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Hop on board. CNN Travel is back with another weekly whistle-stop tour of world news, from Amsterdam’s Covid-struck cannabis cafes to a snake on a Malaysian plane.
Plus, as always, we have the latest updates on global travel restrictions.
There was mayhem at 30,000 feet this week, as an American Airlines flight attendant reportedly used a coffee pot to subdue an unruly passenger, while a snake slithered on board an AirAsia flight in Malaysia.
The UK was gripped by Storm Eunice on Friday, and a plane spotter named Jerry Dyer became a national hero as more than 200,000 people tuned in to watch bumpy aircraft landings on his YouTube live stream from Heathrow Airport.
Down on ground level, shiny new international train routes are popping up all over Europe – from Vienna to Paris, Brussels to Prague, and more. Here are 19 of the best new routes for 2022.
When it comes to heritage lines, though, you can’t do much better than America’s Coast Starlight. It weaves down the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles and offers 35 hours of scenic splendor.
Before Covid came along, the Dutch capital’s biggest problem was overtourism. Amsterdam’s streets were often thronged with hedonistic hordes drawn by the city’s infamous red light district and liberal drug laws.
Dutch cannabis-vending coffee shops were deemed “essential businesses” during Covid and, unlike bars and restaurants, never completely closed. But without the tourists many rely on heavily, how have the capital’s 167 cannabis cafes fared during the pandemic? Here’s where things stand.