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(CNN) — While travel advice abounds for the best times to buy the most affordable holiday plane tickets, it’s hard to escape reality: Flying during some of the year’s busiest travel periods generally isn’t going to be cheap. In this era of packed airplanes, smaller seats and fees for extra leg room, what airline is
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(CNN) — More than 1,300 flights have been canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence’s arrival in the Carolinas, and operations at airports along the coast have been suspended as the region braces for landfall. Outer rainbands of the Category 2 storm with tropical-storm-force winds had started lashing North Carolina’s coast by mid-day Thursday. FlightAware doesn’t
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(CNN) — The US may have the world’s largest aviation market, but it’s Asia that rules the skies when it comes to in-demand air routes. A new survey to identify the planet’s busiest passenger flight routes reveals a list largely made up of Asian destinations, with the 450-kilometer journey from Seoul’s Gimpo Airport to the
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Hong Kong (CNN) — Though bigger and swankier airports continue to open around the globe every year, the 20-year-old Hong Kong International Airport is still regarded as one of the best — and most profitable — aviation facilities in the world. Replacing the unforgettable and slightly frightening Kai Tak Airport in 1998, Hong Kong’s main
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(CNN) — The world’s biggest twin-engine jetliner is almost here. Boeing has finally provided a glimpse of the upcoming 777X-9 aircraft, the first aircraft of its next generation 777s. The “fully assembled” static test plane was rolled out at the Boeing facility in Everett, Washington, earlier this month. While it will never take to the
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(CNN) — Don’t call it a fanny pack! It’s been here for years. Once the object of ridicule, the fanny pack is an accessory most self-appointed stylish humans wouldn’t be caught dead in (it was reserved for the sock-and-sandal travel set). Yet slowly but surely, the purse-like accessory began appearing at fashion shows, on street-style
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(CNN) — It’s going to be a very tough week for travel as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast of the United States. The powerful storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday, and nearly 1.5 million people are under mandatory evacuation orders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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(CNN) — Sometimes, the Algarve gets a bad rap. After six decades as a prime package-tour destination, it’s perhaps no surprise that sun-drenched southern coast of Portugal can trigger a sniffy reaction from travel snobs. Yet it’s wrong to write off the Algarve. If you travel to the western extremities of the 125-mile coastline, you’ll
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(CNN) — Most book lovers have wistfully imagined taking a vacation in a fictional place from one of their favorite novels. It’s a notion that’s been brought to life in a series of imaginative, hand-illustrated travel posters that advertise destinations from some of the most popular books ever written as holiday spots. The posters, which
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(CNN) — Those hoping their favorite global city will be a bit less crowded the next time they visit are in for a disappointment. Global tourist arrivals grew 6.8% in 2017, hitting 1.32 billion. That’s 84 million more travelers than the previous year, the highest increase since the 2009 global economic crisis hit. Though this
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(CNN) — Designing aircraft is probably the best job in the world,” says Paul Priestman of London-based design consultancy PriestmanGoode, grinning ear to ear. “It’s brilliant.” “I don’t think people really understand the amount of thinking that goes into the interior of aircraft,” admits Priestman. From leg room to seat depth to storage bin location
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Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms that impacted the northern part of the state, and 159 frustrated passengers were facing the prospect of being stuck there until morning. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane’s captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John’s
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