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A wheelchair user says she was left 'humiliated' on a flight after the captain announced that departure was delayed because of her chair

Geraldine Freeman, from the UK, called the experience "embarrassing, uncomfortable, stressful and humiliating."

Here are the 10 worst airports in the US for flight cancellations, according to data. The top 2 are in New York and New Jersey.

LaGuardia Airport ranked worst, with 7.7% of flights cancelled during the peak summer travel season, according to the data cited by Bloomberg.

A Missouri water park is facing backlash after Black family says they were discriminated against after their party was suddenly canceled due to employees being 'uncomfortable': report

Chris Evans told local news he believes the party was canceled due to the park being "uncomfortable" with a Black teens "having a pool party."

Two strangers who separately boarded a flight four years ago got married at the same airport where they first met

The Hamiltons met at the back of a Southwest flight in 2019. Now, four years later, they tied the knot at the same airport where they first met.

Here’s what to do if your child is flying unaccompanied for the first time

Parents and carers should ensure children have a cell phone so they can call or be contacted if something goes wrong. Here are some other tips.

A TikTok user with eczema says they believe they were escorted off a plane after a flight attendant mistook their rashes for monkeypox

Jacqueline Nguyen said on TikTok that they were asked by a Spirit Airlines official to deplane and show medical proof that a rash was eczema.

Baywatch meets Shameless: a day with the lifeguards on one British beach

It is an idyllic day at the British seaside – albeit with slight anarchic undertones. We’re on Viking Bay beach in Broadstairs, Kent: a satisfying crescent of dirty blond sand sandwiched between steep chalk cliffs and a horseshoe of water. It’s a Wednesday morning in early August and the temperature is already in the early 20s with just a soft breath of wind. On the sand, for a bargainous £1 per child, kids giggle as Mr Punch chases after the...

American Airlines stopped a family from boarding a flight after they said their daughter had special needs

The couple and their 13-year-old daughter were traveling from Orlando to Richmond via Charlotte and were not grouped together on a connecting flight.

Drink in the views: the UK’s 20 best waterside pubs

The Cross Guns, Wiltshire A honey-stone exterior gives way to beautiful gardens with panoramic views of the River Avon, fringed with weeping willows. There is an impressive range of local ales, cider and weekly changing guest beers, as well as locally made cider. Drop in at the weekend to visit the tiki bar that’s in the garden for the rest of the summer. The Cornmill, Denbighshire In Llangollen, on the River Dee, watch...

20 best adventures on the water around the UK – from canyoning to white-water rafting

White-water rafting on the Snowdonia River, north Wales A exhilarating, breath-catching ride over cascading rapids that sends the inflatable boats hurtling downriver, white-water rafting is a great choice for those looking to get the adrenaline going. One-hour taster sessions are available, with two-hour experiences offering the chance to have four runs down the bubbling rapids of the Upper Tryweryn River. Stay at Plas Yn Dre (doubles from £120...

Travel insurance probably won't save you during this summer's airline chaos. Here's when it's worth buying trip protection — and when it's not.

Insider spoke to one of the country's leading insurance experts to figure out when it's worth it to buy travel insurance for your next flight.

Qantas CEO's $19 million mansion was pelted with eggs and toilet paper amid travel chaos, report says

CCTV footage obtained by Sky News Australia appears to show a person vandalizing a property belonging to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

Flight disruption in UK was worst in Europe in recent months, says Tui

Flight disruption in the UK was the worst in Europe in recent months, according to Tui, while Manchester was the most-affected airport, as the travel operator reported a €75m (£63m) hit from air traffic chaos. “We had significant challenges and interruptions, especially on the UK side,” said Sebastian Ebel, Tui’s incoming chief executive, who will take over the top job at the start of October. “We have never before invested so much into standby...

How to Solo Travel Safely

The best tips and tricks on how to travel solo. Looking for information, resources and ideas? We've got you covered!

American Airlines sent a 12-year-old unaccompanied passenger to the wrong state

It took Daniel Patton's son 12 hours to finally reach the correct Columbus after American Airlines booked him on a flight to Georgia rather than Ohio.

Russia-Ukraine war live news: Zelenskiy warns Russian troops in nuclear plant; Kherson bridges likely out of use

Ukraine president says soldiers firing from Zaporizhzhia facility will become a ‘special target’; main bridges to Russian-occupied territory in Kherson likely to be unusable, says British military intelligence

Thursday and Friday are the worst days for flight cancellations, data shows. Here are the best days to travel.

Friday was ranked as the worst day for on-time flights, while Thursday was the day with the most flight disruption, per AirHelp data.

The life aquatic: four books about life on Britain’s rivers and canals

Maidens’ Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal When three 18-year-old “maidens”, including author Emma Smith, sign up for canal boating as part of the war effort in 1943, they transport steel to Birmingham, coal from Coventry, lose their bicycles and find a cat – and themselves. (Bloomsbury, £10.99) Tales from the Tillerman: A Lifelong Love Affair with Britain’s Waterways Seasoned water rat Steve Haywood combines a history of...

Air Canada rebooked two children and their mother on different planes after canceling their flight

The family was flying from Los Angeles to Halifax when their connection from Montreal was canceled and their difficulties began.

American Airlines lost a 11-year-old unaccompanied passenger's passport and Green Card

The airline initially told Flavia Hagan it had the documents before changing tack, leaving her with a costly and lengthy wait months for replacements.

Jason Momoa Poses as a Flight Attendant and Surprises Hawaiian Airlines Passengers

Jason Momoa traveled from Los Angeles to his homeland of Hawaii on Aug.

Mar-a-Lago: Donald Trump's Florida residence

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‘Very good for tourists’: Thailand aims for high season with U-turn on cannabis

A distinctive sweet smell wafts through Fisherman’s Village night market on the Thai island of Koh Samui, drifting up between the sticky mango rice stalls and bucket cocktail vans. The Samui Grower cannabis stall is doing swift business tonight. A table is laid with glass jars, each displaying a different flowering green bud, with labels saying things like ‘‘Road Dawg’ hybrid THC25% 850TBH/gram”. Elsewhere on the island, at Chi beach club,...

A woman said a stranger drove her family from Seattle to Vancouver so they could make their cruise after Air Canada canceled their flight

Chelsea Smith said a stranger drove her and her family for 2 1/2 hours and refused to accept payment after their flight was canceled.

Air Canada passengers say they were given yoga mats to sleep on after their flights were canceled

One passenger told CBC that she slept in a women's nursing room. "It was super cramped, but it was better than nothing at that point," she said.

The Guardian view on cheap train travel: a lesson from Germany

The decision by one of the country’s main train operators to reduce services on the west coast mainline offers the latest evidence of deep malaise in the rail industry. Citing staff shortages and “the current industrial relations climate”, Avanti West Coast has put an emergency timetable in place, severely restricting the number of inter-city trains serving the north-west and Scotland. Aslef train drivers went on strike on Saturday. This week,...

Alfred Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk to be made National Trail

Alfred Wainwright’s coast-to-coast walk, which meanders through the often spectacular countryside of three of England’s national parks, is to be made a National Trail. The 197-mile route from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire is one of the UK’s post popular long-distance routes, taking in lakes, mountains, moors, bogs, medieval castles, ancient ruins and a good number of pubs. Wainwright, a writer and “fellwanderer” who...

McAllen Delights with Innovative Cuisine and Vibrant Art

This Texas border town is teeming with charming cosmopolitan attractions.

Meet the airport worker who says low pay and rude passengers drove him to quit the industry after 5 years — and who now programs machines 'instead of having to deal with the public'

"Generally speaking, at American airports, most people are angry," Cameron Latchford told Insider. "Who can blame them?"

I'm a travel agent who used to have to convince people they needed me. Here's why I don't have to anymore

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Jason Poole, a Nashville, Tenn.-based travel agent who specializes in cruises and European travel.

Spirit Airlines suspends agent following an altercation with a passenger who yelled racial and homophobic abuse at him

A video shared by DTX Daily on Twitter showed the Spirit Airlines agent arguing and fighting with a passenger at Dallas-Forth Worth airport.

York named UK’s best big city for a domestic holiday by Which? readers

Cobbled alleys, medieval stained glass windows and a mixture of independent shops and restaurants are just some of the reasons why York has been ranked as the best large city for a domestic holiday, according to a new annual survey from Which? The cathedral metropolis was rated 86% by members of the consumer group who visited the city – with top ratings for its food and drink offer and cultural attractions. Belfast came in second place on 85%,...

I’m off to Bali! It’s like the pandemic never happened. Except it did – and it hurt us all differently

I’m going overseas! Finally!! After two-and-a-half years of staying put, it’s time to travel again. OK, I’m just going across the metaphorical road to Bali, but still, I’m leaving the fortress. The international departures terminal is empty except for the check-in queue for Denpasar, which is dense and slow moving, like trying to digest a bowl of bircher. I take my spot down the end and set to work on practical matters. A friend has told me I...

5 Reasons To Visit Louisiana's Twin Cities

Add charming Monroe-West Monroe to your travel list.

Heathrow insists airport chaos easing thanks to new passenger limits

Heathrow has said a cap on the number of departing passengers introduced last month has resulted in fewer last-minute cancellations and more timely departures and baggage delivery. In July, the airport asked airlines to stop selling summer tickets and imposed a limit of 100,000 passengers departing each day as it struggled to cope with a surge in travel after the end of the Covid travel restrictions. The cap will last until 11 September....

Flight attendant sues Delta Air Lines after being fired for posting a cartoon of Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on Facebook

Leondra Taylor claimed the airline's decision to sack her for posting a cartoon of Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux klan hood was unlawful.

Airline passengers boarded, deplaned, then boarded again before their flight was canceled after technical issues and staffing problems

A Wizz Air flight was delayed by technical issues and later canceled due to staffing issues after passengers had been boarded and deplaned twice.

Walmart's popular practice of allowing overnight RV and van parking is called into question after woman sues over fatal parking-lot fire

"Our sympathies remain with the friends and family impacted by this tragic event three years ago," a Walmart spokesperson said.

Princess Cruises has cancelled 11 sailings from the US due to 'labor challenges'

Earlier this year, cruise lines like Carnival and Norwegian faced similar hiring struggles that resulted in canceled sailings and closed dining venues.

Passenger accuses American Airlines of racism, saying it banned her from boarding a delayed flight because of her tone of voice

The passenger alleged that a manager at American Airlines said her tone was threatening and denied her the option of rebooking her flight.

I quit van life after 4 years and moved into a house. Here's why I gave up living on the road and don't regret it.

By the time I moved into my home in Moab, Utah, I was tired of hunting for Wi-Fi, searching for parking spaces, and spending so much time alone.

Check Out the New Rollercoaster Headed to Dollywood in Spring 2023

Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster will measure nearly 4,000 feet and be the longest coaster in the park.

Feasts for the eyes: 10 of the UK’s best pubs, cafes and restaurants with a view

The Hidden Hut, Porthcurnick, Cornwall It’s well worth the walk across a stream and over uneven terrain to reach this secluded food hut, less than a mile from the fishing village of Portscatho on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula. Wooden benches look down on sandy Porthcurnick beach, backed by grassy cliffs, where children splash in rock pools at low tide. The simple lunch menu is chalked up daily, served from midday and eaten alfresco. The chickpea...

Dreaming shires: how East Yorkshire shaped Tolkien’s Middle-earth fantasy

Trench fever. I used to imagine it akin to flu, or Covid even, but this is in some ways a nastier disease. Caused by bacteria carried on lice, its symptoms include high temperature, headache and excruciating pains in the legs and back. And though symptoms fade after some days, the Bartonella quintana bacterium keeps rearing its debilitating head, causing relapses for months or years. Nasty, then. But had it not infected a 24-year-old officer...

12 Best Things to Do in Collierville, Tennessee

Visit for railroad history, lovely parks, delicious restaurants, and cute local boutiques.

I've lived in Alaska for 7 years. Here are 9 reasons I want to move back to the Midwest.

From the comfort food to sports culture, there are things I miss about my home in Ohio that I haven't been able to find in the northern state.

Moving from the US to Europe was a great decision. Here's how I relocated and what visas I needed.

Drew Philp wanted to leave the US and was tempted by old friends to go to Berlin. He writes about how he came by an apartment and renewable visa.

Ryanair boss blames Brexit for airport chaos and says era of €10 airfares over

The boss of Ryanair has warned the era of ultra low airfares is over and said Brexit was partly to blame for a shortage of airport workers that has created chaos during the peak holiday period. Chief executive Michael O’Leary said surging oil prices would make it impossible to keep offering promotional tickets for less than €10 (£8.50). He added that the budget airline’s average fare would also rise from about €40 towards €50 over the next five...

Passenger used his iPad to track down his bag after American Airlines lost it

An American Airlines passenger spent four days without his luggage, leaving him with just a T-shirt, shorts and golf shoes to wear.

From bats to beavers: five mammals that live by UK waterways

Water voles: an endangered species Distinguished from the rat by its blunt nose, small ears and furry tail, the water vole is an endangered species. It lives around rivers, streams, ponds and lakes – and in marshes and moorland. Look out for riverbank burrows with a nibbled “lawn” of grass around the entrance – a sure sign that there are water voles around. Beavers: back from extinction After a 400-year absence after being hunted to extinction,...