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Overbooking happens for ships, too

24-04-2017

Cruise lines don't have anywhere near the inventory to manage that airlines or hotels have, and they don't offer rooms by the day or departures by the hour. Cruise lines rarely have the cancellation or no-show problems that lead other suppliers — airlines in particular —  to systematically overbook so that when no-shows occur, losses don't result.  ... Read more

Qatar Airways plans San Francisco route

24-04-2017

Qatar Airways will begin flying from Doha to San Francisco in 2018.... Read more

David Crooks wins CLIA's Lifetime Achievement Award

24-04-2017

CLIA named David Crooks as the winner of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted him into the CLIA Hall of Fame at a dinner at Cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale.... Read more

Empress of the Seas makes first call in Havana

24-04-2017

Royal Caribbean International's Empress of the Seas arrived in Havana on Sunday, the first time a ship from its fleet has docked in Cuba.... Read more

April route roundup: Where airlines are adding service

24-04-2017

April route roundup: Where airlines are adding service

In this file photo from August 2014, an Emirates airline Boeing 777-200LR touches down at O'Hare International Airport for the carrier's inaugural flight into Chicago.   (Photo: Emirates via AP) Airlines constantly tweak their schedules, trying to find profitable new routes or pulling the plug on ones that have underperformed. Airports and communities court these new services. There are dozens of changes to airline routes each month. Here's a look at some of the most interesting:... Read more

Five mighty reasons to road trip through Utah

24-04-2017

Five mighty reasons to road trip through Utah

Susan B. Barnes, Special for USA TODAY 7:46 a.m. ET April 24, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide And the stunning natural beauty found in Capitol Reef. (Photo: Susan B. Barnes) When it comes to road trips in the USA, you’d be hard pressed to find a reason to skip  Utah . Encompassing nearly 85,000 miles, Utah is the 13th largest state in America, but the 35th largest in population, which... Read more

50 states: 50 hidden restaurants and bars

24-04-2017

Devorah Lev-Tov, Special for USA TODAY... Read more

News briefs, week of April 24, 2017

24-04-2017

United adjusts policy for bumping flyers United is now requiring that crew members traveling on its aircraft be booked at least an hour prior to departure. The change is a first step in United's review of its policies related to overbooking and involuntary boarding denials after passenger David Dao was forcibly removed by airport police from a Chicago-Louisville, Ky., flight on April 9. Dao had refused to deplane in order to make room for United... Read more

Limitations, possibilities and $70 billion

24-04-2017

The late Illinois Sen. Everett Dirksen claimed he never actually said, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money," but he wished he had. He said he was misquoted but that it sounded so good he usually didn't bother denying the attribution. Even though Dirksen died in 1969, and a billion dollars ain't what it used to be, the $70 billion invested in the travel industry last year by venture capital... Read more

 

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