Aer Lingus says nearly a third of its North America-bound traffic at Dublin Airport is made up of travelers transferring from the U.K. and Europe. Dublin Airport offers U.S. customs and immigration services at Terminal 2, and it has 134 weekly nonstop round-trip flights to North America, putting it seventh in Europe.
A storm that threatens to disrupt pre-Thanksgiving air travel in the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast has prompted several airlines to waive change fees on flights. Delta Air Lines has waived fees on Wednesday flights headed for 12 airports on the Atlantic coast. US Airways in turn issued a waiver on Tuesday and Wednesday flights to more than 36 destinations in Canada and the Northeast.
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The waters around Isla Mujeres, near Cancún, are teeming with whale sharks from May to September, offering a rare chance for travelers to experience swimming with the largest species of fish in the world. Whale sharks are quite docile, so divers can come as close as they want and even touch them.
Small-ship line Blount will offer a new cruise itinerary in 2014 that sails between New Orleans and Chicago. The round-trip cruise will be undertaken aboard the 88-passenger Grande Mariner and will last 15 nights.