Amtrak will start offering new dining options for sleeping car passengers riding the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes. The new choices include fresh food and hand-crafted entrees, such as chilled beef tenderloin, that can be eaten in a lounge car or delivered to travelers' rooms.
FedEx has started a new route between its World Hub in Memphis, Tenn., and the FedEx APAC Hub in Guangzhou, China. "Adding volume and a faster, more direct connection to our Memphis hub will give Asia Pacific businesses a stronger competitive advantage in connecting to customers in North America and beyond," said Karen Reddington, president of Asia Pacific FedEx Express.
At the Cruise Lines International Association Cruise 360 conference this week, panelists discussed the robust state of the industry and its expected continued growth. Experts said agents can take advantage of this growth by targeting first-time cruisers.
Lisbon offers a wide array of attractions, from historical landmarks to trendy hot spots. Visitors can explore the Portuguese capital's 16th-century Belem Tower and shop for Brazilian fashions at the Casa Pau-Brasil showroom.
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United Airlines will launch a new premium economy class called Premium Plus in early 2019. The airline plans to install 22 of the premium economy seats on the Boeing 767-300ER, 24 on its 777s and 21 on the 787-10.
SITA's 2018 baggage report showed that airlines are mishandling fewer passenger bags, with the lowest rates of mishandled bags in the US and the Asia Pacific region. "In 2017, despite the significant operational challenges of coping with three major hurricanes, a power outage in Atlanta, multiple Federal Aviation Administration ground delay programs in New York and elsewhere, and some airline outages, airlines continued to improve upon previous years' progress in handling checked baggage," said A4A Chief Economist John Heimlich.
Volunteers from FedEx helped clean up and improve Shelby Farm park in Memphis, Tenn., as part of a grant program sponsored by FedEx and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The workers installed bat houses, pulled weeds and put down mulch.
American Airlines has awarded $145,020 in grants to 13 nonprofit community organizations in Tulsa, Okla. "We are very happy to be able to support these organizations as we build on our commitment to Tulsa and our team members," said the airline's Erik Olund.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Inclusion Consortium honored United Airlines for engaging and advocating for the LGBT community, people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities. "Connecting people and cultures across the globe is at the heart of who we are at United Airlines," said Patrick Quayle, the carrier's vice president of International Network.
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