High Fares and Canceled Flights: Welcome to Summer 2022


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(CNN) — Life is a journey, not a destination, as the saying goes – and this summer, that’s truer than ever, as flight delays and cancellations continue.

But focusing on what awaits you at the end of the journey can be the key to navigating your way through the chaos.

CNN Travel is here with destination inspiration and the latest aviation innovations plus what you need to know to get where you want to go this summer.

Inspired Destinations

Although there are currently many setbacks on the transportation side, destinations around the world are open for business again after a few long years.

Aeronautical innovation

While humans have gotten bigger over the decades, today’s standard for airplane seat size dates back to 1954. No wonder things on board are getting a little cramped.

A Tokyo-based aviation interior consultancy has come up with an innovative one-aisle concept to let us stretch out a bit – but first we need to wider planes.
New York’s LaGuardia Airport – formerly nicknamed “Nightmare Airport” by travelers and “a third world country” then Vice President Joe Biden – underwent a six-year, $8 billion reconstruction. Brand new Terminal C opens its doors on Saturday, June 4.

To see when you are there

Life on the road isn’t much better: a new survey has revealed The “worst” drivers in Europe. About 4 out of 5 Europeans have a negative opinion of their fellow drivers, but some are more mistreated than others.

natural world

Divers have discovered an underwater tunnel that connects Son Doong in Vietnam, the largest cave in the world, to another huge cave.

It is World Environment Day on June 5, International Cave Day on June 6 and World Oceans Day on June 8.

dream big

An 83-year-old Japanese man is set to become the world’s oldest person to sail solo across the Pacific. “Don’t let your dreams remain as dreams,” Kenichi Horie said. “Have a goal and work towards it and a great life awaits you.”

The good life

In case you missed it

Vietnam’s new glass-bottom bridge has set a Guinness World Record.

She saw a stranger emerge from the darkness of a Scottish island.

Las Vegas chapels have been ordered to stop holding Elvis-themed weddings.

super saver

Many couples dream of a honeymoon worthy of a fairy tale, but how can they afford it without exchanging their firstborn for Rumpelstiltskin’s gold? Our partners at CNN Underscored, a CNN-owned product reviews and recommendations guide, have the answer.

Emily McNutt has booked her business class flights for an $18,584 honeymoon from New York to Southeast Asia for less than $200. Here is how she did.
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