Tuesday June 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Los Angeles could replace Rodeo Road with Obama Boulevard

City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road after Barack Obama. Wesson said his staffers are writing a letter to Obama letting him know about the plan to change the street name, which would require approval by the L.A. City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti.  More…

North Korea kills American student

The comatose college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week died Monday afternoon, his family said. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergrad who served 18 months behind bars in the hermit kingdom for alleged anti-state acts, died at 2:20 p.m.  More…

Woman flung from golf cart, dies after falling on wine glasses she was holding

A 58-year-old San Jose resident died after being flung from a golf cart and falling on the shards of two wine glasses she was holding, the California Highway Patrol said.  More…

Seven killed in London Bridge attacks; 3 suspects dead

The death toll from a terror attack at the heart of London rose to seven Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency security cabinet session to deal with the crisis. Emergency officials said another 48 people were treated at London hospitals and a number of others suffered less serious injuries.  More…

Big game hunter killed when shot elephant collapses on top of him

He was beaten by his own game. A professional hunter was killed when an elephant that had just been shot fell on top of him.  More…

United flight attendants forced me to pee in a cup

A Kansas City mom claims she was forced to pee in a cup aboard a United Airlines flight – and then humiliated by the crew members who wouldn’t let her use the bathroom.  More…

Obama Uses Private Jet, 14 Car Convoy to Get to European Climate Change Speech

Former President Barack Obama traveled to Italy this week to make a speech on climate change summit in Milan. Obama took a page out of Leonardo DiCaprio’s book of “do as I say, not as I do” and took a private jet to Milan, then had a 14 car convoy to get into the city, which also included protection from 300 police officers and a helicopter above.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Texas’s Sky Pool on the 42nd floor has great Houston views

A luxury apartment block in Texas boasts a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, giving swimmers a dizzying view of the busy street 500 feet below. Dubbed the Sky Pool, the infinity pool is on the 42nd floor of the Market Square Tower and extends 10 feet over the side of the imposing Houston building.  More…

Couple on the way to their wedding kicked off United flight

The turbulence continues for United Airlines. A bride and groom from Utah headed to their wedding in Costa Rica were kicked off their flight out of Houston on Saturday, KHOU reported. Michael Hohl and his fianceé, Amber Maxwell, arrived from Salt Lake City for a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More…

Barack and Michelle Obama pose on superyacht with Hollywood friends in Tahiti

Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they’ve become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and their wives on music mogul David Geffen’s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo’orea in a spruced up speedboat.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

Welcome to New York! NYC subway riders ignore woman with head trapped between doors

A disturbing online video shows a straphanger wedged between subway doors from the neck up as passersby casually walk past her on the platform. The woman found herself caught in between the doors of a No. 4 train at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the train reached the end of the line at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx.  More…