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Op-Ed: Squeezing more people onto planes not a good idea

A frequent flyer I am not. Nor do I weigh 100 kgs (plus). I should probably shut my face up for the plans to squeeze (and add) seats on most of airlines. The United Airlines plan to introduce this suicidal idea sparked my outrage because I can calculate.

Seattle airport worker sleeps in cargo hold, plane takes off

While on the job an employee at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle thought he would catch a few extra zzz's on Monday. Where though? Best to grab a spot far from the madding — or traveling — crowd. He picked the wrong spot.

Climbing the medieval clock tower of St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.

The creepy Gothic town where the legend of Dracula was born Special

Whitby - Bram Stoker sat on a park bench in 1890 on the West Cliff, trying to decide if this sleepy seaside town was good enough for a family holiday. But he soon discovered the inspiration for the legendary Dracula horror novels was more fitting.

Photo essay: Touring London's historic Savoy Hotel Special

London - The Savoy is a 125 year-old hotel at the heart of the theater district in London, and the birthplace of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operettas. Recently refurbished, the hotel is an Art Deco wonder.

FAA upgrades India's aviation safety rating

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upgraded Indian aviation's safety category to Category 1, a year after it was cut to Category 2.

Anti-austerity strike closes Eiffel Tower

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was forced to close to visitors on Thursday due to a strike by unions opposed to what they see as the "austerity" policies of the French government.

Op-Ed: Buenos Aires survival guide Special

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires is a gem of its own that I always wanted to visit. Hailed as the cultural capital city of South America, it is like a magnet for different kinds of visitors, from business people to average tourists. Here are few tips how to survive it.

The armchair traveler — The hanging coffins of the Igorot people

Sagada - A 12 to 15 hour bus ride north of Manila will take a visitor to Sagada, a city of about 11,300 people in the Philippines. Besides its many natural wonders, visitors can enjoy a tour to the famous hanging coffins of the Igorot.

What it's like to enjoy afternoon tea at London's Savoy Special

London - Afternoon tea in London is always a pleasurable experience, whiling away time with good conversation, strong tea and an array of delicacies to munch on. Every venue is different, and one of the most interesting is the Savoy Hotel.

1 in 3 British holidaygoers prefers home comforts to culture

Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.

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