Travel news: a seat recline and airport love

(CNN) — In travel news: A court ruling on the seat adjustment, the last Boeing 747 rolls off the assembly line, and the TSA finds a live dog and an array of guns in passengers’ luggage.

Airport connections

Airports are not always sterile waiting rooms; sometimes they are where the rest of our lives begin.

Atlanta men James Sanford and Daron Fowler met at a baggage carousel in the Dominican Republic. Next year they will celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Actor Hana Sofia Lopes’ luggage went missing on her way to Montreal where she was attending an important industry event. Airport employee Azalia Claudine Becerril Angulo did Sofia’s makeup, found her bags and now the two are friends.
And after a flight between Orlando, Florida and Knoxville, Tennessee was canceled, 13 stranded strangers went on an impromptu road trip together. This is what happened.

The return of overtourism

It’s been 50 years since NASA astronauts took the photo known as the “Blue Marble,” which changed the way we viewed Earth and our place in the universe. And last month, the population of our planet reached eight billion for the first time.
It’s getting a little busy. That’s especially true now that travelers are back on the road and we’re seeing the return of the phenomenon known as “overtourism.”
If you want to prepare for which places might be bustling with tourists in the coming year, Google has revealed its most popular searches for 2022 flights.

Taste for adventure

For some people, two weeks on the beach in August is not enough. The open road is always calling.

Misbehaving Travelers of the Week

This city will pay you $30,000 to move there

The picturesque Italian town of Presicce, in the sunny southern region of Puglia, is offering people up to $30,000 if they buy a cheap home in its older neighborhood.

Luxury travel gifts

If you’re looking for something special to spoil the special people in your life, our partners at CNN Underscored, a guide to product reviews and recommendations from CNN, have selected 29 fantastic Christmas gifts priced over $100 for luxury travelers.

In case you missed it

Frozen foods have been named “dish of the year” in Japan.

At least in terms of visa restrictions.

The last Boeing 747 has rolled off the assembly line in Washington.

But controversial new laws were passed in Indonesia that ban sex outside marriage, even for visitors. Here’s what tourists should know.

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