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In our latest roundup from CNN Travel, we show you the airports with the best customer experience, the cruise ship you can live on for $30,000 a year, and why you’re more likely to fart when your plane takes off. or lands.
Long-haul flights can make you dry, dizzy, and unusually prone to gas. (And some of us were even before we got on the plane.) So stay hydrated, eat slowly, avoid carbonated drinks, and read this guide to exactly what happens to your body on a long ride. theft, as well as advice on how to avoid the most common problems.
As for the farting, it’s because of the change in cabin pressure and the gas in your system reacting accordingly – so be careful as the plane climbs and descends.
We also have flight attendant Kris Major’s insider secrets on how to survive a long-haul flight: when to eat, how to maximize your layover, and whether it’s okay to take off your shoes. He also explains why he always hangs his tie on the curtain of his bunk before falling asleep.
Airports are also doing their part to ensure that passengers have the best experience at ground level, whether they are departing for their flight or arriving at their destination. The Airport Service Quality Awards recognize aviation centers that do the best job, including an Italian mega-airport and a Southeast Asian wonder with its own indoor waterfall.
Cruising around the world sounds like an impossible dream for many, but seeing the sights by boat just got a little more affordable.
Life at Sea Cruises has opened bookings for its three-year, 130,000-mile voyage to 135 countries, with a ticket price of $30,000 per person per year. Passengers will be able to work remotely from the full-scale business center and use the gym, swimming pool and 24-hour hospital with free medical visits, as well as all the usual cruise ship amenities and entertainment .
Living life at sea as at home also means being just as concerned about the environment. The cruise industry is notorious for its carbon-spurting ships and excessive waste generation, but many companies are working hard to make adventures on the water much more sustainable. Here are a few.
Finally, it’s not just the seas you can sail: the world’s longest river cruise kicked off in January on the Ganges, launching new journeys of 3,200 kilometers (1,990 miles) through the waterways from India and neighboring Bangladesh, visiting national parks, major cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way.
A man and a woman have been sentenced to four years in prison for committing a $1.7 million wine theft from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain. The couple stole 45 bottles of wine, including an 1806 vintage with a six-figure price tag.
Unruly guys were filmed throwing punches as they boarded a plane bound for Phoenix at a Dallas airport. In another incident, a man was filmed causing a disturbance before being arrested for allegedly trying to stab a flight attendant with a broken spoon and trying to open the emergency door.
It looks like some passengers might benefit from traveling inside protective cases with a few chew toys and shiny acorns. But for now, at least, that honor is reserved for our furry friends. And so we end with a public service announcement for pets: please do not send live cats through the airport x-ray scanner.
We wouldn’t recommend the dead either, but it’s once again a fully animated kitty that showed up at a US airport. TSA agents therefore ask travelers to please unpack your cat before throwing your bag on the conveyor.
A family of pilots travels the world in a small plane (photos)
A family of five – including three pilots – travel around the world in a tiny single-engine plane. Here’s how they manage without too much intra-family turbulence.
An aviation expert reveals which is the safest seat on the plane.
Hint: It’s also the one nobody wants.
A writer flew to New York, then wrote a poem about Bumble.
It scored him a touchdown, not even a fumble.
How is it to travel to Afghanistan now.
Even in the midst of tragedy, daily life continues.
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