On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. After her husband died in the Civil War, the New York-born Taylor learned of the growing popularity of two enormous wat...

Recent studies are indicating that many travelers are simply confused by loyalty and frequent flyer programs. YouGov, a global opinion and data company has released the following results:

  • 54% of Americans surveyed find frequent flyer programs confusing

  • 47% say...

In today’s social media and technology-driven world, text heavy articles, news postings, and personal messages have gone by the wayside.  Almost anything posted online, even just random musings, includes a photo or video, enhancing the viewer’s understanding of the sub...

The Brooklyn Bridge, with its unprecedented length and two stately towers, opened on this day in 1883. Dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world,” it connected the massive population centers of Brooklyn and Manhattan and changed the course of New York City forever.

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December 22, 2017

This week in 1903, we learned to fly! The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, made the first successful flight in history in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  Their aircraft was a gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120...

Chicago-based United Airlines has sent its last 747 out for a final curtain call.

The Boeing 747, known as the “Queen of the Skies,” a regal nickname it has had since entering service in 1969 has made its final flight with United Airlines. While many airlines have...