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Chaos at customs as outage causes long lines at airports
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:47:00 GMT
An outage at Customs and Border Protection Monday caused long lines at airports, but the agency said it does not appear malicious in nature.
8,000 year-old barbecue? 'Pachamanca' lives on in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:56:00 GMT
"More than most food, pachamanca is a highly social experience, something for people to gather around and enjoy together."
Avalanche fears trap 13,000 tourists in famed Swiss ski resort
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:39:16 GMT
Police and the operators of the famed Zermatt ski resort decided to close roads leading into and out of the region and canceled all train services in and out.
Frozen pipe causes flooding, adds to chaos at JFK airport
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:48:35 GMT
Authorities said flooding appeared to come from an unprotected pipe that fed a sprinkler system in a privately operated terminal.
Europe warns Christmas air travelers about lithium ion batteries
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:36:00 GMT
Batteries not included, please: the European Aviation Safety Agency is urging airlines to remind passengers about how best to transport electronic devices over the holidays.
Black passenger removed from Delta flight files bias lawsuit
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:33:00 GMT
Kima Hamilton, who is black, alleges that Delta Air Lines wouldn't have violated his civil rights during a flight in April if he were white.
Mexico tourist bus crash caused by negligence and speed, official says
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 02:01:11 GMT
The devastating crash killed eight Americans, two Swedes, one Canadian and a Mexican tour guide.
Airline launches probe after Zuckerberg sister harassed in first class
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:40:00 GMT
Alaska Airlines says it has launched an investigation after author and CEO Randi Zuckerberg described crude behavior by a passenger which was ignored by staff.
Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40M
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:30:00 GMT
The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the NTSB said in a preliminary report on Thursday.
500 people aboard 2 Royal Caribbean cruises fell sick
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:23:00 GMT
Symptoms were reported by more than 500 people aboard two cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean in the last month.
Why Chrissy Teigen's nightmare flight turned back
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:54:00 GMT
Teigen was one of the passengers on board a flight from LAX headed to Tokyo when an unauthorized passenger was discovered, forcing the plane to turn around.
Eight Americans among 12 killed in Mexico bus crash
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:57:00 GMT
Eight Americans, two Swiss and one Canadian traveler were among the dozen people killed in Tuesday's accident, officials said.
Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:55:00 GMT
Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.
Old airports are a problem not easily solved for the U.S.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:23:12 GMT
A power outage in Atlanta led to the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights. Serious problems like that could become more common if airports don't modernize.
Airbus puts A380 superjumbo on death row amid weak sales
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:51:34 GMT
Airbus announced it outsripped rival Boeing in overall aircraft sales last year, but could abandon the double-decker A380 without a further order from Emirates.
Power outage brings world's busiest airport to standstill
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:21:00 GMT
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta — the busiest in the world — lost power, leaving passengers stuck on planes and inside terminals.
Survivors of Mexico tourist bus crash heading home
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:35:00 GMT
Authorities said driver negligence and excessive speed caused the crash that killed eight Americans, two Swedes, a Canadian and a Mexican tour guide.
Rat on a plane: Flight canceled after rodent found
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:03:00 GMT
Alaska Airlines says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat jumped from the jet way onto the plane.
Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:34:00 GMT
Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported Monday there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017.
Watch out for measles in Europe, CDC warns
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:41:57 GMT
The CDC has issued travel watches for England and Greece because of measles outbreaks there. Travelers need to make sure they are vaccinated.
Atlanta outage could disrupt over 200,000 fliers
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:25:00 GMT
Determining the Costs of — and Who Pays For — Sunday's Airport Power Outage Is Up in the Air
Train safety system ordered by Congress, not yet in place
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:05:00 GMT
The Positive Train Control systems that are supposed to make trains safer have mostly not been put in place because of high price and technological hurdles.
MH370 hunt to resume with up to $70M reward for wreckage
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:14:00 GMT
The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
U.S. urges railroads to quickly install anti-crash safety system
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT
Secretary Elaine Chao urged railroads and transit agencies to "take all possible measures" to meet deadlines to install a safety system called positive train control.
What can engineer of derailed Amtrak reveal to investigators?
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:19:00 GMT
The engineer and other crew members remain hospitalized after Monday's derailment, and will be questioned in the next day or two, officials said.