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Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40M
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:30:00 GMT
The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the NTSB said in a preliminary report on Thursday.
Drop in tourism to the U.S. means a $4.6B hit to the economy
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:59:00 GMT
The downturn has also caused America to lose its spot as the world's second-most popular destination for foreign travel, ceding to Spain.
Growls are growing over Delta's new rules for flying with service animals
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:25:00 GMT
Travelers and advocates are baring their teeth at Delta's new rule that passengers with service animals must submit paperwork two full days before flying.
Delta cracks down on service animals allowed on board
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:02:00 GMT
Delta says reports of "comfort" animals urinating and defecating or biting have spiked some 84 percent in the last few years, forcing the airline to clamp down.
Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash mistook signal ahead of curve
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:09:00 GMT
The engineer in an Amtrak derailment last month that killed three people said he mistook a marker before a 30 mph curve for mistook it for another signal.
California state loophole leaves minors at risk using Uber, Lyft
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:50:45 GMT
State regs require fingerprints and background checks for almost any worker who may be alone with kids. Those same requirements do not apply to Uber and Lyft.
Instagram fitness model kicked off American Airlines flight
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:21:20 GMT
Instagram fitness model and personal trainer Jen Selter was removed from an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York after a dispute with crew members.
Unexploded World War II bomb closes London airport
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:44:19 GMT
Some 284 flights were cancelled at London City Airport on Monday after an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames.
A new $11 billion airport aims to knock Atlanta off its perch
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:58:00 GMT
The Istanbul New Airport, which aims to be the world's busiest, is the latest infrastructure project by Turkey's autocratic president.
MH370 hunt to resume with up to $70M reward for wreckage
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:14:00 GMT
The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Chaos at customs as outage causes long lines at airports
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:47:00 GMT
An outage at Customs and Border Protection Monday caused long lines at airports, but the agency said it does not appear malicious in nature.
Emotional support peacock denied flight by United Airlines
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:04:36 GMT
United Airlines said in a statement to NBC News that the peacock "did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size."
Vegas king Steve Wynn accused of 'pattern of sexual misconduct' in WSJ report
Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:31:00 GMT
Casino magnate Steve Wynn allegedly preyed on female salon workers, threatening then with loss of livelihood — and German shepherds.
Drought-hit Cape Town pushes water rationing amid crisis
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 21:31:00 GMT
South Africa's second-biggest city ramped up contingency plans as the water crisis hurt tourism.
More than 50,000 American bridges are falling apart
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:29:00 GMT
NBC News found cases from across the country where pieces of crumbling bridges broke off and fell to the roadway, sometimes hitting vehicles.
Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:55:00 GMT
Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.
Hand warmers and hip-hop: How Minneapolis is preparing for the Super Bowl
Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:11:00 GMT
An army of volunteers has been recruited to help travelers find their way around -- with the help of some free handwarmers.
Frozen pipe causes flooding, adds to chaos at JFK airport
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:48:35 GMT
Authorities said flooding appeared to come from an unprotected pipe that fed a sprinkler system in a privately operated terminal.
Rat on a plane: Flight canceled after rodent found
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:03:00 GMT
Alaska Airlines says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat jumped from the jet way onto the plane.
Avalanche fears trap 13,000 tourists in famed Swiss ski resort
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:39:16 GMT
Police and the operators of the famed Zermatt ski resort decided to close roads leading into and out of the region and canceled all train services in and out.
Free flowers and a pop-up marriage booth: How airports do Valentine's Day
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:53:09 GMT
Air travel is rarely very romantic, but this Valentine's Day some airports and airlines are making a special effort to add a dash of love to the journey.
U.S. urges railroads to quickly install anti-crash safety system
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:31:00 GMT
Secretary Elaine Chao urged railroads and transit agencies to "take all possible measures" to meet deadlines to install a safety system called positive train control.
Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says
Mon, 01 Jan 2018 20:34:00 GMT
Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported Monday there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017.
Airbus puts A380 superjumbo on death row amid weak sales
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:51:34 GMT
Airbus announced it outsripped rival Boeing in overall aircraft sales last year, but could abandon the double-decker A380 without a further order from Emirates.
Hamster flushed down toilet after college student's pet denied flight
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:21:00 GMT
Belen Aldecosea, 21, accuses Spirit Airlines of causing her to flush her pet hamster down a toilet after the company refused to let her bring the pet on a flight.