Trip News: August 1, 2018

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Trip Weekly

Delta is contemplating a more upscale dining offering for economy flyers on international flights. The service would be part of the economy service offering.

The carrier is testing the enhanced meal service on select international flights to and from Portland. Passengers are offered a welcome glass of sparkling wine or sparkling water. In addition, they get an appetizer service, upgraded entrees and meals served on plates, Delta spokeswoman Savannah Huddleston said.

 


Trip Pulse

AccorHotels has closed a $39 million deal to acquire 85 percent of 21c Museum Hotels, a hospitality management company that blends the museum and hotel worlds to create a new travel experience.

Founded in 2006, the 21c brand includes a multi-venue contemporary art museum, boutique hotels, and chef-driven restaurants. It currently has 11 properties under development across the United States.

 


TIME

Nearly a dozen people, including several foreigners, were injured when two trains collided Tuesday near Peru’s most popular tourist destination, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.

The two competing train companies crashed along the main route transporting tourists to the Unesco world heritage site in Ollantaytambo village, the Guardian reports.

Peru’s civil defense institute said at least 10 people were injured in the passenger train collision, five seriously.

 


Trip Pulse

Alaska Airlines is being criticized for separating a gay couple that was flying together in order to give their seats to a straight couple.

According to various media reports, passenger David Cooley was flying from New York’s JFK Airport to Los Angeles when the airline flight attendant gave “preferential treatment to a straight couple.”

Cooley posted about the July 29 incident on Facebook and Twitter.

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