Travel News: September 20, 2019

Hiko Nevada

Delta Flight Drops Almost 30,000 Feet Before Emergency Landing
Travel Pulse

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were terrified as an unknown issue caused the plane to drop almost 30,000 feet and oxygen masks to deploy.

According to The Associated Press, Delta Flight 2353 departed from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Wednesday, but the pilots called for an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport.

During the flight, the plane descended from 39,000 feet to 10,000 in less than seven minutes, resulting in oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling and passengers panicking.


Nevada desert towns prep for possible ‘Storm Area 51’ influx
Travel Weekly

Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for “Storm Area 51” are from Earth, not outer space.

No one knows what to expect, but the two tiny towns of Rachel and Hiko near the once-secret military research site are preparing for an influx of people over the next few days.


The Bahamas’ Big Need Is Tourists, It Says
The New York Times

The 700-island nation is in mourning after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. But with the country dependent upon tourism, travel officials say that many hotels and resorts are open and eager for visitors.

The first sign that something is amiss at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island comes before even stepping inside: The Bahamian flag perched on the roof is flying at half-staff.


Time To Book Holiday Travel Is Rapidly Approaching, AAA Says
CBS Philly

Summer is technically still here but now is the time to start planning your holiday travel. When it comes to holiday travels, AAA says the time to book is fast approaching.

“The best time to buy your flights is going to be starting Sept. 25 and booking by the end of October. That’s because that time frame will give you the most options in terms of flights and some of the best deals out there,” AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano said.

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