• Flight diverted over man's 'Knee Defender'

    In-flight movie, airplane

    A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver is diverted after a fight over a device called a "Knee Defender."

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  • American, US Air sever ties with Orbitz

    American Airlines

    From American Airlines

    The nation's largest airline is cutting ties with online booking agent Orbitz.

    American Airlines and US Airways, which merged to form American Airlines Group late last year, made the announcement Tuesday.

    Tickets already purchased through the site wi...

  • A chocoholic's tour of Zurich

    Aeschbach Chocolatier

    Courtesy Rania Margari

    "I just love it when I get milk-to-dark converts," says Kerrin Rousset, as she prepares to lead a small cocoa-hungry crowd through the narrow streets of Zurich's Old Town.

  • Watching the watchers: Spy guide to Berlin

    Germany-2

    Ralph Orlowski / Reuters

    At the former headquarters of the East German secret police, cheerful American and British tourists scan maps and chatter as they file into the blocky concrete building once known as "the House of One Thousand Eyes."

  • Napa Valley wineries reopening after quake

    Winery earthquake aftermath

    David Silver/CNN iReport

    It's harvest time in Napa Valley, and it appears that the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California did not impact vineyards or the grapes on the vine, a local vintners' association said.

    The Sunday earthquake that sent more than 100 pe...

  • 15 amazing spots to find natural bridges

    Sipapu Bridge

    Jacob W. Frank/NPS

    Don't try to drive over these bridges.

    These rocky natural spans were formed over millennia by the flowing waters of a stream or other water source, which slowly eroded away the rock to create the shape of a bridge.

    But are they arches or bridges?

    Th...

  • Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed

    Marijuana joint

    Tourists from around the world are going to Colorado to get stoned legally.

  • World's most fun theme parks

    Tokyo Disney Sea

    Disney

    What makes a truly fun theme park?

  • On the trail of Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'

    Slovakia Blood Countess

    Courtesy John Malathronas

    With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

  • Airline profits up in first half of 2014

    Airplane seats, airline, flight

    iStock / mikdam

    The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during the same period last year, according to an industry group.

  • Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

    Bardarbunga volcano

    TV2 Iceland

    In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune. Now another Icelandic volcano is rumbling.

  • 9 great new US beach hotels

    Hotel Zamora

    From The Hotel Zamora

    Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach to Kauai, new hotels just steps from the beach are marking their first summer -- it's not over yet! -- in business.

  • No charges for accused airport security scammer

    TSA, airport security

    Ferre Dollar/CNN

    A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

  • World's best cycling cities

    Bicycle wheel

    If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish patch of northwest Europe.

  • Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya

    Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control

    Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria...

  • Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands plane

    Cockpit

    easternmar/SXC

    It's probably one of the more unusual incidents air traffic investigators have looked into, but the good news is that when a pilot's prosthetic arm fell off during landing, no one got hurt.

  • 11 reasons to visit Panama

    ship going through Panama Canal

    Stan Shebs/Wikimedia Commons

    Aug. 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of the Panama Canal: one of the greatest feats of engineering the world has ever seen.

  • Inside the 'tee-pee capital of the world'

    Tee-pee capital of the world

    Montana Office of Tourism

    A mini metropolis of tee-pees sprawls across the parched plains, and in the early hours of the morning the first to rise are the children.

  • A surprising, one-of-a-kind airline museum

    Delta Ship 41

    Thom Patterson/CNN

    Welcome to the Delta Flight Museum, home to some of the airline industry's historic jewels, including a first-of-its-kind aircraft that pioneered the sophisticated planes we fly on today.

  • The weird world of in-flight retail

    SkyMall garden yeti

    From SkyMall

    In many ways, airplanes are a retailer's dream come true. They serve a captive -- often bored -- audience who have proven their income is disposable enough to afford air travel. It's no wonder that in the last few years, airlines have adapted an increasingly sophisticated approach to parting customers from their money.

  • 8 weird houses worth a visit

    Shoe House

    From Hillary Hess Photography

    Some houses are so far outside of the box, they're worth a trip to see. Here are eight of the most unusual houses around the United States:

  • Woman braves barbed wire hoping to stop plane

    Police lights file

    A woman climbed a barbed wire fence at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sunday with the intention to stop the plane she thought was carrying her husband, said a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman.

  • JetBlue engine burns in San Juan airport

    JetBlue

    Keith Bedford/Reuters

    A JetBlue Airways flight departing from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was evacuated Saturday evening after one of its engines caught fire, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement.

    "Passengers and cre...

  • The 'Disney economy' is back

    Walt Disney World castle

    Reuters Photographer / Reuters

    How is the U.S. economy doing? There are a lot of ways to answer that question, but one simple gauge is to look at how much Americans are spending on their vacations.

  • With fewest canceled flights, Delta wins best title

    Delta

    Gregg Canes/CNN

    Delta is the best airline in the U.S., that is if you are looking for more on-time arrivals and fewer canceled flights and mishandled bags.

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