Cruise ship workers reveal how much money they really make

There’s a big gap between the highest and lowest-paid cruise ship workers. Business Insider spoke with 35 current and former cruise ship employees, who reported monthly earnings between $500 and $10,000. Some 40% of the workers Business Insider spoke to reported monthly earnings were equal to or less than $2,000. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for …

We took a 4-hour flight on the new Delta Airbus jet that Boeing tried to keep out of the US. Here’s what it was like. (DAL)

The Airbus A220 is one of the most advanced and fuel-efficient airliners in the world. The Canadian-built jet, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, entered commercial service in the US with Delta Air Lines earlier this year. Recently, we flew from New York to Dallas, Texas on a Delta Airbus A220 to see what …

Meet the computer scientist using artificial intelligence to help 140,000 paying customers plan the perfect Disney vacation (DIS)

TouringPlans.com has been using artificial intelligence to help users plan the perfect vacation at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and other major tourist destinations, for subscriptions starting at $16 per year. Punch in the dates of your trip, and it tells you projected crowd levels at the Disney parks. Enter your proposed itinerary of rides, restaurants, …

I used a third-party iPhone camera for my vacation and it shows how badly Apple needs to add a wide-angle lens to the next iPhone

I used both the iPhone lens and the Ztylus Revolver lens to take photos on a trip to Portugal and Spain. The wide-angle lens on the Revolver took much prettier photos. But its shortcomings show why Apple needs to add a wide-angle lens to the iPhone. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. My partner …

A former cruise ship HR manager reveals one thing that will get workers fired immediately

Cruise-ship workers are not allowed to have sexual relationships with passengers, according to a former human-resources manager who worked for three cruise lines. If an employee is caught having a sexual relationship with a passenger, he or she is likely to get fired. But sex is common among employees. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more …

I spent 3 hours walking up Miami’s old ‘Millionaires’ Row,’ and I was completely underwhelmed. Here’s what it looks like.

Miami’s “Millionaires’ Row” is a stretch of waterfront in Miami Beach that was once a celebrity hotspot, home to coveted oceanfront mansions and luxury hotels. But the wealthy are no longer moving to this once-glamorous neighborhood, which spans Collins Avenue between 41st Street and 62nd Street. Instead, younger money is choosing livelier, more walkable areas …

Capital One cardholders can get a 20% bonus when they transfer miles to Air France-KLM’s frequent flyer program — here’s what they need to know

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Capital One Venture and Spark Miles users can transfer their miles to Air France/KLM’s frequent flyer program — “Flying Blue” starting June 1. For the month …

This airport food hall serves San Francisco’s best food and drink

Manufactory Food Hall, located inside of San Francisco International Airport, offers some of the best food the city has to offer. From croissants to tacos, you can grab your favorite meal before grabbing a seat at the bar with their SF Old Fashion — a specialty cocktail made with a special kind of sugar. This …

Delta is offering the highest welcome bonus we’ve ever seen on all 3 of its main credit cards, making now the right time to open one

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Delta’s three main credit cards are all offering some of the highest welcome bonuses we’ve ever seen. If you apply before July 2 and meet the …

RANKED: The most luxurious hotel suites you can book for under $500 a night in 8 popular US cities

Staying in super-luxe hotel suites doesn’t have to be unaffordable. Business Insider teamed up with Suiteness, a luxury booking site for hotel suites and connecting rooms, to find out what you can get for less than $500 in 8 popular US cities. From a beachfront room with a panoramic view to a super-luxe suite in …

I run an adventure travel company. Here’s what you should do instead of Everest

Adam Sebba is the CEO of Cookson Adventures, an ultra-luxury experiential travel company. He says that rather than wait in dangerous lines to summit Mount Everest, travelers interested in an exclusive adventures have many other, better options. For instance, north of Bogota, Colombia, in a remote part of the Santander province, lies the 400-foot deep …

The US, Australia, and the UK are among the 25 most resilient countries in the world

Norway took the top spot, while the US, UK, and Australia have ranked within the top 25 most resilient countries in the world, according to a new study. The 2019 Global Resilience Index, published this month by American risk management consultancy firm FM Global, ranks 130 countries around the globe based on the resilience of …

This Texas BBQ joint smokes its own meat — inside an airport terminal

The International Houston Airport is home to Q, a Texas BBQ joint that smokes meat and uses an all-natural wood grill — all inside the terminal itself. Here’s how they cook up over 3,800 pounds of meat every week. This post was created by Insider Studios with Elijah Craig. Join the conversation about this story …

US Bank’s travel rewards card is a solid option — especially if you already bank with them

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. With the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature Card, you can earn 2x points per dollar in your top spending category between gas stations, grocery …

Amazon is discounting Sennheiser’s noise-cancelling wireless headphones by $120 for a limited time

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Sennheiser is known for its great-sounding, high-quality headphones and the PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones are …

These 3 Chase cards are all you need to maximize how you earn rewards points

Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network if you apply for a credit card, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The best way to earn points quickly is to make sure that you’re earning bonus points for spending in certain categories — like dining or travel …

Mount Everest is not the hardest mountain to climb — here’s what makes K2 so much worse

At least 11 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest this year. The second-highest mountain in the world, K2, is even more difficult to climb, according to expert mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien. O’Brien is the fastest woman to climb the highest peak on every continent and the first American and British woman to climb K2. …

AmEx will cut one of the airport lounge benefits on its premium cards, giving Chase cardholders the advantage

American Express has announced that the Priority Pass membership that comes with some of its cards, like the Platinum Card® from American Express, can no longer be used for credits at Priority Pass-affiliated airport restaurants and bars. Now, the Priority Pass membership can only be used for lounge access, subject to capacity controls. The Chase …

These 2 cruise lines have the most ships with perfect sanitation scores

Of the over 200 active cruise ships the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined, only 20 earned a perfect 100-point score during their most recent inspection. Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises each have three ships that currently have perfect scores, more than any other cruise line. Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, …

The 20 cleanest cruise ships

Of the more than 200 active cruise ships the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has inspected, most received a passing grade: at least an 86 on a 100-point sanitation score. A handful have received a 100 on their most recent inspection, indicating a level of cleanliness that would be difficult to top. Visit …

The Boeing 737 Max’s return to the air has reportedly been delayed by regulators looking into emergency procedures on older Boeing jets (BA)

The Boeing 737 Max’s return to commercial-airline service is reportedly being further delayed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). US government officials told The Wall Street Journal that the FAA is evaluating the emergency procedures for not only the Max but also the older generations of the 737, including the hot-selling Boeing 737 NG. “While …

Memorial Day is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year. Here are a few tips to help you plan your drive and beat the rush.

Memorial Day marks one of the United States’ busiest weekends for travel as people rush to enjoy the spring weather during the holiday. More than 37 million people will be driving at some point during the holiday weekend, according to AAA. New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago will see the largest increases in traffic among major …

The most popular movies that people watch while flying (AAL)

Inflight entertainment has come a long way over the past few decades, evolving from communal movie to seatback screens to smartphone streaming. According to American Airlines, the type of content we watch has also changed, with a greater focus these days placed on programming from streaming services and those that can be binge-watched. The most …

New York City has caught an alleged subway bandit who delayed more than 700 trains by pulling the emergency brake

A rogue subway bandit has been pulling emergency brakes on New York City subway trains, causing hundreds of delays. The NYPD said Friday that an arrest of a suspect had been made in the case. Isiah Thompson, 23, is accused of delaying hundreds of trains and was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing. If …

The best flip flops for men and women

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Flip flops are the unofficial footwear of summertime. Wear them to the beach, backyard barbecue, or …

43 million Americans will hit the road this Memorial Day Weekend. Here are the most crowded times to avoid.

43 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day Weekend, AAA says. It could be the highest travel volume since 2005, the group estimates, despite gas prices reaching close to $3 per gallon. These are the travel times to avoid if you don’t want to sit in traffic, based on data from …

Southwest Airlines is going to allow people who don’t want to fly on the Boeing 737 Max to switch planes for free (LUV)

Southwest Airlines CMO Ryan Green told CNBC that his airline won’t make passengers who don’t want to fly on the Boeing 737 Max pay additional airfare to switch flights. Southwest does not charge passengers a fee to change their tickets, but it does usually charge customers the difference in airfare. All Boeing 737 Max airliners …