travel http://wlrn.org en Caribbean Airlines Flights Resume After Pilots' Sick-Out http://wlrn.org/post/caribbean-airlines-flights-resume-after-pilots-sick-out <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Due to a labor dispute, dozens of Caribbean Airlines pilots called in sick Tuesday, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.</span></p><p>Nearly all of the Trinidad-based airline's flights were disrupted across the Caribbean and in major hubs such as Miami, New York and London.</p><p>Airline spokesman Clint Williams says the company is in touch with travelers affected by the sick-out and has provided alternate flights for them.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:48:09 +0000 Nadege Green 34902 at http://wlrn.org Caribbean Airlines Flights Resume After Pilots' Sick-Out Coping With Climate Change In Greenland http://wlrn.org/post/coping-climate-change-greenland <p><em>Contribution from the Miami Herald</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">On an inlet nestled between soaring cliffs, huge chunks of ice shimmer from a distance like precious stones on a cocktail ring.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:45:49 +0000 Nancy San Martin 26111 at http://wlrn.org Coping With Climate Change In Greenland Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville http://wlrn.org/post/winging-it-biking-around-again-margaritaville I love Key West, and I go there as often as possible: pina coladas, drag queens, shady hammocks, feral chickens — it's the best. There's just one problem: everyone gets around the island by bike, and I've never learned to ride one. Obviously that had to change.<p>Why didn't I learn? I really don't remember, and neither did my mom, when I asked her about the one time my parents tried to teach me. "You got on a big bicycle that was so big you couldn't really turn the wheels and got discouraged."<p>I've tried to learn a few times since then — particularly after I discovered Key West. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:37:44 +0000 Petra Mayer 25950 at http://wlrn.org Winging It: Biking Around Again In Margaritaville FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics http://wlrn.org/post/faa-says-fliers-can-safely-use-most-electronics Saying it has "determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight," <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15254" target="_blank">the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday</a> that it is advising airlines they can let fliers use their much-loved e-books, tablets and other handhelds "gate-to-gate."<p>Cellphone calls, however, would still be prohibited.<p>The agency says it expects that by the end of this year, "many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22963 at http://wlrn.org FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics The Exploding Business of Travel & Tourism http://wlrn.org/post/exploding-business-travel-tourism <p></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:14:14 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 16674 at http://wlrn.org The Exploding Business of Travel & Tourism Cuba's Secret Side: How To Order A Pizza In Havana http://wlrn.org/post/cubas-secret-side-how-order-pizza-havana <p><em><strong>Airing Sunday, February 10 and February 17 at 2:00pm on WLRN channel 17</strong></em></p><p>Filmmaker and author Karin Muller had always heard the argument over Cuba, but was never satisfied with what she learned.</p><p>According to some it is a tropical paradise, and according to others it is a police state that people are dying to escape from.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 8845 at http://wlrn.org Cuba's Secret Side: How To Order A Pizza In Havana Down To One Runway, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Will Be Vulnerable To Mishaps And Delays http://wlrn.org/post/down-one-runway-ft-lauderdale-airport-will-be-vulnerable-mishaps-and-delays <p></p><p>Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International will increase its capacity for yearly takeoffs and landings by more than 50 percent once its new runway goes live 20 months from now.</p><p>But it's going to be tricky in the meantime. Building the new runway will require closing one of the airport's two existing runways and that will expose flights and travelers to the risk of unforeseen -- and possibly lengthy -- delays.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8811 at http://wlrn.org Down To One Runway, Ft. Lauderdale Airport Will Be Vulnerable To Mishaps And Delays Traveller's Bane, The TSA, May Be Killing Us http://wlrn.org/post/travellers-bane-tsa-may-be-killing-us <p></p><p>Good reading for your holiday plane ride: <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-18/how-airport-security-is-killing-us#r=read">Businessweek's studious indictment of the Transportation Security Administration</a> and the entire post-9/11 homeland security apparatus.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 5043 at http://wlrn.org Traveller's Bane, The TSA, May Be Killing Us