05272017

Teen sues Virgin Australia after sensitive areas burned by coffee

A teenager from Southeastern Australia who suffered burns to his genitals when a coffee was spilt on an international flight is suing Virgin Australia. Rhett Butler, 16, suffered burns, blisters and scarring to his thighs, [...]

How to take a $16,000 luxury flight for less than $500

Singapore Airlines is ranked as the best in the world, so it makes sense that their first-class services are enveloped in the sleek veneer of absolute luxury—and an accordingly eye-watering price. But frequent flier [...]

O’Hare airport workers to announce strike date Monday

CHICAGO –  Thanksgiving holiday air travelers will soon learn when hundreds of workers plan to strike this week at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Service Employees International Union Local 1 [...]

These are the worst airports to travel through during the holidays

Passengers trying to fly in and out of JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports for the holidays better buckle up for disappointments. A new study shows that flights involving the three New York City-area airports are more [...]

Terror attacks are changing American holiday travel decisions, survey reports

American travelers are changing the international vacation destination map as global terror attacks have altered perceived safety risks, a survey released this week from travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance found. [...]

Giant, uncut Foxfire diamond goes on display at Smithsonian

One of the biggest diamonds ever found is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The Foxfire diamond is the largest uncut, gem-quality diamond ever mined in North America. It weighs [...]

This map shows what the world actually looks like

The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional [...]

Elderly man dies on JetBlue flight from Florida to Boston

BOSTON –  Authorities say the death of an elderly man on a JetBlue flight from Florida to Boston is not considered suspicious. Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio says the man, whose name was not [...]

Orlando’s theme parks are officially spooky scream parks

Fiery-colored leaves and shorter days mark the beginning of fall. But in the Sunshine State, the leaves aren’t turning…but signs of autumn are everywhere. All you have to do is follow the screams. [...]

Airlines add ‘fire containment bags’ for overheating phones

NEW YORK –  Some airlines are taking extra steps to prevent a disaster in case a passenger’s device powered by a lithium ion battery catches fire during flight. At least three U.S. airlines are adding new fire-suppression [...]