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Trip to Disney World helps unravel Army veteran's $300,000 disability fraud, officials say

An Army veteran who received $300,000 in benefits over the course of several years is facing more than a decade in prison after investigators discovered that she was faking her disability. A federal jury in Jacksonville found her guilty on Thursday. A trip that Crystel Lee Riedling, 44, took with her daughter to Disney World in Orlando turned out to be a key piece of evidence as investigators...
Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County to buy old armory, possible site for new hotel

Clark County’s deal to purchase the Ohio National Guard Armory site for $125,000 site is expected to be finalized in the next two to three months — which could lead to new development near one of the county’s largest tourism generators. Ohio Department of Administrative Services officials verbally approved the deal last year for the property at 4440 Laybourne Road. It then was formally...
Logan County Historical Society to unveil 1920s restored plane

Logan County Historical Society to unveil 1920s restored plane

The Logan County Historical Society will unveil a restored 1920s plane at its transportation museum next week. The Wissler WA-6 bi-plane was originally built in 1922 by Bellefontaine resident Clarence Wissler, Logan County Historical Society President Brian Baker said. The historical society purchased the plane about four years ago. “The body of the aircraft is still original,” Baker said...
Airline offers $69 fares from US to Europe

Airline offers $69 fares from US to Europe

An Icelandic airline is offering American globetrotters tickets from the West Coast to any of four European cities for less than $70 starting Tuesday. WOW air announced Tuesday that travelers can get one-way tickets from the Los Angeles or San Francisco international airports to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bristol or Edinburgh for $69.99. The sale applies to trips between Jan. 15 and April 5. The airline...

Trending 2017 trips to book now

These are going to be the coolest destinations for 2017, from the tried-and-true to emerging hot spots. There’s always a renewed sense of excitement, anticipation, and inspiration at the beginning of the year. Resolutions are fresh and change feels within reach. Most importantly (for us, at least) there travel dreams and fantasies that beg to become realities. And my, those dreams are bountiful...
US Virgin Islands to give $300 in vouchers to travelers this year

US Virgin Islands to give $300 in vouchers to travelers this year

A deal being offered by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is offering travelers $300 in vouchers to visit the group of islands in 2017. >> Read more trending stories   The discounts can be applied to "spending credits for historical (and) cultural tours and activities" at more than 25 participating hotels, according to the tourism department. According to Thrillist...
7 American Airlines flight attendants go to hospital after flight, official says

7 American Airlines flight attendants go to hospital after flight, official says

After a flight touched down at Florida's Orlando International Airport early Tuesday, seven flight attendants asked to be taken to the hospital with complaints of headaches, officials said. The crew arrived on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, just after midnight, an American Airlines official said. No information was immediately available on how long the plane had been on...
Ivanka Trump reflects on 2016, shares New Year's Eve, Hanukkah family photo

Ivanka Trump reflects on 2016, shares New Year's Eve, Hanukkah family photo

Ivanka Trump looked back on 2016 and shared a family photo in social media posts Saturday as she celebrated New Year's Eve and the last night of Hanukkah with her husband and children. In one post, Trump, Jared Kushner and their stood happily in front of a menorah. “New Year’s Eve + Last Night of Chanukah,” she wrote on Instagram.

Air travel booking secrets for 2017

Using billions of data points, a new report from Expedia offers pro tips on how to get prime deals on flights year-round, as well as a preview of 2017 top destinations. As we shift into the new year, there’s a lot of looking back on the travel industry to see what worked and what didn’t, what succeeded and what failed, and, of course, where, how, when and why people traveled. We look back...
These are the best and worst airports in the country, travel site says

These are the best and worst airports in the country, travel site says

Just in time for holiday travel, a travel blog has ranked the best and worst airports to go to in 2016. It may be a challenge to avoid New York airports. Today reported that the blog, called The Points Guy, compiled a list of the best and worst airports in the United States. According to The Points Guy, the list was compiled based on criteria the blog's research team deemed important, including timeliness...
Report ranks top 10 holiday travel destinations

Report ranks top 10 holiday travel destinations

You’re not the only one looking to escape the cold weather this holiday season. Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth has ranked the most popular places to travel this holiday season. These countries will see the most U.S. travelers this season: 1. Mexico 2. Bahamas 3. Costa Rica 4. United Kingdom 5. Australia 6. Jamaica 7. Thailand 8. Germany 9. Dominican Republic 10. Cuba According...
Holiday travelers to crowd airports, highways in Ohio

Holiday travelers to crowd airports, highways in Ohio

As the holidays near, more Ohioans will travel by car and plane this weekend than any other time of the year. About 4 million Ohioans — and more than 103 million Americans — will travel more than 50 miles from their home for the holidays. About nine in 10 people will drive to their destination, the highest total volume since AAA began tracking holiday travel data in 2001. “The idea...
Man gives mother sense of purpose, trip of lifetime after father's death

Man gives mother sense of purpose, trip of lifetime after father's death

A New York man is taking his mother on 20 adventures to honor the 20 years she spent acting as a caregiver for her late husband.  >> Read more trending stories   In September, Barton Brooks embarked on a trip with his mother, Carla Brooks, and his partner, Gregg Goodbrod, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Barton said he was inspired to take his mother on the trip because she...
Delta, Alaska Airlines to end partnership in spring

Delta, Alaska Airlines to end partnership in spring

Delta and Alaska Airlines have decided to end their partnership as Alaska merges with Virgin America, according to news releases from both airlines. Effective May 1, 2017, customers of each airline will no longer be able to earn and redeem Delta miles or Alaska Mileage Plan miles on flights operated by the other carrier. The companies will also no longer offer bookings for travel on each other's flights...
TSA reveals its strangest finds of 2016

TSA reveals its strangest finds of 2016

Holiday travel is picking up this month and the Transportation Security Administration is preparing for an influx of bags. With trips across the world, there have been a number of strange items the TSA has found. TSA social media analyst Bob Burns has listed the most unusual finds at TSA checkpoints across the country in 2016. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport dominates the list with the most entries...
Pilot 'congratulates' passengers for drinking all alcohol on plane

Pilot 'congratulates' passengers for drinking all alcohol on plane

Passengers aboard a recent Southwest Airlines plane received a special message from the flight's captain after the travelers drank all the alcohol aboard plane. On a Dec. 7 flight from from Oakland, California, to Kansas City, Missouri, the captain of the aircraft went over the PA system to announce to passengers that they had consumed all the alcohol on the plane, according to sports journalist...
World's first yearlong frozen hotel opens in Sweden

World's first yearlong frozen hotel opens in Sweden

While many people book vacations to destinations with warmer climates during the winter months, some travelers prefer to embrace the cold and find wonder in frosty locales. For the latter, you may want to consider booking a trip to northern Sweden and staying at the world's first-ever permanent ice hotel, Sweden's ICEHOTEL 365. >> Read more trending stories   The original...
Delta to offer new snacks on board: Yogurt bars, honey roasted peanuts

Delta to offer new snacks on board: Yogurt bars, honey roasted peanuts

Delta Air Lines is upgrading its free snacks on flights and switching to yogurt bars, honey roasted peanuts and brand-name pretzels. One thing that isn’t changing in the snack lineup: The well-known Biscoff cookies, which are staying. The free snacks are for flights longer than 250 miles. Depending on the length of the flight, travelers might get either Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels or...

A stroll through Dickens's London

Visitors to London can walk in the footsteps of one of the city's literary giants, enjoying some spooky Christmas fun, a bit of history, and a pint of Nut Brown Ale. On my first visit to London, a doorknocker spoke to me. Back story: Way back in fourth grade, I played Tiny Tim in a grammar school production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Though I’m certain my stage debut was nothing...
Therapy pig roams San Francisco airport, greets travelers

Therapy pig roams San Francisco airport, greets travelers

Anxious and stressed travelers passing through San Francisco International Airport now have a new way to calm their nerves thanks to the airport's newest member of the Wag Brigade.  >> Read more trending stories   The airport introduced LiLou, a therapy pig, as the first non-canine member of the Wag Brigade, a group of nearly two dozen trained therapy dogs that walk around the...
Disney reveals Death Star at Epcot

Disney reveals Death Star at Epcot

A Disney parks icon had a new look Monday night. Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida held a special event Monday night to celebrate Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the upcoming release of the film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." During the event, Epcot’s iconic Spaceship Earth was magically transformed into the Death Star, the devastating battle station...
Plane diverted after baby born during flight

Plane diverted after baby born during flight

Normally a baby crying during a flight isn't a welcome sound, but this time it was when the trip from Philadelphia to Orlando landed with one extra passenger on board. A woman delivered a baby while in the air on Southwest Flight 556, WCSC reported. Luckily there were medical professionals, two doctors and a nurse, on the flight who helped with the delivery of the baby boy, Al.com reported. The...
Woman opens emergency exit door, jumps out of plane

Woman opens emergency exit door, jumps out of plane

A woman who flew to Houston from New Orleans didn't follow disembarkation instructions, but rather took matters into her own hands. The unidentified woman opened an emergency exit door and jumped out of a plane as it was taxiing down the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Hampton Friedman, a passenger who was sitting across the aisle from the woman, captured a photo that showed...
Gatlinburg aquarium: 'Animals are safe' after devastating Tennessee wildfires

Gatlinburg aquarium: 'Animals are safe' after devastating Tennessee wildfires

But Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies posted a hopeful update Tuesday afternoon: All its animals are safe. "For the safety of our employees and guests, all of our Attractions will remain closed until the evacuation has lifted," the property said in a Facebook post. "We have a team of Marine Biologists and Life Support Experts inside the Aquarium and are happy to report that...
Beagle Brigade help confiscate roasted pig, horse meat sausages over Thanksgiving weekend at airport

Beagle Brigade help confiscate roasted pig, horse meat sausages over Thanksgiving weekend at airport

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents say their Beagle Brigade helped confiscate several illegal items -- including an entire roasted pig -- from travelers flying out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday. Joey, a beagle pup, alerted agents Wednesday to the bag of a traveler from Peru to find the pig. Agents said it was seized and destroyed. On the same day, agents...

Tips for driving in smokey areas

Wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and other nearby areas have damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings and structures forcing thousands of residents and visitors in the area to be evacuated. “Heavy smoke in the affected areas can also be dangerous for drivers,” said Cindy Antrican, a AAA spokeswoman. If you are planning to travel to the Gatlinburg area, AAA makes the following recommendations...
Delta apologizes after passenger goes on profanity-laced Trump rant in packed plane

Delta apologizes after passenger goes on profanity-laced Trump rant in packed plane

Delta Air Lines apologized for a "disruption" on one of its flights this week after video posted to social media showed a man shouting at fellow passengers in support of President-elect Donald Trump. "Donald Trump, baby," the man yells to his fellow passengers as he stood and clapped. "We got some Hillary (expletives) on here? Come on, baby. Trump!" Video of the Tuesday...

These "magic words" will save you big

Here at Budget Travel we speak fluent French, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. But we've also mastered the phrases that can score you a deep discount, a steep upgrade, or some tasty perks. Have you ever had a conversation where moments—or even days—later you realize, "I wish I'd said that"? Travel booking and airline and hotel check-ins can often feel like that, with so...
AAA predicts busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2007

AAA predicts busiest Thanksgiving travel season since 2007

If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving week, plan ahead. AAA estimates 49 million Americans will be traveling more than 50 miles from home this holiday. That’s one million more people than traveled last year. AAA spokeswoman Tamra Johnson said an improving economy and low gas prices are main factors for the surge in travelers. Nearly 90 percent of Thanksgiving travelers will be on the roads...
Clark County Fairgrounds plan $185K safety, other upgrades

Clark County Fairgrounds plan $185K safety, other upgrades

The Clark County Fairgrounds — the top tourism driver in Clark County — plans to spend about $185,000 to make safety improvements and convert two old horse stables into pavilions that could host a variety of events. The project includes updating the wiring and infrastructure of two horse stables built in 1975, said Dean Blair, executive director of the fairgrounds. “They really haven&rsquo...
Holiday travel: More Ohioans to hit road in a decade

Holiday travel: More Ohioans to hit road in a decade

Thanksgiving travel is expected to reach a post-recession high this year, with an estimated 48.7 million Americans venturing out — the most since 2007. And this year, a host of uncertainties — including gas prices and a potential strike next week at a Chicago airport — will face travelers going home for the holiday. Ohioans will count for 2 million of those travelers, according to...
Coming soon: Magic Kingdom to add in-park cabanas for rent, but they won't come cheap

Coming soon: Magic Kingdom to add in-park cabanas for rent, but they won't come cheap

Disney is adding in-park cabanas at the Magic Kingdom for guests to rent, according to WDW News Today. But renting one will come at a hefty price. WDW News Today’s blog said the Kingdom Cabanas will be added to the park Nov. 27, and will be available for a daily rental price of $649.     The cabanas will be placed near Space Mountain in Tomorrowland, and will accommodate...
Chicago O'Hare Airport employees plan strike after Thanksgiving

Chicago O'Hare Airport employees plan strike after Thanksgiving

Employees at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport announced Monday that they plan to strike on Nov. 29, according to multiple reports. Service Employees International Union Local 1 announced the date outside the airport Monday morning, The Associated Press reported. The workers say they want the public's support and wouldn't want to mess up anyone's holiday plans. About 500 workers committed to...
$417K in cuts could close Springfield tourism agency’s doors

$417K in cuts could close Springfield tourism agency’s doors

A local tourism agency is rallying supporters because it could see its entire budget eliminated as the city of Springfield considers $1.5 million in cuts after voters appear to have rejected raising the local income tax. But it’s difficult not to examine tourism dollars when other critical services, such as police and fire, might be cut, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland said. The Greater Springfield...
Gas prices go up in Miami Valley as Thanksgiving travel approaches

Gas prices go up in Miami Valley as Thanksgiving travel approaches

Gas prices have gone up in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley as Thanksgiving travel approaches. GasBuddy projects the national average gas price this Thanksgiving will be the third lowest in more than a decade at $2.11 per gallon, according to a release. The average cost of a gallon of gas last Thanksgiving was $2.05. “As motorists pack their bags and prepare to head out for Thanksgiving,...
Storm system could affect Thanksgiving travel

Storm system could affect Thanksgiving travel

Heading into what is the busiest travel day of the year, a storm system will begin to develop and move into the Miami Valley. But it’s not just Southwest Ohio that will be impacted by the storm, but rather much of the Midwest — and that could lead to travel problems across the country. An area of low pressure will approach from the west and spread showers across most of the upper Midwest...

The ultimate insider's guide the Macy's Thanksgiving parade

Planning to visit NYC for the big parade? We've got you covered with when/where/how tips to get the most out of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Budget Travel is based in New York City, and we get just as swept up in the city’s holiday lights, music, and energy as any visitor. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade coming up, we decided to take a peek behind the scenes to provide...

The ultimate insider's guide to the Macy's Thanksgiving parade

Planning to visit NYC for the big parade? We've got you covered with when/where/how tips to get the most out of this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Budget Travel is based in New York City, and we get just as swept up in the city’s holiday lights, music, and energy as any visitor. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade coming up, we decided to take a peek behind the scenes to provide...
United Airlines to ban full-size carry-ons for cheaper fares

United Airlines to ban full-size carry-ons for cheaper fares

Cheaper fares don't come without extra costs elsewhere. United Airlines announced Tuesday that it will begin offering Basic Economy fares but will restrict those fare users from bringing full-size carryons on flights. The Chicago Tribune reported that only personal items, that can be stored below seats, can be brought on board. USA Today reported that the move comes as United, one of the major airlines...

Why I Took a Road Trip for My Honeymoon

Novelist Nora Zelevansky’s honeymoon was so swoon-worthy and budget-minded that you'll want to steal the idea. Here’s the storybook tale, in her own words. Despite what Pinterest would have us believe, weddings are stressful. Even “carefree” moments are scheduled with military precision. In travel and in life, I don’t love that kind of structure. So when it came to my...

Three-Day Weekend: Nassau & Paradise Island

Beaches! Sky juice! Water slides! Conch fritters! Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas, are a short hop from anywhere on the East Coast, making the perfect island getaway closer—and more affordable—than ever. All you'll need is a valid passport and your bathing suit! My hands are shaking and my knees are weak; I'm not in love, I'm climbing the steps of the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort's...
The city of Denver doesn't know who runs the 'City of Denver' Instagram account

The city of Denver doesn't know who runs the 'City of Denver' Instagram account

The @cityofdenver Instagram account boasts hundreds of photos of Denver's skyline, popular landmarks and Colorado's natural landscape. >> Read more trending stories   The account has 150,000 followers, and posted photos generally receive thousands of likes. But the official city of Denver doesn't know who's running the account. According to KUSA, an unknown person or group has been "...
Alaska Airlines to make history with flight powered by wood

Alaska Airlines to make history with flight powered by wood

Alaska Airlines will make history Monday flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals --the limbs and branches that remain after managed forests are harvested. The forest residuals used to power Alaska Airlines Flight 4 was sourced from tribal lands and private forestry operations in the Pacific Northwest and was produced through...
Gas prices go down in Miami Valley

Gas prices go down in Miami Valley

Gas prices have gone down in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Average retail gas prices in Dayton have fallen 13.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.93 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has dropped 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.15 a gallon, according to GasBuddy...
Airline captain speaks over intercom to diffuse election-fueled conflict between passengers

Airline captain speaks over intercom to diffuse election-fueled conflict between passengers

Tensions are running high across the country in the wake of the shocking presidential election that rocked the nation last Tuesday. There have been numerous accounts of racially charged attacks, protests, fights and arguments being documented by individuals on both sides of the political aisle. Now another incident has come to light that happened on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Puerto...
Car seat can help families’ holiday flights, too

Car seat can help families’ holiday flights, too

This look at a children’s health or safety issue comes from Dayton Children’s Hospital. Email: newsroom@childrensdayton.org. With the busy holiday season right around the corner it is important to plan not only for the holiday celebrations, but the journeys ahead. Dayton Children’s reminds parents to keep kids safe and buckled up in their appropriate car or booster seat. In the air...
Plane makes emergency landing after snake found slithering overhead

Plane makes emergency landing after snake found slithering overhead

Like a scene out of a movie, a pair of passengers caught a snake during a 2-hour Aeromexico flight on Sunday after passengers spotted it, according to a social media report. Indalecio Medina, rector of Universidad Politecnica de la Region Laguna in Luchana, Coahuila, took to Twitter and Facebook on Sunday afternoon with a 27-second clip of the bright green snake moving near a plane's overhead bin...
Gas prices go up again in Miami Valley

Gas prices go up again in Miami Valley

Gas prices have gone up again in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Average retail gas prices in Dayton have increased 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.08 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21 a gallon, according to...
U.S. passport changes coming: What you need to know

U.S. passport changes coming: What you need to know

For those Americans who travel abroad, now would be a good time to plan ahead and renew your passport. On its website, the State Department said it is expecting an increase in passport applications through 2018. Officials said people can renew a passport by mail if certain criteria are met. Individuals applying for the first time or under the age of 16 must appear in person at a passport acceptance...
Michael J. Fox goes 'Back to the Future,' again

Michael J. Fox goes 'Back to the Future,' again

Michael J. Fox looks like he went back in time again.  During a recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, the actor who went "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly in the '80s film series found his DeLorean time machine and even a Doc Brown stand-in.  The car is said to be one used as a stunt vehicle from "Back to the Future III." Universal posted the photo to its Twitter...
Gas prices slightly go up in Miami Valley

Gas prices slightly go up in Miami Valley

Gas prices have slightly gone up in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Average retail gas prices in Dayton have increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20 a gallon, according to...
Airbnb requires hosts to agree to new nondiscrimination policy

Airbnb requires hosts to agree to new nondiscrimination policy

Room-sharing network Airbnb is requiring users to agree to its new anti-bias policy after receiving complaints that some hosts discriminate against potential guests based on race.
Fit for the King: Elvis' Guest House at Graceland hotel opens in Memphis

Fit for the King: Elvis' Guest House at Graceland hotel opens in Memphis

It has been years in the making, and now this world-class resort in Memphis, Tennessee, next to Elvis Presley's mansion is taking the region by storm. WHBQ's Scott Madaus was invited to Thursday’s ceremony hosted by Priscilla Presley.  From EP's Bar and Grill, up to one of the King’s private rooms, back down to a massively detailed lobby, over to Delta's Kitchen, then back up to a...
Get your scare on: Here are real haunted places you can stay

Get your scare on: Here are real haunted places you can stay

If one of those fake "haunted house" locations aren't enough for to scare you out of your socks, you can always check in to a real haunted hotel. Hotels.com came up with a list that may have rooms with unexpected chills and creepy corners that may have you thinking someone is there.  Hotel Parq Central is first on the list. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the luxury hotel...
TSA warning about how to check guns at airports

TSA warning about how to check guns at airports

Do not bring your gun to the airport. It may sound like common sense, but it is a message the TSA said is not getting across. "You need to get yourself a hard sided case,” Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell said, showing how you can legally take your gun on a commercial flight. It must be checked in your baggage and declared with your airline. The TSA is taking...
Gas prices fall again in Miami Valley

Gas prices fall again in Miami Valley

Gas prices have gone down again in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Average retail gas prices in Dayton have dropped 11.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.21 a gallon, according to GasBuddy...
Airline wins right to weigh passengers before flights to prevent crashes

Airline wins right to weigh passengers before flights to prevent crashes

An American airline was recently granted the right to weight its passengers in an effort to distribute weight evenly across plane cabins and to save fuel, The Guardian reported. Hawaiian Airlines faced backlash earlier this month when customers said a policy to weigh travelers was discriminatory. Critics' complaints to the U.S. Department of Transportation were turned down, a spokesman told The...
Two local men climb Mount Fuji in Japan

Two local men climb Mount Fuji in Japan

Two local men from Springfield and Urbana say they will travel back to Japan after climbing Mount Fuji this summer. John Coffman from Urbana and Mark Halpin of Springfield made the trip to climb to the top of the 12,300 foot high mountain. Coffman, a Honda employee, had been to Japan over two dozen times, he said, but never climbed Mt. Fuji. It took six hours for the pair to hike up the mountain,...
New airline regulations will require baggage fee refunds for delayed luggage

New airline regulations will require baggage fee refunds for delayed luggage

Airline passengers are about to get new consumer protections under measures being rolled out by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new measures include efforts to institute a requirement for airlines to refund checked baggage fees when bags are substantially delayed. Congress passed a bill in July to require refunds for delayed bags. The DOT will also consider a new rule to...
Delta reveals new designer uniforms

Delta reveals new designer uniforms

Flying with Delta is about to get a lot trendier.  The airline debuted new designer uniforms for the company's workers Wednesday in Atlanta, where Delta is headquartered. Fashion designer Zac Posen teamed up with Delta to create the new uniforms, which will be worn by more than 60,000 Delta employees, including customer service agents, flight attendants, ramp agents and technicians...
Google Flights will now alert travelers when flight prices change

Google Flights will now alert travelers when flight prices change

Looking for the best deal on a flight? A new Google Flights feature might be able to help. And it means a lot less frustration for those who have looked up prices for a flight only to check again days later and find a higher rate. >> Read more trending stories   The feature uses historical flight data to make predictions.  Searching for flights between cities but don't have...
Brave visitors can spend night in 'Dracula's Castle,' coffins included

Brave visitors can spend night in 'Dracula's Castle,' coffins included

For the first time in nearly 70 years, visitors can sleep in Dracula's castle. Bran Castle will play host to two people who are lucky enough to be chosen to spend the night there on Halloween night. The contest is part of a promotion by Airbnb.  The pair will have dinner and wine before retiring to their red velvet-trimmed coffins, according to the Associated Press. But if coffins are too...
Gas prices drop in Miami Valley

Gas prices drop in Miami Valley

Gas prices have gone down in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Average retail gas prices in Dayton have dropped 15 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.23 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com...

No issues 1st day of Samsung Galaxy Note7 flight ban at DIA

There were no known issues on Saturday, the first day of the flight ban of the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Travelers at the Dayton International Airport said the airlines made announcements before boarding and warned they would have to leave it behind or miss their flight. “Before I got on thte plane we had to let them know if we had one,” said Andreas Syllaba of Washington Twp. The U.S. Department...
Cuban rum, cigars cleared to come into U.S.

Cuban rum, cigars cleared to come into U.S.

Connoisseurs of rum and cigars from Cuba, you can now enjoy the vices legally. President Barack Obama has lifted the restrictions on Cuba's rum and cigars in the latest in a round of executive actions that have opened the borders with the communist island nation, USA Today reported. Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced in December 2014 that the two former enemies have eased tensions...
Daytona Beach hotel closures, storm damage cause concern for Biketoberfest

Daytona Beach hotel closures, storm damage cause concern for Biketoberfest

Every year about 150,000 descend on Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest, but damage caused by Hurricane Matthew has caused 20 hotels to close ahead of this weekend’s event. Jennifer Cardwell made an 18-hour trip from Indiana to attend, but had no idea if her hotel was one of the ones affected. “It was a little bit nerve-wracking, just wondering if the hotel was going to be available when...
Airline creates child-free zone on flights

Airline creates child-free zone on flights

A low-budget airline in India is changing the way passengers fly. IndiGo airline created "Quiet Zones" on flights -- areas where children under of the age of 12 are not permitted to sit.