A man injured in a fall on a Carnival cruise ship has been identified as an Alabama police officer. News outlets report Huntsville, Alabama, police say officer John Thomas Holliday was hurt Tuesday when he fell nearly 16-feet (5-meters) to the ship’s deck off the Louisiana coast. It described his injuries as not life threatening. The U.S. Coast Guard had initially reported the 23-year-old man was critically injured and airlifted to a New Orleans hospital. Holliday crashed into the Carnival Valor’s deck at about 1 a.m. Tuesday while the ship was dozens of miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana. Authorities arrived at the scene several hours later. It’s unclear what caused Holliday to fall. … [Read more...] about Police ID officer as man hurt in 16-foot fall on cruise ship
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Mauro Icardi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris Saint-Germain stayed two points clear at the top of the table with a 4-0 thrashing of high-flying Angers on Saturday (Oct 5). Icardi scored his first Ligue 1 goal on Saturday. (Photo: AFP/Lucas Barioulet) The reigning champions had suffered a shock 2-0 loss in their previous home game against Reims, but had no such trouble at the Parc des Princes on this occasion despite their opponents' surprisingly strong start to the season. PSG head into the international break in control of the title race, while Nantes leapfrogged Angers into second place following a 1-0 win at home to Nice. "It's a good end to this period for us, and with a clean sheet, that's good," said Paris coach Thomas Tuchel, who saw three of his recent signings score as Pablo Sarabia and Idrissa Gueye also found the net. "With the recruits, we have gained personality and experience. We are more reliable." Neymar's late strike rounded off a strong individual … [Read more...] about Icardi scores first Ligue 1 goal as PSG cruise past Angers
Federal Judge Wants Carnival Cruise Line to Fix Pollution Issue Faster Executives from Carnival Cruise Line were reprimanded in court Wednesday by a judge who has demanded they work faster to fix pollution issues attributed to the company’s ships. The United States District Judge Patricia Seitz said at a Miami federal court hearing that Carnival has not worked hard enough to put the promises of a more sustainable fleet into action since their cruise line went on probation, according to CBS Miami, House bill would crack down on hidden resort fees New bipartisan legislation aimed at cracking down on deceptive resort fees has been introduced in Congress. Backed by Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska), the Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 4489) would require hotels and other short-term lodging providers to display the full, pre-tax price to consumers as they search and compare options. “Flight shame” could hurt airlines as … [Read more...] about Travel News: October 4, 2019
“Per person, based on double occupancy.” Look at any package or tour price and you’ll likely see some variation of these words hovering nearby, a fine-print head shake to single travelers everywhere. The term “single supplement” sounds so value-added and upbeat, but in reality it can be a major deterrent for single travelers, adding anywhere from a hundred to a few thousand dollars in expenses for the privilege of not sharing a room. About 40 percent of adults in the US are single, so it’s no surprise that many of our readers write to us for ideas on how to avoid the dreaded single supplement. Fortunately, there are several ways to make your travel dollars go further. Use the resources below when you begin to plan your next trip. What Is a Single Supplement? Package tour operators and cruise lines openly and formally discriminate against single travelers. They price their products on the basis of per person, double occupancy (PPDO) and almost always … [Read more...] about Solo Travelers: Avoid the Single Supplement
Even before a big winter storm looms into the forecast, you should be aware of your travel rights for winter storm flight cancellations—which can come in sudden, widespread waves, causing airport panic that makes it hard to think clearly. Because passengers actually do have an array of rights in winter weather cancellations. The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. Related:5 Insurance Tips for Avoiding Winter Flight … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?