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Threats Cause Planes To Be Searched, One Gets Military Escort

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image: screen capture- USA Today video

Phone threats against airlines caused planes to be searched by authorities in Boston, JFK Airport in New York and at Newark Airport yesterday.

One threat was credible enough to cause an Air France flight to receive a military escort from U.S. figher jets to JFK.

The FBI thinks that one caller may have been responsible for calling in the threats. Continue reading Threats Cause Planes To Be Searched, One Gets Military Escort

Can’t Afford Flight, Did Man Really Mail Himself From UK To Australia

Image: AP (from BBC News article)

Could this story really be true? If so it would rank up there as one of the craziest travel stories related to flying that I’ve come across to date.

Back in 1964 a world champion javelin thrower from Australia had to find a way home from the UK for his daughter’s birthday. The problem was, he couldn’t afford the cost of the flight.

After a night out drinking with a fellow athlete, they came up with a great plan… Continue reading Can’t Afford Flight, Did Man Really Mail Himself From UK To Australia

CheapAir.com Selling Flights from US to Cuba

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Cuba might just be the most talked about destination for Americans after rules loosened up on visiting the island nation. Find out about the changes in an article from the Washington Post.

For Americans, visiting Cuba is a bit of a pain since currently only charters fly there from the US. For those that have visited, it usually meant flying to the Caribbean and catching a flight to Havana from there.

As of this morning, one online travel agency is now selling flights to Cuba from the U.S.  Continue reading CheapAir.com Selling Flights from US to Cuba

Scorpion Attacks Woman On Alaska Air Flight

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image: Wikipedia

We’ve heard a lot about flights being delayed due to nuts¬†recently but imagine a flight being delayed because a passenger was attacked by a scorpion…

Sounds pretty scary, right?

According to USA Today, “the plane pulled back from the gate and was taxiing out” when the attack occurred. Continue reading Scorpion Attacks Woman On Alaska Air Flight

2014 Most Popular Destinations According to Facebook

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image from USA Today Article- Facebook

Earlier in the week (or some might say, last year) I wrote about the 10 most tagged destinations on Instagram in 2014. Many of the most tagged destinations weren’t what I’d consider overly exciting places. To me they are more like popular places for meeting up.

While I love baseball, I wouldn’t expect two stadiums to be among the most tagged destinations in the world. Nor would I consider shopping malls to be either… Continue reading 2014 Most Popular Destinations According to Facebook

10 Most Tagged Destinations on Instagram in 2014

tag instagramI’m not much of an Instagram user and maybe that’s the case since I don’t quite get how it works. However, it is an extremely popular app. (Maybe one of the most popular for photo sharing?)

According to USA Today, over 60 million photos are shared each day through Instagram. Pretty amazing, right? Continue reading 10 Most Tagged Destinations on Instagram in 2014

WOW’d By Fares To Europe for $228+?

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A couple of hours back I came across a tweet from USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh about some incredible fares for flights to Europe.

However these bargain basement prices might not be exactly what they seem.

WOW air, an Icelandic budget airline announced plans for flights to the US today. The airline will be flying to Boston and Baltimore/ Washington (BWI) with flights starting at an incredible $228 roundtrip, including tax. Continue reading WOW’d By Fares To Europe for $228+?

Top 10 Oktoberfest’s Around the World

With Munich’s Oktoberfest ending recently, I was curious to find out about other places around the world that would be worth visiting in the future to see their take on the festival.

I had been actually reading into the best places to go for Oktoberfest around the U.S. initially. Kim and I were hoping to visit an American Oktoberfest this year. However, between the festival dates and not finding decent pricing (with either miles or cash) to get us to one of the cities, it just wasn’t meant to be. Continue reading Top 10 Oktoberfest’s Around the World

Help Pick The Best Beer Town in America

USA Today is looking for help in naming America’s Best Beer Town for their 10Best Reader’s Choice.

Their panel of beer experts picked 20 of the best U.S. cities for “beer-centric travel”. They all offer an “excellent brewery scene, great beer bars and gastropubs and a special place in beer history”. Continue reading Help Pick The Best Beer Town in America