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A New Airline "Aimed at Millennials" to Take Flight

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 07/20/2017, 5:00 PM

Air France-KLM Group is launching a new airline, Joon, which will be "aimed at Millennials." In a press release that read like satire, or at best a cry for help—it was headlined "YOUNG AND CONNECTED… DISCOVER JOON!"—Air France-KLM Group and its executives dropped buzzwords marketers use to reach for the 18-to-35 set. The new carrier will offer "a global travel experience," proclai...

Popular Hike to Rio's Christ the Redeemer Closed Following Robberies

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/20/2017, 4:00 AM

A popular hiking trail to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has been closed following a spate of robberies. In just 10 days, 58 people have become victims of the crime on the 2.5-mile path from Parque Lage to Corcovado. So far in 2017, a total of more than 150 hikers have been robbed on the trail, reportedly by men holding knives. One Polish tourist was stabbed earlie...

For Seniors, August 28 Is the Deadline for Enjoying One of the Great Travel Bargains

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/20/2017, 12:00 AM

The price of a lifetime national parks pass for U.S. seniors is about to go WAY up....

An Ignorant Proposed Cut in Amtrak's Budget Would Devastate That Much-Needed Service

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/20/2017, 12:00 AM

President Trump wants to reduce Amtrak's budget. Once and for all: What has the right wing got against long-distance rail service?...

WATCH: British Airways's New Star-Studded Safety Video

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/19/2017, 4:00 AM

Here's the thing about cutesy airplane safety videos: They're pretty charming the first time you see them, and there's some residual enjoyment to be gained the second or even third time around. But with any viewings after that—especially if they come close together—you're ready to scream, "ENOUGH WITH THE JOKES! JUST TELL ME WHERE THE EXITS ARE!!" So if you fly British Airways a lot, you m...

Wait Times at Disneyland Keep Going Up

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/17/2017, 4:00 AM

Despite rising ticket prices and efforts to fine-tune ride reservation systems, wait times at Disneyland keep going up.  An extensive analysis of lines at the Anaheim, California theme park conducted by the Los Angeles Times found that the average wait for the most popular rides in the first six months of the year was 24.4 minutes—a 28% increase over the same period in 2015.  The longe...

Summer Ban on Late-Night Public Drinking in Rome

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/14/2017, 4:00 AM

Late-night drinking on the streets and piazzas of Rome is against the law this summer. Hoping to curb bad behavior by drunken locals and tourists alike, the city has enacted a new rule banning the public consumption of alcoholic drinks out of glass containers from 10pm to 7am daily; guzzling booze from any other type of container while you're on the street isn't allowed after midnight.  ...

In Spite of the President's Confusing Cuba Policy, Three Major Cruise Lines Persevere in Offering Brief and Superficial Visits

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/14/2017, 3:00 AM

Despite the President’s murky efforts to limit the right of Americans to travel to Cuba, the cruise industry's brightest leaders lay future plans to bring even more vacationers there....

Is This the End of Air Passenger Bumping?

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 07/13/2017, 5:15 PM

United Airlines' test of a new program could solve one of the biggest problems the airline industry has created for itself....

Spike in Price of Lifetime National Parks Pass for Seniors

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/12/2017, 4:00 AM

The price of a lifetime national parks pass for U.S. seniors is about to go way up. Since 1994, Americans aged 62 or older have been able to purchase access for just $10 to more than 2,000 sites managed by the National Park Service—a pass that remains valid for the rest of the purchaser's life. But on August 28, the fee is jumping to $80.  Even with the steep increase, which was ap...

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