Here are the latest travel developments you need to know about from the past seven days.
Omicron is still complicating travel as the holidays creep up
France moved into the CDC’s highest-risk category for travel this week.
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A passenger jumped out of a jet while another assaulted crew
No wonder people are looking at alternative, perhaps less stressful, ways to travel.
Remember when travel was glamorous?
There are lots of cool new high-speed trains
As the world faces up to climate change, short-haul flights are looking increasingly unattractive to many travelers. For intercity or international journeys of up to 700 kilometers (345 miles), high-speed rail is looking to be the most effective alternative, and these days, trains can reach speeds of up to 290 kph (180 mph) or more.
China is the world leader in the field, but Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and England are expanding the European network and other countries are expected to follow suit by the 2030s.
London has the world’s best bars
For the second year in a row, London’s Connaught Bar — at the 124-year-old Connaught Hotel in Mayfair — has been crowned the best bar in the world. That’s thanks to its elegant Cubist-inspired setting, five-star hospitality, and a cocktail offering which includes a Martini trolley where personalized drinks are prepared tableside.
And Europe has incredible cheeses
Total eclipse over Antarctica
The solar eclipse brought a few minutes of total darkness to the continent which usually experiences continual daylight during its summer season.
A full solar eclipse brought a few minutes of total darkness to Antarctica, which usually experiences 24/7 daylight during its summer.
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CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Caroll Alvarado, Julia Buckley, Alaa Elassar, Jack Guy, Ben Jones, Sharif Paget, Teodora Preda, Francesca Street, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.