JetBlue Airways is offering free airfare and ground transportation to families of the victims of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. "This week's events are felt by all of our 21,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through the Broward County area, home to our Focus City, Fort Lauderdale," the carrier said.
Nepal, which is trying to attract at least 1 million visitors by 2020, has more to offer than its well-known extreme adventures, like climbing Mount Everest. Travelers can hike the Great Himalaya Trails, watch tigers in their natural habitat at Chitwan National Park and bike around Kathmandu in the Kora Challenge.
As interest in immersive trips to Mexico grows, agents can capitalize on the demand by learning how to sell experiential vacations, Mark Chesnut writes. Strategies include steering clients to try new destinations, becoming knowledgeable about the product and targeting baby boomers, who have strong interest in authentic experiences, according to industry experts.
Travel insurance can help boost agents' income, but agents say it is often hard to convince clients of its importance, Jamie Biesiada says. Kimberly Seay of Allianz Global Assistance notes 10 points agents can make to clients to get them to buy insurance, such as how coverage includes help with replacing passports, finding a good health care facility and getting a prescription filled.
A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 replica has joined the fleet of tiny planes landing and departing from the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany. United has been offering nonstop service between Hamburg and New York City since 2005.
Airline liveries are a key component of branding and can also be used to celebrate milestones. For example, United Airlines celebrated the last flight of its iconic Boeing 747 jumbo jet with a special livery featuring the "Friend Ship" design used on the plane's first flight.
Airlines for America is pushing back against a proposed increase to the Aviation Passenger Security Fee and the customs inspection fee on passengers. "Billions of dollars have already been diverted from aviation security to go towards deficit reduction or other sectors of government," A4A CEO Nick Calio said. "Congress should return this revenue to its intended purpose, instead of raising TSA and CBP fees."
San Francisco International Airport has released a list ranking its nine largest airlines by the number of seats flown per day in 2017. United Airlines took the top slot with 40,527 seats flown per day, followed by the newly combined Alaska Airlines and Virgin America with 12,357 seats per day, American Airlines with 7,060 and Southwest Airlines with 6,946.
JetBlue Airways and Coca-Cola joined to bring a one-day pop-up restaurant called Shared Plate to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Strangers were seated together and served custom meals created by celebrity chef JJ Johnson to reflect the diners' cultures.
Enterprise Holdings will extend car rental services to Finland via franchisee LansiAuto Group later this year. LansiAuto currently runs a rental business with about 2,500 vehicles.
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