The ubiquitous 45-minute flight on what some call a “puddle-jumper” — a small one- and two-seat configuration plane in which the average human can barely fully stand up — is often the fastest way to travel between two close destinations and connect smaller towns with major airport hubs.
A new startup, Landline wants to rid the nation of these short-haul flights by encouraging travelers to take a bus instead.
The two founders envisioned a bus company to serve the same function as a regional airline, by shuttling travelers from smaller cities to nearby airports, thus removing the need for people to fly. Bus ticket fares would be factored into the overall price of the flight.
Regional airports had issues hiring pilots as the wages were low for these shorter routes, and the industry as a whole has been experiencing a pilot shortage.
One of Landline’s first customers is Sun Country Airlines, based in Minnesota. The airline is using Landline to pick up travelers from towns like Duluth and Mankato, transferring them to Minneapolis. The airline and the bus company will work together so guests won’t have to worry about missing the flight: If the bus is running late, the airline will wait for passengers.
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Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Marriott recently announced the purchase of W New York – Union Square. The company paid $206 million for the 270-guestroom property, with intentions to transform the hotel into a better representation of the W brand.
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United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Hyatt announced further plans to develop its Costa Rican footprint. The company is going into partnership with Cariari Premium Outlets S.A. to produce a new, 120-guestroom Hyatt Place property. Hyatt Place San Jose Cariari is slated to open in 2021, with construction starting in early 2020. The property joins Hyatt’s other hotels in Costa Rica, Hyatt Place San Jose Pinares and Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo.
MULTICOUNTRY RIVER CRUISES elegantly reconcile our lust for the culturally rich, interactive vacation with an escape dedicated to unhurried leisure in sumptuous surroundings. Perhaps the biggest luxury built into the river cruise experience, however: You can leave the logistical issues to the professionals and instead concentrate on how you choose to experience each destination. Options include historic sightseeing, a hike or bike tour or grabbing a table at an outdoor café to drink in the locale through people-watching and window shopping.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
WHEN YOU GO DOWN to breakfast and the wall of windows facing the ocean flashes moss and turquoise like Vegas neon, you know you’re getting off the ship. That’s why the island of Roatán, off the coast of Honduras, proves one of the most popular stops for cruise ship passengers.