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  • City: those traps are to transport turtles, don't vandalize

    July 20, 2017 8:39 PM 7

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest city is telling its residents to stop vandalizing traps that are designed to help move turtles to a pond. The city's official Twitter account says Thursday that traps at Evergreen Cemetery are part of a project to transport turtles from the cemetery back to Capisic (CAP'-is-ick) Pond. The city says some of the traps

  • Reelight’s bike light is powered by magnets, not batteries

    July 14, 2017 11:05 AM 5

    A new Kickstarter that promises riders an easily mountable bike light powered only by magnetic energy has successfully been backed by over 1,000 people. Reelight says its CIO LED bike lights are bright, battery free, waterproof, and will flash during your ride — even when you stop. It’s also anti-theft, as the lights are mounted with a key and the wires

  • ‘Nobody Leans on Cube’: Big3 Makes Way for McGregor-Mayweather Fight

    July 13, 2017 9:57 PM 37

    Though the news release announcing the move said the league had been given “a generous offer that we could not refuse,” the founders strongly rejected the notion that their little league had been leaned on, Godfather-style. Kwatinetz emphasized that for the Big3’s purposes, the new arena was just as good as the old one. “If we thought there was something

  • AirAsia adds extra flights for Aidiladha

    July 13, 2017 9:39 AM 40

    There will be more flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Baru and Alor Setar during that period, the airline said in a statement today. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, July 13 — AirAsia is increasing flight frequencies from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Baru and Alor Setar to meet the demand for the Hari Raya Aidiladha

  • Internet has beef with Air India’s move to serve only vegetarian meals

    July 12, 2017 12:06 PM 46

    Critics called the decision discriminatory against the country’s minority groups who eat meat and blatantly favorable towards the country’s majority Hindus who are vegetarian. — AFP picMUMBAI, July 12 ― Air India is under fire for cutting meat out of their economy-class menu, a move some critics are calling discriminatory. Earlier this week, India’s

  • Katie Holmes, Cuba Gooding Jr. star in Air New Zealand’s safety video (VIDEO)

    July 12, 2017 9:49 AM 5

    Air New Zealand has a history of tapping celebrities to spice up routine safety videos. WELLINGTON, July 12 ― For their latest celebrity-studded in-flight safety video, Air New Zealand has tapped actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. to star as deities who embark an on exploratory journey of "the most beautiful country" they've created yet. Filmed

  • Langkawi to expect a rise in number of tourists from China

    July 12, 2017 7:18 AM 14

    Langkawi is the fourth destination in Malaysia for China Southern Airlines to operate direct flights after Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Penang. ― Malay Mail picLANGKAWI, July 12 ― The number of tourists from China could rise to 380,000 this year following several airline companies’ willingness to operate direct flights between various destinations

  • Ryanair abandons plan to start flights to Ukraine

    July 12, 2017 4:55 AM 11

    Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has confirmed it is dropping plans to start flights to Ukraine. — AFP picKIEV, July 12 — Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said Monday that it was dropping plans to start flights to Ukraine, claiming that Kiev’s airport had not fulfilled pledges made as part of an unspecified “growth agreement”. “Regrettably, Kiev airport

  • Travellers report higher levels of satisfaction after using self-service technology

    July 8, 2017 12:38 AM 8

    Delta Air Lines installed facial recognition technology at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. ― AFP picNEW YORK, July 8 ― The findings of a new report show that the more fliers use technology throughout their travel experience, the higher their passenger satisfaction levels rise. In the recently released 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey

  • Mother has restless son on lap after United Airlines gives seat away (VIDEO)

    July 7, 2017 12:36 AM 8

    BOSTON, July 7 — For a restless two-year-old, sitting in your mother's lap even for a short interview can be a lot to ask. Shirley Yamauchi, the mother, says: “I'm sorry, I need to get him some water.” Now imagine being the mom forced unexpectedly to hold her son in her lap for an entire three-and-a-half-hour flight. That was Shirley Yamauchi. She says: “I was concerned