Tuesday May 22, 2018

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

The royal family has already made a huge mistake

The royal family made a huge mistake in not sending a member of the household to see Meghan Markle’s dad before the wedding, according to a top etiquette expert. The royal wedding fiasco sums up what happens when the royal household is not used to commoners marrying into the family.  More…

Delta apologizes for tying woman with MS to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis wants Delta Air Lines to improve its service for disabled passengers after she claims she was tied to a wheelchair following an international flight earlier this month.  More…

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years

A Colorado man achieved a distinction last week that few people would probably want to match. When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark Thursday in Hawaii, it meant he had been bitten by a shark, a bear and a rattlesnake – all in less than four years.  More…

13 semi trucks line Detroit freeway to help man considering suicide

The Michigan State Police organized a unique way to help a man who was threatening suicide on a highway overpass: they pulled together multiple semi truck drivers to help shorten the fall. All lanes of 696 were closed at Coolidge in both directions as a man threatened suicide.   More…

Southwest explosion victim’s husband breaks his silence

The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children “Mommy’s not going to come home.”  More…

Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from a Delta Air Lines flight attendant on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.  More…

Southwest gives passengers $5K after nearly killing them

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,” a letter from Southwest to customers states. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs,” read the letter. In addition to the money, passengers will get a $1,000 travel voucher.  More…

Tourists find bullet-riddled body on Acapulco beach

Chilling pictures of a man lying dead in the sand in crime-plagued Acapulco encapsulates the brutal violence gripping the once-idyllic tourist hotspot in Mexico. Acapulco is still in the midst of its worst crime wave in a decade with as many as 12 people murdered every day.  More…

Uber driver blames GPS after steering car down flight of stairs

This Uber car wasn’t even self-driving. Its driver, a senior citizen who only wanted to be identified as Fred, blamed Uber’s GPS app for giving him a bum steer — right down a flight of stairs in San Francisco.  More…

Bumped passenger scores $10K flight voucher after Twitter tirade

That’s one way to make the skies friendlier. An angry United Airlines passenger who was bumped from a flight Thursday finagled her way to a $10,000 flight voucher, according to a report. “It was the best flight delay ever,” passenger Allison Preiss, of Washington, DC.  More…

Faulty water heater blamed in Mexico vacation tragedy

The toxic gas leak that killed an Iowa family vacationing at a Mexico resort town likely came from a faulty water heater, officials said.  More…

300-pound MTA worker falls to his death when railing snaps

A 300-pound transit worker died Tuesday morning when the railing he was leaning against broke — sending him plummeting about 20 feet to a lower level in an East Harlem train station, police said.  More…

‘Free’quent flier has wings clipped after American Airlines takes away his unlimited pas

He’s the man who flew too much. Steve Rothstein bought a golden ticket from American Airlines in 1987 — granting him a lifetime of unlimited travel. He clocked more than 10 million miles and 10,000 flights. Everybody, even American’s CEO, knew his name.  More…

46 tons of Mardi Gras beads found in clogged sewers

In New Orleans, the good times are rolling all the way down the drain. The city has pulled a whopping 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads from clogged catch basins in a massive cleanup effort that took four months, cost $7 million and required almost two dozen vacuum trucks.  More…

Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10  shirts.  More…