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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, China, Planes, US, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Faa, Boeing


Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about safety

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Southwest just announced 12 new routes to leisure destinations like Hawaii and Mexico as it prepares to fly the Boeing 737 Max again — here's the full list

Southwest Airlines will launch 12 new routes in 2021. Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com Southwest Airlines is expanding with 12 new leisure routes across the United States and Mexico.  Savannah, Georgia and Sarasota, Florida are the focus of the expansion, with nine new routes to those cities. Hawaii and Mexico will see three new routes as Americans seek vacations in tropical locales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is continuing a nationwide expansion...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, California, Mexico, Planes, Trends, Chicago, Flying, United States, Hawaii, George Bush, Long Beach, Nashville, John Wayne


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
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Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
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Southwest is reportedly looking to acquire up to 30 Boeing 737 Max jets even though many travelers say they don't want to fly on the troubled plane

Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. belonging to Southwest Airlines. Reuters Southwest Airlines is in talks with Boeing to purchase more 737 Max aircraft, Bloomberg is reporting.  The low-cost airline is reportedly looking at aircraft that have been built but not delivered due to order cancellations, known as "white tail" aircraft. The ill-fated aircraft has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is...
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American Airlines pilots landing in Los Angeles spotted a 'guy in a jetpack' just 300 yards from their passenger jet

American Airlines pilots on Sunday reported a "guy in a jetpack" flying near LAX. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty An American Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles had an encounter with a jetpack on Sunday while on approach to land at LAX, FOX 11 LA first reported.Pilots reported seeing a "guy in a jetpack" hovering around 3,000 feet near the Runway 25L approach path around "300 yards" from their aircraft.No major disruption was caused to inbound aircraft and the FAA told FOX 11 that it refer...
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Feds give green light to test incoming tourists, COVID-19 complicates hurricane response, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park opens some trails, libraries reopen book drops, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Downtown Hilo during Hurricane Lane 2018 file photo Hawaii Braces For A Dual Threat: Hurricanes And COVID-19. The pandemic will make Hawaii’s response to a natural disaster even more daunting, officials say. Civil Beat.State grapples with preparing for hurricane season amid COVID-19 pandemic. The National Weather Service is predicting two to six tropical cyclones over the course of the 2020 hurricane season in the Central Pacific. Hawaii News Now.Hurricane season could be complicated by c...
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Hawaii officials a step closer to pre-flight COVID-19 tests for all visitors

Many Hawaii lawmakers see a process of screening tourists as a way to reopen tourism. Last week, we shared the concept of COVID-19 testing that Lt. Gov. Josh Green is proposing. Yesterday, Hawaii news outlets reported that the local house of representatives have worked with the federal administration to determine that it is permissible to require COVID testing prior to arrival. From the Star-Advertiser, “The lawmakers said Wednesday that they’ve learned that regulations from the Federal Aviatio...
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64% say Hawaii is moving in right direction on COVID-19, lawmakers seek stricter quarantine monitoring, Kauai reopening its beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Facebook Live screenshot Majority believes Hawaii is moving in right direction against COVID-19. 64% of Hawaii residents believe government is moving in the right direction in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a statewide survey has found. Star-Advertiser.=====Officials suggest COVID-19 testing of air passengers prior to their arrival as condition to restarting tourism. Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and a member of its congressional delegation on Wednesday float...
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Hot, hot, hot! 2019 breaks records. Plus, Ige seeks instate testing for coronavirus, convicted ex-police chief seeks leniency, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cooling off at Waikiki ©2020 All Hawaii News It’s official: 2019 was Honolulu’s hottest year on record. Oahu had a sweltering 2019. In fact, it was the island’s hottest year on record, NOAA has determined. Hawaii News Now.Mayor says 2019 was Oahu’s hottest year ever and shares heat index mapping results. Last year, Honolulu residents may remember hot, sweltering days, with numerous record high temperatures, as well a summer that seemed to last longer than usual. Honolulu Has Mapped Just ...
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737 Max debris in fuel tanks

Boeing just can’t seem to catch a break. The much-beleaguered Boeing 737 Max is the subject of new safety concerns, as debris has been found in the fuel tanks of several new planes in storage in Washington and Texas, waiting to be delivered to airlines. A Boeing company spokesperson told the BBC, “While conducting maintenance we discovered Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in undelivered 737 Max airplanes currently in storage. That finding led to a robust internal investigation and immediate corre...
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Travel News: February 10, 2020

United Ready to Move Forward With Denver Expansion Travel Pulse The Denver City Council has approved United Airlines’ request to add 24 more gates at Denver International Airport, as the carrier looks to further enhance its hub in the Colorado city and increase the number of flights. Over the past five years, United has added more than 100 flights in and out of Denver, according to airlinegeeks.com. Over the next five years, it has plans to double that, bringing the total number of da...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Bali, Denver, United, Jetblue, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Key West, News And Deals, Westin, Miami Florida, US Department of Transportation, Queens New York, Cozumel Mexico, Denver International Airport


Ige tied for nation's least popular governor, Honolulu rail delayed again, Obama memorabilia sought, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige tied for least popular governor in the nation, poll finds. Hawaii voters have been disillusioned with Gov. David Ige’s job performance for some time, but a new national survey suggests Ige’s public approval ratings have hit rock bottom. Star-Advertiser.=====State to step away from Dillingham Airfield, transfer property back to U.S. Army. The state Department of Transportation plans to stop operating the Dillingham Airfield and will transfer control of ...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Barack Obama, Maine, Hawaii, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Dot, Bishop Museum, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, U S Army, Maui Maui


Legislative leaders introduce Native Hawaiian reconciliation measures, Chinese seek asylum from coronavirus, lawmakers want to tighten gun laws, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiian oli at Mauna Kea ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians. Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust. Civil Beat.Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that. Civil Beat.=====Pearl Harbor co...
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How High Can a Hot Air Balloon Go? This is What You Should Expect

Are you wondering how high can a hot air balloon go? If yes, then you should check out our guide here on what to expect when going on a hot air balloon. Would you like to get a brand-new perspective on the world? You can do it by climbing into a hot air balloon and going for a ride. It’s been almost 250 years since the first untethered hot air balloon flight took place in Paris, France. It’s still every bit as exciting to take a hot air balloon flight now as it was back then. It can also be a l...
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Barking Sands eyed for $1.98B ballistic missile system, resolution urges media restrictions on reporting suspects, whistleblower says FAA gave Southwest preferential treatment, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pacific Missile Range Facility ©2020 All Hawaii News Kauai military site named as possible site for $1.9B ballistic missile radar. The Missile Defense Agency is now also eyeing Kauai as a potential site for its planned $1.9 billion high powered ballistic missile radar. Hawaii News Now.PMRF eyed for missile defense system. The U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility is being considered as a new location of a ballistic missile defense radar that would take up between 50 and 80 acres at Bar...
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Travel News: October 24, 2019

Abercrombie & Kent Adds New Private Air Journeys Travel Pulse Abercrombie & Kent continues to expand its Wings Over the World portfolio with two new regional journeys that offer the ease of an expertly planned luxury adventure enhanced by privately chartered flights. Wings Over India combines the treasures of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi; while Wings Over Argentina, Chile & Brazil explores diverse cultures across South America and stunning landscapes of Patagonia.   Fliers are bigger, seats...
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Travel News: October 14, 2019

New Report From Safety Experts Slams Boeing, FAA Over 737 MAX Travel Pulse A long-awaited report from an independent group of international aviation safety experts blasted both the Boeing Co. and the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, the former for development flaws in the aircraft and the latter for lax oversight in certifying the 737 MAX to fly. The 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide since March, when two separate flights involving the aircraft crashed, killing a total of 346 passen...
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Travel News: May 23, 2019

Abercrombie & Kent Creates New Inspiring Expeditions Trips Luxury Travel Advisor Geoffrey Kent and his team at Abercrombie & Kent have created two new Inspiring Expeditions: Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond and Carnival & Cariocas. On Ethiopia by Air: Danakil & Beyond (Oct 4-13, 2019), using a helicopter, travelers can fly down to the destination’s sights, including the remote and rarely-visited Danakil Depression with a glowing lava lake and Sulphur-yellow salt flats.   Disney World offers pa...
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Travel News: March 26, 2019

Disney’s Riviera Resort to feature foldout beds Travel Weekly Disney unveiled a model room for its Riviera Resort, which is scheduled to open at Disney World in December. The European-themed property will be the 15th to join Disney’s Vacation Club timeshare program and the first new Disney Vacation Club property to be added to Disney World since 2004. The model Riviera Resort accommodation on display at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center at Disney Springs is a two-bedroom configuration cre...
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Travel News: March 25, 2019

Indonesia’s Garuda airline cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets Washington Post Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia is moving to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the deadly crashes involving two of the aircraft, a spokesman for the company said Friday. The decision comes less than two weeks after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard. A flight of Lion Air, a low-cost Indonesian airline, crash...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Washington Post, Africa, Ethiopia, Norway, Boeing, United, Jakarta, Federal Aviation Administration, News And Deals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, Horn of Africa


Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes Grounded By Federal Aviation Administration Until Further Notice

Effective as of 3:00 earlier today, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes which are operated by airlines in the United States or its territories. The official statement is as follows... The post Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes Grounded By Federal Aviation Administration Until Further Notice appeared first on The Gate.
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Travel News: March 1, 2019

American and Delta Fined by FAA for Tarmac Delays Travel Pulse American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have received hefty fines from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said that it fined American $1 million and Delta $750,000 for violating federal rules that prohibit lengthy tarmac delays, according to a report in Reuters.   Kimpton Hotels to Launch Concert Series at SXSW Amplify Boutique hotel and restaurant company Kimpton has announced the launch of its 2019 Off the Record music pro...
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12% more homeless on Oahu streets, former governors back Kahele over Gabbard, Southwest preps for Hawaii routes, state doesn't know how many vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Homeless in Honolulu ©2019 All Hawaii News The number of homeless living on Oahu streets jumped 12 percent in the past year while the overall number, including those living in shelters, dropped by 4 percent. Star-Advertiser.Unsheltered homeless population up 12% on Oahu from last year. Despite a number of city efforts to push people living on the streets to shelters, the number of unsheltered homeless people on Oahu is up 12 percent from a year ago. Hawaii News Now.Fewer homeless on Oahu....
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Travel News: February 28, 2019

Mexican Government Unveils New Tourism Plans Travel Pulse The Mexican government announced a new six-year tourism strategy Sunday that would focus on five key goals, including building the Maya Train and enticing tourists to spend more money. According to Mexico News Daily, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during an event in Quintana Roo that tourism was the nation’s third largest foreign exchange earner, contributing $22 billion to the economy.   Southwest Airlines finally ge...
Tags: Travel, California, India, Africa, Hawaii, Dallas, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, News And Deals, Quintana Roo, Crystal River Cruises, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Skift, Mexico News Daily


Travel News: February 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations USA Today Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, with the probe focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, a critical step before takeoff. The investigation, disclosed for the first time Monday by the Wall Street Journal, began in February 2018, FAA spokesman Gregory Martin confirmed to USA TODAY. There have been no fines nor enforcement ...
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Travel News: February 19, 2019

Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall opening April 1 Travel Weekly The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall will open its doors on April 1. Located above D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, the property is the culmination of a renovation and reflagging of the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Housing a total of 367 guestrooms, the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall promises views of the city’s skyline and the Capitol dome, Washington National Cathedral and Washington Monument, among other landmar...
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Bringing alcohol in a checked bag

All of your souvenirs will be in the trash 20 years after returning from a trip abroad. Snacks, spices, and even the hardiest canned foods expire. Clothes rip and begin to stink. Books yellow and magnets lose their stick. Furniture crumbles under feet and beneath thousands of butts. Even memories fade. If you want something that will be enjoyed in the moment, lasts, and brings back a flood of memories, few things compete like a quality bottle of booze. Spirits speak to a time and a place. Som...
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