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Companies which offer paid vacation and pay for vacation

U.S. workers have become notoriously bad about taking all their paid vacation days. But some employers have sweetened the pot to encourage their staff to not only take their time but often expand their horizons, too.

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JetBlue eyes flights to Europe

At a time when some discount airlines are leaving the U.K., at least one American airline smells opportunity.

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Ryanair shuns U.K. airports after shock Brexit vote

Two leading European airlines -- Ryanair and easyJet -- are warning about the damaging effects of the Brexit vote.

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Is this the weirdest travel gadget yet?

Ever thought your life could be improved by having a short, inflexible tail? My Hitch -- a new hands-free travel accessory -- could be the gadget for you.

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British vacationers stuck in 12-hour traffic jams

Thousands of British travelers are experiencing a nightmare start to their European summer vacations as they find themselves stranded in huge lines of traffic trying to reach the port town of Dover.

OTD September 23 - Shawshank Redemption

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Famous 'Shawshank' oak falls

One of the most famous trees in cinematic history is gone. The white oak from the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen near Mansfield, Ohio.

The oak made its debut in 1994 near the movie's end when Morgan Freeman's character, the recently paro...

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Southwest cancels 1,150 flights in 24 hours

Southwest Airlines has canceled 1,150 flights since the airline's full ground stop for on Wednesday.

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Passengers evacuate American Airlines flight in Florida

Passengers from an American Airlines flight were forced to evacuate Thursday afternoon while on the taxiway at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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You can now ride your luggage around the airport

Getting around an airport may never be the same.

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Hundreds of Southwest flights delayed after ground stop

Hundreds of Southwest flights were delayed Wednesday after the airline was hit with technical issues.

The trouble started when a "system outage" led to a nationwide ground stop for all Southwest flights that lasted for just over an hour.

The company sa...

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