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Blue Lagoon: A hot spot near Reykjavik airport

Oct 02 2014 | 12:52 pm - The geothermal-heated salt water of the Blue Lagoon is halfway between Iceland’s Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik. Buses and taxis make regular stops to carry passengers to and from the airport who are waiting for flights to either continental...

The 'War of the Rows' continues on airplanes

Sep 05 2014 | 1:46 pm - The 'War of the Rows' isn't new. It's been going on ever since the government deregulated the airlines. To increase profits, the airlines went after our 'bottom' lines. They made seats smaller and reduced legroom. They packed passengers in so...

Idea to shorten TSA lines could be worth $15,000

Jul 31 2014 | 10:29 am - Did you hear the TSA needs your help? Apparently, they can’t figure out how to improve airport security lines, so they want you to do it. And if they choose your solution, you could collect as much as $15,000. But there’s a catch.

Tips for stress-free flying with little kids

Jul 03 2014 | 1:16 pm - Pack distractions. Bring your own food. Make friends with your seat neighbors. Flying with children can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a nightmare. There are a few tricks you can learn to head trouble off at the pass.

Carry-on bags a difficult issue for some travelers

Jun 05 2014 | 5:06 pm - Have you noticed it’s getting harder to pack it all in? I’m not taking about the itinerary where you keep track of where you are by the day of the week. I’m talking about your suitcase. Ever since the airlines began charging...

Alternatives to coach might not be that bad

May 01 2014 | 3:07 pm - In case you missed it, a teen jumped the fence at San Jose International Airport and stuffed himself into the wheel well of a plane with less space than a middle economy seat. He planned to go to Africa. Instead, 5½ hours later he landed in...

In-flight entertainment rises to a whole new level

Apr 03 2014 | 1:29 pm - If you were lucky enough to be on a certain Virgin-Australia flight from Brisbane to Sydney recently, you would have boarded to the chorus from the musical, “The Lion King.” And it wouldn’t have been piped in music or a bunch...

Grounded: Bad weather leads to bad behavior by air passengers

Feb 27 2014 | 12:13 pm - If you were at O’Hare International Airport earlier this month when the snow was blowing sideways, you were more apt to fly into a rage than the wild blue yonder. O’Hare wasn’t the only place this winter where bad weather caused...

Luckily, pilots landing at wrong airport is rare

Jan 30 2014 | 7:43 am - Do you know the way to San Jose? Apparently a passenger didn't a few years ago. She ended up in California when she should have landed in Costa Rica.

How can you get sleep on an airplane?

Jan 10 2014 | 11:36 am - Today, trying to get some zzz's on a plane seems like a losing battle. What with sleeping in an upright position, squeezed between passengers and belly-up to the seat in front. And forget about the cozy blanket. But there are ways to make to flying...

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