You Can Now Book Uber Rides Through United Airlines' App

Uber and United Airlines have partnered up, for a match made in traveler's heaven. You can book an Uber ride via United's mobile app, to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your destination. To sweeten the deal, United is giving an extra 1,000 MileagePlus points when Uber trips are booked through its app. » 8/24/14 11:21am 8/24/14 11:21am

In Corporate Prison at the Ford Trend Conference

The day before I went to Detroit, the city imposed a curfew due to fears of violence. The city was also in the process of shutting off water to thousands of its residents. It sounds bad. But as long as you stay inside a sealed corporate bubble the whole time, you'll never even know these problems exist. » 6/30/14 10:45am 6/30/14 10:45am

The Three Biggest Airlines Just Made Carry-On Sizes Even Smaller

It's a tale as old as time: Traveler meets luggage. Traveler falls in love. Traveler buys luggage. Traveler causes a scene as flight attendant forces traveler to pay $75 for improperly-sized baggage. And if you've secretly been holding out hope that we might one day be able to put this bit of passenger pageantry… » 6/12/14 5:40pm 6/12/14 5:40pm

Nobody Knows What To Do With This Insane Igloo Hotel In Alaska

A wood-and-urethane igloo hotel has stood sentinel on the Parks Highway to Alaska's Denali National Park for over forty years, never once being occupied or operational. Tourists love posing with it, but nobody seems interested in running it, even at a bargain-basement price of $300,000. » 5/01/14 10:22am 5/01/14 10:22am

Royal Caribbean's New Ship Hangs You 300 Feet Above the Deck In a Crane

We've already taken a look at the virtual balconies Royal Caribbean is introducing on one of its upcoming mega ships, but that's apparently just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to over-the-top cruise amenities. On its Quantum of the Seas, set to launch in 2015, vacationers will find an observation pod that hangs » 4/25/14 2:52pm 4/25/14 2:52pm

The TSA Found 51 Firearms In Luggage In Just One Week

Just last week, the TSA found fifty one firearms, forty five of which were loaded. Twenty of the loaded guns had rounds in the chamber. They also found ammunition, inert grenades and artillery shells, a saw concealed within a Bible, razor blades hidden in a shoe, and fourteen stun guns — including one disguised as a… » 4/15/14 2:46pm 4/15/14 2:46pm

How Rail Can Work For, Instead Of Against, Airlines

In China, the national high-speed rail system is fast, efficient, and transports twice as many daily passengers than the country's domestic airlines — the opposite of what happens here. Chinese airlines are complaining and provide a good lesson for U.S. operators: It's easier to embrace rail than fight it. » 4/01/14 11:25am 4/01/14 11:25am

Brazil Wants To Blow You Out Of The Sky If You Fly Over The World Cup

In anticipation of the World Cup soccer tournament this summer, Brazil has announced that it will enforce no-fly zones within a 4 nautical mile radius of the twelve Cup stadiums. As the law currently stands, unresponsive planes cannot be shot down over populated areas, but the Brazilian Air Force is hoping to change… » 3/26/14 4:30pm 3/26/14 4:30pm

How to Fly During the Holidays Without Losing Your Mind

In a little less than two weeks, Americans will engage in the county's annual combat ritual: Holiday Travel Season—a brutal tradition pitting travelers against the monolithic security and transportation apparatus in a race to their respective destinations. Believe it or not, it's possible to make it through with your… » 11/16/13 2:29pm 11/16/13 2:29pm

Impressions Of Attending The 24 Hours of Le Mans

In a previous post I went through the logistics of attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With this photo dump I wanted to give you some of my impressions of the event. Others have done a much better job of summing up the race, the unfortunate accident that killed Allan Simonsen, and other events surrounding Le Mans than… » 6/29/13 5:14pm 6/29/13 5:14pm

A Jalop's Guide to Attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans

I'm writing this while on the train from Le Mans to Paris. The 2013 race ended a few hours ago and Audi won again. Many things happened during the race, including the death of a driver, but I'm not going to dwell on that here. What I want to provide is some info on how to attend the race as a normal fan. No… » 6/28/13 6:23pm 6/28/13 6:23pm