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Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Delta Air Lines opened what’s billed as the largest facility of its kind Thursday, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel. The airline’s new multimillion-dollar “engine test cell” building — located at its Atlanta global headquarters — centers around a gigantic testing room that helps technicians maintain the
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(CNN) — Almost all of us are familiar with the great man-made attractions in China: The Forbidden City in Beijing. The Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. Shanghai’s skyscraper forest in Pudong. For a country of its massive size and varied geography, however, it’s surprising how relatively few people outside China appreciate the extent of the country’s
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(CNN) — When a Qatari sheikh asked a concierge at the Raffles Dubai hotel to deliver a present to his wife, the concierge nodded. “Of course, sir. What gift?” A Rolls Royce Ghost, the latest model, the sheikh replied. To be delivered to Qatar by the following evening. The year was 2012. Harold Abonitalla, now
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Instead of hitting typical beach getaways like Cancún and Miami, travelers this year are planning to descend upon less-traveled locations like Monterrey, Mexico; Carolina, Puerto Rico; and Santos, Brazil. The data from Airbnb looks at the percentage of growth in spring travel booking compared to last year, and highlights the stand-out destinations. For example, Airbnb’s
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While we’d expect most people packing their suitcases this time of year to be headed to a spring break hotspot like Miami or Cancún, the travel experts at Airbnb say that’s not the case in 2019. Airbnb just released its list of the top-trending spring travel destinations for 2019. The data compares bookings for spring
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(CNN) — An extraordinarily close encounter between a scientist and a killer whale has been captured on camera. Filmed in the waters of Antarctica, the astonishing footage shows the young mammal headbutting marine expert Dr. Regina Eisert’s camera, described as a “whale selfie stick.” The creature then opens its mouth and chews on some toothfish
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(CNN) — Indiana may have been the 19th state to enter the United States, but it took until 2019 for the Hoosier State to get its first national park. A 15,000-acre area in northwestern Indiana along the shore of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Park is now the country’s 61st national park. It’s about 50
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(CNN) — A lone gondolier propels his boat through the fog-covered lagoon in Venice, Italy. A futuristic new mirror-clad concert hall shimmers among the ancient ruins of a Saudi Arabian city. Pink and yellow fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour. An aerial view shows white skyscrapers crowded along the Miraflores cliff edge in Lima, Peru. It’s
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(CNN) — Brazil is South America’s largest country, and it’s full of natural and man-made wonders. Porto de Galinhas is often nominated as one of the most scenic beaches in Brazil, while the island of Fernando de Noronha is a sea turtle and spinner dolphin sanctuary with some of the best diving and surfing in
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(CNN) — Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes. As you travel around the Southeast Asian country, you’ll be surrounded by photogenic scenery — from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc. Vietnam’s architecture is particularly notable, too.
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(CNN) — US airline passengers who don’t identify as “male” or “female” will soon have more gender options to choose when booking tickets. The new gender options to be add include ‘unspecified’ and ‘undisclosed.’ Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade group, made the announcement that A4A and International Air Transport Association members recently approved
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(CNN) — From its integral role in the world’s first moon landing 50 years ago this July to a new lineup of appealing options in the arts and culinary scenes, Houston has never been more ripe for exploration. It wins in the aesthetics department, too: The much-photographed skyline is dotted with skyscrapers in architectural styles
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(CNN) — It’s almost here. One of the aviation world’s most hotly anticipated planes, the Airbus Beluga XL, has just completed a key round of testing at Hawarden Airport in Wales, ahead of entering service later this year. At a time when jumbo passenger airliners such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are on
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(CNN) — “Golden Girls” fans have been given the biggest gift, but they’ll have to get on board next winter to see the card attached. Picture this: A special Western Caribbean Cruise cruise celebrating the iconic sitcom has just been confirmed for next winter, and it includes a cheese cake party. The Golden Girls At
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(CNN) — A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 — the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known — is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air. Such gravity-defying proportions combined with the genuinely enjoyable experience of flying in one have won it legions of admirers since
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