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Royal Caribbean Cruises expands to Dubai

Royal Caribbean International will offer sailings from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates with the deployment of Brilliance of the Seas in 2010.The cruise line will offer seven-night sailings from the city from January to April. Itineraries...Show More Summary

Park to light up by taking visitor’s pulses

Visitors to Madison Square Park in Manhattan, NYC, will have the opportunity to see their heartbeats brought to life in an interactive light installation by Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.Two sensor sculptures will monitor the hart...Show More Summary

One-kilometer high tower planned for Dubai

Dubai-based developer Nakheel has revealed plans to build the world's tallest building in the emirate. The one-kilometer high Nakheel Harbour and Tower will surpass Burj Dubai's estimated final height of about 800m. The tower, planned...Show More Summary

U.S. top cities for dining - video

Find out which are America's best spots in dining according to a Travel + Leasure poll:Rank / Score1. New Orleans, LA 4.582. San Francisco, CA 4.553. Seattle, WA 4.55...

Qantas gets its first A380

Qantas is taking delivery of its first Airbus A380 superjumbo today (Sep 19).The aircraft will depart from the manufacturer in Toulouse on Friday evening and fly via Singapore to Sydney where it will land on Sunday morning.Qantas’ first...Show More Summary

American Airlines named North America’s Leading Airline

American Airlines has been titled "North America’s Leading Airline" at the 2008 World Travel Awards, a travel industry award program considered as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry.”American received the designation on Sept. 6 during...Show More Summary

Southwest Airlines goes cashless

As of September 9, Southwest Airlines will no longer accept cash for onboard purchases. If you want to buy a drink on board the airplane, the flight attendant will require your credit card, debit card, or your frequent-flier coupons.The...Show More Summary

Rising airfares to slow Labor Day holiday travel

Passenger traffic on U.S. airlines for the 2008 Labor Day holiday travel period is expected to be 16 million passengers, a new report from the Air Transport Association (ATA) says. This is 5.7 percent down from the 17 million passengers...Show More Summary

Unusual cases in the air

Many times the reality surpasses the fiction. Here are some examples:- The pilots of an Air India flight fell asleep in the cockpit and bypassed the destination airport with more than 100 kilometers. After failing to response, the air traffic controllers in Mumbai activated an alarm to wake them up. Show More Summary

Luxury on streets of Dubai

This bus stop in Dubai is adapted for the scorching summer in the Arabian Desert and is fully equipped with access for disabled people, automatic doors and air conditioning.This is what I call complete luxury!Source: Embelezzia...

Emirates gets its first A380 superjumbo

Dubai-based Emirates Airline welcomed its first Airbus A380 at a dedicated ceremony on Monday at the planemaker’s delivery plant in Hamburg.Emirates’ first A380 service is scheduled for August 1 and will operate between Dubai and New...Show More Summary

Another NYC landmark skyscraper sells

One of the most iconic skyscrapers in New York City – the Chrysler Building – was sold today for $800 million to the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.The Chrysler Building, located on the east side of Manhattan at 42nd Street and Lexington...Show More Summary

Airline on-time performance improves

The on-time flight performance has improved for the nation's airlines in May compared to the same period last year, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation released Monday.The latest figures showed the average on-time arrival rate for the 19 largest U.S. Show More Summary

Wi-Fi in the sky

American Airlines says passengers will be able to test in-flight Internet access on two transcon flights beginning June 26, with broader service expected to begin in the next couple of weeks....

Qantas’ first A380 seats on sale

Seats went on sale today for Qantas’ Airbus A380 route from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. The airline’s first super-jumbo will begin service on 20 October with two bi-weekly direct flights from LA to Melbourne.Once it takes delivery...Show More Summary

Royal Caribbean's next ships to be called Oasis and Allure

The next two vessels of Royal Caribbean International will be called Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas – the pair of names proposed by a USA Today reader.George Weiser, 53, of Livonia, MI, has won the Royal Caribbean Name That...Show More Summary

A giant "telescope" connects New York and London

An extraordinary optical device called a “telectroscope” has been installed at both ends of the Atlantic Ocean which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from New York City to London and vice versa.In May-June, artist Paul St George is exhibiting outdoor interactive video installations in a fanciful simulated Telectroscope. Show More Summary

The most expensive building ever

The 50-storey General Motors Building in New York City was sold on Saturday for the record-setting $2.9 billion – the most ever paid for a skyscraper in the United States.The sale of the office tower represents the loss of the crownShow More Summary

So you think man can't fly?

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and it’s high above the Alps. Yves "Fusion Man" Rossy is the world's first man to fly with jet fuel-powered wings. The former fighter pilot demonstrated his homemade jet pack over Bex, Switzerland. Show More Summary

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