Southwest begins flights to Key West, Fla.
Southwest Airlines has begun flights to Key West, Fla., the southernmost city in the continental United States. It's the 78th city served by the carrier.
Key West International Airport formerly was served by AirTran Airways, which Southwest purchased last year.
Air New Zealand uses hobbits in safety video
Perhaps hairy-footed hobbits can teach us all something about safety.
Most travelers pay little attention to those snooze-inducing in-flight safety videos. But Air New Zealand, which calls itself "the airline of Middle-earth," has found some magic by celebrating the upcoming premiere of the first in "The Hobbit" movie trilogy.
The airline's safety video featuring the character Gollum and film director Peter Jackson got more than 2 million hits its first day on YouTube.
Two of author J.R.R. Tolkien's great-grandsons make cameos. Royd Tolkien appears wearing prosthetic feet -- big and hairy, of course.
Guitars of the stars on display in Nashville
Legendary guitars, including one played by Elvis Presley, are on exhibit through Dec. 30 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.
"The Guitar: An American Love Story" also includes Eric Clapton's 1958 Gibson Explorer and cowboy star Roy Rogers' 1930 OM-45 Deluxe. More than 150 guitars are on display, and audio stations let visitors hear the greats playing. Details: www.tnmuseum.org.
-- Associated Press