December 28, 2012 | By Adam Bisby, MSN Travel
The strangest travel stories of 2012

From an amazing bungee jump survival tale to a rebuilding of the Titanic, these were the most bizarre travel stories of the year.



Costumed passengers on a Titanic centennial cruise; Air New Zealand's Tolkien video "An Unexpected Briefing"; and David Weekes' taxi hotel. (© Lefteris Pitarakis/AP; Handout; Handout)
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  • Costumed passengers on a Titanic centennial cruise; Air New Zealand's Tolkien video "An Unexpected Briefing"; and David Weekes' taxi hotel. (© Lefteris Pitarakis/AP; Handout; Handout)
  • Erin Langworthy's bungee jump. (© The Associated Press)
  • Air New Zealand's Tolkien video "An Unexpected Briefing." (© Handout)
  • Apple's iPhone mapping software. (© The Associated Press)
  • View from an airplane. (© Anita363/Flickr)
  • American Airlines (© Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
  • John Lithgow in 'Twilight Zone: The Movie.' (© Mary Evans Picture Library)
  • Costumed passengers on a Titanic centennial cruise. (© Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
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If the doom and gloom of the daily news is getting you down, read on. Granted, 2012 had more than its share of transportation calamities — from the unparalleled flight cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy to the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship — but the 10 stories that follow show just how easily the world of travel can deliver smiles, shock, and awe.

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