While on the surface this new initiative seems like it would only benefit flight attendants, it may benefit passengers as well. The “experience” comes in the form of an app on flight attendants’ cell phones displaying passenger behavior and movements to help flight attendants keep an eye on the cabin in more detail, particularly useful in larger cabins.
When a seat belt is unclicked, a signal will show red (and will show green when fastened) to clue flight attendants into the number of passengers seated and ready for take-off, as well as how many overhead bins are properly closed or still ajar. This will save time when boarding and preparing for take-off as attendants won’t need to manually scan the rows to check seat belts and bins.
The information collected during the flight may also include which lavatory was used most often and how many guests are waiting for a bathroom at any given time. This can help flight attendants redirect some of the passengers to other lavatories.
WHEN IT COMES TO PLACES OF entry and departure, airports are both more common and can have more character than the average cruise port. Port Canaveral, however, near Orlando, Florida, boasts tons of charm to complement the plentiful cruises departing daily.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
I TRUST YOU’LL ENJOY our Cruising Issue, a topic we didn’t focus on when we launched Global Traveler 16 years ago. Like cruising, we changed a great deal over the past years. Where we once turned up our noses at taking that typical cruise, we have come to learn cruising not only has its place in our travels, but it can hold a special place.
Tribute Portfolio helps friends celebrate Friendsgiving with special stay bundles available through Nov. 30. The limited-time bundles feature locally inspired Thanksgiving dinners and amenities.
Thessaloniki is the second-largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, elegant and refined, the Greek “Lady of the North” is a modern, vivacious city that welcomes visitors eager to learn about its history and culture, and at the same time have fun, relax, go shopping or simply explore the cityscape by the sea.
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.
The Park Hyatt brand made its Kyoto debut with the opening of Park Hyatt Kyoto. The property is located within Higashiyama Hills, one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts. The area is known as the birthplace of Japanese zen gardens, the Japanese tea ceremony and Ikebana flower arrangement. The hotel is adjacent to Kodai-ji Temple and within walking distance of many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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.