Wang Pingan was nearing the end of his two-wheel trek that covered thousands of miles through every major province in China when he locked up his trusty mountain bike in Shenzhen. Within 10 minutes the thieves struck. But here’s where the story takes an unexpected turn.
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Heidi Cattey first became scared of flying when she saw news reports of hijackers seizing planes in the 1980s. A decade later, she mistook vapor in the cabin of a flight in Texas for smoke from a fire, flipped out and hasn’t flown since.
Most climbers who try don’t succeed in climbing the 29,035-foot-high Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak. But they do leave their trash. Thousands of pounds of it.
The best family beaches have more than a sandy spot to sunbathe or clean water for swimming. These beaches all offer more to explore close to the beach.
Americans fear pilots purposely crashing an airliner as much as they are afraid of a hijacking, and over a quarter are more scared of flying than they were before a copilot crashed a jet in France last week, killing 150 people, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
After all the security adjustments members of the flying public have endured post-9/11, they once again have to revisit their trepidation over airline travel. But have no fear. Airline crews are by no means cavalier about unruly passengers or hijack threats.
Another flight brings another complaint about an airline interfering with a passenger breastfeeding her baby. The mothers who complain about instances of airline employees interfering with their breastfeeding or pumping aren’t covering up and going away; they are tweeting out their complaints in 140 characters or less, sometimes in multiple posts, other times taking pictures of longer reports.
Airport authorities are clearly doing something right in Singapore. For the third year in a row, Singapore Changi Airport has earned the World’s Best Airport title at the annual SkyTrax World Airport Awards, which were announced Wednesday in Paris.
Although Malaysia Airlines flights 370 and 17 and Air Asia’s 8501 dominated the headlines last year, a just-released 2014 safety report shows the global airline accident rate at its lowest ever.
If you see a private plane in the sky, there’s a pretty good chance it’s coming from — or heading to — New York City.
As services seem to decline, it costs more money to fly. From 2005 to 2013, ticket prices rose nearly 15% faster the rate of inflation, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chicago’s historic Pullman District, a World War II internment camp and a section of Colorado’s upper Arkansas River Valley were designated as the nation’s newest national monuments this week.
Ask a New Zealander what happened on June 10, 1886, and they’ll tell you the planet lost its “eighth wonder.”
The U.S. airline industry expressed concerns on Friday about the tentative merger of Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc, saying it could hurt the travel business, but hinted it would not lobby actively against the deal.
“What’s going on with the tourists lately?” That’s likely the question going through the minds of officials at Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park, which has experienced a string of nudity-related incidents this year.
Thousands of travelers who thought they got the deal of the year: first-class airfare for about $70, just found out it was too early to pop the champagne.
When fields get plowed, diamonds don’t usually pop up. That’s unless you’re visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
When people think of a city that stands in for a dystopian society, they might think of Atlanta because it’s the home of the TV mega-hit “The Walking Dead.” What they may not think of is Katniss Everdeen.
The robot revolution may be gentler than we thought. We’re not sure if the robotic staff at a planned hotel in Japan will be tucking guests into their beds at night, but they’ll be performing plenty of other traditional hospitality tasks.
The Northeast woke Tuesday to an unusual quiet. Subways and buses were shut down, and normally bustling commuter spots were empty.
Because most early cultures left no written record, we have gleaned much of what we know of them from the ruins, relics and artifacts they left behind.
If you’re flying on a Boeing 777 Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on any given day, there’s a one in 4,068,434 chance that your plane will crash. At least that’s what a new app called “Am I Going Down?” says.
A room on the Strip just can’t compare with an overwater bungalow in the Maldives.
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