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Entries by Kate Auletta from 02/2011

Virgin Atlantic Flight Attendants Talk Most Unusual Customer Requests

Posted 02.01.2011 | Travel

Some passengers fail to understand why they are prevented from opening the window, while others would like the engines to be "turned down" to reduce t...

8 Weirdest-Looking Roads Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.01.2011 | Travel

Here at Huffington Post Travel we're big believers in taking in the open road. From most scenic drives in the United States to the craziest wilderness...

Virgin Blue Flight Hits Unexpected Turbulence, Sends Passengers Flying

Posted 02.01.2011 | Travel

A Virgin Blue plane hit unexpected turbulence while the seatbelt sign was turned off, injuring four people and shaking up the rest of the 361 passenge...

TSA Introduces New Generic Body Images (VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

The TSA has responded to its critics by introducing a more modest image of passengers, according to the Associated Press. Instead of an image of a sp...

Adults-Only Flights: Can Airlines Segregate Kids In Planes? (POLL)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

U.K.'s Daily Mail is reporting that several airlines, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates are being urged to consider child-free z...

The 9 Best Places To Have A Cup Of Coffee Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

Coffee: It inspires passion, opinion and addiction. It's the world's second most valuable commodity (after petroleum), and it will almost certainly pl...

Ice, Snow Cause Record Number Of Flights To Be Canceled (VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

The humongous storm that covered 75% of the country is setting new records for the number of flights canceled. Boston's Logan airport was closed d...

Snow Storm: People Take To Home Movies, Twitter To Record Snow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

The massive storm that has much of the country covered in snow has, no doubt, caused boredom among many snowed in kids and adults alike. Home videos ...

Home2 Suites, Hilton Hotel's First New Brand In 20 Years

Posted 02.02.2011 | Travel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hilton is launching its first new hotel brand in 20 years. With Thursday's scheduled opening of the first Home2 Suites in Faye...

SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Set To Open New Attractions In 2011

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment on Thursday announced the opening of 10 new attractions at its parks this year, including a new k...

Mice Being Trained For Airport Security (POLL)

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

The newest deterrent to would-be terrorists at airports might just be mice. An Israeli company, BioExplorers, has created a detector that looks like a...

10 Best Ski Resorts For Non-Skiers (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

Lots of ski resorts offer diversions for non-skiers, but the places selected by ShermansTravel.com stand apart as compelling destinations in their own...

Anthony Carleo Arrested For $1.5 Million Bellagio Casino Heist

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

LAS VEGAS — The bankrupt son of a Las Vegas judge followed a crude holdup at a posh casino by racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in gam...

Beat The Winter Blues By Heading To The Desert

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

With sunny highs in the 60s (at lower altitudes) and bright blue skies, a trip to the desert in winter could be just the thing to snap seasonally depr...

Storm Clogs Air Traffic, Airlines Canceling Flights At Houston Airport

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

The massive snow storm that canceled thousands of flights across the country this week continues to take its toll on the nation's airports. As of Th...

JetBlue To Pioneer FAA Technology For New Air Traffic Control Program

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Low-cost air carrier JetBlue Airways will begin using satellite-based technology key to modernizing the nation's air traffic contro...

Delta Sends Customer Service Reps To Charm School

Posted 02.03.2011 | Travel

After Delta Airlines ranked last among major carriers in customer service for three quarters last year, 11,000 employees are being sent to 'charm scho...

Royal Wedding: Hotels Not Enough For Tourists, Homeowners Rent Out Rooms

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

LONDON — They may not get chocolate on the pillow – but at least they'll have a pillow. Tourists eager to soak up the pomp of this spring...

10 Best Airports For Layovers (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

Airport layovers have always been the most-dreaded part of airline travel. But recent years have seen a slew of airport-management firms transform the...

Senate: Laser Targeting Of Planes Criminal

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Pointing handheld lasers at aircraft – a growing problem that aviation officials warn could lead to a crash – would bec...

Domestic Airfare Prices Jump 11%

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

The average cost for domestic airfare increased nearly 11% in the last year, with New Jersey claiming airports with both the least expensive and most ...

Amazing Views Of Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas & More (VIDEO)

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

On this cold early February afternoon, a quick release from reality is just the trick to ease the winter blues. Oliver Reik captured a super cool vid...

Dallas Weather Cancels Super Bowl-Bound Flights

Posted 02.04.2011 | Travel

DALLAS — A fresh snow storm in north Texas on Friday threatened to leave fans traveling to the Super Bowl stranded far from Sunday night's big g...

9 Legendary Romantic Spots Worth A Visit (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.05.2011 | Travel

The Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, the London Eye, Niagara Falls, the Trevi Fountain... a little googling confirms that these bastions of the beaten ...

'Mutiny' On Ryanair Flight In Spain

Posted 02.06.2011 | Travel

MADRID — Spain's government says police removed more than 100 passengers from a plane preparing to leave the Canary Islands after a large scuffl...