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Entries by Kate Auletta from 06/2012

Man's Hair Set On Fire On Plane As Prank, Flight Diverted

Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel

Well this is a new low, even for a bachelor party. A 24-year-old man was pulled off a Monarch flight from Manchester to Majorca after he allegedly set...

Vancouver Airport Flash Mob To Celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee And Olympics (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel

The U.K. is getting in on the flash mob action. Or at least its tourism arm is. Earlier this week, men and women, dressed as such British icons as...

JetBlue Plans T5 Expansion At JFK Airport

Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The agency that runs New York's airports has approved an expansion plan for JetBlue Airways that will add 145,000 square feet of space at ...

Frances Macaskill, Drunk Grandmother, Faces Jail After Punching Passenger On Flight

Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

A 58-year-old New Zealand woman is facing jail time after becoming so drunk on a Qantas flight that she punched a fellow passenger, forcing the flight...

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Direct Honolulu To New York City Flights

Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Airlines is about to be the only carrier offering year-round flights between Honolulu and New York City. Daily service between H...

North Fork, Glacier National Park's Wilder, Camper-Friendly Area (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

POLEBRIDGE, Mont. -- The Blackfeet Tribe named the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem "the backbone of the world." Use the park's remote, northwe...

Nigeria Plane Crash: Connecticut Family, Houston Sisters Die In Crash (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

A Connecticut family of six and a pair of Houston-area sisters have been killed in the Dana Air plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria that killed all 153 on b...

Bruce Campbell's Airplane Home In Oregon (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

A self-professed 62-year-old nerd has turned a 727-200 passenger jet into his home in Oregon. Bruce Campbell even created a website, AirplaneHome.com,...

Airlines Consider Charging Fee For Over-Sized Carry-Ons

Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

HERE’S something that the big airlines really wish we wouldn’t discuss right now, with planes flying full, fares rising, fuel prices stabilizing a...

Alii Kai Catamaran, Hawaiian Cruise, Admits Serving Vodka To Toddler (VIDEO)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

A Hawaiian dinner cruise turned into a family's worst nightmare after waiters served a three-year-old toddler alcohol, according to local TV station H...

America's Most Endangered Historic Places 2012 (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel

The 25th annual list of America's most endangered historic places was released on Wednesday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and it inc...

D-Day Anniversary: 68 Years Later, A Look At The Famous Cemeteries From World Wars (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel

Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy 68 years ago today. To commemorate those who died in the massive conflagration that ensued, a massive ce...

Floating, Solar-Powered Hotel Designed By Michele Puzzolante (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel

An Italian industrial designer has unveiled plans to make a floating, solar-powered yacht/hotel/submarine that can essentially be plopped down near ex...

8 Best Places To Photograph In The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel

We've all been there. Standing in a crowd craning our necks to view the Mona Lisa. Watching the tourists pretend to "hold up" the Leaning Tower of Pis...

Southwest Flight Forced Back To Oakland Airport Over Odor, Flight Attendant Hospitalized

Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Officials say a Southwest Airlines plane returned to Oakland International Airport just after takeoff after a smell was reported in...

Nobu Hotel, World's First, To Open At Caesars Palace In Las Vegas Later This Year

Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- Representatives from the Caesars Palace resort-casino say they'll start accepting reservations in October for the new Nobu Hotel on the L...

Most Expensive Cities To Travel To Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

For a second year in a row, TripAdvisor released its TripIndex list of the most expensive cities for Americans, both abroad and at home. Like last...

Graceland, Elvis Presley's Home, Marks 30 Years As Tourist Attraction (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later,...

World's Best Value Cities For Travelers, According To TripAdvisor (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

We've examined the most expensive cities to travel to around the world, according to Trip Index by Trip Advisor. But what about budget travelers? ...

Miley Cyrus Is Too Young To Get Married

| Posted 06.13.2012 | Celebrity

Miley Cyrus got engaged a few weeks back to her adorable boyfriend. Fine, great, excellent, I'm happy for her. But I've been asked to debate why she's...

Fastest Growing Destinations For 2012, According To MasterCard Study (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.14.2012 | Travel

Everyone has an opinion about where to go next, or where the next hot spot will be. MasterCard took that understanding and put it to a scientific test...

Southwest Calls Woman's Clothing 'Inappropriate.' She Disagrees

Posted 06.15.2012 | Travel

A woman named Avital has contacted the blog Jezebel to share a tale of Southwest Airlines and its alleged dress code. Avital, who asked that her l...

'Tiny Torero,' Seville Bull-Fighting In Tilt-Shift By Joerg Daiber (VIDEO)

Posted 06.15.2012 | Travel

Joerg Daiber's latest tilt-shift takes a look at a hotly-debated practice: bull fighting. Daiber went to Seville for Feria and wanted to check out a b...

London Olympics: Cable Car To Launch By End Of June (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel

LONDON — Think Swiss Alps rather than San Francisco. A new cable car will soar over the Thames River starting next week, promising to become pa...

Air Traffic Controllers Violating FAA Rules On Sleeping, Documents Show

Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel

New regulations intended to keep air traffic controllers from dozing off on duty have been violated nearly 4,000 times, according to internal Federal ...