Travel

Those Seatback Screens on Planes Are Starting to Disappear

American and United Airlines are phasing out screens on new short-haul aircraft in favor of content offerings that passengers can stream from their personal devices. The decision on whether to update the screens, Mr. McKone said, is mainly economic. “I think you’re going to continue to see increasing economic pressure not to replace I.F.E., particularly on the shorter-haul fleets,” he ...

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New York Family of 5 Among 10 Americans Killed in Costa Rica Plane Crash

“They were the kind of people you would like to have many of,” the relative said before saying she had to hang up. “They always did everything as a family.” Lyn Kaller, a close friend of Ms. Steinberg who also lives in Scarsdale, said she learned of the plane crash in a text message from a rabbi in Costa Rica ...

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On the Road for Work and Finding Love

Not everyone has such luck. The romantic tribulations of business travelers is a theme of the 2009 film “Up in the Air.” But when even a road warrior played by George Clooney has trouble, it’s clear some need help, a Dolly Levi type to connect them to prospective dates. That’s where modern-day matchmakers like It’s Just Lunch come in. The ...

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Chrissy Teigen’s Travel Nightmare ‘Happens More Often Than People Think’

Photo Chrissy Teigen with her husband, John Legend. The two were on a plane from Los Angeles to Tokyo that turned around four hours into its flight. Credit Charley Gallay/Getty Images for GQ The model Chrissy Teigen was one of more than 200 passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight that left Los Angeles at 11:36 Tuesday morning and arrived ...

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It’s Maine Shrimp Season, Without the Shrimp

“People from away don’t necessarily get Pandalus borealis,” Mr. Hayward said. Even native Mainers can understand why; Northern shrimp aren’t easy. Erin French, the chef of the Lost Kitchen, in Freedom, grew up picking shrimp for her father at his diner, the Ridge Top Restaurant in nearby Knox. He’d make her sit at the table until every one was shelled. ...

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Francine Prose’s Oaxaca: An Immersion Course in Mexico’s Delights

In the market, one can browse the glittering displays of mezcal bottles, many with gorgeous labels advertising their origin in small local distilleries. Agave, from which mezcal is made, is grown throughout the Oaxaca Valley and is one of its most important crops. Driving along the well-marked roads surrounding Oaxaca, one passes agave farms, lined with attractive orderly rows of ...

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13 Far-Flung, Beautiful Destinations That Appeared in T This Year

Slide Show Slide Show|13 Photos T’s Best Destinations of the Year T’s Best Destinations of the Year CreditMitch Epstein The caves of Matera, Italy, the lost mansions of India, Washington State’s Hoh Rain Forest, and more: T has traveled far and wide in 2017. Click through our slide show for some of the most beautiful, transporting places on our map. ...

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Eggs, Tomatoes and a Quick Trip to Purgatory

Photo Eggs in purgatory is all about the pungency of good olive oil and garlic, a little basil or rosemary and the burn of crushed red-pepper flakes. Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in red sauce, I’d whip up some shakshuka. I first tasted ...

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Readers React to the New ‘Seven Wonders of the World’

The Reader Center is a newsroom initiative that is helping The Times build deeper ties with our audience. The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu. Our immersive 360 video series about the new “Seven Wonders of the World” took viewers to these majestic sites, built on four continents. All ...

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Letter of Recommendation: ‘Passport to Your National Parks’

Photo The perfect accessory for the grab-bag patriot. Credit Leah Frances for The New York Times I cringe at the thought that I might be patriotic, but the next thing I know, I’m trying on a Cheesehead hat at the airport in Milwaukee and thinking about how happy I am to live in a nation so vast and idiosyncratic. This, ...

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