What we’re reading: UK border guards call off strike, OK for full-fare airline ad rules, must have apps for hikers


UK border guards call off pre-games strike

UK immigration officials who threatened a 24-hour strike have called off their action on Wednesday.

Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), told reporters progress had been made in talks with ministers over looming job cuts.

The planned strike on Thursday, the day before the opening of the Games, had been roundly condemned by the government.

Court dismisses challenge to airline advertising rules

A Washington, D.C., appeals court ruled that the Department of Transportation can regulate the advertising of airline tickets prices.

A petition for a review of the regulations had been filed by Southwest, Spirit and Allegiant airlines after the companies received fines from the transportation department.

The U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that the rules the fines were levied under were valid, however.

10 must-have smartphone apps for hikers

If you enjoy hiking and have a smartphone, Jessica Festa have put together a list of the ten must-have apps for you.


Looking to find a new hiking trail in your area? EveryTrail is the perfect app for you. This community-driven tool allows users to “share tips, connect with other travelers and find new great things to do.”

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