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Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

DALLAS – Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations. The agents say alcohol, airline fees and long lines...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Discover authors’ favorite haunts on London Literary Pub Crawl

LONDON A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms – a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Report says airlines’ carbon emissions are growing fast

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group’s report. The International Council on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

At 9/11 memorial, new recognition for a longer-term toll

NEW YORK (AP) – When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud Wednesday at the World Trade Center, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number of people who...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Women-only adventure travel is surging

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington’s imposing Mount Shuksan. With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourists may pay tolls to drive crooked San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO – Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

The places it’ll go: Dr. Seuss exhibition hitting the road

BOSTON – Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the most iconic books by the beloved children’s writer. The exhibit is...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Judges say travelers can sue TSA over screener mistreatment

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. appeals court says travelers can sue the government over mistreatment by federal airport screeners because the agents can act like law enforcement officers, including when...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

International traveler with measles visited Disneyland

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood tourist hot spots and the beach this month had measles and may have exposed others, public health...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker’s record-setting project in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. – While setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking, Philip Carcia was sometimes struck with a sort of reverse déjà vu. Halfway through a hike, he’d question whether he had...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

DALLAS – Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines’ profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Travel

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