American Airlines, Virgin America, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, United, Delta and JetBlue are among the many airlines that have come out in support of the LGBT community this month. "Today's historic ruling is a long-awaited victory for all those who chose to take a stand for marriage equality, and we applaud the Supreme Court for affording same-sex couples the respect and dignity they deserve under the law," said United in a press release.
The craft beer scene in San Diego is growing, and the region is a great destination for travelers who want to explore the brewing industry, Jen Leo writes. Consider downloading the TapHunter iPhone application to make it easier to navigate breweries and bars in the region.
River tour operator Viking River Cruises recently expanded into the seas with ocean cruiser Viking Star. Two new ships are planned in the coming years: the Viking Sea and the Viking Sky.
JetBlue Airways has announced that it is ending its policy to allow passengers to check a single bag for free. The airline is reducing fees on second bags to compensate. The only operator now offering free checked bags is Southwest Airlines.
Cathay Pacific has announced a partnership with LoungeBuddy to provide travelers with customized information about the first and business class lounge at San Francisco International Airport. The LoungeBuddy app will enable visitors to check in via social media and view current food options.
LOT Polish Airlines is offering an advanced look at seat options that will be offered aboard its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft by year's end. "The system constitutes a coherent and logical entirety," said LOT's Marta Glinka. "We hope that it will be intuitive and easily distinguished by our customers."
Norwegian Air Shuttle has selected Global Eagle Entertainment to provide in-flight connectivity for the carrier's new service to the Caribbean. "We look forward to enabling Norwegian to launch its new Caribbean flights with Live TV, the Caribbean's first free Wi-Fi, music streaming, the latest movies and more," said CEO Dave Davis.
KLM's social media manager, Karlijn Vogel-Meijer, says social service, reputation and commerce are the three pillars of the airline's leading social media customer service strategy. "We believe that service is the backbone of what we are doing at social, but we need the commerce part to make sure that we can make costs on the social servicing part," she said.
Hawaiian Airlines is opening a new passenger lounge for business class fliers. The lounge, called the Plumeria, features local pastries and craft beer, as well as free Wi-Fi.