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5 Tips to Survive a Major Storm or Hurricane When Traveling

It isn’t only just a headline. Monster storms, such as hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, are affecting more people in more places in a shorter period of time than has been the case in the past. They wreak havoc in their path with punishing winds and torrential rains and finish with dangerous storm surges.
The 2017 hurricane season has already resulted in countless delays, the cancellation of thousands of flights, and there …

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin announced that it will cease all of its long-haul flights by October 15. The move follows notice from aircraft leasing companies that plan to take back their Airbus A330 aircraft as a result of Air Berlin’s bankruptcy filing last month.
Key routes that will be discontinued include the carrier’s Düsseldorf-Los Angeles service, as well as its flights from Düsseldorf to Mexico and the Caribbean. Service from Berlin to Abu …

Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. will be reflagged as the Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel.
Located a short distance from the White House, the property has 356 guestrooms, including 27 suites. The hotel also offers over 12,000 square feet (1,114 square meters) of meeting and event space.
The property was built in 1963 by developer Marshall B. Coyne, and was named after James …

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

Wing Panel Falls Off KLM Plane, Damages Car While Flying Over Japan

A piece of an airplane fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane on Saturday, damaging a car in Japan. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, had taken off from Kansai International Airport.
The wing panel, which authorities say weighed approximately nine pounds (four kilograms), damaged the roof of the car and smashed its rear window. The debris fell from a height of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).
No one was in the car …

Review: ‘Small World: A Fantasia’ at 59E59 Theaters

When I saw a notice that ‘Small World,’ a story about Walt Disney, was coming to 59E59 Theaters, describing it as a show that would “go behind the scenes of Disney’s classic ‘Fantasia,’” I started to count the days until I’d see it. “Fantasia” was the first full-length film I ever saw in a movie theater and it remains one of my all-time favorites, with a particular fondness for the …

New Executive Order Bars Almost All Travel from Seven Countries

New Executive Order Bars Almost All Travel from Seven Countries

The White House issued a new order on Sunday banning virtually all citizens from seven countries to the United States. The new executive order includes most of the countries covered by President Trump’s original travel ban.
The new order goes beyond the president’s original travel ban, which was issued back in March. It places permanent restrictions on travel, as opposed to the 90-day suspension in the original ban.
The countries covered by …

Lobby Bar – September 22: Charizard the Tourguide, Being Tickled by a Butler, and BMW Invests in Dongles

Lobby Bar – An Optical Illusion of Words
Forced laughs. Take a seat next to us in the theater for a third viewing of “The Play That Goes Wrong.” Before you go swallowing any cayennidday, keep in mind that the actors are professionally trained thespians to give you a very poor performance. Don’t worry, if you aren’t smiling by the end of the show, Perkins the butler will personally go and …