Delta adds requirements for service animals

DALLAS — Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or soiling plane cabins have nearly

The time has come to privatize JFK Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport is always a step behind the curve. By the time its terminals opened to the public in 1948, they were already too small and out of date. Decades later, nothing has changed, as shown by this month’s “bomb-cyclone” cold snap. However you slice

Dozens of Royal Caribbean passengers get stomach bug

Royal Caribbean passengers aboard The Grandeur of the Seas are feeling less than grand after a gastrointestinal outbreak that has sickened 47 passengers to date. The liner departed Baltimore on Jan. 2 with roughly 2,900 guests and staffers onboard, with stops planned in Charleston, S.C., Orlando, Fla., and the

Former transportation secretary to probe JFK fiasco

see also The Port Authority has brought on former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to investigate the Kennedy Airport water-main debacle that left tens of thousands of passengers stranded, officials announced on Wednesday afternoon. LaHood, who served under former President Barack Obama, will assemble a team of experts who will

New suitcase will follow you around the airport

Luggage need not be lugged, at least not if you own a revolutionary new smart suitcase that drives itself around. The ForwardX Robotics CX-1 is a zany hold-all on wheels that follows you around autonomously using smart sensors. Designed by a Chinese robotics start-up, the CX-1 smart suitcases uses a

Finding luggage at chaotic JFK is near impossible

A growing sea of thousands of pieces of luggage flooded JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 on Monday, one day after a water-main break there wreaked havoc and forced evacuations. Frustrated travelers groused that finding their luggage among the hoards of bags was like searching for a needle in a haystack. “They

What It Feels Like to Travel While Black

I woke up at 6 a.m. in a tiny hotel room in Tokyo, checked my phone, and found an email from our hostel in Kyoto: "You missed your check-in date." In a half-awake frantic moment, I rummaged through my bag to find the itinerary I had printed out

Bad weekend at JFK gets worse with flooding, evacuations

Weary travelers had to be evacuated from a terminal at JFK after a massive water main break flooded the area, the latest in a series of misfortunes to befall travelers at the airport. FDNY officials confirmed they had been called to a water leak at the airport’s terminal four

Why Travel Is Extremely Important in This Political Climate

For a while, it seemed almost hopeless when I scrolled through Facebook only to find that another tragedy had happened. It's almost like we've become numb to these incidents. Each time something happens, it becomes more and more difficult for people to feel that anywhere in the world

15 Stylish Winter Travel Outfits For Your Next Cold-Weather Trip

Packing for a winter trip is easier than you think. Unlike summer travel where you’re packing a ton of separates like bathing suits, shorts, pants and short-sleeve shirts, winter packing is all about layering and getting creative with a limited number of cozy pieces. Instead of cramming eight different bulky sweaters

Disney resorts get rid of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs

Do not disturb — without knocking. Some Walt Disney World hotel rooms became a lot less private last week as several Orlando resorts got rid of their “Do Not Disturb” signs, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Four resorts — including the Polynesian Village Resort and Grand Floridian Resort & Spa —

Chick-fil-A breaks its own rules for stranded Atlanta travelers

If anything good came out of Sunday’s mass cancellations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, it was probably the free Chick-fil-A. The chicken chain, which is normally closed on Sundays, broke tradition following a power outage that crippled the world’s busiest airport on Dec. 17 and began providing food to stranded

Baby monkey’s smiling face the moment he is born, a solar eclipse and a volcano erupting are among the stunning images in National Geographic’s best travel photos of 2017

NATIONAL Geographic has just published its annual collection of the year's best pictures. Nature in all its power and beauty features in most of the photos, which capture scenes as diverse as giving birth, a solar eclipse, and a volcano eruption. National Geographic selected the 57 photos from nearly 2

Another virus sickens 332 cruise passengers with vomiting, diarrhea

PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. — More than 300 passengers on a cruise ship that docked at Port Everglades fell ill with a stomach virus. The Naples Daily News reports that the Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited’s ship Independence docked Saturday in Florida reported 332 cases of gastro-intestinal illness among the 5,547