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In Indianapolis for the Flyers game today? A few other things to do ...

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

Sure, if you’re in Indianapolis today, you’re probably pretty focused on that little basketball game coming up this evening.

But surely you’ll have some time to squeeze in a good meal and some sightseeing, right?

Here are more than a dozen things to add to your Indianpolis, Indiana bucket list. How many can you get through on this trip?

Enjoy!

Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 3:36 AM

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 6: A man uses his mobile phone in front of a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty Airport during a storm on April 6, 2017, in Newark NJ. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)
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2017 is not a good year to be an airline company, especially if that company’s name is United Airlines. 

Passenger and mom Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport (DIA) tarmac, reports the Denver Post. The 39-year-old said that passengers waited for more than two hours on the plane despite a heat wave in the area. France recalled “hot air coming from the vents.”

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“We just sat and sat and sat,” she said. “I hit my call button and said, ‘I think it’s getting dangerously hot back here.'”

France also said that despite requesting an ambulance, she had to wait for 30 minutes before she was allowed to leave the plane with her son, Owen.

“They couldn’t evacuate us. It was chaos. I really thought my son was going to die in my arms,” France said as she criticized the airline for not being prepared to handle her situation.

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Owen was treated at a children’s hospital after the incident. Doctors said he suffered from the heat but thankfully remained unaffected by heat-related medical conditions.

DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery corroborated the call for an ambulance.

A representative for United emailed the following statement to the Denver Post:

"Yesterday, a child onboard flight 4644 at Denver International Airport experienced a medical issue while the aircraft was taxiing prior to takeoff. The pilot returned to the gate as our crew called for paramedics to meet the aircraft. Our thoughts are with the child and family, and we have been in contact to offer travel assistance."

Read more here.

Southwest offers $39 flights to celebrate 46th birthday

Published: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

Southwest is giving a present to customers in celebration of its 46th birthday.

The budget airline is offering low-priced flights with a sale that offers tickets for as low as $39 for a one-way trip, according to Travel & Leisure.

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The seats, travel days and markets for the offers are limited and blackout dates -- like holidays -- apply, according to the Southwest website.

Regional travel -- to and from East Coast cities, for example -- are the cheapest, with one-way travel from Oakland, California, to Reno, Nevada, at $39. 

Other trips include $130 one-way from Atlanta to Las Vegas or $132 one-way from Atlanta to Los Angeles; $59 one-way from Columbus, Ohio, to Washington; $69 one-way from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Nassau, Bahamas; and $135 one-way from Austin, Texas, to Seattle.

Travel & Leisure reported that most sale prices are on Monday through Thursday flights between August 22 and December 16.

Reservations for low-price tickets must be made by June 15 at 11:50 p.m. in the time zone in the city of departure. The tickets are non refundable.

The full list of destinations under the Southwest sale can be found at Southwest.com.

Southwest Airlines offers limited-time $100 round-trip fares

Published: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering some of its lowest fares during one of its biggest annual sales. 

According to USA Today, the sale is one of two big limited-time sales offered by the airline each year.  

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Dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes are available for $49 each way. Other non-stop one-way fares are offered for $79, $99 and $129 for longer flights. The prices of flights are loosely tied to distance, according to USA Today.

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Discounted flights can be purchased for travel between Aug. 22 and Dec. 13 every day except Fridays and Sundays. Some days surrounding Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays are not included.

Some international flights (Cuba, Aruba, Belize, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Bahamas) are also being offered at extreme discounts. 

The sale ends Thursday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m. local time in the city of the departing flight. 

See more at Southwest.com.

Longest Uber drives: Ride from DFW to Nashville totals 11.5 hours, 650 miles

Published: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

An Uber driver might have earned nearly $1,000 with one drive.

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Brent Pfieffer received a notification on his cellphone on Sunday night about passengers requesting a pickup at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. 

Soon after accepting the request, Pfieffer got a phone call from one of the customers.

“They said, ‘I have an issue here. I need these people delivered to Nashville, Tennessee,’” Pfieffer told WFAA.

The customers were travelers from China who had arrived in Texas on Sunday morning. Their connecting flight to Nashville had been delayed multiple times before it was finally canceled.

“The next flight they could get on wasn’t until Monday afternoon,” Pfieffer told WFAA. “And they had a business meeting at noon Monday they had to be at.”

The passengers piled into Pfieffer’s SUV, and the group rode 11.5 hours to Nashville, covering 650 miles.

“We had a few stops on the way,” Pfieffer said. “They spoke enough broken English [so] we could converse. They were in a good mood. They were upset they didn't have their bags and didn't get the flight, but other than that it was a fun ride.” 

Pfieffer said Uber still hasn’t processed the fare but he estimates he’ll receive about $800 from the ride after Uber claims its share of the fare. He also negotiated gas expenses with the customers.

The ride is believed to be one of the longest Uber drives completed.

Read more at WFAA.

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