• JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

    JetBlue side of plane

    Lucas Jackson / Reuters

    Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

    "I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, w...

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  • And the world's busiest airport is ...

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Wes Little/CNN

    It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world.

  • Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

    Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

    Alaska Airlines

    Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile left airports unable to reopen.

  • Are these the world's sexiest accents?

    Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

    Yves Herman/Reuters

    It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily through the English language -- or to sex it up like an old Justin Timberlake song.

  • The ultimate first-class perks

    Luxurious jets

    Courtesy: Etihad

    We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

  • Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

    Texting, using cellphone, smartphone


    Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges for calls made when his device was stolen in Europe.

  • United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

    United Airlines

    Courtesy United Airlines

    United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door.

    The airline and the flight attendants' union have agreed to voluntary buyout packages worth up to $100,000 for the more senior flight attendants.

    The o...

  • Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

    The Envelope Please initiative

    From Marriott International

    When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!

    That's the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms.

    Marriott is ...

  • Disney World splurges that are worth it

    Four Seasons Orlando

    From Four Seasons Orlando

    Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.

    Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, you could get into the Magic Kingdom for just $18. Now, tickets cost $99 and up. But if you want to take the plunge, you might find that a few splurges are wort...

  • Measles at Seattle airport investigated



    Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say.

  • Giant rabbit goes up in flames

    Moon Rabbit damaged in fire

    From Blue Dragon Art Company

    Dutch installation artist Florentijn Hofman must be feeling cursed right about now. The man whose giant rubber duck was stabbed 42 times in Belgium, attacked by a suspected eagle in Keelung City, Taiwan, and sunk in Hong Kong has a new disaster to contend with: grilled rabbit.

  • Yet another 'Frozen' spinoff: An Epcot theme park attraction

    Frozen live show

    From Walt Disney World

    It's time for fans of Epcot's classic ride Maelstrom to let it go. "Frozen" is here. Walt Disney Resorts announced Friday that construction has begun on a new attraction based on the animated hit "Frozen."

  • Airlines show off their new flying colors

    Southwest Airlines new logo

    Southwest Airlines

    It's been a big week for makeovers in the world of aviation.

  • Really? 10 unexpected cruise activities

    Royal Caribbean, Quantum of the Seas

    Courtesy Royal Caribbean

    If you're one of the nearly 20% of Americans who have taken a cruise, you probably already know that these giant pleasure boats have Formula One simulators, herb gardens, skating rinks, Coach stores and stages featuring sketch comedy from Chicago-bor...

  • Rubber duck artist unveils giant Taiwan bunny

    Moon Rabbit

    REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

    Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman seems to think the world has had enough of his giant inflatable rubber duck.

  • Feds blame pilots, but blast UPS, in Alabama crash

    UPS cargo plane crash

    City of Birmingham

    Federal accident investigators Tuesday pinned blame for a 2013 UPS cargo plane crash in Alabama squarely on the pilots, but some members saved caustic criticism for UPS, saying the company could have taken steps to prevent the deadly crash.

  • Maritime mystery may be solved

    One of John Franklins ships

    One of the most famous tragedies of the Northwest Passage sea route around the top of North America might have finally been solved.

  • 'Gone With the Wind' exhibit opens in Texas

    Scarlett O'Hara green dress

    From Harry Ransom Center

    Like her green curtain dress, Scarlett O'Hara may be slightly tattered and worn, but she refuses to become a relic of the past.

  • Report: MH17 downed by 'high-energy objects'

    MH17 crash2

    REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday.

  • MH370 mystery remains deep after 6 months

    Missing Malaysian airliner, messages at Kuala Lumpur airport

    Mark Phillips/CNN

    Six months ago, the story began as a puzzling news bulletin. A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 239 people on board had vanished from radar screens as it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Half a year later, it remains a deep mystery.

  • 9 finance capitals of the future


    REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

    Mention Morocco and most would first think of the exotic markets of Marrakech, the desert dotted with ancient kasbahs and, of course, the classic 1942 wartime film "Casablanca."

    But Casablanca, the main port city of Morocco, is among the places being...

  • Is 'gate-to-gate' phone usage necessary?

    Airplane seats, airline, flight

    iStock / mikdam

    Unless you're traveling in first or business, or you're a child who's been plied with more toys and candies than you normally get in a week, air travel can be an uncomfortable affair.

  • Icelandair pilot detours over volcano

    Bardarbunga volcano

    TV2 Iceland

    Erupting Icelandic volcanoes have been known to ground flights, but this time they kept one up in the air as a pilot looped around to give passengers a better view of the spectacle.

  • Cycling the Death Strip: Berlin Wall by bike

    Platz des November 1989

    Courtesy Jason Overdorf

    A lone saxophonist plays in the shadow of an overpass while a horde of cyclists looks down at a set of tangled train tracks.

  • Knee Defender user regrets behavior during flight

    Knee defender

    The man who got kicked off a United Airlines flight because of a fight over seat reclining says he's sorry about his behavior. Sort of.


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