Southwest Airlines raises EarlyBird Check-In fees

Southwest Airlines raises EarlyBird Check-In fees

From Travel Pulse The EarlyBird Check-In feature offered by Southwest Airlines has become popular with travelers, but the company has increased the price of the option by 20 percent. According to FoxNews.com, Southwest Airlines has increased the cost of the EarlyBird Check-In feature from $12.50 to $15 for a one-way trip. When the program was […]

Michael Taube: ‘Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front’ book review

COLD FIRE: KENNEDY’S NORTHERN FRONT By John Boyko Alfred A. Knopf Canada, $30, 384 pages Canada and the United States have historically been great friends, allies and trading partners. Relations between the two countries have faced occasional bumps in the road, and witnessed some short-lived layers of ice. By and large, they’ve built a successful […]

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Maxima new car review

Eric Peters: 2016 Nissan Maxima new car review

By Eric Peters Toyota’s got the Avalon … for people who want a larger, nicer Camry. That’s more or less the role the Maxima has played lately in Nissan’s lineup. In theory, it’s the car for people who want something a bit more than the Altima offers, especially performance and style-wise … but not quite […]

Bob Garver: “The Boss” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Boss” movie review

By Bob Garver “The Boss” is a movie that features a montage of a girl being dumped on an orphanage, Melissa McCarthy break-dancing, an extended mouth-spreader gag, awkward flirting and dating, that gag you’ve seen in the trailers where McCarthy gets launched into a wall by a sofa bed, a crude term for a female […]

UPDATE: Kepler recovered after going silent 75 million miles from Earth

UPDATE: Kepler recovered after going silent 75 million miles from Earth

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register It’s amazing that NASA can communicate with a spacecraft 75 million miles away, and I can’t even get a cell signal in certain parts of Texas sometimes. UPDATE: Monday, April 11, 2016 Mission operations engineers have successfully recovered the Kepler spacecraft from Emergency Mode, according to a new statement from Kepler […]

Cruise lines hit bumpy waters In Cuban cruise approvals

Cruise lines hit bumpy waters In Cuban cruise approvals

From Travel Pulse Cuban cruises are all the rage in the news as Carnival Corporation’s new Fathom line has been approved to bring U.S. citizens to the Caribbean island nation and Ponant announces that it too will take Americans to Cuba. However, permission has not been granted to all cruise lines, and one peculiar restriction applies […]

Only three U.S. airports require security checks for employees, TSA administrator says

Only three U.S. airports require security checks for employees, TSA administrator says

TSA administrator Robert Neffenger admitted Wednesday that only three U.S. airports require employees to go through a security check before entering “secured” areas of the airport. Mr. Neffenger made the confession to lawmakers at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on TSA security on Wednesday. Atlanta, Miami, and Orlando’s airports are the only three to require […]

Country music legend Merle Haggard dies aged 79

Country music legend Merle Haggard dies aged 79

American Country music legend Merle Haggard has died at the age of 79 from pneumonia. Haggard was considered one of the most influential figures in the genre. Haggard’s fame skyrocketed in 1970 with “Okie From Muskogee”, an anti hippie song (“We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee, we don’t take our trips on LSD”) that came […]

Eric Peters: Getting around ‘Uncle’

Eric Peters: Getting around ‘Uncle’

By Eric Peters There is a way out. Of half a dozen (or more) air bags and seat belt buzzers and back-up cameras and narc-you-out black boxes and automatic braking (soon to be a mandatory“feature” in all new cars). Just don’t buy a car.    Buy a “motorcycle” that just happens to be a car… […]