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Dumb Wi-Fi Network Name Delays Flight For Four Hours

Some asshat at Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people’s days on Sunday night. He named a Wi-Fi network “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork”, and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn’t take off until 1pm as a result.


New NYC Tourism Ads Target Locals Too Lazy To Leave The Neighbourhood

New York sometimes feels like an archipelago of multiple cities — cities, which, unless you have a damn good reason like work or your friend’s band, you rarely visit. So for its latest ad campaign, NYC isn’t going after out-of-staters. It’s going after the lazy locals who never visit any neighborhoods but their own.


US Airport Is Counting Mobile Phones To Predict TSA Wait Times

If you’re passing through security at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, do everyone a favour and make sure you have your phone’s Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on. Sure, it might be a teensy bit of a battery suck — but it will also help tell everyone around you just how long they will be spending in airport security hell.


Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognise Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.


Now You Can Book A Hipmunk Hotel Room Through Yelp

Researching a holiday but too busy to click through a hotel’s Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not, because starting today you’ll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.


Turkey Looks Stunning In This Fantastic Travel Video

Video: Some friends visited Turkey recently and they came back really impressed. They told me about its stunning landscapes, friendly people and extraordinary food. This travel video — beautifully made by Leonardo Dalessandri — shows that they weren’t lying.


Flight Attendants: The New Personal Electronics Rules Suck

The rest of us might be celebrating that we can finally keep playing Candy Crush during takeoff or landing, but flight attendants don’t seem to be too happy about the new regulations: the biggest union for flight attendants is suing the FAA to change the rules back.


Tools You Can (And Should!) Take On Planes

You needn’t sacrifice basic preparedness — for the outdoors, for fixing stuff or for first aid — just because you’re flying somewhere carry-on only. These are the tools you can take on planes, how to pack them and how to use them.


The Time Iceland Almost Killed Me

They say that if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, wait five minutes and it will change. Multiply that by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes and you’ve got a recipe for adventure. Or a close encounter of the near death kind.


Heating Elements Inside This Suitcase Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs

If there’s one souvenir you don’t want to return from a trip with, it’s bed bugs. Those little pests are a nightmare to eradicate, so someone has created the perfect luggage for travellers who frequent seedy hotels. The ThermalStrike suitcase heats up inside once you get home, ensuring your clothes are bed bug-free when you eventually get around to unpacking.


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