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TSA officer accused of stealing from suitcase

A Transportation Security Administration officer at LAX has been arrested for stealing from a traveler's suitcase.

United Airlines apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

United Airlines is apologizing for briefly restarting use of flight numbers of two planes that crashed after being hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

Obese Pair Told To Buy 4 Seats On Southwest Airlines Flight

Southwest Airlines has apologized to a mother and daughter who said they got rough treatment at the airport. Kenlie Tiggeman, a 30-year-old political strategist and weight loss blogger in New York City, said it was humiliating, being told she was ...

Woman’s Cell Phone Use Halts Train

CBS Sacramento 18.05.2011
Woman’s Cell Phone Use Halts Train

A passenger train made an unscheduled stop in Oregon over a woman’s cell phone use and verbal confrontations with other passengers.

Unruly Passenger Tried to Commit Suicide by Opening Door on Passenger Jet

An affidavit filed in federal court in St. Louis alleges that a man tried to open the door of a passenger jet to commit suicide.

Cathay Pacific Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Fire

JOANNE CHIU The Wall Street Journal 16.05.2011
Cathay Pacific Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Fire

Engine trouble on a Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. flight prompted pilots of the Airbus A330 jet to make an emergency landing in Singapore early Monday, the latest incident involving the Hong Kong-based carrier's twin-engine regional workhorse.

Seven hospitalized after turbulence rocks Hong Kong-bound flight

Two passengers and five flight attendants were injured Friday morning when a flight from Beijing to Hong Kong ran into heavy turbulence, a radio report said.

JW Marriott Hong Kong: healthy green luxury

Arriving at the five-star JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong, you step into an impeccably stylish, sun-filled lobby with heart-stopping views of Hong Kong harbor. Guests are huddled with one of several concierges, sipping cocktails in the bar or savor...

HKTB, partners offer visa arrangements for visitors

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and its partners are offering a 144-hour convenient group visa arrangement for visitors to travel in Chinese regions near the Pearl River Delta.

Beachside camping getaway on Lantau Island just a one-hour ferry ride from Hong Kong

Thirty yards away from where we stood, a herd of water buffalo grazed in a green field. Behind us, mountains rose up with pockets of villages tucked along a winding road. Yet not two hours earlier, we had been standing amid glass skyscrapers and t...

TSA gets flak for baby's airport patdown

Less than a month after a public outcry over a 6-year-old's patdown at the New Orleans airport by TSA agents, a photo showing TSA agents examining what appears to be the rear end of a baby at Kansas City International airport has gained a lot of a...

Passengers, flight crew subdue man banging on cockpit door

A passenger aboard a Chicago-to-San Francisco flight was wrestled to the floor by flight attendants and fellow passengers late Sunday night after the man began yelling and banging on the cockpit door as the flight approached SFO, according to auth...

Pilot ejects two imams from Memphis flight

RANDALL DICKERSON Yahoo! News 07.05.2011
Pilot ejects two imams from Memphis flight

Two Muslim religious leaders say they were asked to leave a commercial airliner in Memphis on Friday and were told it was because the pilot refused to fly with them aboard.

Hong Kong the Best Travel Destination in Asia 06.05.2011
Hong Kong the Best Travel Destination in Asia

Millions of global travellers have voted Hong Kong as the best travel destination in Asia in the 2011 Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards by TripAdvisor. Ranked alongside New York, London and Paris, Hong Kong is also the only Asian city among th...

Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus opened in Hong Kong

Ozgur Tore Focus on Travel News 06.05.2011
Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus opened in Hong Kong

Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus, the fourth property in Hong Kong managed by Rhombus International Hotels Group, is now open.

World's highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

Fang Yang Xinhua 04.05.2011
Photo taken from the 112th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on May 3, 2011 shows the scene of the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, south China, May 3, 2011.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, a luxurious hotel located on the top of the city's tallest building, held its opening ceremony on Tuesday, claiming its title as the world's highest hotel.

Airborne Groping Of Flight Attendant Lands Man Behind Bars

A passenger who was flying from London to New York is facing a federal criminal charge after he allegedly placed his hand up the skirt of a flight attendant and “grabbed her genital area” and “began to run his fingers back and forth,” according to...

Checking out the view from your hotel's most exclusive floor

Sarah Treleaven National Post 02.05.2011
Checking out the view from your hotel's most exclusive floor

It’s 4 p.m. on a Friday in an unfamiliar city. It’s been a struggle to communicate with taxi drivers, and you’re always pretty sure that you’re heading in the wrong direction. You’ve had to work all week, scheduling meetings in corporate towers an...

Finnair increases Hong Kong frequencies

Mark Caswell Business Traveller 29.04.2011
Finnair increases Hong Kong frequencies

Finnair will add an additional five flights per week to its existing daily service between Helsinki and Hong Kong, on the same day that it commences flights to Singapore.

Miss America Sexually Molested by TSA

Kurt Nimmo 28.04.2011
Miss America Sexually Molested by TSA

In the video below, the former beauty queen who held the Miss America title in 2003, Susie Castillo, says a TSA “screener” fondled her vagina during an intrusive pat-down.

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