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Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:37:48 EST

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U.S. Regulators May Allow Phone Calls During Flights

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:37:22 EST

Federal regulators are considering allowing airline passengers in coming years to routinely make phone calls during flights—so long as travelers are warned in advance about potential midair distractions.

Holiday Getaways for Picky Procrastinators

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:48:16 EST

From off-the-beaten-path ski resorts and beach retreats to low-key (and great value) European escapes, here are a dozen unexpected destinations to spend your winter vacation.

How Well Do Airfare Predictors Work?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:22:39 EST

Scott McCartney looks at how often Kayak, Hopper and Google Flights make the right call to buy or wait.

A Long Weekend in San Diego: The Grown-Ups Guide

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:21:40 EST

For three escapist days away from the cold—and maybe the kids—head west. An hour-by-hour guide to San Diego’s old-school charms and sophisticated new offerings, including where to stay, hike and dig into the country’s best Mexican food.

Close Calls on U.S. Airport Runways Climb Sharply

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:44:53 EST

Hazardous runway incidents at U.S. airports increased for the third year in a row in fiscal 2016, significantly exceeding federal safety targets in five of the 12 months and climbing 25% overall from the prior year.

Miami's Iconic Surf Club Reopens Next Year

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:58:51 EST

Once a retreat for the rich and famous, the club is being restored and expanded, with new buildings designed by Richard Meier and interiors by Joseph Dirand.

Road-Trip Your Way to the Best of Le Corbusier

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:18:00 EST

The godfather of modernism built many of his signature buildings in European beauty spots. Here’s how to binge on six in one pleasure-filled, self-guided architectural tour.

When Your Home Is a Castle (and a Tourist Destination)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:28:15 EST

Downton Abbey, 2016: Facing steep maintenance costs and taxes, some members of British nobility wind up sharing their grand homes with thousands of visitors.

China's Ctrip Goes Abroad for Latest Expansion

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:21:16 EST

With the acquisition of British search company Skyscanner, Ctrip, whose expansion has been fueled by the Chinese middle class’s ever-growing appetite for travel, will grow its own footprint overseas.

Lufthansa Flights Disrupted by Pilot Strike

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:23:20 EST

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s labor woes intensified Wednesday with pilots calling for a third day of disruptions after their initial walk off stranded 100,000 passengers and a third of the carrier’s flights.

Who Needs Luggage Anyway?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:24:02 EST

United Airlines’ new subeconomy fare limits carry-on bags, prompting Joe Queenan to ponder the future of luggage.

Holiday Crowds to Test Times Square Overhaul

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:22:56 EST

New York City’s makeover of the tourist and theater mecca is nearly finished, but some obstructions remain and private redevelopment projects continue. Will the crush ease up?

Google Trips: The Travel Guide That (Sort of) Reads Your Mind

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 01:56:52 EST

The new Google Trips app is tour guide and travel agent in one handy and free package. A traveler in Berlin finds the pros and the pitfalls of seeing the city through the Google filter.

Want to Climb a 19,000-foot Mountain? In Bolivia, Even Rank Amateurs Can

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:19:03 EST

Bolivia’s Huayna Potosi is a (somewhat) gentle giant—it’s easy enough for amateurs to climb but heart-thumping enough to earn them bragging rights.

Luggage That Won't Get Lost

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:07:37 EST

A new company wants travelers to have it all—form and function—in a package that will definitely stand out on the baggage carousel.

Honoring the Heroes of the Final Frontier

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:31:37 EST

NASA has opened its new Heroes and Legends galleries, including a revamped U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

The Wrong Color Subway Map That Feels Just Right

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:13:28 EST

Triboro design firm’s subversive take on the New York City subway map is jarringly beautiful.

La Guardia's Runways Come Up Short

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:48:47 EST

When a jet carrying then-Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded on landing Oct. 27 at La Guardia Airport, a debate reignited about whether the airport’s famously short runways are safe enough.

Mongolia: The Destination that Epitomizes Getting Away From It All

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:01:00 EST

On a horseback-riding trip across Mongolia, a former D.C. insider and her young son gallop through the storied land of warriors and nomads.

9 Regrettable Airline Slogans

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:41:03 EST

A look back at some of the more risqué catchphrases employed by the air-travel industry over the years

Breakfast Tacos: The 5 Best Places to Find Them in Austin, Texas

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:56:24 EST

Here’s how to track down the brightest, heartiest breakfast tacos in Austin, from favorite food trucks to leafy courtyards

New Statue of Liberty Museum Approved

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:30:07 EST

Freestanding museum on Liberty Island would increase public access to exhibits now housed in the monument’s pedestal.

A Journey Through What's Left of Tinseltown

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:54:07 EDT

Hollywood biographer Brian Kellow on the good old days of Hollywood Boulevard—and the classic hotel, restaurant and bars that still evoke Golden-Age glamour.

A Family Beach Vacation That Puts Love to the Test

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:00:03 EDT

A multigenerational trip to an island in Belize tries to do the impossible: Make everyone happy.

A Traveler's Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Top-Secret Spots

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:23:33 EDT

Where to find little-known art collections, underground tunnels and other hidden haunts of the city’s elite.

Where to Go in Cologne's Designer District

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:03:37 EDT

The Belgian Quarter is home to a modern mix of restaurants, shops and galleries.

Boutique Hotels Expand to Smaller American Towns

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 18:52:29 EDT

Boutique hotels have swept across big U.S. cities over the past decade. Now they are pushing into smaller towns that don’t necessarily conjure images of luxury accommodations.

U.S. Airlines Expect Slight Rise in Thanksgiving Air Travel

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:18:48 EDT

About 27.3 million passengers will travel globally on U.S. airlines over the Thanksgiving travel period, up 2.5% from last year’s 26.6 million fliers, according to a forecast by trade group Airlines for America.