Mike Tyson appears to hit fellow airplane passenger

(CNN) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson seems to have joined the ranks of unruly airline passengers. “Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat,” Joann Mignano, a representative for Tyson, said … Read more

CDC overhauls travel warning list; much of Europe now at ‘high’ risk

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled its new system for travel risk assessments on Monday. Many European nations are now considered at “high” risk for Covid-19, along with other marquee destinations around the world. The new system places destinations into the following categories: • Level 3: High risk for Covid-19• … Read more

Entry is free at all National Park sites on Saturday

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Yellowstone? Free. Yosemite? Free. Everglades? Free! Actually, most NPS sites are free all year. … Read more

Storms are causing major flight delays on the East Coast

(CNN) — Thunderstorms and low clouds over the East Coast are complicating air travel as many Americans are heading to airports during the busy spring break season. Thousands of flights are delayed, with some delays stretching up to two hours, according to Federal Aviation Administration data. By 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, more than 4,500 flights … Read more

Thai airline’s April Fool’s Day joke could run afoul of local laws

(Reuters) — An April Fool’s prank tweeted by staff at budget airline Thai Vietjet could lead to criminal charges after an activist lawyer filed a complaint with police alleging it had insulted Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Police will decide later whether to pursue a criminal case under strict “lese majeste” laws — which make defaming … Read more

Russian airspace rerouting may create a new world’s longest flight

(CNN) — Cathay Pacific may be about to operate the world’s longest commercial flight by redirecting its regular service from its hometown of Hong Kong to New York over the Atlantic — a route that would steer clear of Russian airspace — instead of taking its usual path over the Pacific. Although it has yet … Read more

The CDC has lifted its risk advisory for cruise travel

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Cruise travel no longer carries a CDC Covid-19 risk warning. While the move doesn’t … Read more

Ray of travel sunshine: CDC adds no new destinations to its highest-risk category

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — The CDC’s weekly update of travel health advisories has some of the most encouraging … Read more

Melbourne to Dallas in 17 hours: Qantas announces latest ultra long-haul flight to US

(CNN) — As global travel continues to reopen in 2022, there will soon be another addition to the “world’s longest flights” list — a direct route between Melbourne, Australia and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) operated by Qantas. The Australian airline, which is nicknamed “the flying kangaroo,” announced the new route will begin on December … Read more

CDC: Avoid travel to this ‘very high’ risk Indian Ocean island

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added just one new destination to … Read more