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Another wonderful story reached us from Beijing today where a lady decided to drink a whole 0.7L bottle of cognac at the security checkpoint instead of disposing of the bottle.

CCTV NewsThe passenger arrived on an international flight and forgot to put the bottle purchased at Duty Free inside her checked baggage before proceeding to her domestic flight from Beijing to Wenzhou. The bottle exceeded the 100ml limit for liquids in passenger carry on. [click to continue…]

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Service cuts, restructuring, changes in frequent flyer programs… Even most loyal passengers and elite customers are growing tired of their formerly treasured airline.

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With the consolidation of carriers into the big 3 U.S. airlines United, Delta and American Airlines the game got shuffled very good in the recent years with consumers becoming increasingly frustrated.  [click to continue…]

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One hobby that is becoming increasingly popular is the flying of small and medium size drones in open fields and cities. After many dangerous incidents it appears this seemingly harmless play gets more and more out of hand.

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The sightings and near collisions of drones next to airports has spiked up, people getting injured during recreational activities and recently a friend of mine had to call up the local firefighters to rescue his drone from a tree. [click to continue…]

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I have never been a big friend of taxi transfers to and from the airport. The distances are often long, the fares expensive and in most countries you can’t pay by credit card, meaning you have to obtain local currency first.

UBERMBSo for a long time I have relied on Airport Shuttles or in some cities (such as New York) Limousine Services. Things changed for me when UBER rolled out their services in more and more countries. [click to continue…]

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Roughly an hour ago an explosion occurred in front of the popular Erawan Shrine in the center of Bangkok at the busy Ratchaprasong intersection (right in front of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok), killing at least 12 people.

Bangkok BombingAs per current media reports police says this explosion was the result of a bomb and special bomb squads are in the area to deal with possible remaining threats. [click to continue…]

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This month has been a milestone in the diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba with both countries restoring full diplomatic channels with each other. But what does that mean for travelers?

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To say it upfront: There are no drastic changes such as full opening to general tourism. President Obama lifted some restrictions however allowing ‘purposeful’ visitors to go to Cuba such as research, education, athletes or scheduled artists. [click to continue…]