Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

As FAA workers test positive for coronavirus, are further airport disruptions expected?

Air traffic controllers and other workers at 10 airports and control facilities across the country have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Coronavirus cases at Chicago Midway and Las Vegas’ McCarran airports last week led control towers there to be closed and disinfected, forcing the delay or cancellation of hundreds of flights. The […]

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TSA to Receive Supply of Expired Respirator Masks

With supplies such as medical masks running low amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) will be sending the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a large stockpile of expired N95 respirator masks. TSA will distribute the masks to airports as needed. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed to The Washington Post […]

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Simon Calder: As your world shrinks, keep your eyes fixed on the horizon

Summer traditionally begins with a thud. As the clocks spring forward over the last weekend of March, lighter evenings are traditionally accompanied by ever-wider horizons for travellers – symbolised by the arrival in the post of the April edition of the OAG Pocket Flight Guide. Even in a digital age, this monthly compendium of hypermobility has the […]

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20 of the best travel films

REAL-LIFE ADVENTURES Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this uplifting film starring Reese Witherspoon as the inexperienced hiker who turns her life around. Director Jean-Marc Vallée was adamant that the movie be shot entirely on location: the journey starts in […]

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TSA Agents Find Loaded Handgun in Traveler’s Carry-On Bag

Despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, travelers are still taking loaded handguns into airports. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), security officers working at Logan International Airport in Boston on Tuesday noted something suspicious in a male traveler’s carry-on bag. When the agents pulled the luggage from the checkpoint X-ray machine, they discovered a 9mm […]

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Botswanas Xigera Lodge set to reopen

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is scheduled to open the completely refurbished Xigera Lodge in June, its first safari property in Botswana. Xigera, located on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, comprises 12 fully air-conditioned suites. The focus at Xigera will be on the quality of the […]

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Canada hot pool votes on Yukon’s annual hair freezing competition

In spite of the hair-raising news around the world, a Canadian hot spring is not letting a global pandemic get in the way of their distinctive annual competition. The Takhini Hot Springs in Whitehorse holds its Hair Freezing Contest in northwest Canada. Visitors have discovered that warm outdoor baths and sub-zero temperatures provide the perfect […]

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