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. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
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HCMC police have arrested a Chinese national for stealing $4,500 in cash from a fellow passenger on an Angkor Air flight last week. Citing aviation authorities, the Giao Thong Newspaper under the Ministry of Transport reported Friday that aircraft crew espied 42-year-old Cheng Xin Sheng rummaging through the bag of another passenger on a flight from Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City last Saturday. … [Read more...] about Chinese man caught stealing $4,500 on Sihanoukville-HCMC flight
9 Things to Pack for Unpredictable Fall Weather: Because it can still be unseasonably warm (or cold) for Thanksgiving and Christmas. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Holiday Travel Survival Guide
While it was not a problem for most of my life, it all changed when I was in my younger thirties and took a transatlantic, overnight flight on Continental Airlines (now United) from Newark to Brussels on a stormy April night. Mid-flight, the Boeing 767-400ER encountered some severe turbulence. I still remember the screams of other passengers (including flight attendants strapped in their seats behind me), the freakingly abrupt plane movements (it did feel like sudden drops of several tens of feet), the crackling and never-heard-before sounds of the aircraft’s interior, the brief interruptions of the inflight entertainment program, the frequently changing tones of the aircraft’s engines during the event, and the terrifying looks in everyone’s eyes. It was horrible, absolutely horrible. It lasted for only 20 minutes, but it felt like hours, and it completely changed the way I feel on a plane. … [Read more...] about Tips to overcome your fear of flying
Pros & things I like Cons & things to know My verdict Tips for future guests & save money Best time to visit How to get there Photos PROS & THINGS I LIKE Six Senses Thimphu sits 7,700 ft (2,200 m) up the mountainside, offering magnificent views of the surrounding Himalayan landscape and the shimmering lights of Thimphu in the valley below. In fact, Six Senses Thimphu calls itself the “Palace in the Sky” and is located opposite the mountain which is home to the world’s tallest seated Buddha (170 ft or 52 m tall). Six Senses Thimphu offers the best of both worlds, as it a tranquil retreat surrounded by apple orchards and pine forests, yet still within easy reach of the capital’s attractions. The lodge is a one hour drive from Bhutan’s only international airport at Paro. A beautifully designed welcome pavilion is located at the center of the expansive resort grounds. Inside, the light-filled, high-ceilinged pavilion houses a … [Read more...] about Review of Six Senses Bhutan – Thimphu Lodge