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When you think of Hawaii, you probably don’t think of hurricanes. And indeed, the tropical paradise has only experienced a handful of hurricanes since the 1950s — with most threats either fizzling out before hitting Hawaii or passing south of the 50th state. Just a couple of weeks ago, Hawaii got another scare when Hurricane Hector found Hawaii in its cone...

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One of Asia’s best airline’s is lowering its standards. In May, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced it would be launching a budget carrier, and now its executives are planning on making serious cutbacks to passenger comforts for the new airline. JAL plans on launching the low-cost carrier, temporarily named TBL Co. Ltd., in the summer of 2020 — just in time for...

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A 45-year-old woman died Monday defending her dog from an alligator near her vacation home in the Sea Pines Resort of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Nearby witnesses said they heard shrieks, and later found one of Cassandra Cline’s shoes, her hat and a bag of dog treats she carried for her dog in a trail leading into the greenish...

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Love reading, beaches and people? A luxury resort in the Maldives could be your next employer. Philip Blackwell, the former head of British book retailer chain Blackwells, is looking for a qualified bookseller to manage a pop-up book shop, hosted by Maldives luxury resort Soneva Fushi and set to open on Oct. 1. In addition to selling a literary collection primarily consisting...

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On Monday August 21, 2017, parts of the US experienced a total solar eclipse. Dubbed “Great American Eclipse,” the solar eclipse passed completely across the United States — the first eclipse to sweep coast to coast since 1918. Professional photographer Jon Carmichael was determined to experience and capture the eclipse himself. As an amateur pilot, a self-described “space nerd” and a...

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Oneworld carrier Finnair is getting great use out of one of the newest widebody jets around — the Airbus A350-900. Now, it’s launching flights from its hub in Helsinki (HEL) to Los Angeles (LAX) on the new aircraft. The inaugural journey will fly on March 31, 2019, with the route operating three times weekly. It will be the carrier’s first...

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Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as...

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