Travel news: Double-decker buses begin touring New Orleans

Double-decker buses touring New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The bright red open-top double-decker tour buses that are seen all over New York, London and Paris have arrived in New Orleans.

City Sightseeing New Orleans will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stops on the hop-on, hop-off buses include the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the National World War II Museum, Harrah’s Casino, Mardi Gras World, the Superdome and Basin Street Station, an old train depot that was turned into a visitors center.

One-day passes are $40 for adults and $30 for children.

July a bad month for being stuck on tarmac

NEW YORK — The number of long delays in July involving planes stuck on airport tarmacs was more than the previous eight months combined, the government said.

Twenty eight planes were stuck on the ground at U.S. airports for more than three hours that month, the height of the summer travel season.

Overall, flights were less on-time in July than they were in both June 2013 and July 2011. United Airlines had the worst on-time rate. US Airways had the best rate for a network carrier, but Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines topped the overall list.

View art seen by JFK, Jackie in Dallas

DALLAS — On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy realized that their Fort Worth hotel suite featured an extraordinary array of artwork.

A group of prominent Ft. Worth citizens had scrambled to put together the collection — which included Thomas Eakins’ oil painting “Swimming,” Pablo Picasso’s bronze “Angry Owl” and Vincent van Gogh’s oil painting “Road with Peasant Shouldering a Spade” — before the president’s fateful Texas visit.

Next year, almost all of those works the couple admired in their last private moments before President Kennedy was assassinated will be on display at an exhibit that opens at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The exhibit will open on May 26 and run through Sept. 15, 2013. The exhibit then will move to the Amon Carter from Oct. 12, 2013, through Jan. 12, 2014.

Sep 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Web Resources
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