Travel insurance can cover any number of catastrophes, ranging from trip cancellations and lost luggage to medical emergencies and a travel company that suddenly goes out of business. When determining if insurance is worth the cost, be sure to check first if you have other coverage through credit cards, health insurance or homeowners' policies, and be wary of getting coverage through your airline or the company that booked your trip.
Senior discounts that sometimes cut ticket prices in half for those age 65 and older will no longer be available on Southwest Airlines beginning Dec. 11. "We're committed to providing friendly, reliable service and low fares with heart, [and you'll] still get all that with our other fare features," the website said, noting that Anytime and Business Select fares are refundable.
United Airlines has joined the rising chorus of airlines that won't use the Boeing 737 MAX flights until January at the earliest, which means the cancellation of thousands of flights, plus harder-to-find flights and possibly higher fares during the holiday season. "Flights to or from cities that are hubs for Southwest and American Airlines" may be especially affected since their fleets are 737 MAX-heavy, Jacob Passy writes.
Dream Cruises reportedly will have the first theme park at sea, including the world's longest roller coaster at sea, when it launches a new ship in early 2021. The coaster will allow more than 1 g-force of acceleration throughout almost the entire 984-foot track.
The new observatory on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building in New York City opened over the weekend, offering a 360-degree view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The observatory used to be on the 86th floor.
Tony ski resorts from Aspen to Japan have hotels to match, on the premises and on the horizon, with a wide range of rates for the striking design, breathtaking views and lush amenities on offer.
Jessica Zickefoose covers just a few of the programs and amenities from various airlines and airports that make flying easier on people with special needs. Atlanta, Miami and Pittsburgh airports have multisensory and calming rooms, while several airlines offer mock experiences of the entire process -- from arriving in the parking lot to flying -- before the trip to allow for acclimation.
United Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 757 painted with California-themed murals featuring the Golden Gate Bridge, palm trees and sunglasses. The artwork was created by artist Tsungwei Moo as part of United's Her Art Here contest for female artists
Starting Oct. 15, Alaska Airlines frequent flyers can earn double miles on flights between San Francisco International Airport and airports in Tel Aviv, Israel. The promotion highlights the partnership Alaska announced in May with Israeli airline El Al.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport will use part of a $9.1 million federal grant to shrink a 30-acre pond that is attracting birds to the area, a move designed to help prevent birds from striking planes. The Florida airport also plans to upgrade other parts of its grounds, including the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighter Station.