July 16, 2018

All of the travel companies and places phasing out single-use plastic

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By BRIDGET HALLINAN From Condr Nast Traveler American Airlines, Carnival Cruises, and more. It’s no secret that the world has a plastic problem: Globally, almost 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually—half of which is single-use—and more than eight million tons of that plastic are dumped into the ocean, according to the Plastic Oceans […]

Why Trump’s family-separation policy failed

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By Jonathan Chait From New York Mag This morning, a top aide to President Trump told Axios that he “doesn’t want to look weak” by abandoning his policy of family separation. Trump “feels boxed in, is frustrated and knows it’s bad politics — but also understands it’s not a fight he can back down from.” […]

Best North American airlines

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Here are the 10 airlines people like and hate the most in North America By Benjamin Zhang From Business Insider JD Power’s 2018 “North America Airline Satisfaction Study” found that overall consumer satisfaction is at an all-time high. Airlines did struggle with delivering high-quality in-flight connectivity, the study found. Southwest Airlines finished with the highest […]

Caribbean specialists share the region’s top travel trends for 2017

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By Joe Pike From Travel Agent Central Travel Agent chatted with some Caribbean travel specialists about the region’s hottest travel trends of 2017 and how to turn them into sales heading into 2018. We spoke with tour operators, Jack E. Richards, CEO of Pleasant Holidays, Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions and Dave Ferran, head of sales for Classic Vacations. And from the advisor side, we […]

American Airlines tried to charge a mother $150 for traveling with breast milk

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BY ADAM ROSENBERG From Mashable How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism tours Owen Roberts Airport: Impressed with progress

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5 December, 2017) Minister for Tourism Hon. Moses Kirkconnell and Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson hosted Government and tourism officials on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Owen Roberts International Airport to view the progress being made on the redevelopment project. The tour took place on Monday, 27th November 2017 […]

Cayman Islands ORIA re-development December update

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From Cayman Islands Airport Authority (CIAA) ORIA REDEVELOPMENT UPDATE: Latest developments for December The CIAA are pleased to update you on the latest Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Redevelopment plans with much excitement building for the weeks of the 4th and 11th of December 2017. Week of 4 December: · American Airlines, British Airways and […]

American Airlines packing passengers in like sardines

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By Michael Shannon From Newsmax American Airlines, which have us the first frequent flyer program, has been a travel innovator for years. Then — after collecting miles became popular and American’s customers invested considerable time and money building up their mileage account — American introduced the first devalued frequent flyer program with higher minimums for […]

9/11 New photos

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The FBI just released new photos of the Pentagon on 9/11 By Daniel Brown From Business Insider The FBI has released 27 new photos of the Pentagon on 9/11 after it was struck by a plane that was hijacked by five terrorists. Five al-Qaeda terrorists took over American Airlines flight 77, which was traveling from […]

FAA: Turbulence injuries jolt twice as many flights in 2016 [inc fractured spine heading to the Cayman Island]

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By Bart Jansen , USA TODAY A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados. These were among the most serious injuries from turbulence aboard airliners last year, when the Federal Aviation Administration said the number of injuries doubled […]