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United Airlines is suspending flights in Arizona, Arkansas this fall

Nationwide, the pain of flight delays, cancellations and staffing shortages appears persistent. The latest consequence is United Airlines’ decision to suspend flights to Denver from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport due to staffing issues and the high cost of fuel, Flagstaff city leaders said Monday. Airport director Barry Helmick said in a statement that he and his staff are “disappointed” by United’s decision. […]

Norwegian ends pre-cruise COVID testing – where local rules allow

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced an end to its pre-embarkation COVID testing requirement for cruises where local restrictions do not require them, the company said Wednesday.  The policy change takes effect on Aug. 1 for its brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “The relaxation of the testing policy is in line with the rest of […]

Experience Hoosier hospitality in culturally rich Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana, less than a 4-hour drive from Chicago and an hour south of Indianapolis, is a vibrant Hoosier city that should be on travelers’ radars as one of the best small town cultural spots in the United States. Expect a wide range of options to explore: an international culinary scene, cultural activities, festivals and […]

Disneyland’s Facebook and Instagram hacked, spammed with racist posts

Disneyland’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were hacked early Thursday and smeared with offensive, racist posts, prompting the theme park to release a statement. A spokesperson from Disneyland Resort said the park’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were compromised, and the company removed the content and secured its accounts. Calling the posts reprehensible, the spokesperson said security teams were […]

Too scary for kids? Here’s what to know about Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 2022

The Fourth of July was just a few days ago, but Universal Studios theme parks are already neck-deep into planning for Halloween. For weeks, they’ve been dropping details about this year’s Halloween Horror Nights, which begin Sept. 2 at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida and Sept. 8 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The fan-favorite fall event is known for its intricately themed haunted houses and pulse-pounding […]

Plane crazy: Emirates aircraft flies from Dubai to Australia with a gaping hole in its side

The arrival Saturday of an Emirates flight in Australia offered a stunning revelation: a large hole was discovered in the side of the plane, which had just completed a 14-hour flight. The incident, in which no crew members or passengers were reported injured, happened on a Airbus A380 from Dubai to Brisbane, Australia. Passengers on the […]

Some hotels are in desperate need of a post-pandemic upgrade. Here’s what they should do.

After a long pandemic, many hotels are run-down and in desperate need of renovation. If you aren’t careful, you could stay in one this summer. When it comes to hotel development spending, the U.S. lodging market reached an all-time low in 2020, according to consulting firm HVS. Many hotels shut down or became apartments as […]

Biden administration to give $1 billion to airports for terminal upgrades and expansions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade terminals and other facilities, using money approved in last year’s huge infrastructure bill. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects will help meet future demand for travel and make flying safer and more efficient. “I don’t think anybody could look […]

National parks for nature lovers who hate crowds: See America’s 10 least-visited gems

Want to experience the great outdoors without crowds this summer? Consider these lesser-known, untapped national parks that had the least visitors in 2021.  There are 63 national parks in the U.S. and 423 national park sites overall. But even with vast options, 25% of total recreation visits occurred at the top eight most-visited parks, which accounts for […]

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