FAA Selects Airports for 5G Buffer Zones

U.S. air-safety regulators have picked dozens of airports that would get buffer zones to help avoid expected flight disruptions once a new 5G wireless service goes live later this month. The 50 airports selected by the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday include hubs for major U.S. passenger airlines such as Chicago’s O’Hare International and Dallas … Read more

Dozens of children were mummified in an Italian catacomb. Scientists want to know why

(CNN) — A team of scientists is trying to find out why dozens of children were mummified and buried in catacombs at a convent on the Italian island of Sicily. The first comprehensive study of the child mummies will be led by Kirsty Squires, associate professor of bioarchaeology at Staffordshire University in the UK, and … Read more

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels voyages on 8 ships

(CNN) — Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of voyages on eight ships, citing “ongoing travel restrictions.” A Norwegian Getaway cruise set to embark on a nine-day Caribbean itinerary was canceled “due to COVID related circumstances” on Wednesday, the same day it was scheduled to set sail. The Norwegian Pearl returned to Miami on … Read more

Severe weather, omicron infections drive thousands more U.S. flight cancellations

Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport after airlines announced numerous flights were canceled during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Christmas Eve in Queens, New York, December 24, 2021. Dieu-Nalio Chery | Reuters Airlines canceled more than 2,400 U.S. flights on New Year’s Day as they faced severe weather across … Read more

Amid another Covid surge, schools and businesses find plans disrupted once again

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 PCR test at a free test site in Farragut Square on December 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images A Covid-19 outbreak on a cruise in Lisbon. Thousands of flights canceled. Colleges going remote again. It’s a new year but the pandemic continues to cause many … Read more

United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

A United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft lands at San Francisco International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Burlingame, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines is offering its pilots triple pay to pick up trips for most of January to help ease a staffing shortage driven by the rapid spread of the … Read more

Vipava Valley: Slovenia’s beautiful hidden treasure

(CNN) — It’s less than an hour’s drive from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, yet the Vipava Valley hasn’t really registered on the tourist radar. This lusciously fertile region that stretches west to the Italian border has a magical combination of exceptionally fine wine and food, dramatic karst landscapes and medieval castles towering over pretty villages. It … Read more