Trip News: August 22, 2018

Maui Hawaii

Trip Weekly

Southwest, which is still waiting on FAA approval to begin its much-anticipated Hawaii service, won’t schedule flights until that regulatory process is over, chief revenue officer Andrew Watterson said.

The carrier has said that it will fly to Hawaii from Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and San Diego. Specific routes haven’t been announced, but its Hawaii destinations will be Honolulu, Maui the Big Island and Kauai. Southwest also plans to offer inter-island service.

The attention the plans are getting has irked at least one Southwest competitor.


USA Today

The sheer volume of dead sea life on beaches in Southwest Florida seems to have slowed in recent days, but experts say red tide and the toxins it produces are still in waterways.

Millions of pounds of fish have been collected and burned in Lee County this month, and the bloom now stretches from the south end of Tampa Bay to the Marco Island area.

Some beaches have been cleaner in recent days, and water clarity may have improved in some areas.


Austin American-Statesman

Craft beer company BrewDog will celebrate the opening of its new “beer hotel” in Ohio this weekend.

Named the DogHouse, the hotel in Canal Winchester, a city near Columbus, is the first of its kind and features 32 rooms, including eight deluxe suites and a workout facility, according to WBNS.

Other features include a lobby bar with games and activities, a marketplace for takeaway food, international continental breakfast daily and select dog-friendly rooms. Guests also will have views of the brewery throughout in order to watch the brewers work.


Trip Weekly
United Airlines is developing lie-flat seats for its narrowbody Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft — a move that would allow the carrier to offer a lie-flat product on more transcontinental routes.

“It’s been really successful in the markets that we have it in and there are other markets out of Newark and [Washington] Dulles that we’d like to have it, but we simply don’t have the aircraft to do it,” United president Scott Kirby said during the International Aviation Forecast Summit here Tuesday.
United offers domestic lie-flat seats on Newark-San Francisco and Newark-Los Angeles flights, as well as on flights between Boston and San Francisco. The carrier also has lie-flat seats on a small portion of its frequencies between Washington Dulles and both San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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