Trip News: September 5, 2018

Bangkok Thailand

Trip Pulse

United Airlines is increasing checked baggage fees on North American, Caribbean and Central American flights by at least $5 for tickets issued on or after Aug. 31.

The fee to check the first bag is rising from $25 to $30 within the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean and five countries in Central America. The second bag checked will cost $40, up from $35.


Trip Weekly

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has opened its first property in Southeast Asia, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.

Rising 60 stories above Bangkok’s busy Ratchaprasong intersection, the 171-room hotel features six dining and nightlife venues. They include Front Room, which blends Nordic and Thai influences; traditional French eatery

The Brasserie; and Peacock Alley, a space modeled after the New York original. The Peacock Alley in Bangkok serves pastries and afternoon tea.


USA Today

What would a Star Wars land be without a cantina?

Disney has just announced that Oga’s Cantina will be opening within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios when each new lands arrives.

Just like the cantinas seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Oga’s Cantina will feature music, exotic drinks (of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety) served in a variety of extraterrestrial vessels, and be a safe haven for smugglers and bounty hunters alike.

The Carnival Cruise ship dubbed the AIDAnova is the fifth largest ship in the world and the Carnival’s largest in history.

Costing a staggering £630 million to build, the ship can hold up to 6,600 passengers at one time, as well as 1,500 crew members, measuring 1,106 long.

It also boasts 17 restaurants, 23 bars and even a water park on board.

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