News to Use: Delta's Pink Plane Takes Flight

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To support the cause, Delta launched its annual Breast cancer One employee-survivor charter flight on September 30. The "Pink Plane" is used to help spread the message across the world and to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The Pink Plane flew from Atlanta to Detroit, and passengers included more than 140 Delta employees who are also cancer survivors. 


Travel Trend Watch: Bizarre Travel Gadgets

(Photos courtesy of Amazon, Studio Banana Things, and The Scrubba Wash Bag)

Nowadays there are plenty of gizmos and gadgets to make our traveling experiences more enjoyable. From Wi-Fi T-shirts to Ostrich Pillows, travel accessories are certainly advancing from the functional to the bizarre. Have these designers gone too far in search of the perfect travel gadget?

  • PlaneSheets—Plane seats experience a lot of wear and tear and many times it's difficult to move past their unexplainable stains and dingy appearance. PlaneSheets allow you to experience "clean flying" by putting a clean sheet in between you and the thousands of other travelers who have sat in that seat. Sold in a washable and disposable version, PlaneSheets puts the "personal" back into personal travel.
  • Scrubba Wash Bag—The Scrubba Wash Bag is perfect for washing clothes on the go. It's proven to be twice as effective as hand washing: Travelers simply fill the bag with water and a cleaning agent, roll and clip the bag, open and squeeze to expel air, rub against the internal washboard, and rinse.