Category: Travel

Autonomous air transport startup Elroy Air completes first flights of large cargo VTOL

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Autonomous air transport startup Elroy Air completes first flights of large cargo VTOL

SF-based Elroy Air hopes to transform bulk air cargo shipping with its ‘Chapparal’ vertical take-off and landing craft, the first version of which will be able to carry 250 lbs of cargo as far as 300 miles. The startup, which was founded in 2016 by experience…

Kitty Hawk’s Flyer personal VTOL has now flown over 25,000 times

Flying cars, or at least their functional equivalent, edge closer to reality every day – and startup Kitty Hawk wants you to know it’s putting in the flying time to make it happen. The company, led by former Google self-driving car visionary Sebastian Thrun, …

The weird things after closing a venture round, iPhone 11, AI ad errors, and Cloud Foundry

Annual Extra Crunch members get 100,000 Brex Rewards points upon credit card signup We’re excited to announce an addition to the Extra Crunch community perks. Starting today, annual Extra Crunch members can get 100,000 Brex Rewards points after signing up for…

How to pack for any trip in just a carry-on suitcase

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How to pack for any trip in just a carry-on suitcase

Five ways to avoid the luggage-carousel waiting game, according to frequent business travelers. Plus, their picks of the best suitcases and travel bags. Last year, nearly 29 million “mishandled” bags didn’t show up at the correct baggage claim carousel, accor…

I have 26 credit cards and travel more than 4 months out of the year. These are the perks I value the most

Holly Johnson has 26 credit cards, many of which offer superior perks and consumer protections. Priority Pass Select airport lounge membership is probably her favorite perk, since it lets Johnson access over 1,000 airport lounges worldwide. It’s available thr…

Northernmost hotel in the world to open at the North Pole

Ever dreamed of spending the night in a luxury heated igloo at the North Pole? For one month only, travelers will have the opportunity to do just that — provided they’ve got a spare $100,000.

How to Check on Your Passport Application Status

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How to Check on Your Passport Application Status

Chances are good when you request a new passport or a passport renewal you’re doing it because you have a trip on the horizon. If you’re me, a trip that’s coming up pretty soon. Read more…

A man was arrested on suspicion of fraudulently earning more than 42 million frequent flyer miles worth $1.75 million

US federal authorities have accused a man accused of earning 42 million Delta frequent-flyer miles through fraudulent means. Prosecutors say the man took advantage of a program that is supposed to reward businesses for employee travel. The airline said the mi…

Weather radar picks up swarming dragonflies

The folks watching the weather radar in Ohio this week spotted something that wasn’t in the forecast — swarming dragonflies.

How to Avoid Tourist Traps While Traveling

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How to Avoid Tourist Traps While Traveling

Over on a recent post, we asked readers to tell us the worst tourist traps to avoid while traveling—and we learned several important things. For one, don’t visit the “overrated” Space Needle. Second, don’t go to Georgetown Cupcakes because there are better d…

What’s Coming to Amazon Prime Video in September 2019

September brings with it a number of new shows to Amazon Prime video, including five Amazon Original series exclusive to the platform—such as Season 1 of the half-hour animated series Undone and Chris Tall Presents, the first unscripted German Amazon Original…

Amnesty International issues travel advisory for the United States of America

I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that shit has been well out-of-hand in the United States of America for some time now. Children are being taken from their parents and held in deplorable conditions. Folks are murdered for the color of their skin. Gun vio…