High fares and canceled flights: welcome to summer 2022

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(CNN) – As the saying goes, life is a journey, not a destination, and this summer it’s truer than ever as delays and cancellations continue.

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

CNN Travel is here with inspirational destinations and the latest aviation innovations, plus everything you need to know about getting to where you want to go this summer.


Even though there are a lot of traffic issues at the moment, destinations around the world are reopening for business after a couple of long years.

aviation innovation

While people have grown over the decades, the standard for today’s airline seat sizes dates back to 1954. No wonder it gets a little crowded on board.

A Tokyo-based aviation interiors consulting firm has come up with an innovative narrow-body aircraft concept that allows us to stretch a bit, but we need wider aircraft first.
Once referred to by travelers as a “nightmare airport” and then-Vice President Joe Biden as “some kind of Third World country,” New York’s LaGuardia Airport has undergone a six-year, $8 billion renovation. The brand new Terminal C will open to flights on Saturday, June 4th.

See you when you arrive

Life on the open road isn’t much better: A new study reveals Europe’s ‘worst’ drivers. About 4 out of 5 Europeans have a negative attitude towards their fellow drivers, but some have to drive harder than others.

natural world

Divers have discovered an underwater tunnel connecting the Vietnamese cave Son Dung – the world’s largest cave – with another huge cave.

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

big dream

An 83-year-old Japanese man is close to becoming the world’s oldest person to cross the Pacific Ocean alone. “Don’t let your dreams be dreams,” said Kenichi Hori. “Have a goal and work towards it, and a wonderful life awaits you.”

Good life

In case you missed it

A new glass-bottom bridge in Vietnam made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

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

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

Super Screensavers

Many couples dream of a fabulous honeymoon, but how can you afford it without trading your first child for Rumpelstiltskin’s gold? Our partners at CNN Underscored, CNN’s product review and recommendation guide, have the answer.

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


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