Hawaiian Airlines' passenger numbers increased by 3.1% last month compared to the same period a year ago. Some 8 million passengers flew with Hawaiian through the first nine months of 2015.
Belize, which borders the Caribbean, boasts more than 200 islands or "cayes" scattered around the world's second-biggest barrier reef. The largest and most visited of the islands, Ambergris Caye is a haven for nature lovers, food aficionados and party animals. Get a taste of Maya culture at Elvi's Kitchen, a popular dining spot that started as a carry out window more than 40 years ago, and journey to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Belize's oldest marine reserve. Groups will love Grand Caribe's condos with views of the Caribbean Sea while honeymooners will prefer the secluded Matachica Resort.
German carrier Lufthansa and British satellite company Inmarsat are teaming up to offer super-fast inflight Internet to European fliers. The service is expected to begin in 2017.
Travel agents shouldn't bother clients with information about other client's preferences or packages that aren't going to work for them, advises Mike Marchev. Clients want to know what their agent can do for them and will skip to the information that suits them. Agents need to focus on placing their clients at the center of their travel advertising.
Travelers who prefer rough waves and rainstorms should consider a trip to Vancouver Island in the dark months of fall and winter. Known for its fierce storms, the island is popular with winter surfers and storm watchers who hope for severe weather. Many quaint resorts including Pacific Sands Beach Resort and Wya Point Resort cater to these thrill-seekers.
A coalition of leading airline, airport and traveler groups are strongly opposed to Congress using customs and Transportation Security Administration funds to pay for federal highway projects or anything else unrelated to air travel. "We strongly support a long-term agreement to fund much needed infrastructure investment across the country," the groups wrote. "However, we strongly oppose any suggestion that highway funding be generated via an increase in the aviation passenger's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fees."
Southwest Airlines had an 87.5% on-time rate for September, leading major domestic airlines, according to FlightView.
Alaska Airlines has announced plans to add daily flights connecting Monterey, Calif., and Los Angeles beginning Nov. 5. Fares as low as $59 are available for passengers who book by Monday.
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