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Entries by Kate Auletta from 12/2011

Vacation Days By Country: Who Is The Best Rested? (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

Once a year--if not more--various companies examine vacation days by country: Who takes the most and who could really use a day off. Travel booking...

Chocolate Theme Park To Open Once Again In China (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

File this under super cool. First came the Angry Birds Theme Park. Now, for the second year in a row, a theme park made entirely from chocolate wi...

Swiss Ski Season's Start Stalled By Snow Shortage (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

Anja Niedringhaus, Associated Press VERBIER, Switzerland -- Unusually warm, dry weather has Switzerland's ski resorts on edge. Newspaper front-p...

TSA Investigates Profiling Allegations At Honolulu Airprt

Posted 12.02.2011 | Travel

HONOLULU -- The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it is investigating allegations that screeners at Honolulu International Air...

American Airlines Runway Dancers (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2011 | Travel

Just a few days before American Airlines declared bankruptcy and panic set in about what happens to frequent flier miles, tarmac workers for American ...

Jaws, Universal Studios Attraction, To Close Permanently In January

Posted 12.02.2011 | Travel

After scaring millions of visitors and children for 21 years, Universal Orlando is closing its much-beloved JAWS ride come January 2, the Baltimore Su...

Lenore Zimmerman: TSA 'Strip-Searched' Me

Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 12/5: The TSA issued a statement to The Daily News on Sunday apologizing to Zimmerman, saying: “TSA contacted the passenger to apologize t...

Mile-High Club Couple Arrested After Found In Airplane Bathroom Together

Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

An Australian couple were arrested over the weekend for trying to join the "mile high club" in a Jetstar plane's bathroom. The unidentified 44-yea...

Ruth Sherman: TSA Strip-Searched Me, Too, At Kennedy Airport (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2011 | AOL
Read More: Video, AOL News

Two days after 85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman came forward accusing the TSA of "strip-searching" her, another elderly woman has come forward with the sa...

Ruth Sherman: TSA Strip-Searched Me, Too, At Kennedy Airport (VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

Two days after 85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman came forward accusing the TSA of "strip-searching" her, another elderly woman has come forward with the sa...

Grenades Discovered In Bag At Newark Airport

Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

In the past few days, the TSA has caught flak for allegedly strip-searching not one but two elderly women. But, the agency is able to gloat a bit thi...

How To Survive A Plane Crash (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

How to survive a plane crash. It's a common thought with luckily little application. When the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane crashed into the Hudso...

Lauren Scruggs, Model, Walks Into Plane Propeller, Survives (VIDEO)

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

A 23-year-old model and fashion editor is lucky to be alive after she accidentally walked into a small plane's propeller on Saturday. Lauren Scrugg...

Alec Baldwin Kicked Off American Airlines Flight At LAX

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 12/7: Zynga, the company that owns Words with Friends, issued a statement to AM New York that simply reads "Let Alec Play" on a tile board. ...

Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Plane, American Airlines Responds (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 2:28pm: Julie Frederick, a spokeswoman for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, had a few choice words for Baldwin, according to...

Gospel Trail, Israel's Newest Walking Path, From Nazareth To Capernaum (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Travel

Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press CAPERNAUM, Israel -- A new trail across northern Israel offers travelers the chance to walk – or trot – thro...

Volcanic Ash Cloud: Scientists Working On Detection Device (VIDEO)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

More than a year after the epic eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland halted air travel, scientists are coming up with a way for pilots ...

Christmas 2011: Napa Valley Lights Up For The Holidays (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

Eric Risberg, Associated Press OAKVILLE, Calif. -- Harvest has barely ended in Napa Valley, but on Highway 29, the late fall colors and darker days...

Elio Cabral, JetBlue Flight Attendant, Sues Drunk Passenger Antonio Ynoa

Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel
Read More: Video, Travel News

A JetBlue flight attendant sued a drunken passenger in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday over an alleged assault. Antonio Ynoa was arrested for a...

TSA Passenger Advocates Sought By New York Lawmakers

Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two New York lawmakers have called for a passenger advocate at airports to immediately act on complaints by passengers over security s...

Emirate Palace, Abu Dhabi Hotel, Tones Down $11 Million Christmas Tree (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- An opulent Abu Dhabi hotel which went overboard with an $11 million Christmas tree last year is now opting for a mo...

Angry Birds Playgrounds To Open In Finland (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

Angry Birds attractions are launching worldwide. First there was the Angry Birds theme park in China, where visitors can "attack" fake pigs with bi...

airBaltic Sells Mini Coopers In Flight

Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

Consider it an in-flight car dealership. airBaltic, a Latvian budget airline, is offering perhaps the world's coolest in-flight shopping starting F...

Gun Discharges In Carry-On Bag At Atlanta Airport

Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

ATLANTA -- Security officials say a gun discharged inside a carry-on bag as workers handled it at Atlanta's airport. TSA officials say they notified ...

Boeing 737: Southwest Orders 208 Jets For $19 Billion

Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines is placing a huge order for a redesigned and more fuel-efficient version of Boeing Co.'s most popular plane, the 737...