Trip News: August 17, 2018

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Herschel Supply Co. has long been one of our favorite affordable travel brands on the market. Founders and brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack launched their business in 2009 with a line of un-fussy, design-forward canvas backpacks that didn’t make it look like you were heading off to school. Today, Herschel has hard-shell luggage and soft duffles in a range of colors and patterns—and each piece costs less than $200.

The company went even bigger on Tuesday, launching two new hard-shell suitcases—the Trade Power line—in carry-on and small sizes (i.e. slightly bigger than a carry-on), each with a sleek internal battery and an external port to keep your mobile devices charged while you’re waiting for departure. With ever-tightening TSA restrictions on smart luggage, Herschel made sure its Trade Power bags had tool-free battery removal. The suitcases also have multi-directional dual Hinomoto wheels, which makes for easy rolling through the terminal.


USA Today

A power outage plunged Washington’s Reagan National Airport into darkness for about an hour late Wednesday.

The incident did not have a major impact on flights, but it did lead to some dramatic scenes at the close-to-downtown Washington-area airport. Passengers at the airport took to social media with pictures of dark terminal areas.



Singapore Airlines has been on a streak lately, announcing the relaunch of some of the world’s longest flight routes, including from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) in October, and Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore starting in November.

The Newark-Singapore flight, in particular, will take over the top spot in the rankings of longest flights in the world due to a flight time of 18 hours and 45 minutes in one direction (though the return is still a whopping 17 hours and 50 minutes). It will cover a distance of approximately 9,500 miles.


Trip Pulse

Universal Orlando Resort’s highly anticipated Aventura Hotel is officially open to guests.

The new 600-room property is the resort’s sixth hotel in partnership with Loews Hotels & Co. and boasts a prime location just steps away from all three Universal Orlando theme parks.

Highlights include contemporary guestrooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the destination’s first-ever rooftop bar and grill and a modern food hall.

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