Airbus A380: Where the superjumbo is flying as aviation returns

(CNN) — When Airbus announced plans to cease production of its A380 aircraft back in 2019, heartbroken aviation fans found solace in the fact that the superjumbo wasn’t set to stop flying anytime soon. Production on this much-loved aircraft was due to continue for another couple years, and plenty of airlines had active A380s in … Read more

A buried building near Jerusalem’s Western Wall is opening to travelers – here’s what it looks like

Christian travelers visit Jerusalem to retrace Jesus’ final footsteps along the Via Dolorosa, Muslims to revere the Dome of the Rock, and Jewish people to insert written prayers into the cracks of the Western Wall. Some people do all three. Come December, travelers will have a new option available to them when visiting Jerusalem. They … Read more

Indonesia’s Bali is reopening to tourists — but visitors from Australia and Singapore may have to wait

The holiday island of Bali reopened to tourists from select countries Thursday in what Indonesian authorities have called a “baby steps” approach to resuming international travel. Indonesia closed its borders to foreign travelers some 18 months ago. Vaccinated tourists from 19 countries — including China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, as well as … Read more

Singapore’s ‘vaccinated travel lanes’ spark a surge in flight searches, says Expedia

Singapore’s new “vaccinated travel lanes” sparked a flurry of flight inquiries as residents of the city-state seek to take advantage of easing international travel measures. Searches for cities within Singapore’s so-called VTLs doubled — and in some cases almost tripled, according to Expedia Group data. It came after government officials announced the opening of new … Read more

Southwest Airlines reduces cancellations after chaos sparked traveler outrage

Travelers wait to check in at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images Southwest Airlines canceled 87 flights, or 2% of its schedule, on Tuesday, a sign the carrier is stabilizing its operation after chaos over the weekend … Read more

Southwest Airlines shares tumble after mass flight cancellations, carrier weighs more cuts

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb. David Zalubowski | AP Southwest Airlines shares tumbled more than 3% in premarket trading Monday after canceling more than 2,000 flights since Saturday, disrupting the travel plan of thousands of people. Southwest canceled 347 flights … Read more

The traveler who’s spent the entire pandemic backpacking

(CNN) — After working in a corporate job for a number of years, budding photographer Tomas Hromjak decided it was finally the right time to take the year-long backpacking trip he’d been planning for years. Hromjak, from Kosice, Slovakia, quit his job and bought a round-the-world ticket, which would see him visit destinations such as … Read more

Want to get away from it all? Try the 10 most ‘underrated’ national parks

McBride Inlet in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, which ParkSleepFly rated as America’s most underrated national park. Andrew Peacock | Stone | Getty Images Ever since Covid-19 first made social distancing a thing, Americans looking to escape lockdown boredom and work-from-home isolation have sought out open spaces at the country’s 63 national parks — and … Read more

Southwest Airlines cancels 1,000 more flights as disruptions mount

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is pictured in front of United Airlines planes, including Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, March 18, 2019. Loren Elliott | Reuters Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, 27% of its schedule, on Sunday as disruptions that the airline … Read more

Unruly Passenger Arrested After NYC-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing: Officials

Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images A potential security concern prompted an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport and led to the arrest of one of the plane’s passengers, federal and airline officials confirmed Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the safe landing of Republic Airlines Flight 4817 at the Queens airport around 3 p.m. … Read more