Travelers have expressed a strong interest in visiting Cuba, although some prefer to wait until independent trips are possible. Almost 22% of Travel Leaders Group's agents have already booked clients for Cuba travel this year, according to a survey by the organization.
American Airlines is awaiting approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to begin service between Los Angeles and Beijing. "American has been in regular contact with Chinese authorities concerning the availability of slots, and has made plans to send one of its senior executives to China to discuss the issue in-person," American said in a regulatory filing, noting that the airline "fully expects that its continued efforts will eventually prove successful."
Sunny San Diego is home to fun outdoor activities, beautiful beaches and happening restaurants. Visitors can take up lawn bowling at Balboa Park, watch seals at Seal Rock beach, and dine on free-range fried chicken at the Crack Shack.
A host of US passenger and cargo airlines have been recognized among the world's most admired companies. Among the list for 2017 are Southwest, FedEx and UPS.
JetBlue Airways and Virgin America have led the way in increasing amenities on coast-to-coast domestic flights, treating them more like international flights.
According to Department of Transportation data, US airlines had a record-setting 2016, including the best rate of properly handled luggage in decades.
FedEx has partnered with the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., to carry giant panda Bao Bao to China as part of a conservation effort. Bao Bao is getting her own dedicated aircraft for the flight, stocked with fresh bamboo, apples and other treats.
United Airlines is proactively issuing travel waivers until Feb. 21 on some California flights due to an expected storm.
Airlines are embracing a future that doesn't include seat-back screens as more of their customers are opting to view in-flight entertainment content through their mobile devices. Airlines have answered the changing times with enhanced Wi-Fi and streaming options.
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