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A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

'Happiness Machines' Are Your Chance To Tell Airports How You Feel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

How happy do you feel in the airport security line? In more than 40 airports worldwide, travelers now have a chance to vent their feelings at "happ...

Long-Awaited Terminal 2 Opens At London's Heathrow Airport

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — The long awaited new Terminal 2 building has opened at London Heathrow Airport. The first flight, a United Airlines Boe...

Airport Security: Reach For The Sky, Woody!

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

Pay no mind to the "Toy Story" doll; security officers at Heathrow Airport aren't playing around. This, after a traveler with a cowboy figurine fas...

Airport's Dedication To Assisting Man With Autism Will Floor You

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 09.26.2013 | Good News

Aaran Stewart is a 21-year-old man with severe autism and obsessive compulsive disorder. He has difficulty dealing with change. This should make trave...

Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Leah McGrath Goodman

Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

Big Plans For London Heathrow Airport

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel

LONDON -- Heathrow unveiled new proposals Wednesday to create a third runway at the London airport – saying that the ideas will allow a vast exp...

The TARDIS Has Landed

Posted 07.16.2013 | TV

The "Doctor Who" TARDIS has landed at Heathrow. BBC and Heathrow have teamed up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who." “In its 50th A...

Plane On Fire Forces Runways Closed At Heathrow

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

LONDON -- A fire on an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane forced Heathrow Airport to close both its runways Friday, suspending all arrivals and departu...

Glitch In South England Air Travel

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel

LONDON — British air traffic authorities say they're restricting the number of planes flying across or taking off from the south of England afte...

Emergency Landing Prompts Closure Of Heathrow Runways

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — A British Airways jet made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport Friday after developing a technical problem after takeoff...

After Landing at Heathrow: What to Do Day One?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

The following suggested itinerary is a mix that includes a dash of royalty, avoiding napping, getting exercise and making all my "nesting" purchases so I can start work (or pleasure) on Day two.

I Survived Heathrow's Terminal 5 -- With the Kindness of Strangers

Dorothy Zinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Dorothy Zinberg

The food came close to being inedible -- an omelet that resembled a battered hockey puck, a white paste identified as potatoes on the menu, accompanied by four pieces of pale watermelon and six grapes plus a dead-white plastic-sealed icy Vienna roll and a putative apple dessert also dead-white.

What's Going On With The 3rd Runway Plan For Heathrow?

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron is facing heat from his own Conservative party over the subject of building a third runway for London's be...

Horrifying Discovery In Plane's Landing Gear At Heathrow

Posted 08.24.2012 | World

Associated Press LONDON — British Airways says a body has been found in a passenger plane that landed at London's Heathrow Airport after a flight...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Heathrow Olympics!

Posted 07.27.2012 | Travel

Everyone's talking about the Olympics: Who will win what events? Will the Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremonies be that spectacular? But what of the...

PHOTOS: Europe On Ice

Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel

The cold snap currently freezing Europe in its tracks -- halting commutes, breaking dams and leaving many stuck at home -- has continued its drive wes...

Airport Officials Predict 'Massive Gridlock' In Heathrow Strike

AP | By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

LONDON -- A nationwide public-sector strike next Wednesday in Britain threatens to paralyze operations at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport. BAA, th...

PHOTOS: Proposed London Airport Could Be World's Biggest

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

A newly proposed airport for London, located east of the city in the Thames River Estuary, could be the world's biggest, handling 150 million passenge...

A Stranded Refugee

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dave Ungrady

We imagine that most inconvenienced travelers have placed their misfortunes into proper perspective. After all, what's a canceled flight or three compared to the overthrow of a country?

The Saga of a Stranded Traveler

Jodi Bettencourt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jodi Bettencourt

After reading story after story about travel rage and how airports are completely unprepared to deal with severe weather conditions, Mate Tokić's travel saga was a refreshing reprieve. It even left me feeling a little, what's that word... hopeful?

Chelsea Digs

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

The Draycott Hotel truly feels like a home-away-from-home where one can imagine living in a stately London home, if only temporarily.

Man Survives Flight Hidden In Wheel Well Of Jet

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — A 20-year-old Romanian looking for work hid in the wheel well of a jet in Vienna and survived a 90-minute flight to London, police said...

The Insufferable Terror of Economy Air Travel, Featuring Delta Airlines

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Economy travelers pay to be treated at best like idiots, and at worse like prisoners, and it's only getting worse.

Iceland Volcano Ash Shuts Down Europe Air Travel

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Thick drifts of volcanic ash blanketed parts of rural Iceland on Friday as a vast, invisible plume of grit drifted over Europe, emptyin...