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Icarus Award: Carnival Snubs & JLo Slights
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Icarus Award: Carnival Snubs & JLo Slights

Don’t expect fair treatment on the road this week. You’ll find KFC as your on-board meal, a diva talking down to travel industry employees, drag queens considered terrorists by Carnival… Read More…

Icarus Award: Pre-Thanksgiving Travel Hazards
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Icarus Award: Pre-Thanksgiving Travel Hazards

If you believe the meteorologists, we have another storm heading to the East Coast and just might hit in time to snarl Northeast travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. But that’s… Read More…

Icarus Awards: Hurricane Sandy Heroes and Fools
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Icarus Awards: Hurricane Sandy Heroes and Fools

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City and the Tri-State Area have banded together to help those hardest hit by the storm and those that still remain without… Read More…

Icarus Award: Usual Suspects
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Icarus Award: Usual Suspects

American Airlines monopolized the last edition of the Icarus Awards. Lucky for them, they are out of the spotlight this week and we’re back to the usual suspects—drunk passengers, misguided… Read More…

Icarus Award: American Airlines Edition
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Icarus Award: American Airlines Edition

You know it’s a bad week when you’re the butt of a Spirit Airlines joke. And that’s the least of American Airlines’ worries. This week, the airline earned all five… Read More…

Icarus Award: F Is for Failure
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Icarus Award: F Is for Failure

A number of TSA agents, baggage handlers and flight attendants throughout the country are getting a failing grade this week. Yes, on a whole, airport and airline crew are hardworking… Read More…

Icarus Award: Party Animals
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Icarus Award: Party Animals

This week’s travel failures either come with a pint or a primate. From a cat stowing away to airport employees stashing mini-bottles, read about all the animal and human mayhem… Read More…

Icarus Award: Bad Role Models
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Icarus Award: Bad Role Models

Looking to wish your buddy a happy birthday? Call in a bomb threat. Want to win over your customers? Go on Facebook and call them stupid. Need a retirement plan?… Read More…

Icarus Award: Wrong Place, Wrong Era & Just Plain Wrong
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Icarus Award: Wrong Place, Wrong Era & Just Plain Wrong

Would you ever love an airline enough to name your child after its flight code? This week, baby EK was named after Emirates Airlines and we think the airline and… Read More…

Icarus Award: A Few Sore Surprises
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Icarus Award: A Few Sore Surprises

Flying off to summer camp? Going for a scenic carriage ride? Making your home a vacation rental? You’re probably in for a surprise this week. Lily J. Kosner shows you… Read More…

Icarus Award: Beers, Bikinis & Bad Behavior
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Icarus Award: Beers, Bikinis & Bad Behavior

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride the luggage conveyor belt at the airport? Can you get away with wearing a bikini on an airplane? Do people really notice the art… Read More…