The Transportation Security Administration reminds air travelers that fireworks are not permitted in carry-on bags or checked luggage. "Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft," said the TSA in a blog post.
In eclectic Durban, worlds collide: It's a sunny surfer's paradise with the largest Indian population outside of India, and the area is rich in Zulu heritage. Art, history and flavor abound in the city, but some of Durban's best offerings are centered around one of its greatest natural assets — its beautiful coastline. Perched above the Indian Ocean in the uShaka Marine World complex, Moyo serves up delicious food along with a stunning view of the Durban coast and skyline. After ostrich nachos and fried mopane worms, ride a Zulu rickshaw along The Golden Mile, a sandy stretch of beach that runs to Moses Mabhida Stadium. And for a beachside stay, head to The Oyster Box, known for its iconic lighthouse, exquisite colonial decor and personalized service.
Vietnam Airlines is the first SkyTeam airline to add the Airbus A350XWB to its fleet, enabling increased service to Europe amid a loosening of travel restrictions in the country. "We strongly believe that this wide body jetliner is shaping efficiency for our long and mid-long haul routes in the future," said Vietnam Airlines' Trinh Ngoc Thanh.
Hyatt Regency, Hilton Worldwide, IHG and Marriott International are just some of the hotels using their own apps or texting platforms, such as Zingle and Kipsu, to make it easier for guests to request items. Texting eliminates the need to translate the request into the local dialect, especially for those visiting foreign countries.
Silversea Cruises has announced a new luxury liner, due for completion in April 2017. The 596-passenger Silver Muse is the ninth ship for Silversea, and is in the hands of Italian builders Fincanteri. Other cruise lines have also announced plans to expand their fleets, including Crystal Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Jordan's "Rose City," a National Security Administration station in Germany and the world's largest palace are among the historical structures that may soon be closed to visitors, according to this slideshow. U.S. locations on the list include Union Terminal in Cincinnati, and the Portland Public Services Building in Oregon.
Following JetBlue's introduction of checked bag fees, Road Warrior Voices has compiled a list of major airline fees. The average cost of a first checked bag is $25. Southwest Airlines is now the only flight provider offering this service for free.
Passenger traffic at Dallas Love Field was up 59.5% in May over 2014. Southwest Airlines carried more than a million passengers through the airport for the third straight month.
Some fliers in Europe could soon be using digital tags to track their baggage from drop-off to pick-up. Airlines such as Air France-KLM are testing prototypes of the tags that some airline analysts say will improve the passenger experience and shorten lines if they are implemented.