing on the agenda is finding the perfect perch for watching the...

Date: 05/01/2016 | Life

Canadian dollar rises above 80 cents U.S. mark

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar has hit the 80 cent U.S. mark for the first time since last summer, trading at its strongest level since last June.The Canadian "loonie" was up 0.31 of a cent U.S. on Friday from a close of 79.69 cents U.S. a day earlier.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Business Wire

‘Duplicate’ reservation costs $75; why?

Question: Earlier this year, I booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Minneapolis to Shannon, Ireland, for May using

Date: 04/29/2016 | Life

Graffiti mars Utah's Arches National Park

SALT LAKE CITY — Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Nation & World

Treat your children to Great Britain’s rich history

Imagine being a kid forced to spend a big part of your summer vacation with robo-tourist Rick Steves (alias Dad). My kids Jackie and Andy did that a lot when they were young. I always considered it a great education for them, but they also had a lot of fun. One of their favorite destinations, Great...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Life

Montana Wilderness Association launches online hiking guide

BOZEMAN, Mont. — A blast of cold, snowy weather swept across southwest Montana the first week of spring, coating the mountains in fresh powder and providing a chilly reminder of winter. But now warmth has finally arrived, and with sunny skies and pleasant weather on the horizon, it’s time to...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Life

Road trip to Carnation

Town lies at heart of bucolic Snoqualmie River valley

Date: 04/23/2016 | Life

American Airlines earns $700 million, beats Street forecasts

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines first-quarter earnings tumbled 25 percent, largely due to a provision for income taxes.The $700 million in profit from the world’s biggest airline still beat Wall Street expectations.

Date: 04/23/2016 | Business Wire

Tourists to flock to Wyoming for Great American Eclipse

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Where's the best place to watch next year's eclipse? If you're thinking the grand open spaces of Wyoming, you have plenty of company.Hotel rooms across the Cowboy State are going, going, gone, well over a year before the arrival of the first total...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Business Wire

Why was round-trip flight booked?

Question: I booked a one-way ticket from Osaka, Japan, to San Francisco on eDreams recently. My middle name was incorrect, so I called eDreams to make a correction. That resulted in hours of phone calls.

Date: 04/22/2016 | Life

A traveler’s guide to the cheeses of Europe

When I’m traveling, I become a cultural chameleon. I love a cup of Earl Grey tea when I’m in England, and I love a cheese course when I’m in France. For a cheese-lover, savoring Europe means savoring its cheeses — they’re not only part of the cuisine, they’re part of the culture. Here are just a...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Life

‘Deeply disturbed’ about lack of Expedia refund

Q: I am deeply disturbed by my experience with Expedia. I’m paying for 15 members of my family — my wife and myself, four children and their spouses, and five grandchildren — to take a family vacation to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

Date: 04/15/2016 | Life

Zika link to microcephaly, other birth defects confirmed

Federal health officials confirmed Wednesday that the Zika virus causes a rare birth defect and other severe fetal abnormalities, marking a turning point in an epidemic that has spread to nearly 40 countries and territories in the Americas and elsewhere.Scientists at the...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World

Jumping at the chance

Thrill-seekers and others head up in planes and hot air balloons

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News

SAS shares jump on report of Lufthansa investment

Scandinavian Airlines owner SAS advanced as much as 7.2 percent following a report that Deutsche Lufthansa is in talks about buying a stake in the tri-national carrier.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Business Wire

Gasoline is likely to be cheap this summer

CHICAGO — Fire up the ol' family station wagon — it's gonna be a great summer to be a Griswold. That's the verdict of government economists who are forecasting the cheapest vacation-season gas prices in a dozen years.Road-trippers will be able to take advantage...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business Wire

Cruise co. says Alaskan city misused fees on whale statue

JUNEAU, Alaska — A life-sized whale statue has landed Juneau in hot water as a cruise ship association alleges it’s a symbol of the Alaska city’s misuse of millions in fees paid by visitors.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Northwest

Senate won’t stop airlines from shrinking seat sizes

WASHINGTON — The Senate refused Thursday to come to the aid of airline passengers squeezed by the ever-shrinking size of their seats.An amendment by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., would have blocked airlines from further reducing the "size, width, padding, and...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Business Wire

Learning European history from those who lived through it

It’s exciting to find remnants of Europe’s Old World that somehow missed the 21st-century bus. But much of what we see touted as the “real thing” is actually a cultural cliche kept alive for the tourists. To really feel the touch of history, when I’m traveling I like to find a guide (or a friend...

Date: 04/03/2016 | Life

Washington wolves serve as random attraction

SPOKANE — Wolves have a legion of admirers willing to spend money to hear the charismatic carnivores howl and see them run and hunt.However, that doesn’t mean the steady growth of wolf populations will offer an economic boost in Washington.

Date: 04/02/2016 | Life

Kenya Airways to lay off hundreds in turnaround plan

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s flagship airline, Kenya Airways, has announced it will lay off or redeploy 600 staff members in a cost cutting measure after the company experienced massive losses in the last couple of years.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Business Wire

Hijacking rekindles concerns about Egyptian airport security

CAIRO — There was little doubt that Seif Eldin Mustafa was "unstable," as authorities described him. On Tuesday morning, the 59-year-old Egyptian national boarded an EgyptAir flight and hijacked it to Cyprus by claiming to wear a suicide belt.Nearly six...

Date: 03/30/2016 | Nation & World

Inslee bars nonessential, state-funded travel to North Carolina

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined other government officials in banning anything but most publicly funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s law halting anti-discrimination rules.

Date: 03/29/2016 | Northwest

Turning European meals into lasting memories

Eating in Europe is about more than just the food. The best dining experiences are sensory, where you’re not only eating tasty cuisine; you’re also enjoying the patina of age, the colorful clientele and their chatter, and the crunchy sound of knives cutting through freshly baked loaves of bread.

Date: 03/27/2016 | Life

Idaho’s Treasure Valley is a paradise for birders

BOISE, Idaho — You don’t need to recognize the birds by their song, like Terry Rich.You don’t need to wow your friends with a 1-second identification of a fast-moving duck, like Kathy McCoy.You don’t need $2,000 binoculars or a $1,000 camera.

Date: 03/26/2016 | Life

Hertz blacklists customer after fender-bender

Q: I would appreciate it if you could contact the appropriate person at Hertz and assist me with getting its decision to put my wife on the company’s Do Not Rent list reversed and getting her reinstated as a member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Life

Attack in Brussels weighs on airlines, travel sites, hotels

A ripple ran through the travel and lodging industry Tuesday following deadly attacks in Belgium that killed dozens of people at the Brussels airport and in the city’s subway.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Nation & World

Discovering Portugal’s little-known aristocratic getaways

It’s a funny thing about aristocracies. They always seem to get the best vacation properties: the French kings and queens had Versailles near Paris, the Habsburgs retreated to Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace and the British monarchs still have too many castles to count.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Life

Hike above Oregon reservoir offers memorable rewards

COVE PALISADES STATE PARK, Ore. — Fishing and boating at Lake Billy Chinook on occasion over the past few years, I have often glanced up at the steep, rugged canyon walls that line the reservoir and wondered if there was a way to reach the tops of those cliffs and explore the terrain there.

Date: 03/18/2016 | Life

Storm brings heavy rain, mountain snow in Cascade Mountains

SEATTLE — A winter storm moving across the Pacific Northwest has brought heavy rain and mountain snow to the region.The National Weather Service in Seattle on Monday issued a winter weather advisory for the Central Cascades, including Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Northwest

Six top travel mistakes — and how to avoid them

Once, while riding the train into Dresden, Germany, I got off where most other passengers did — at Dresden Neustadt. After 20 minutes of walking in a confused fog, my denial that I had gotten off at the wrong station slowly faded. Embarrassed by my mistake, I hopped on the next train. Five minutes...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Life

Past to future

Three ways to explore the Centennial Trail

Date: 03/12/2016 | Life

Strike canceled flight; where’s refund?

Question: My husband and I were booked on Lufthansa flights from Denver to Johannesburg, South Africa, via Frankfurt. We were notified the morning of our departure that the long-haul pilots had gone on strike and were told to call Lufthansa to rebook. We tried calling the airline for five hours,...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Life

New airport technology means sleepless nights for some

The Federal Aviation Administration has touted the benefits of its shift to a modern, more sophisticated system for managing air traffic.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Nation & World

Easter traditions endure in Europe’s more remote corners

It’s impressive to me that, even in the 21st century, sacred traditions — rich with symbolism — still thrive in Europe’s more remote corners. For example, last year while exploring European Easter rituals for my upcoming TV special, I headed to the rugged, mountainous Marche region in central...

Date: 03/06/2016 | Life

The best Washington state appearances in Hollywood movies

Every winter, I’m somewhat embarrassed to confess, my wife and I find ourselves wasting part of a Sunday evening watching the Academy Awards.

Date: 03/05/2016 | Life

Palms Casino said for sale as listings rise in Vegas rebound

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has hired the investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd. to explore a possible sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter, becoming one of at least three properties to come on the market as tourism improves.

Date: 03/05/2016 | Business Wire

Hotels cut back on amenities, like desks and closets

LOS ANGELES — Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but the move has left some experienced travelers angry, wondering how they're expected to get work done without a desk.Younger travelers, hotels note, just want a clean and efficient...

Date: 03/05/2016 | Business Wire


3 easy walks that make great day trips

Date: 03/05/2016 | Life

Who’s responsible for ‘invalid’ plane tickets?

Liz Vivas is stuck with an “invalid” ticket on a codeshare flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Lima, Peru. But who’s responsible?

Date: 03/04/2016 | Life

Seasonal changes expected to boost gasoline prices

DALLAS — Gasoline prices have started their annual springtime migration higher, but motorists should still save money at the pump in 2016.The national average price for a gallon of regular has risen for eight straight days — the first time that has happened since...

Date: 03/03/2016 | Business Wire

U.S. airlines vie for Cuba flights; Havana top destination

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines are looking to serve Cuba primarily from their large hub cities, with Havana being the most popular destination.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Nation & World

U.S. bans use of e-cigarettes on airline flights

WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire

Feeling pinched in that airline seat? So are lawmakers

WASHINGTON — In a nation of expanding belt lines and buttocks, airline seats are bucking the trend toward bigger bottoms by shrinking in size.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Nation & World

Aeroflot suffers loss despite strong year for airlines

MOSCOW — Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, has bucked the trend of strong profits in the airline sector by reporting a loss of $88 million for 2015.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Business Wire

Vacation with the English in rugged, quaint Cornwall

On the rocky peninsula at the southwest tip of England is a gorgeous slice of Britain: Cornwall. Harboring an endangered Celtic culture (Cornish), quaint coastal villages, a gaggle of visit-worthy sights and a thought-provoking stone circle, it’s one of England’s most popular vacation regions —...

Date: 02/28/2016 | Life

Find snowy solitude in Oregon’s Ochocos

BANDIT SPRINGS SNO-PARK, Ore. — My skis cracked through the crusty snow as I weaved among towering, red-bark ponderosa pines.A slight downhill carried me into a meadow of white, where I picked up speed and started truly moving through the forest.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Life

An ideal day trip

Day Trippin': Our new series starts with beautiful Anacortes

Date: 02/27/2016 | Life

Hertz won’t rectify double billing for parking

Q: I’m stuck in an endless loop with Hertz. I was charged $146 for parking at the Marriott in Manchester, England. The charge included administrative costs and a fine.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Life

Dubai airport expands again with opening of new concourse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s busiest airport for international travel is growing again.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Business Wire

Escape to a B-and-B in Italy’s magical countryside

To connect with the rural charm that defines Tuscany, consider exploring by car and staying not in towns but in farmhouses. Savvy travelers can slow down and get a taste of Italian rural life in the traditional-yet-cozy lodgings of a countryside B-and-B or an “agriturismo” — a working farm that...

Date: 02/21/2016 | Life

Air travel complaints jump 30 percent in 2015

The golden age of air travel has long since passed, and it’s not coming back any time soon, if consumer complaint data released this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation are any guide.

Date: 02/20/2016 | Nation & World

Fun with a view

Snowshoeing in Idaho's back country is exhilarating

Date: 02/20/2016 | Life

Boeing gets OK for sales talks with Iran

Boeing Co. is finally opening for business in Iran.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Business Wire

Downgrade after upgrade turned down

Question: I experienced several mishaps when I was flying from Rome to Dallas on Lufthansa. I’m trying to get a refund for part of the flight, and I hope you can help me.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Life

U.S. airlines on schedule more often in December

U.S. airlines are doing a slightly better job of keeping flights on schedule although more than one in five flights still arrives late.The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that 77.8 percent of domestic flights in December arrived within 15 minutes of schedule...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Business Wire

Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

SAN DIEGO — The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot — a trial move aimed at closing a longstanding security gap, officials announced Thursday.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Nation & World

The story of Artimus, Orion and the scorpion

On Valentine’s Day, I want to offer my version of how about Orion wound up among the stars. It’s one the best celestial soap operas in the sky.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

Lucerne offers a Swiss mix of urban delights

Pretty, pristine, and lakeside, with a striking mountain panorama as a backdrop, Lucerne has long been Switzerland’s tourism capital. Since the Romantic era in the 19th century, it’s been a regular stop on the “Grand Tour” of Europe for the likes of Mark Twain and Queen Victoria. And with a...

Date: 02/14/2016 | Life

As temps fall, East Coast officials urge caution

NEW YORK — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel.Officials urged residents to take precautions...

Date: 02/14/2016 | Nation & World

U.S., Cuba will restart commercial flights

HAVANA — U.S. officials said the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx flies to Havana on Tuesday to cement the deal.

Date: 02/13/2016 | Business Wire

Delta Air Lines regains investment grade credit

Delta Air Lines achieved its longstanding goal of regaining investment-grade credit, following through on a priority of retiring Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson.

Date: 02/12/2016 | Business Wire

U.S. airfares at cheapest levels since 2010

The average round-trip U.S. airfare was $372 in the third quarter, the cheapest price for a ticket since 2010, the federal government said Tuesday.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Business Wire

Join the fun at Carnival, Europe’s wild rites of spring

To see Europe at its craziest, join the wild party that kicks off the reverent Easter season. Carnival is a boisterous time before the traditional period of abstinence and piety of Lent. Its finale — what we call Mardi Gras — is held this year on Feb. 9. Here are a few of the most colorful...

Date: 02/07/2016 | Life

Get the scoop on travel in Cuba from Rick Steves Sunday in Edmonds

Now that the U.S. government has eased restrictions and paved the way for tourists interested in traveling to Cuba, the Caribbean island is the new hot place to visit.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Life

Yosemite in winter

California park is a photographer’s paradise

Date: 02/06/2016 | Life

Website bills for canceled hotel reservation

Q: I recently made a reservation for a room at the Gite Nadia near Casablanca, Morocco, using Because of a scheduling error, I realized I would not be able to use the room. A gentleman on the train, who spoke French, agreed to call the hotel to explain that I couldn’t...

Date: 02/05/2016 | Life

British Airways to resume flights to Tehran in July

British Airways said it will resume flights to Tehran on July 14 after last month’s international deal lifting sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Business Wire

What’s new in eastern Mediterranean travel for 2016

In the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Croatia and Turkey remain popular with tourists and present some important transportation and sightseeing changes for 2016.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Life

Biathlon combines the speed of skiing with marksmanship

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — It’s 17 degrees outside and I’m lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Life

American Airlines beats 4th quarter profit forecasts

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.28 billion.The Fort Worth, Texas, company said it had profit of $5.09 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2 per share.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Business Wire

Customer billed for rental car damage she didn’t cause

Q: I’m being charged for damage to a rental car that I did not cause. I recently had my car repaired at my dealership, which paid for a rental car from Enterprise.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Life

What’s new in Great Britain and Ireland travel for 2016

Britain and Ireland are hard at work making the most of their heritage and sharing it with a special flair. Here are a few updates to keep in mind for 2016:

Date: 01/24/2016 | Life

Airlines start to cut Monday service in wake of snowstorm

After cancelling nearly 7,000 weekend flights, airlines have started to cut Monday service as the ripple effects of driving snow and ice that brought many East Coast airports to a standstill drifted into the next work week.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Nation & World

Avoid Mexico’s megaresorts in Tulum, a hipster mecca

By Kate SilverSpecial to The Washington PostIt's midnight in Mexico, and my husband and I are sitting silently in the back seat of a small gray car, about an hour and a half from where we want to be — Tulum. We're on edge, because we're pretty sure the two...

Date: 01/23/2016 | Life

United Airlines pilots approve 2-year contract extension

CHICAGO — United Airlines pilots have ratified a contract extension that includes pay raises and gives the company more certainty about labor costs.

Date: 01/23/2016 | Business Wire

Airlines cancel 7,600 flights as East Coast storm advances

NEW YORK — Airlines canceled around 7,600 flights to, from or within the U.S. for Friday and Saturday, as a blizzard began covering much of the Eastern U.S.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Nation & World

Flight upgrade was anything but that

Question: I have a dispute with United Airlines that I hope you can help me with. I recently flew from Venice, Italy, to Miami in business class. I paid for my ticket with mileage rewards.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Life

TSA finds more guns in carry-on bags in 2015

Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said.The Transportation Security Administration said it found 2,653 firearms, 20 percent more than in 2014, and that 83 percent...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Nation & World

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