air travel

Virgin Airlines Cancellation Forces 8-Month Pregnant Woman To Spend Night On Floor

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Traveling during your third trimester can be uncomfortable enough. And a 36-week pregnant Australian woman endured a particularly difficult overnight stay in a Brisbane Virgin Australia terminal, placing the airline under scrutiny. Meghan Cochrane's flight was cancelled Sunday night, and she was re-booked on a plane departing at 5 a.m. on Monday. According to a Facebook post from... Read more

Traveling Toy Tiger Makes His Way Home

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When your child loses his stuffed animal, you'll travel to the end of the earth to find it and make the crying stop. But in this case, Hobbes the tiger did the traveling himself. Six-year-old Owen accidentally left the stuffed tiger behind at Tampa International Airport when his family was traveling to Houston earlier this month. Mom immediately... Read more

Why I’m in Favor of Kid-Free Flights

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Every time the subject of children on airplanes comes up -- which is a lot -- people get very touchy. Even I went on a bit of a rant when Tuesdays with Morrie author Mitch Albom complained about being annoyed by kids on flights a while back. But guess what? I’m all in favor... Read more