AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.
This month, United began offering customers in premium cabins on North America flights four new salad entrée choices a Southwestern salad, an Asian-style noodle salad, a seasonal greens with roast beef and blue cheese salad and a Strawberry Fields salad replacing the previous chicken and shrimp salad options.
Following a tepid performance in the first quarter of 2014, business aviation made a strong comeback in the second quarter of the year. According to JSSI's Business Aviation Index, Q2 2014 global business aviation activity grew by 8 percent QoQ and by 3 percent YoY.
SAS will depart from Houston to Stavanger each day of the week except for Tuesdays. The flight departs Houston at 9:35 p.m. arriving the next day in Stavanger at 2.20 p.m. Departures from Stavanger are scheduled for 4:00 p.m., arriving into Houston at 7:40 p.m. on the same day.
This summer, millions of passengers will fly between the United States and Europe, and thousands will see their plans ruined by a significant flight delay. In an analysis of the top ten routes between the two continents, flightright (www.flightright.com), the company that fights for the compensation owed to passengers when their flights are delayed or cancelled, estimates that at least $80 million in delayed flight compensation will be due to delayed passengers this year alone.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 385,475 workers in June 2014, 1.0 percent more than in June 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. June was the seventh consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger airlines was higher than the same month of the previous year.
Questex Hospitality + Travel today announced early bird pricing of $45 for those who register by Sept. 3 for its 2014 Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), to be held Dec. 9-11 at The Palazzo® Las Vegas.
The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is believed to have begun in Guinea in December 2013. This outbreak now involves community transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and recently an ill traveller from Liberia infected a small number of people in Nigeria with whom he had direct contact.
The International Civil Aviation Organization has reportedly created an Aircraft Tracking Task Force, which will discuss options for tracking airplanes, following the two Malaysian Airlines incidents. The organization also created the Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones to examine risks to civilian airplanes in war-torn areas.