An American Airlines plane lands at Logan International Airport.

FAA calls on airlines to help prevent another travel meltdown

The FAA is changing some practices due to recent runway incursion events, and addressing possible effects of staffing shortages.

 | James Packard

Woman and baby in an airplane seat.

Flight attendants call to end infants sitting on parents' lap

Safety experts say children should be placed in a safety seat similar to those used in cars.

 | Scripps News Denver

Exterior of JFK International Airport in New York City.

FAA issues 'safety alert' after close calls at airports

Airline staff say inadequate rest has been a factor in reducing safety at U.S. airports recently.

 | Justin Boggs

A group of people watch speakers at the San Francisco International Airport Bart station

When to book to get the best price on an international flight

Check out the best tips and tricks to save money on your next international flight.

 | Emily O'Brien

Travelers check in on kiosks at Miami International Airport, Friday, July 1, 2022, in Miami.

Why don’t airport codes match their names?

Welcome to the wild world of airport codes. To understand how airports get their abbreviations, we need to know some other abbreviations first.

 | Simon Kaufman

Helsinki, Finland cityscape

How happy are Americans? Not as happy as Finns

An annual report looks at happiness in 137 nations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Biscoff cookies

Why do airplanes serve food?

Today’s on-board food service looks a bit different than it used to.

 | Simon Kaufman

Brownish looking seaweed variety called sargassum in shores of Florida.

5,000-mile-long sargassum seaweed bloom headed toward Florida's coast

It could disrupt beach fun and ecosystems in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean this summer.

 | Tricia Goss

People fill a beach in Cancun, Mexico.

Recent crime in Mexico is affecting spring break plans

The recent fatal kidnapping of Americans in Mexico has prompted many Americans to reconsider travel plans.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Passengers make their way through Logan International Airport.

No one hurt when 2 United flights touch at Boston airport

One Boeing 737's right wing struck the tail of another at Boston Logan International Airport.

 | AP

A United Airlines plane takes off

Man accused of attempting to stab flight attendant

A man is accused of attempting to stab a flight attendant after being confronted about trying to disarm the plane's side door.

 | Scripps News Staff

A Southwest Airlines plane in flight

Southwest flight returns to Cuba after striking birds

The bird strikes reportedly affected the nose of the plane and one of its engines.

 | Scripps News Staff

Passengers seated inside the cabin of a commercial plane.

US court says FAA doesn't have to make plane seat size, spacing rules

An appeals court said the advocacy group, FlyersRights, didn't make a "clear and indisputable" argument that airline seats were "dangerously" small.

 | Gage Jackson

A woman sits among black balloons during a protest outside the Greek parliament in Athens.

Stationmaster charged in Greece train crash that killed 57

The 59-year-old stationmaster allegedly directed two trains traveling in opposite directions onto the same track.

 | AP

A plane lands at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va.

The FAA is investigating more alarming airplane near-disasters

The investigations come as top Republicans urge President Joe Biden to withdraw his pick to lead the FAA.

 | Stephanie Sandoval and Rodney Young

A line of Spirit Airlines jets sit on the tarmac at the Orlando International Airport

Spirit Airlines flight diverted after in-flight fire

Spirit Airlines believes a passenger's battery, stored in an overhead bin, was the source of the fire.

 | Scripps News Staff

A man takes in the view of Sand Beach in Acadia National Park.

These national parks require reservations in 2023

Here's what you need to know as you make your travel plans.

 | Sarah Kuta

An American Airlines plane heads toward the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport.

DOT to help customers find airlines that offer free family seating

President Biden wants companies to get rid of "junk fees," which he says includes charging more for families to sit together on planes.

 | Scripps News Staff

Boston's Logan International Airport

FAA investigating another close call with major airline at US airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has been investigating multiple close calls at U.S. airports involving major airlines.

 | Scripps News Staff

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

What are the most visited US National Park attractions?

The U.S. National Park Service released 2022 data showing which of its attractions were the most popular last year.

 | Scripps News Staff

Airplane in the air.

Are airfare price increases leveling off?

An expert says now might be the best time to shop for summer airfare.

 | Scripps News Staff

Travelers at an airport

US grants almost $1 billion to improve airports

The Federal Aviation Administration is focusing grant money on nearly 100 U.S. airport improvement projects.

 | Scripps News Staff

Super Nintendo World

Universal to open its 3rd Super Nintendo World at Orlando resort

Super Nintendo World in Orlando will be the third in the world, with the first one in Japan and the second in California.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A JetBlue Airbus flies over a pair of Southwest Airlines' jets from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif.

NTSB investigates runway close call at Southern California airport

This is the fourth time a runway incident with a commercial airliner has been placed under investigation with the NTSB since the start of this year.

 | Scripps News Staff

A bird's eye view of a neighborhood

A growing number of people are moving due to rising costs

More people are moving due to factors such as changes in employment, proximity to family and the rising cost of living.

 | Matt Pearl

Gacek the cat napping on a car.

Chonky tuxedo cat became a top tourist attraction in his Polish city

Meet Gacek, who has fans in his neighborhood and beyond.

 | Kathleen St. John

A sign that reads "WINTER STORM WARNING STARTS AT 3PM" along Interstate Highway 35 near Minneapolis-Saint Paul International.

Airline offers travel waivers as massive winter storm sweeps US

The National Weather Service said Minneapolis could get up to 15 inches of snow through Thursday, and Detroit could have freezing rain and sleet.

 | Scripps News Staff

Airport workers arrange rows of suitcases.

How AI technology is helping locate lost luggage faster

New companies such as Lost and Found Software uses digital rolodexing to help file and sort through lost luggage faster.

 | Dan Grossman

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

US State Department issues highest advisory against travel to Russia

The level 4 warning is for many reasons, including Americans being singled out for detention, unpredictable local law enforcement and terrorism.

 | Scripps News Staff

Outside picture of Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi

The world's oldest hotel opened in Japan in the year 705

The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is about three hours southwest of Tokyo and two hours from Mount Fuji.

 | Simplemost and Anna Weaver