Get ready for the most expensive holiday travel season ever

New York CNN Business – For travelers getting ready to make their first holiday trips since before the pandemic: prepare for sticker shock. Airfares are way up. US gas prices are higher than they’ve ever been at this time of year. Rates for hotel rooms and rental cars have jumped 12% and 46% respectively from … Read more

3 convicted in 2014 downing of Malaysian jet over Ukraine

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Thursday convicted three men of murder for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. with a Russian surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard the aircraft as it flew over a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine in 2014. The convictions, along with the life … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 3: Hurricanes, SCOTUS, Brazil, United Airlines, food recall

CNN – In 2022, it’s not uncommon to be surrounded by gadgets that can turn on your lights, remind you of an appointment or track your sleep. But how far is too far? Some technology experts say Amazon’s new list of updates shows how prevalent surveillance products are in every corner of our homes with … Read more

Economy flights from Moscow to Dubai hitting $5,000 as Russians flee

The airline industry has been hamstrung by a perfect storm of challenges over recent weeks, from labor shortages and supply disruptions to rising fuel prices. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are going for as much as $5,000 and many have completely … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN – Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Hospital appointments, flights and hotels canceled as Britain grapples with how to pay tribute to the Queen

London CNN – As Britain grinds to a national standstill ahead of Monday’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, it is grappling with an uncomfortable conundrum: what should, and what shouldn’t, be canceled out of respect for the monarch? Sporting fixtures and cultural events have been almost entirely suspended on Monday, the day of UK’s first … Read more