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Airport staff 'exposed woman's breasts, laughed'

A WOMAN is suing over an incident where airport staff allegedly pulled down her top and joked about her breasts in public view.

Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns

Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters 11.11.2010
Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns

Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.

Travelers disembark 'nightmare' cruise amid cheers

ELLIOT SPAGAT Yahoo! News 11.11.2010
Travelers disembark 'nightmare' cruise amid cheers

A disabled cruise liner inched into San Diego Bay on Thursday after three nightmarish days adrift on the Pacific, bringing cheers from passengers who described trying to pass the time with limited food, backed-up toilets and dark cabins.

Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down

Marnie Hunter CNN 21.10.2010
Pilot refuses full-body scan, pat down

A pilot who refused to submit to a full-body scan or the alternative pat down going through airport security said the procedures violate his rights.

Pod hotels in a bid to take New York by storm

Natalie Huet Yahoo! News 28.09.2010
Pod hotels in a bid to take New York by storm

Size doesn't matter. At least that's what a handful of hotels in New York hope lodgers will think when they stay in their small, yet functional and affordable rooms.

Tires of JetBlue plane catch fire during landing in California

The tires of a JetBlue airplane caught fire Thursday during a hard landing in Sacramento that left 15 people with minor injuries and sent passengers down emergency slides to escape the aircraft.

American Airlines to charge $19-$29 extra for coach seats near front of coach cabin

American Airlines will give passengers the option of paying a fee to reserve a seat in the front of the coach cabin, the Fort Worth-based airline announced Wednesday.

Southwest crew takes baby slapped by mom aboard plane

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant reportedly removed a baby from her parents' care mid-flight after witnessing the mother slap her crying child.

7 puppies die on American Airlines flight

KATE ALLT NBC Chicago 05.08.2010
7 puppies die on American Airlines flight

Seven puppies are dead after traveling aboard an American Airlines plane to O’Hare International Airport Tuesday, prompting an investigation by the carrier.

Boy, 9, forgotten at Chicago airport by airline staff

A nine-year-old boy was forgotten in a Chicago airport waiting room Saturday for nearly eight hours after an airline representative failed to put him on a connecting flight, the Ottawa Citizen reported.

United flight hits severe turbulence over Kansas; 30 injured

A United Airlines jetliner was diverted to Denver after 30 people onboard were injured, one critically, when the plane hit severe turbulence while flying over Kansas, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Bomb scare false alarm at NYC airport

A bomb scare that turned out to be a false alarm forced the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for two hours Sunday.

A Room With a View, and a Price: For $35,000 a Night, a Butler, a Waterfall and Free Room Service (Caviar May Be Extra)

For guests used to staying in the best rooms at luxury hotels, the top suite at the Four Seasons Hotel New York may offer the ultimate in bragging rights: To sleep in it, you have to stomach its $35,000 a night price tag.


Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have launched a major sale featuring low fares throughout the carriers' networks for travel through February 2010. One-way fares start as low as $29 for flights between West Coast destinations and $109 for Mexico fl...

United Air to Charge Obese Fliers Twice on Full Jets

Mary Jane Credeur Bloomberg.com 16.04.2009

United Airlines, the third-largest U.S. carrier, may force some obese travelers to buy a second seat when flights are full and other passengers complain about being cramped.


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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) — His competitors face free falling stock prices and potential bankruptcies, but Steve Wynn's company is sitting pretty as it prepares to open the doors on Monday to its lavish new resort, Encore.

Flight From Seattle Goes Off Runway At O'Hare

CHICAGO -- An American Airlines Boeing 757 from Sea-Tac Airport blew a tire and overran a runway while making an emergency landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The plane came to rest with its landing gear and nose in the grass.

Seattle's outdoor activities make it the perfect budget destination

SEATTLE — Home to Microsoft and Starbucks, grunge rock and a constant rainy drizzle, Seattle is defined by the collision of urban soul and natural beauty. It's also a great destination for the budget-conscious traveller. An abundance of outdoor ac...

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