Southwest Airlines had big plans for 2019 with the expansion of its Hawai’i service, but the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX planes threw a wrench into these long-awaited plans. However, the airline recently announced, in 2020, it will once again be able to serve the Hawai’ian islands, thanks to a decision to terminate existing long-haul services based at Newark Liberty International Airport, therefore diverting a large portion of its fleet to the new Hawai’i routes.
Southwest was only able to enjoy the fruits of these routes for two months when, in May 2019, Boeing grounded its 787 MAX planes until further notice. The airline was operating six daily trips between Oakland (OAK) and Honolulu (HNL), and San Jose (SJC) and Kahului (OGG), as well as 16 additional daily flights among the Hawai’ian islands.
New routes for 2020 will include Sacramento (SMF)–Honolulu; Oakland to Kona (KOA) and Lihue (LIH); San Jose to Kona and Lihue; and nine additional daily round-trips among Honolulu, Lihue, Kona and Kahului.
Southwest hopes to launch these routes (two of which include new destinations of Lihue and Hilo), Jan. 19–21, 2020.
New upgrades at Frankfurt Airport include renovations at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center, as well as the addition of a new hotel, Frankfurt Airport Marriott. To make room for the new property, the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was reduced to 779 guestrooms from its previous 1,008 guestrooms, allowing for 233 guestrooms at Frankfurt Airport Marriott. All Sheraton guestrooms are now refurbished.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is on the cusp of updating its spa concept and partners.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Delta Air Lines continues to push the boundaries on sustainability with a new commitment to become the first carbon neutral global airline.
Travelers following a kosher diet now enjoy more options on United Airlines flights from the United States to Tel Aviv (TLV). The airline partnered with food provider Fresko to offer a new menu of kosher foods, including fresh bagels, omelets, blintzes, chicken marsala, kale quinoa burgers, rugelach and black-and-white cookies, among other menu items. A kosher child’s meal is also available on select routes. Polaris and United Premium Plus passengers additionally receive Kosher snack choices. Kosher beverage options include a Kosher wine and coffee.
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While some might think Miami Beach is a place to lie on the sand and party into the wee morning hours, others recognize the destination’s potential for voluntourism. Voluntourism opportunities allow travelers to do some good while in a destination and Miami Beach welcomes travelers willing to help preserve local beaches and gardens and positively impact the community.