Hannah Sampson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on travel news

Education: University of Miami, B.S. in Print Journalism

Hannah Sampson is a staff writer at The Washington Post for By The Way, where she reports on travel news. Before joining The Post in May 2019, she covered the business of travel in New York City for Skift, a digital news and research site. Before that, she spent 17 years at the Miami Herald, most recently as the newspaper's tourism reporter.
Latest from Hannah Sampson

No, unruly passenger: You can’t physically open a plane door midflight

Unruly passengers have tried before crew and fellow travelers intervened.

May 26, 2023

Disney misread Star Wars fans. Now it has an expensive flop on its hands.

Disney bet big on an immersive Star Wars hotel, but the pricey attraction that struggled to fill vacancies will close after less than two years of business.

May 26, 2023

Disney to close $5,000 Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel

The Galactic Starcruiser hotel drew mixed reviews from Star Wars fans, with critics complaining about the price and inconsistencies in the immersive experience.

May 18, 2023

Stomach viruses are back up on cruise ships, with hundreds falling ill

So far this year the CDC has already reported 11 outbreaks of vomiting and diarrhea on cruise ships visiting U.S. ports, more than the total for 2019.

May 18, 2023

Don’t get angry when flight attendants won’t lift your bag for you

Passengers often expect crew to help stow their bags, but the risk of injury is too high, flight attendants say.

May 15, 2023

Will pilot strikes disrupt my summer flights? Here’s what to know.

While walkouts by Southwest, American and United pilots are unlikely, experts warn it could be “a very difficult summer.”

May 12, 2023

Cruise passenger arrested for filming 150 people in ship bathroom

Between 40 to 50 minors were captured on video in the bathroom, according to the FBI.

May 9, 2023

Summer vacation is coming. Get ready to empty your wallet.

Prices for international airfare and hotels are soaring, but there are still some places to save.

May 9, 2023

How American cities are celebrating King Charles III’s coronation

British expats and Anglophiles may have to watch the royal events from home — or could head to a bar in the wee morning hours.

May 4, 2023

Disney fan sites cover cupcakes, characters — and now, political wars

Fan sites that cover Disney news are pivoting to legal wrangling amid the ongoing battle between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the company.

May 4, 2023