Lugano is a city in Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region with plenty of culinary options. Foodies can drink Italian cocktails at Caffe Caruso, dine on ravioli made with lobster at Osteria Trani and enjoy regional meats and cheeses at Ristorante Bellavista.
Consumers tend to forgo using agents because they think most charge fees and primarily deal with destinations catering to mainstream tourists, Tammy Levent advises. To attract consumers, you should have a price-match guarantee policy and explain to travelers how you got them a great deal.
Several airports including South Carolina's Charleston International Airport have suspended operations as Hurricane Florence threatens the Southeast. Airlines have offered complimentary schedule changes, capped some fares, and waived pet and baggage fees. Flight disruptions could continue after the storm has passed if the Federal Aviation Administration restricts air traffic to accommodate emergency services.
Hawaiian Airlines will on April 4 launch nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Honolulu, the longest domestic flight in US history. The 10-hour flight will be available five days a week and operated with 278-seat Airbus A330 jets. "We see Boston as a terrific opportunity. We're also encouraged by all the growth in long-haul and international services in Boston in recent years. It gives us the confidence about the market ... to have the opportunity to grow," said CEO Peter Ingram.
JetBlue Airways reported 4.72 billion revenue passenger miles for August, up 6.7% compared with August 2017. Available seat miles were up 4.8% for the month, and load factor was 88.7%, up 1.6 percentage points over last year.
American Airlines has been investing in its employees with generous mid-contract pay raises for its pilots and flight attendants, $647 million in profit-sharing since 2016, and base pay at the top of the industry. "As a team and at the board level, we're talking over and over about long term, long term, long term," CEO Doug Parker said in a meeting with pilots. "Because we think that's the right way to think about this company."
United Airlines will invest more than $2 billion a year in more fuel-efficient aircraft and is expanding its use of biofuels as it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by half over the next few decades. In celebration, the carrier was set to operate the longest transatlantic biofuel flight to date, between San Francisco and Zurich.
American Airlines partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation to fly 11-year-old cystic fibrosis patient Ashley Cox to Disney World. "The red carpet is rolled out for them in every sense of the word," said Angela Cox, Ashley's mother.
Hawaiian Airlines will retire its fleet of Boeing 767 jets by early next year, about a quarter earlier than previously planned.
United Airlines will in October offer a new cheeseburger option on its menu in economy class, featuring an asiago cheese bun and white cheddar. The airline is also adding a chicken Parmesan hot sandwich to its fall food selection, along with a new breakfast option of warm banana bread pudding.