More Posts On: Health and Environment

Is Handling Food With Bare Hands Disgusting?

What if you were at a lounge or restaurant and was ready to eat something — only to find that the food for which you were craving was handled with bare hands? Would you then suddenly lose your appetite?

“While the lounge is beautiful and well-stocked with high-quality food and drinks, the hygiene of the food preparation leaves much to be desired”…

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22 Most Aggravating Types of Passengers — They Are…

As a frequent flier, an encounter with a fellow passenger who irritates you is bound to happen sooner or later — and you probably already have at least several of those experiences to share — but which types of passengers are considered to be the most aggravating?

The holiday season — from before Thanksgiving through after New Year’s Day — is usually the busiest time of year for air travel. If you…

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5 Ways on How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Home With You

The phrase “sleep tight; and don’t let the bed bugs bite” was nothing more than a saying for decades since bed bugs were virtually eradicated; but the parasite returned with a vengeance approximately twenty years ago and has been causing problems for travelers around the world — especially in hotel rooms.

This article discusses five ways on how to prevent bed bugs from coming home with you — as well as how you know there are bed bugs present in your hotel room.

Consider this story of a couple from California who stayed at a hotel in New York and seemed to have nothing but horror…

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What to Do About a Loud Snorer Aboard an Airplane During a Flight?

Passengers have endured such disturbances to the peace aboard airplanes by those who have been classified as 14 of the most aggravating passengers — people who kicks seats, talk too much, or play their media for all to hear — but what about people who snore?

FlyerTalk member Oakshadow was a passenger aboard an airplane recently for an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and recounts this experience with a fellow passenger who snored loudly…

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Emotional Support Animals Banned on Long-Haul Delta Flights — And…

Passengers who purchase tickets as of Tuesday, December 18, 2018 will not be permitted to originate travel with emotional support animals on any flights operated by Delta Air Lines which are greater than eight hours in duration; and regardless of the date when tickets were booked, all emotional support animals will be banned on those flights effective as of Friday, February 1, 2019…

…and passengers who purchase tickets as of Tuesday, December 18, 2018 will not be permitted to originate travel on any flight operated by Delta Air Lines — regardless of the length of the flight — with…

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8 Iconic Buildings Re-Imagined In Gothic Style

Thought to have originated in France in the twelfth century and is most commonly associated with the Middle Ages in Europe, Gothic architecture — known by such flourishes as rib vaults, pointed arches, flying buttresses, and looming spires — is a dramatic style of building historically used for churches and cathedrals…

…but only one…

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6 Amazing Hotels Which Were Never Built — and One Real Underwater Residence Just Announced

Stays at hotel and resort properties around the world are discussed in articles with photographs here at The Gate with the main purpose of giving you information to reach a decision about whether or not you should stay at them if you find yourself in the corners of the planet where they are located — but imagine six hotel properties which were planned but never realized.

Although…

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Standard Time 2018 Reminder: Clocks Turn Back One Hour

If you have a flight tomorrow departing from most locations within the United States and Canada, remember that clocks turn back — or “fall back” — one hour due to the end of Daylight Saving Time, meaning that…Standard Time 2018 Reminder: Clocks Turn Back One Hour

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Lessons Learned From Food Allergy Tragedy Aboard an Airplane

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse was 15 years old when she tragically died in a hospital in France after suffering from an allergic reaction aboard an airplane operated by British Airways during a flight from London to Nice in July of 2016 — and an official inquest into how this fatality could have been prevented has concluded.

The daughter of Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse was eating a sandwich — the labeling of which gave no indication that the food was not free of sesame seeds, to which she is severely allergic.

“The Sept. 28 conclusions of…

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Allergic Passenger Versus Animal: Did a Cat Really Get Priority Over a Human Passenger?

Lewis Reckline is severely allergic to cats — so when his eyes began to water and his throat became scratchy aboard an airplane operated by Delta Air Lines prior to departure from Atlanta to Oklahoma City, he and his wife Jackie called for the attention of a member of the flight crew.

A woman had apparently boarded with her two cats. Mr. Reckline started experiencing the symptoms of his allergies within only minutes after boarding the airplane, which ultimately forced…

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