Travel News: 10 Cheap Flights for Summer, Best Hotel Chains for Free Wi-Fi, and the Airline Passenger Who Tried to Fly Nude (Really)

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No, it's not Venice, it's Vegas, one of 2019's top trending summer destinations.

There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed.

This week’s travel news is mostly about know-how, sharing insider tips for low airfares and free hotel Wi-Fi. But we couldn’t resist reporting one really excellent example of how not to board an airplane.

10 Cheap Flights for Summer

We’re approaching the sweet spot for booking summer airfares, and our friends at Skyscanner.com, the global travel search engine, have crunched data from more than 60 million monthly users to identify the top trending domestic summer destinations and to deliver incredible airfare deals to each one (airfares are, of course, always subject to change):

  • Chicago to Las Vegas: $122
  • New York to Orlando: $162
  • Boston to Fort Lauderdale: $243
  • Chicago to Dallas: $115
  • Miami to New Orleans: $174
  • Los Angeles to San Diego: $231
  • Los Angeles to Honolulu: $408
  • Chicago to Phoenix: $221
  • New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico: $374
  • Los Angeles to Austin: $97

Best Hotel Chains for Free Wi-Fi

You don’t want to pay for hotel Wi-Fi, do you? But you would also prefer that your free Wi-Fi is high-speed, right? A new report from HighSpeedInternet.com ranks the top 20 U.S. hotel chains (based on number of locations) for the fastest free Wi-Fi plans. Rodeway Inn tops the list with a free Wi-Fi speed of 7.66 Mbps. Runners-up are Americas Best Value Inn (5.91 Mbps), Quality Inn & Suites (5.91 Mbps), Super 8 (4.87 Mbps), and Days Inn (4.79 Mbps). But remember to observe appropriate security procedures when you are logging in to hotel Wi-Fi.

The Airline Passenger Who Tried to Fly Nude (Really)

The Moscow Times reports that a man attempted to board a Ural Airlines flight to Crimea while stark naked. He reportedly passed through security at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport clothed, but stripped before approaching the boarding gate, telling at least one witness that he was more “aerodynamic” in the buff. The man was detained by airport personnel and brought to a hospital for evaluation.

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