American Airlines passengers report 'unnerving' groans and moaning noises from PA system that sound 'somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting'
Sep 25th, 2022 - Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas earlier this month were thrown into a state of confusion and concern when strange noises began emanating from the plane's public announcement system. As documented by Emerson Collins in a now viral video, a bizarre series of ominous moans and groans suddenly filled the cabin shortly before takeoff, puzzling passengers and flight attendants, and then continued for the duration of the flight. "Someone on this ... [Read More]
Sep 25th, 2022 - The first groups will be from Shanghai and four Chinese provinces including Guangdong, the Macau government said at a press conference Saturday The city will tighten travel restrictions again if Covid outbreaks resurface, officials said. Macau plans to welcome back tour groups from mainland China as soon as November, giving a boost to its tourism-dependent economy, which has been hammered by a slump in visitors since the outbreak of the pandemic. The first groups will be from Shanghai and four ... [Read More]
Sep 25th, 2022 - MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful typhoon shifted and abruptly gained strength Sunday as it blew closer to the northeastern Philippines, prompting evacuations from high-risk villages and the capital, which could be sideswiped by the storm, officials said. Typhoon Noru was swirling at sea about 115 kilometers (71 miles) east of Infanta town in Quezon province with sustained winds of 195 kilometers (121 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 240 kph (149 mph) at midafternoon. Forecasters ... [Read More]
Sep 25th, 2022 - BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Commissioners held a meeting today to discuss evacuation plans and procedures. After new information is released by the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center on Sunday, 9/25/2022, the county will issue necessary evacuations. Those who reside in zone A will have to evacuate if evacuations are issued, as well as those in mobile homes or increased flooding areas. According to Manatee County Emergency Management Chief Steve Litschauer, ... [Read More]
Sep 25th, 2022 - Preparing for holiday travel early this year is a must. After travel bans and stay at home orders from the covid-19 pandemic, everyone is itching to get out and travel. The entire travel industry was crippled by the pandemic as public transportation was at a standstill. Airlines were hit hard by the lack of passengers, furloughed travel industry employees were forced to find other means to get by, not knowing when their jobs would return. The return of travel is still coming along, albeit at a ... [Read More]
Sep 25th, 2022 - LARGO — School districts across the Tampa Bay area are taking precautionary steps as Tropical Storm Ian threatens to impact the region in the coming days. Three Pinellas County schools will close early Monday as the school district prepares special-needs shelters in advance of Tropical Storm Ian. Palm Harbor University High, Dunedin Highland Middle and John Hopkins Middle schools will release students at 12:30 p.m. to make way for the activity. The rest of the district will remain open ... [Read More]
I compared every aspect of business-class train travel in Canada and the US. One is worth the higher price.
Sep 24th, 2022 - I recently traveled in business class on a Via Rail train in Canada and an Amtrak train in the US. In August, I took a 10-hour Amtrak ride in business class from NYC to Niagara Falls in New York for $163. In comparison, standard coach tickets start at around $68. Just a few days later, I took a 6-hour Via Rail ride in Canada from Toronto to Montréal for $216. Standard coach tickets start at around $100. Via Rail and Amtrak are popular train lines in Canada and the US. is ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - At least 12 people were struck by lightning while 24 others died after their homes collapsed during unrelenting rains. Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who died after being struck by lightning. Across the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 24 people died after their homes collapsed during unrelenting rains, Relief Commissioner Ranvir Prasad said. Mohamed Usman, 15, was on his friend's roof in the city of Prayagraj when ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - _ DOMESTIC_ Domestic flights are flights within a specific country's boundaries. Passengers or cargo transportation can be handled through airline companies. Additionally, domestic flights can be arranged for military purposes. _DOMESTIC AIR TICKET_ Domestic flights are flights within a specific country's boundaries. Passengers or cargo transportation can be handled through airline companies. _PASSENGERS IN DOMESTIC_ A domestic flight is one that stays within the same country while an ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - Video circulating on Twitter shows floodwaters rushing along the road in Tarragona and in some areas it is high enough to run over the top of parked cars. Heavy rainfall in Spain has caused flooding strong enough to wash away cars, with emergency services inundated with calls from panicked residents. Video circulating on Twitter shows floodwaters rushing along the road in Tarragona, Catalan, and in some areas, it is high enough to run over the top of parked cars. In another clip, cars were ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - Survivors say boat that sank off Syrian coast had between 120 and 150 people onboard The death toll from a boat that sank off the Syrian coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week has risen to 94, Syrian state TV said on Saturday. The country's transport ministry has quoted survivors as saying the boat left Lebanon's northern Minyeh region on Tuesday bound for Europe with between 120 and 150 people onboard. Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees, described the incident as ... [Read More]
A wheelchair user filmed herself dragging her body to the bathroom on a plane after the cabin crew refused to help
Sep 24th, 2022 - A woman has gone viral on TikTok after filming her degrading experience as a wheelchair user on a flight needing to use the bathroom. Jenny Berrie, from the UK, filmed herself dragging her body along an AlbaStar Air flight when the cabin crew refused to help her on the flight from Newcastle airport to Palma, Mallorca. In her video, which has garnered over five million views, Berrie also said a crew member on her flight told her that "disabled people just wear [diapers]" rather than ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - Posted: Updated: SHARE TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — It'll be a pleasant first weekend of fall in the Tampa Bay area. Temperatures today and tomorrow will be in the upper 80s close to 90. Behind yesterday's cold front, drier air is in place making it feel less humid and keep rain chances low. It'll be most pleasant in the early morning and evenings. If we see any showers this weekend they'll be mainly south of I-4 in the evenings. TRACKING IAN We continue to track now Tropical Storm Ian. As of ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - Cayman Islands and Jamaica brace while Florida governor declares emergency, with storm headed to state by midweek Florida residents on Saturday were bracing for a heavy tropical storm that weather experts warn could become a major hurricane. Tropical storm Ian is poised to intensify into a hurricane within a few days after forming on Friday over the southern Caribbean. The storm could cross over into parts of Cuba before heading to Florida by the middle of next week, according to forecasts. ... [Read More]
I packed for a weeklong trip that involved a plane, train, and car. Here are 4 things I'm glad I had and 3 items I regret not bringing.
Sep 24th, 2022 - I stared at my suitcase as I planned my packing list for six days in Utah. My itinerary included a train ride, a road trip, and a flight home — and it all needed to fit in a carry-on suitcase and backpack. From fine dining restaurants to hikes in Arches National Park, I planned a vast itinerary for my six-day trip to Utah. It all started aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer , a two-day train ride from Denver, Colorado, to Moab, Utah. After I arrived in Utah, I'd rent a car and explore the ... [Read More]
Sep 24th, 2022 - A strong undersea earthquake shook Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. Witnesses said many people ran out of their homes to higher ground when the pre-dawn earthquake struck, but they later received text messages saying there was no danger of a tsunami. A massive quake off the coast of Aceh in 2004 triggered a powerful tsunami that killed around 230,000 ... [Read More]