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How Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Became the Busiest in the World

While the air travel industry is facing numerous declines during the pandemic, one unexpected upturn has surfaced: a new busiest airport in the world. For the first time in recent memory, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is now operating more flights than any other on the planet.

In fact, for three months in a row the Texas hub has had the most takeoffs and landings around the globe. Starting in May, the airport climbed to the top ranking, with 22,831 airline takeoffs and landings, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration. That was enough to edge out some typically busier hubs in the U.S.—including Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, and Chicago O’Hare—for the number one spot. DFW topped those same airports in June with 25,294 takeoffs and landings, according to the FAA’s data.

“I’ve connected through DFW a few times during the COVID outbreak,” says Ryan Ewing, founder and president of Airline

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A Canadian man set out on a solo sail around the world in October. He returned 9 months later in the middle of a pandemic.



a man in a boat on a body of water: Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN


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Sailing ships sit at anchor as dawn breaks outside the harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 23, 2005. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC/CN

A Canadian man who set out on a solo sail 267 days ago returned to land earlier this month to a much different world than he left.

Bert terHart, a public speaker and IT entrepreneur, set sail from Victoria, British Columbia, in October, making a months-long trip around the world via the five Capes —  South Cape in New Zealand, South East and Cape Leeuwin in Australia, Cape Agulhas in South Africa, and Cape Horn in Chile — with no aid from electronic navigational devices.

He arrived home on July 18, in a world hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. He had seen COVID-19 restrictions first-hand during a stop in Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, in May, but didn’t fully know what

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The Father-Son Duo Behind ‘Rogue Trip’ Talk Travel In A Changing World

Conversations around travel are shifting rapidly. As social justice movements push our society to evolve, the colonial and exploitive aspects of the travel experience are being highlighted and called out. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has underscored both the interconnectivity of humans and the fragility of many of our systems. Plus it’s grounded us for the foreseeable future — make wanderlust-inspiring TV, when done well, all the more vital.

This is the context for last week’s release of Rogue Trip on Disney+. The show stars longtime war reporter Bob Woodruff, who was injured in Iraq in 2006, and his son Mack, a talented young photographer. The premise is simple and representative of the conversations happening around travel right now — Bob wanted to show Mack the world he’d reported on and wash away any longheld stigmas about those nations; Mack wanted to have the sort of adventure he’d grown up hearing about from

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ABC’s Bob Woodruff & son travel world in ‘Rogue Trip’

Each of the six episodes in National Geographic’s “Rogue Trip” begins with dramatic archival footage of ABC news correspondent Bob Woodruff surviving a roadside bomb in 2006 Iraq, having his skull opened and now, years later and recovered, on the road with his son Mack.

“The idea was I wanted to show my son these places he’d seen on television and give him a more positive view of the world,” Woodruff, 58, explained.

“Rogue Trip” visits countries whose reputations make them unlikely tourist hot spots:  Ethiopia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Colombia and Ukraine.

Bob Woodruff at the Maikuchiga Monkey Sanctuary in the Amazon region of Colombia.

For many, this is the first time they’ve seen the former ABC News anchor since he was nearly killed.

“The way I explain it is,” Woodruff said, “in the beginning you’re extremely happy when you wake up. You’re alive and have a loving

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TCS World Travel Introduces New All-Inclusive Personalized Trips by Private Charter Planes

Leading Private Jet Tour Operator Debuts 11 New Tailored Itineraries for Families and Friends to Explore the Best of North America’s Majestic Landscapes and Great Outdoors

TCS World Travel, the world’s leading operator of private jet expeditions, today announced a new type of all-inclusive personalized itinerary—a curated trip for families and friends to travel together by private charter plane. Whether guests want to travel within the United States or venture farther afield, TCS leverages its 25 years of unparalleled knowledge, access and service to handle every aspect of the trip, including chartering an aircraft that is the right size for the group and managing all on-the-ground details to create the ultimate customized vacation. The trips can also be arranged using guests’ own aircraft.

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TCS World Travel debuts new all-inclusive personalized trips by private charter planes for families and friends

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Does the World Even Want Supersonic Travel?



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a body of water: Boom Supersonic, the Concorde's successor to commercial supersonic flight, will soon take to the skies. Is that even a good idea?


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Boom Supersonic, the Concorde’s successor to commercial supersonic flight, will soon take to the skies. Is that even a good idea?

  • Supersonic consumer flight could be back on the menu, with test flights in 2021.
  • The technically brilliant Concorde went out of business in 2003, with low demand and sky-high costs.
  • Startup Boom claims to be carbon neutral.

An American startup is set to begin testing a “new Concorde” supersonic jet next year. But what’s really changed since the Concorde discontinued service in 2003? And who, exactly, is clamoring for a new version?

Denver-based Boom Supersonic says it will unveil XB-1, a 1:3 scale model of its planned supersonic jet, Overture, in October, with test flights to follow in 2021. Boom’s messaging of “bringing more people, places, and cultures” into physical reach with supersonic travel is a curious one in this particular moment in

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How Does A Resort Reopen Itself To The World Via Social Media Post Covid-19?

Once forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, vacation destinations now face two distinct challenges as they reopen in stages. They must determine all the protocols designed to manage the virus that must be installed. Then, they must let the world know they’re back in business.

Social media plays a huge role in those reopening announcements. We take a look at one brief case study taken from Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa at the Islands of Loreto.

Like so many resorts on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and around the world, the uncertainty and panic of the Covid-19 pandemic led to Villa Del Palmar’s closure. Once Mexico began its slow, staged reopening and the resort could begin the gradual process of welcoming travelers

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How To Travel The World During Covid-19

I built a hack to travel around the world during Covid-19. I wrote this to share it with my fellow explorers around the world currently confined to their homes.

Before Covid-19, we were the ones who loved packing light, jumping on a plane. Or out of one. Landing in a new city. Choosing the dish on the menu we’re least familiar with. Delighting in a deep conversation with a stranger at a bar we’ve never been to before. 

And there’s more than a billion of us. 1.4, to be exact: 1.4 billion people international travelers in 2018. To put that in perspective, in 1950, just 25 million people traveled internationally. Us explorers have exploded across the globe these last decades.

So what’s an explorer to do when the world’s in lockdown?

I built a hack to travel around the world during Covid-19.

A first-of-its-kind conversation platform, where we explorers can

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11 of the biggest myths about coronavirus, according to the World Health Organisation

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Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began making headlines across the world, there has been confusing and sometimes conflicting advice. Should we wear masks, should we not; does wearing gloves help; can the virus be spread from pets to humans – the list goes on.

Despite the plethora of information about the Covid-19 outbreak, the main guidance has largely remained the same for several months, albeit with slight updates: maintain social distancing guidelines, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, and isolate at home if you start exhibiting symptoms including a high fever; a new, continuous cough or a loss or changed sense of smell and taste.

Amid the guidelines issued by governments and health organisations, myths concerning the virus have also been spreading, making it difficult for some members of the public to discern truth from fiction.

On the website for the World Health Organisation (WHO), it lists some

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The Porn World Exposes Mia Khalifa

via Instagram
via Instagram

After a three-month stint in porn, Mia Khalifa called it quits. Given her limited experience in porn, with only a dozen scenes to her credit, disappearing back into civilian life was a reasonable expectation—or would have been, if the Lebanese-born star hadn’t become a global sensation at 21 years old for wearing a hijab in a XXX scene. Singled out by Islamic extremists, Khalifa received death threats and could no longer travel to certain countries safely but shrewdly used that same notoriety catapult herself into the top-tier of porn, achieving a level of status and recognition most women spend years of hard work and hundreds of scenes to get to.

According to Khalifa, the notoriety limited her traditional workplace options, ultimately forcing her back into becoming Mia Khalifa.

“A lot of people in the industry are vehemently angry with her for making all this money off the

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