‘Free doobie on your pillow!’: Cannabis friendly vacation rentals are becoming more popular

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Travelers can book vacation rentals that offer unique cannabis-related amenities during their stay.BudandBreakfast.com Cannabis tourism is a $17 billion industry, reports say. BudandBreakfast.com is a site for travelers to search for stays offering a cannabis friendly experience. The cannabis industry is expected to hit $42 billion in legal sales in the next five years, according to reports. A niche corner of the travel industry is getting increasingly popular among tourists who want to experience a cannabis friendly getaway.As marijuana use becomes more widely accepted, travelers can go to BudandBreakfast.com to find accommodations in cities where the drug is legal.The company,…

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A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its cockpit windshield ‘broke’ mid-air, passenger says

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The damaged windshield on the BA plane after it made an emergency landing in Athens on Saturday.Caroline Edmunds/Twitter A British Airways flight made an emergency diversion after its windshield shattered mid-flight. Caroline Edwards, who said she was on the flight, tweeted a picture of the jet's broken window. BA told Insider the flight diverted to Athens due to a technical issue. A British Airways flight made an emergency diversion after its windshield shattered mid-flight, according to a passenger.Caroline Edmunds tweeted that she was on BA0624 from London to Rhodes, Greece, on Saturday afternoon when it was forced to land in…

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I tried Air New Zealand’s one-of-a-kind Skynest and found the cozy bunk bed to be a great sleep option for economy passengers

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Taylor Rains/Insider Air New Zealand announced a unique new bunk bed product for economy passengers in June, known as Skynest. The six-bed sleeping pod will offer travelers a privacy curtain, USB ports, and bed linens. I tried the one-of-a-kind product in Auckland and loved the cozy bed. Here's a closer look. Air New Zealand is revolutionizing ultra-long-haul travel.Air New Zealand 787.ShutterstockOn September 17, the airline launched its first-ever flight between Auckland and New York-JFK, journeying over 17 hours between the two nations.Taylor Rains/InsiderThe historic inaugural flight is the world's new fourth-longest at 8,843 miles. Singapore Airlines now holds the fifth…

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What it’s like to work in Svalbard, a group of Arctic islands where anyone can live visa-free — as long as you don’t run out of money and abide by its unique set of rules

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Longyearbyen, the largest city in Svalbard on May 2, 2022.JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago by the North Pole, is one of the world's only visa-free zones.  But residents who can't support themselves or find housing can be expelled by the governor. Insider spoke with four locals (one of whom was deported) about what it's like to work in Svalbard. In a world where your passport dictates where you can live, travel, and work, there's a semi-frozen haven open to citizens of all countries — no complicated visa or employment permits required. Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago 500 miles…

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Delta is bringing back 8 transatlantic routes next summer as it continues to rebuild its post-pandemic network — see the full list

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Delta 767-300.Angel DiBilio/Shutterstock Delta is relaunching eight routes next summer, four of which were suspended due to the pandemic. The other four are years in the making, including flights between New York and Geneva that haven't flown since 1993. The flights will complement Delta's two all-new routes to Tahiti and Cape Town starting in December. Delta Air Lines is opening another spate of long-haul routes as it continues to revive its transatlantic network. On Friday, the Atlanta-based carrier announced eight transatlantic routes returning to its network next summer, including one that hasn't flown since 1993.The update focuses on three of Delta's…

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These are the 20 best airlines in the world, according to one survey of travelers: See the full list

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A Qatar Airways A350-900 aircraft taking off. The airline got top honors at the annual Skytrax awards.Qatar Airways Airline-ranking company Skytrax has revealed its Top 20 best carriers in the world for 2022. For the seventh time, Qatar Airways has taken the top spot, beating out Singapore Airlines and Emirates. No US carrier made the Top 20 list, though Delta Air Lines earned the top ranking for North American brands. In one of the most-watched lists of the world's best airlines, not a single US carrier made the Top 20.Instead, airline-ranking company Skytrax again named Doha-based Qatar Airways at the…

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A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark. A video appears to show sparks coming from the plane after takeoff.

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A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft landing at London Heathrow International Airport in August 2019.Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday. The Boeing 777-200, set to fly to Brazil, circled over the Atlantic beforehand to burn off fuel. The airline said the plane had experienced a mechanical issue, possibly with a hydraulic pump. A United Airlines flight with 256 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday after experiencing a mechanical problem."After our aircraft experienced a mechanical…

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A JetBlue plane went over Hurricane Fiona on its flight from the Dominican Republic to Newark

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The JetBlue flight from Punta Cana to Newark traveled over the hurricane.FlightAware A JetBlue flight traveled above Hurricane Fiona on Monday in an unusual flight path, per WaPo. Airline consulted the FAA and its meteorologists for the flight path, a spokesperson told the Post. FlightAware data shows it flew at 30,000 to 34,000 feet, as storm clouds reached 45,000 feet. Airlines usually go to great lengths to ensure their planes avoid large storms, but sometimes there is a way around the problem.In the case of a JetBlue flight from Punta Cana to Newark on Monday, the solution was to go…

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