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Free flowers and a pop-up marriage booth: How airports do Valentine's Day:

February 13th, 2018

Air travel is rarely very romantic, but this Valentine's Day some airports and airlines are making a special effort to add a dash of love to the journey.

Unexploded World War II bomb closes London airport:

February 12th, 2018

Some 284 flights were cancelled at London City Airport on Monday after an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames.

Hamster flushed down toilet after college student's pet denied flight:

February 9th, 2018

Belen Aldecosea, 21, accuses Spirit Airlines of causing her to flush her pet hamster down a toilet after the company refused to let her bring the pet on a flight.

California state loophole leaves minors at risk using Uber, Lyft:

February 7th, 2018

State regs require fingerprints and background checks for almost any worker who may be alone with kids. Those same requirements do not apply to Uber and Lyft.

Hand warmers and hip-hop: How Minneapolis is preparing for the Super Bowl:

February 3rd, 2018

An army of volunteers has been recruited to help travelers find their way around -- with the help of some free handwarmers.

Emotional support peacock denied flight by United Airlines:

January 31st, 2018

United Airlines said in a statement to NBC News that the peacock "did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size."

More than 50,000 American bridges are falling apart:

January 30th, 2018

NBC News found cases from across the country where pieces of crumbling bridges broke off and fell to the roadway, sometimes hitting vehicles.

Instagram fitness model kicked off American Airlines flight:

January 29th, 2018

Instagram fitness model and personal trainer Jen Selter was removed from an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York after a dispute with crew members.

Drought-hit Cape Town pushes water rationing amid crisis:

January 28th, 2018

South Africa's second-biggest city ramped up contingency plans as the water crisis hurt tourism.

Growls are growing over Delta's new rules for flying with service animals:

January 28th, 2018

Travelers and advocates are baring their teeth at Delta's new rule that passengers with service animals must submit paperwork two full days before flying.

Vegas king Steve Wynn accused of 'pattern of sexual misconduct' in WSJ report:

January 27th, 2018

Casino magnate Steve Wynn allegedly preyed on female salon workers, threatening then with loss of livelihood — and German shepherds.

A new $11 billion airport aims to knock Atlanta off its perch:

January 27th, 2018

The Istanbul New Airport, which aims to be the world's busiest, is the latest infrastructure project by Turkey's autocratic president.

Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash mistook signal ahead of curve:

January 25th, 2018

The engineer in an Amtrak derailment last month that killed three people said he mistook a marker before a 30 mph curve for mistook it for another signal.

Drop in tourism to the U.S. means a $4.6B hit to the economy:

January 23rd, 2018

The downturn has also caused America to lose its spot as the world's second-most popular destination for foreign travel, ceding to Spain.

Delta cracks down on service animals allowed on board:

January 20th, 2018

Delta says reports of "comfort" animals urinating and defecating or biting have spiked some 84 percent in the last few years, forcing the airline to clamp down.

Airbus puts A380 superjumbo on death row amid weak sales:

January 15th, 2018

Airbus announced it outsripped rival Boeing in overall aircraft sales last year, but could abandon the double-decker A380 without a further order from Emirates.

Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger:

January 11th, 2018

Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.

MH370 hunt to resume with up to $70M reward for wreckage:

January 10th, 2018

The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Avalanche fears trap 13,000 tourists in famed Swiss ski resort:

January 9th, 2018

Police and the operators of the famed Zermatt ski resort decided to close roads leading into and out of the region and canceled all train services in and out.

Frozen pipe causes flooding, adds to chaos at JFK airport:

January 8th, 2018

Authorities said flooding appeared to come from an unprotected pipe that fed a sprinkler system in a privately operated terminal.

Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40M:

January 4th, 2018

The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the NTSB said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

Rat on a plane: Flight canceled after rodent found:

January 3rd, 2018

Alaska Airlines says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat jumped from the jet way onto the plane.

U.S. urges railroads to quickly install anti-crash safety system:

January 3rd, 2018

Secretary Elaine Chao urged railroads and transit agencies to "take all possible measures" to meet deadlines to install a safety system called positive train control.

Chaos at customs as outage causes long lines at airports:

January 2nd, 2018

An outage at Customs and Border Protection Monday caused long lines at airports, but the agency said it does not appear malicious in nature.

Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says:

January 1st, 2018

Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported Monday there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017.

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