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"Now, the island chain is positioning itself for a boost in tourism as people take advantage of the new law," according to The Washington Post, which cited an estimate from a University of Hawaii researcher that gay marriage will boost tourism by $217 million over the next three years.
For criteria, Airfarewatchdog looked at canceled flights, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, denied boardings and customer satisfaction. Interestingly, top overall airline Frontier didn't rank at the top of any individual category.
Rounding out the top five are Boston Logan International (BOS), San Francisco International (SFO) and New York LaGuardia (LGA).
Throughout the world, subway systems have different rules of etiquette. On Washington, DC's Metro, for example, eating and drinking is forbidden; just a few hours north on a Boston's T, however, other passengers will wonder what's wrong if you're not sipping coffee and/or scnapps out of a Dunkin' Donuts styrofoam cup.
Not saying the following video is standard subway boarding protocol in Venezuela, but, if nothing else, it is entertaining. Killing Batteries says it was shot in the Valles del Tuy region.
Monday, the New York Times looked at the legality of Airbnb in New York City. The article's title, "The Airbnb Economy in New York: Lucrative but Often Illegal," neatly sums up the situation (as good headers often do): many New Yorkers are earning needed income from Airbnb, but in doing so are depriving the state of needed tax revenue.
The longest commercial flights in the world -- Singapore Airlines' flights 21 and 22, running between Singapore and Newark, New Jersey -- are slated for cancellation The Economist's Gulliver blog reports. The flights traverse 9,525 miles in about 19 hours.
Qantas's 8,576-mile route between Sydney and Dallas now has the top honor, according to USA Today, with Delta's Atlanta to Johannesburg flight (8,434 miles) a close third.
One of the biggest possible travel trends in the Americas during 2014: PANKs. No, they're not a new competitor for Spanx, but rather professional aunts, no kids. These women are spending billions traveling with their nieces and nephews according to Euromonitor International's Global Trends Report, as reported by the International Business Times.
Melanie Notkin, chief executive at Savvy Auntie, an online community for aunts and godmothers, told the International Business Times she estimates there are 23 million PANKs in the United States who spend $9 billion annually on children.
Fifty-one percent of British air travelers "don't trust" female pilots, citing their inability to handle pressure, according to a poll conducted by U.K.-based travel site sunshine.co.uk and reported by The Daily Mail.
Twenty-six percent of respondents said the pilot's gender was irrelevant while 14 percent were less likely to trust a male pilot. Respondents who did not trust a man heading the cockpit, cited their "hot headedness" and ability to be easily distracted as reasons for their distrust.