Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY

Jayme Deerwester


Alexandria, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Jayme:

Would you pay $59 a year for overhead bin space? Delta is betting the answer is yes

Would you be willing to pay to have a better shot at overhead bin space? Delta is offering it as a perk in its new SkyMiles Select subscription. → Read More

Tight squeeze: Cruise ship passes through Greek Canal with only 5 feet of breathing room

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines says its MS Braemar set a record for the biggest ship to pass through Greece's narrow Corinth Canal on Oct. 9. → Read More

Carnival resumes port calls to Grand Bahama Friday; flights may resume in mid-November

On Friday, Carnival Cruise Line will make its first visit to Freeport Grand Bahama since Hurricane Dorian devastated the island in early September. → Read More

A man tried to bring a sword in his carry-on; TSA says no weapons, 'regardless of value'

A Brazil-bound passenger tried to bring a sword through the TSA checkpoint in Newark. He was eventually allowed to fly with it as checked luggage. → Read More

Woman made it onto Delta flight at Orlando International without ID or boarding pass

Federal and local law enforcement are investigating how a woman managed to board a Delta flight in Orlando Saturday without ID or boarding pass. → Read More

Visit Hawaii anytime you want – at least in food form – at Pokeworks

Poké, the Hawaiian word for slice, is not one dish but rather a genre. And you can experience them all at Pokeworks, a nationwide chain. → Read More

Grand Canyon West to re-examine safety policies, security after Skywalk death

A 28-year-old visitor climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and reportedly jumped to his death. → Read More

Singer Aubrey O'Day accuses male flight attendant of making her take off her shirt

Singer Aubrey O'Day claims that a male flight attendant for American Airlines made her turn her shirt inside out in front of other passengers. → Read More

Alaska Airlines flight diverts to Kansas City after passenger threatens crew, aircraft

An Alaska Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles diverted to Kansas City Thursday after a passenger became combative. → Read More

Days after Thomas Cook collapse, help coming for passengers, workers in limbo

U.K's Civil Aviation Authority continues repatriation flights for customers and employees while guaranteeing hotel bills so that customers can leave. → Read More

Dublin: A short walk through Ireland’s long fight for independence

Dublin's O'Connell Street offers visitors a walk through pivotal moments in Irish history. Rick Steves guides you through the highlights. → Read More

Passengers panic as Delta flight plunges nearly 30,000 feet in under 8 minutes

Delta flight 2353 dropped from nearly 39,000 feet to under 10,000 feet in minutes. The plane, bound for Fort Lauderdale, diverted to Tampa. → Read More

Washington Monument reopening after 3-year renovation

The Washington Monument is ready to welcome tourists after a three-year renovation project. Find out how to get tickets. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian vs. East Coast: How popular destinations from Florida to Maryland are faring

A preliminary look at how Hurricane Dorian is affecting popular East Coast destinations, from Florida to Maryland. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian vs. the Bahamas: How these popular destinations fared against the storm

Paradise Island and private cays owned by cruise lines escaped relatively unscathed, but hotels and airports on Grand Bahama and the Abacos are closed. → Read More

Hurricane Dorian travel guide: What to know if you're flying or cruising Labor Day weekend

With Hurricane Dorian expected to make landfall Monday, airlines are waiving change fees and cruise lines are moving ships out of its path. → Read More

Costa Rica tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; what you need to know about spotting it

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health says 25 people have died from drinking tainted alcohol. Learn how to identify and avoid it when traveling. → Read More

Costa Rica: Tainted alcohol death toll rises to 25; 59 people affected overall

The number of victims poisoned by tainted liquor in Costa Rica has risen to 25 but none were American tourists, says the country's Ministry of Health. → Read More

Washington Monument to reopen Sept. 19 after 3-year renovation of elevator, security area

The Washington Monument is ready to welcome tourists after a three-year renovation, starting Sept. 19. Find out how to get tickets. → Read More

Special-needs kids stranded at the airport for 13 hours; American Airlines apologizes

Parents say American failed to notify them the cross-country flight carrying their special-needs children home from camp was delayed overnight. → Read More