It's a traveler's worst nightmare: missing a connecting flight. But few can say it's because they slept through the plane's landing.Although some people can sleep through just about anything, experts say it's highly unusual that the noise and commotion of disembarking would fail to wake a passenger.
While Cuba remains off-limits to most U.S. travelers, the arrival of a ship full of American college students in Havana on Monday is being greeted as a milestone event in the half-century of contentious relations between the two countries.
Jetpac City Guides, a free, new iPhone app, skips user reviews to analyze data from billions of publicly shared Instagram photos to offer tips on everything from hip bars and hot coffee shops to cool music venues and popular museums.
A man who dozed off during a connecting flight Friday was not dreaming when he woke to find himself alone and locked in a darkened cabin.Tom Wagner, a Louisiana boat captain, nodded off on a flight from Lafayette, La.
A new survey conducted by Northstar for Expedia on in-flight etiquette finds inattentive parents are the "most annoying" fliers, according to other passengers. Line jumpers barely even make the Top 10.1. Inattentive Parents 41 percent2. Rear Seat Kicker 38 percent3.
Fly the new American Airlines, it won't cost any more...as long as demand doesn't drop.That was the message from Doug Parker, who became chief executive officer of the world's largest airline on Monday with the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines.
Skiers and snowboarders searching for “the steep and deep” this winter may find that the concept has taken on a much less appealing connotation: The price of the sport is getting so steep that some believe it may be becoming the exclusive domain of those whose pockets are exceedingly deep.
California has Disneyland and Florida has Disney World. But Chicago has Disney Home. Now a California couple who bought the house where Walt Disney was born 112 years ago plans to turn it into a historical site and museum.
DALLAS — The government will let Southwest Airlines and Virgin America buy takeoff and landing rights at New York's LaGuardia Airport that American Airlines and US Airways agreed to sell to win approval for their merger.
Why is it, Tarun Bhatnagar was wondering, that the "beautiful screen in the instrument cluster of my rental car can't provide me with a connected and safer driving experience?
Before we had kids, my husband and I confidently agreed our motto would be "have kids, will travel." When our son was born, we hit the open road and flew the friendly skies with confidence. When our daughter was born, we carried on — and carried a lot more to accommodate our two tiny tykes.
LONDON — "Game of Thrones" has drawn in millions of viewers. Can it bring in tourists too?Tourism officials in Northern Ireland say they are looking at ways to capitalize on the success of HBO's fantasy TV series.
Novelty and inert bombs, loaded guns, daggers and all manner of "artfully concealed" items that somehow could be used as weapons are among the objects TSA officers regularly find in carry-on bags belonging to some of the more than 1.8 million passengers screened at U.S. airports each day.
New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image Monday of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes to celebrate the premiere of the second movie in the "Hobbit" trilogy. Air New Zealand showed the 177-foot image that's featured on both sides of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
Many travel apps, while great in principle, are too complicated, wonky or simply not helpful enough to earn a spot on your smartphone home screen. Some, however, can make travel easier. And who doesn’t want that during the frantic holiday season?
Looking to get through airport security faster? For the first time, the TSA is letting passengers apply to get in their PreCheck program offering expedited screening, but you'll have to go through Indianapolis International Airport to complete it.
The U.S. Supreme Court seemed reluctant Tuesday to expand the right of airline passengers to sue when they're terminated from frequent flier programs, judging from comments by the justices in the case of a man who was dumped from the WorldPerks program of Northwest Airlines.Rabbi S.
A full flight of passengers got bumped Sunday so that the University of Florida men’s basketball team could get to Storrs, Conn., on time for a Monday night game — which they ended up losing.
Get away this season to enjoy holiday cheer in a new place — all for under $200 a night.Maison Fleurie, Yountville, Calif.Centrally located in Yountville, this 13-room inn is within walking distance of the town’s holiday decorations, festive shops, and standout restaurants.
WASHINGTON — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.
Now you have to pass through security to leave the airport. Futuristic unmanned portals have replaced officers at the security exits of two small Northeast airports, adding a few seconds in a bulletproof glass pod to the end of every passenger's trip.
ATLANTA — The Rev. Frank Colladay Jr. stood at the end of the gate waiting. On the arriving plane was a passenger whose husband had just died of a heart attack on another flight. Her name was Linda Gilbert. The two had never met before.Colladay's parish happens to be the world's busiest airport.
Forget the pseudo-space travelers with their pointy ears and Worf masks.
It's been stop and go for car- and ride-sharing companies such as Lyft, uberX, FlightCar and RelayRides at San Francisco International Airport, but a new agreement has given one business a green light to operate legally at the airport.
ORLANDO —Michael Jarboe of Miami paid extra for special airline dog handlers to ensure the safety of his 2-year-old mastiff, BamBam, on a cross-country flight.Instead, following a layover in Houston in 90-degree heat, baggage handlers found BamBam dead on arrival in San Francisco.
According to the American Automobile Association, 39 million people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, and the winter storm affecting much of the nation could make a mess of things for many of them. That three-hour car trip could turn into a six-hour drive.
A judge on Wednesday approved a settlement resolving U.S. regulators' opposition to a merger between AMR Corp and US Airways Group Inc, allowing AMR, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, to soon close on a tie-up that will create the world's largest carrier. Judge Sean Lane, at a hearing in U.