‘Crazy Grandma’ is off to Mt. Aconcagua on Seven Summit quest

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Helicopter evacs for younger friends, but no one escapes travel nightmares Lisa Walker is a self-described “crazy grandma” on a mission. She runs endurance races. Competes in national triathlon championships. At 58, she has bested fellow climbers half her age in summiting peaks in the Himalaya. She has seen much younger friends suffer from HAPE […]

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U.S. airline ticket sales up nearly 10% year-on-year, latest data shows

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Add-on airline fees are through the roof Total airline ticket sales are up almost 10 percent in the United States over last year, according to newly released data from the Airlines Ratings Corporation. The number of ticketed passengers jumped 7.75% year-on-year to 26.5 million in March 2017, the ARC data shows. The total value of […]

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Senate review rules on overbooked flights

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Senate draft bill would outlaw involuntary removal from overbooked flights Social media is ablaze this week with the rough treatment of a passenger by airport law enforcement, who literally dragged a bloodied United Airlines passenger off of a Chicago-Louisville flight after he refused to give up his seat. The public relations disaster and oddly defensive response […]