TSA Discovered a Record-breaking 3,324 Loaded Firearms in 2017

February 6, 2018 7:51 am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a record-breaking number of firearms inside carry-on luggage in 2017: 3,957. About 84 percent — or 3,324 of those weapons — were loaded, according to the TSA’s annual report. The number of firearms was up from 2016’s record of 2,815 loaded firearms and 3,391...

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Which travel trend is making a comeback?

January 26, 2018 8:38 am

A tour group take in the wonderful views of the Colosseum   Holidays are supposed to help us relax and unwind, but in recent years the holiday planning process has become stressful and overwhelming. Northern Ireland has seen a rise in DIY travel (organising your own flights, accommodation and tours...

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The most incredible destinations to visit by private jet

January 23, 2018 6:48 am

Where do the 1% go for an under-the-radar vacation?Shutterstock From the free-flowing Champagne and luxurious, comfy seats to the abundant Instagram opportunities, there are many benefits of flying by private jet — or so we’re told. But the biggest draw has to be the flexibility it gives passengers to travel...

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Citing fire risk, smart luggage with lithium batteries are facing new travel restrictions

January 13, 2018 9:26 pm

Starting Monday, many airlines around the world begin enforcing a new rule that forbids passengers from checking or carrying on “smart luggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Technology-powered luggage began appearing on the market a few years ago, and some new versions of these high-tech bags can do a range of...

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The Secret Codes That Airlines Don’t Want You to Know

January 1, 2018 9:49 am

Listen closely and you might hear some of these. | AwaylGl/iStock/Getty Images If you’ve ever flown on a plane before, chances are you’ve noticed that pilots and flight crew speak to each other a little differently than they do on the ground. There’s a very good reason for this. Amanda...

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How One Woman Traveled to 91 Countries With Only a Carry-on

December 29, 2017 10:42 am

Photographer Jill Paider specializes in visual storytelling. By the end of this year, she will have published 15 books, including her latest, “Carry-On Only: Confessions from 100 Countries.” Paider describes the book as “a memoir of travel, photography and 13 books in the making,” referring to her stunning work depicting...

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Virgin Cancels August 20 Vanuatu Flight

August 19, 2016 12:16 pm

Virgin has cancelled its flight to Vanuatu on 20 August, and flights on the following days could also be cancelled at short notice. Travellers should confirm flight schedules and other travel arrangements with airlines or tour operators. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal...

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How IBM and Gogo Are Trying to Make Your Flight Turbulence-Free

June 30, 2016 10:50 am

It’s the closest thing to real-time data about turbulence that pilots have had yet. Yes, weather patterns are increasingly more extreme, but so are our technological capabilites. Your days spent buckled up on bumpy flights may be numbered, thanks to a nifty new algorithm that avoids turbulence. A collaboration between...

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