Topics :: travel safety

Unruly Man Forces Southwest Flight to Divert

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines aircraft after he allegedly tried to open a door during flight was charged Monday with interfering with the crew.

Warning: Thousands of Hotels Don’t Offer Direct 911

By Nomaan Merchant | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Tens of thousands of hotels don’t allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a 9-year-old girl couldn’t call for help while her mother was being stabbed to death in a Texas motel.

Missing Plane Throws Spotlight on Passport Theft

By Thanyarat Doksone | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Passport theft is "a very big and critical problem in Thailand," said police Maj. Gen. Apichart Suribunya, who serves as Thailand’s Interpol director.

Mississippi Travel Advisory

By EDGE | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
GetEQUAL Mississippi -- a statewide grassroots social justice organization working toward the full equality of all LGBT Mississippians -- has issued a "travel alert" to any LGBT person planning travel to the the state.

Cellphone Calls on Planes? Don’t Ask the Feds

By Joan Lowy | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.

State Dept. Warns Against Travel to Ukraine

Saturday Feb 22, 2014
The State Department is advising Americans to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine because of continuing violence between police and anti-government protesters.

Severe Turbulence Aboard United Flight Sends Five People to Hospital

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Federal authorities are looking into severe turbulence that triggered "pandemonium" aboard a United Airlines flight into Billings, Mont., and sent five people to hospitals.

Northeast Hit by Another Storm

By Mark Scolforo, Ron Todt | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
Yet another storm paralyzed the Northeast with heavy snow and sleet Thursday, giving the winter-weary that oh-no-not-again feeling, while hundreds of thousands across the ice-encrusted South waited in the cold for the electricity to come back on.

Ship Where Nearly 700 Fell Ill Being Sanitized

By Samantha Henry | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
Nearly 700 passengers and crew members became ill during a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. The voyage was cut short and the ship returned to port to be sanitized in preparation for its next voyage.

NY’s Metro-North Service Restored After Power Failure

Friday Jan 24, 2014
New York’s Metro-North Railroad has restored service after a computer system power problem forced it to temporarily stop trains on three of its five lines. Residual delays are expected.