• Fly across the country without using airports

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    It's no secret that crowded airports can be a hassle and a giant time-suck for cross-country travelers. Soon, a workaround may be available for corporations and the ultra-rich.

    The concept is this: You don't need an airport if you can land and take of...

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  • Airline passenger chugs bottle of cognac at security gate

    Empty airport security line, Hurricane Sandy

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    An air traveler in China chugged an entire bottle of pricey cognac before attempting to board her flight in Beijing because security wouldn't allow the bottle of booze on board.

  • The airport spiking food with 'happy hormones'

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    Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get through security.

  • Delta plane struck by lightning

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    Lightning struck a Delta Air Lines plane in line for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week, and it was all captured on amateur video.

    The recording shows rain drenching the airfield crowded with aircraft, waiting to tak...

  • Dismaland: Banksy's grim new art theme park

    Dismaland

    Barbara Arvanitidis/CNN

    The seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare in south-west England is chilled and gloomy when we arrive.

    "Welcome to Dismaland," a dead-eyed girl in Mickey Mouse ears greets at the gates of the old public pool.

    We're hassled by testy security guards at metal...

  • Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream gains speed

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    Elon Musk

    It started as a fanciful idea straight out of science fiction, but the Hyperloop is starting to pick up real speed.

    The Hyperloop is Elon Musk's vision for a train that can move passengers and cargo between cities at speeds of more than 700 miles per...

  • Rude TSA agent? Review them on Yelp

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    If a TSA agent treats you rudely in an airport security line, you don't have to just seethe silently.

    You can fire back -- on Yelp.

    That's right: No longer must you limit your scathing, one-star reviews to that overpriced Italian restaurant with the lo...

  • Rough landing: 'This is it,' feared passenger

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    For a minute, Christine Malloy was very worried. As a frequent flier, she was used to rough landings once in a while. But Malloy could tell this landing was different.

  • New ANA 'Star Wars' planes feature R2-D2, BB-8

    ANA Star Wars

    Lucasfilm/ANA Airlines

    It's no Millennium Falcon, but soon there will be more ways than ever to experience air travel "Star Wars" style.

  • Lonely Planet reveals 'ultimate' destinations

    Machu Picchu

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    Four decades after it began as a penniless backpacker's bible to traveling on the cheap, Lonely Planet is publishing what it says is the definitive guide to the world's top tourism attractions.

  • World's most livable city in 2015 is ...

    Melbourne, Australia

    It's usually all about the top cities to live in when the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) publishes its annual livability Ranking -- but this year the picture is rather more gloomy.

  • Do commercial spaceports have a future?

    Spaceport America terminal

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    The Federal Aviation Administration has given Houston the go-ahead to build the United States' 10th commercial spaceport.

  • Food map: Eat your way around Korea

    Korean bibimbap

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    They say it takes a village to raise a child.

    But in South Korea it takes the legacies of a region to create a legendary dish.

    Ancient royal lunches, former fertilizers, dishes that look too pretty (or too hideous) to eat -- these regional South Korean...

  • Investigation: Federal air marshals in disarray

    Crowded flight, airline, airplane passengers

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    It was just before 3 a.m. on July 31, 2013, when a federal law enforcement officer left Room 634 of the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, stood underneath a flagpole, put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

  • World's longest nonstop flight announced

    Emirates Airbus A380 seats

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    Chalk up another superlative for Emirates. The Dubai-based airline has announced it will begin operating the world's longest regularly scheduled nonstop flight.

  • U.S. national park deaths rare

    waterfall in Yellowstone National Park

    Ray Birden

    After people died last week in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park and New Mexico's White Sands National Monument, some of the millions of vacationers headed to national parks may be concerned about their safety.

  • Airline begins weighing passengers for safety

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    Anna Zvereva/Wikimedia Commons

    "Now if you could please step on the scale, we need to check your weight." A common request at your doctor's office, sure. But at the airport?

  • Airline complaints soar. Here's why.

    Airport, delayed flight, travel, jet

    SXC

    In the first half of 2015, passenger complaints rose 20% despite better overall performance by airlines, the federal government said Tuesday.

    Gripes about the cost of flying surged. The number of fliers angered about airfares nearly tripled -- from le...

  • Tourists head to Rio's hilltop favelas

    Christ the Redeemer

    Courtesy Brazil Tourism via CNN

    In some ways, it made perfect sense for Milvvia Goncalves to offer up her home for rent on Airbnb.

  • The world's 12 best spots for wild swimming

    Iceland hot spring

    Natasha Magruder via CNN

    Not all sinkholes are created equal.

  • Travelers at airport see flames from plane

    Skywest plane on fire

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    A Delta-operated SkyWest plane briefly emitted flames on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport on Friday morning. The plane was heading to Cincinnati, scheduled to depart at 6:34 a.m. CDT.

    The plane had just turned on its engine and had not ye...

  • Passenger arrested for fighting on flight

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    A United Airlines passenger was arrested Thursday in Chicago after punching another traveler in the face.

  • Russia eyed in Pentagon email server intrusion

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    The U.S. military believes hackers connected to Russia are behind the recent intrusion into a key, unclassified email server used by the office of the Joint Chiefs, an official said.

  • 8 tips for surviving long flights

    Seats in plane

    CNN

    Long-haul flights aren't easy on the body or mind. But hopefully these tips will help you feel more like a human when you land at your destination.

  • Is NYC-London in 90 minutes a flight of fancy?

    Concorde lands after last commercial flight

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    Does an hour and a half flight from New York City to London sound too good to be true?

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