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Here’s why wine tastes different when you’re on a plane With wine becoming one of the hallmarks of great first-class service, the airlines are trying to find wines that taste good inflight and at altitude. Some sommeliers claim that taste buds are dulled by altitude. However, my experience is that a wonderful wine tastes great […]
Nintendo characters, games coming to Universal parks Soon you’ll be able to ride in a life-size Mario Kart at Universal Studios. Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are working to create new attractions featuring Nintendo games and characters, the two companies announced Thursday. That could bring characters such as Mario, Link and Donkey Kong to […]
New year, new free admission days to U.S. National Parks Looking to visit a national park that you’ve never been to this year? Now’s your chance. On select days, you can get in for free. · January 19—Martin Luther King Jr. Day · February 14-16—Presidents Day Weekend · April 18-19—Opening Weekend of National Park Week […]
Many people love to go somewhere over the holidays. Few love the travel process. Flights are full and lines are long. Plus, in the Northern Hemisphere, winter can play havoc with flight schedules. Lately, with all the hassles and issues, one of the worst parts of airline travel, to my mind, has become the boarding […]
Boeing presents original flight test 787 Dreamliner to Museum of Flight Boeing has donated one of its test 787 Dreamliners to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The Dreamliner Boeing donated to the museum is known as ZA003, the third 787-8 produced. The airplane has a unique past, first as part of the 787 flight […]
Over the years since 9/11, there have been many ceremonies, new memorials and remembrances for those who died in that day’s tragic events. The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened this year, fulfilling the desires of many of the families whose loved ones died in the Twin Towers. Police officers, firefighters and other first responders gather every […]
On a recent flight from Los Angeles to Kona, Hawaii, our flight attendant declared an unofficial happy hour — for five straight hours. The drinks didn’t stop flowing. Two women sitting in front of me got very drunk, loud and abusive, making the flight awful. When deplaning, one even had to be helped to the […]
Fun outside of Las Vegas, United, union avoid layoffs, 757 replacement
We take a look at how incomplete delay data from the airlines doesn’t tell the full story about schedules and problems with on-time arrivals and departures. Next, the travel editor for Conde Nast Traveler has a chance encounter with a group of United flight attendants and discovers some juicy information. Finally, hotel security is getting an upgrade with new abilities to monitor nooks and crannies of the hotels never before protected.