Flight delayed? You could be paid up to $1,000

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Since May, fliers who have purchased a new type of travel insurance have been getting paid — at times within hours — up to $1,000 for travel delays.

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New Potter ride boasts magical 7.5-hour wait

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Spellbound fans waited up to 450 minutes to ride the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort which opened Tuesday. 

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Pilot orders pizza for passengers on delayed flight

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 A Frontier Airlines pilot is being called a hero – but not for anything he did while flying the plane.

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Man books flight to Granada, ends up in Grenada

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When a U.S. dentist planned a trip to Portugal for a conference last September, he decided he’d first swing by Granada, Spain. He never made it.

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#ForMyFather: Dad’s travel dreams fulfilled after death

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Jay Kwon Yang fulfilled his dream of traveling the world — even after falling victim to cancer.

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Carry-On: How to pack like a pro

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How to pack everything in one bag without wrinkles or creases, including a blazer, using the power of “bundle wrapping.”

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FBI offers $10K bounty for pointing laser at aircraft

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The FBI will pay $10,000 for information that helps catch individuals that intentionally point lasers at aircraft, as the number of reported cases of “lasing” continues to rise.

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Pot-friendly states can’t really stop carry-on weed

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In Washington and Colorado, it can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.

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'Get me off this plane': Man locked in dark cabin in worst layover ever

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Tom Wagner, a boat captain from Louisiana, nodded off on a flight to Los Angeles with a stop in Houston. When he woke up, he found himself alone, locked in the cabin.

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Turkey Day gridlock? Travel delays pile up as nasty weather slams East Coast

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Flight delays and cancellations piled up Wednesday at some of America’s busiest airports, and a band of rain from Maine to the Carolinas soaked Americans on the busiest travel day of the year.

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Busiest travel day of year to be ‘pretty bad’ for millions as pre-Thanksgiving storm looms

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A deadly winter storm system heading east threatens widespread cancellations at some of the country’s busiest airports on the eve of Thanksgiving, a meteorologist warned Tuesday.

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Millions face Thanksgiving travel nightmare as deadly winter storm closes in

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System of snow and high winds moves rapidly to the Northeast, threatening to deal its strongest blow just as some 43 million Americans begin traveling ahead of the holiday.

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Texting, talking at 30,000 feet may be an option soon

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Texting and talking on cellphones, long forbidden on U.S. airlines, will soon be an option for airlines and their passengers on domestic flights.

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FAA to allow tablets and e-readers during all phases of flight

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9-year-old flies alone from Minneapolis to Las Vegas without a boarding pass

A 9-year-old boy made it past TSA officials and gate agents without a boarding pass at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and flew to Las Vegas alone, an airport official said Sunday.

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