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Hong Kong Leads Euromonitor's Top City Destinations Ranking

Euromonitor International 01/18/2012
Hong Kong Leads Euromonitor's Top City Destinations Ranking

Hong Kong is now the top tourist destination worldwide trumping London, which held the leading seat in previous rankings, according to Euromonitor International's latest Top 100 City Destinations Ranking.

Mainlanders heading for Hong Kong in droves this New Year

Bigger and noisier groups of tourists from the mainland are expected to flock to Hong Kong during the long Spring Festival holiday, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day on January 23, according to a survey by China Tourism Institution.

British plane turns back after pilots feel 'light-headed'

A British Airways plane carrying more than 100 passengers was forced to turn back during a flight from London to Glasgow because the two pilots felt light-headed, a spokesman said Monday.

F.A.A. Approves iPads in Cockpits, but Not for Passengers

NICK BILTON The New York Times 12/16/2011
F.A.A. Approves iPads in Cockpits, but Not for Passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that pilots on American Airlines flights would be allowed to use iPads instead of paper flight manuals in the cockpit starting Friday, as reported by ZDNet, even during takeoff and landing. But passengers are still required to shut down anything with the slightest electronic pulse from the moment a plane leaves the gate until it reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet.

Women kicked off plane, Complained of flight attendant bully

Three women were escorted off a New York bound flight at Palm Beach International Airport Monday afternoon by airline staff and Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies. The women claim they did not do anything wrong and that a flight attendant on board was the only one behaving poorly.

3 elderly women say TSA agents made them pull down pants, underwear

With age come such things as catheters, colostomy bags and adult diapers. Now add another indignity to getting old — having to drop your pants and show these things to a complete stranger.

Cathay Pacific takes evasive action ahead of UK strike

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has called on passengers bounded for the UK on Wednesday to postpone their trip due to anticipated industrial action by public workers in the country, including the UK Border Agency.

Timelapse of a taxi driver on night shift in Hong Kong

With more than 18,000 taxis plying their trade to a population of over seven million, the night shift is a busy one for a Hong Kong taxi driver. The daily five-hour stint behind the wheel takes Alan Leung from skyscrapers to street-corners as he traverses the tightly-packed territory in his bright red taxi. Timelapse of a night on the streets of Hong Kong.

Grant Smith in East Boston District Court Nov. 28

A professor at the University of Utah pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he viewed child pornography on his laptop during a flight from Salt Lake City to Boston.


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