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New York City Votes to Cap the Number of Uber and Lyft Drivers

August 10th, 2018|

New York City will become the first major American city to reign in rapidly expanding ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft, as the city council voted to freeze new vehicle licenses on Wednesday. […]

‘Not worth the risks’: TSA chief will keep checkpoints at 150 smaller airports

August 9th, 2018|

The Transportation Security Administration will keep its checkpoints at 150 smaller airports, despite studying possibly eliminating them to save money, the head of the agency said Wednesday. TSA Administrator David Pekoske told USA TODAY’s editorial board that the agency studied the idea of closing checkpoints as merely a budget exercise, but that the risks didn’t outweigh the potential benefits. […]

American Airlines Eases Carry-On Limits for Basic Economy Fares

August 8th, 2018|

American Airlines is making Basic Economy fares a little less basic – but still keeping most of the rules that make this the most bare-bones of the major carrier fare offerings. […]

New TSA Scanners Could Allow Travelers to Keep Their Liquids and Laptops

July 31st, 2018|

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced plans to expand testing of a new carry-on bag screening technology that it says could detect the kinds of materials that caused it to issue a ban on liquids and powders earlier this year. […]

How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim

July 26th, 2018|

If you’re trying to breeze through the airport, then don’t check a bag. That’s simple. But sometimes, you can’t help it, and even the savviest travelers are left waiting for their suitcases to flop onto the carousel at baggage claim. For decades, people have wondered how to get their luggage off that return belt first. But is there really any way to do it? […]

This App Could Be the Cure for Your Jet Lag

July 22nd, 2018|

If you’ve ever taken a flight across multiple time zones, you know the feeling. If you travel often for work, it’s probably one of your biggest enemies. […]

The State Department updates its travel advisory for Mexico

July 20th, 2018|

The United States State Department has updated its travel advisory for the country of Mexico. The agency’s warning to American citizens going to Mexico is to exercise increased caution due to crime. […]

Airline seat standards coming, as safety concerns, passenger complaints mount

July 16th, 2018|

If you’ve asked yourself, “How much smaller can these airline seats get?,” there’s good news for you: Not much. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill working its way through Congress requires the agency to set minimum seat width and pitch standards within a year. Separately, the Department of Transportation Inspector General has begun an audit to determine whether evacuations in today’s more cramped airline cabins can still meet the 90-second standard for deplaning passengers in an emergency. And, despite the government’s recent reluctance to regulate this issue, it seems we’re on course for the government to set a seat standard of some kind. […]

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Is the Top Hotel in the World

July 13th, 2018|

Beating out a myriad of hotels for the honor, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has been ranked as the Top Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure. With its lush surroundings in the tropical forest of Ubud, the Indonesian property earned the distinction thanks to 60 spacious villas with private plunge pools and river and rice-terrace views; a rooftop infinity lotus pond with 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape; and a suspension bridge that hangs above the coconut trees and rice fields. The resort also features a traditional Balinese cooking school, the first custom-designed riverside cooking school on the island; and meditation and yoga offerings in the riverside yoga pavilion. […]

Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts to protect allergic passengers

July 11th, 2018|

Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts on its flights this summer, nixing a snack that has been nearly synonymous with the carrier itself. The Dallas-based airline says it’s making the change to help protect passengers who have severe peanut allergies. […]

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