Trip News: October 1, 2018

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A new policy at Los Angeles International Airport permits people entering the facility to carry small amounts of marijuana.

According to The Associated Press, airport police in Los Angeles will no longer concern themselves with less than an ounce of weed, but they warn that Transportation Security Administration officers will still have a major problem if they find the controlled substance.


Trip Weekly

Disney dove deeper into dynamic pricing last week, unveiling a date-based ticket-pricing system for its Florida theme parks.

Though other theme parks and attractions have dabbled with similar pricing models in recent years, Dennis Speigel, president of Cincinnati-based consulting firm International Theme Park Services, said Disney is the first major player to roll out such a comprehensive demand-driven pricing platform.


USA Today

Japan Airlines (JAL) will begin flying to Seattle in March, a move that will bring the carrier back to the city for the first time since 1992.

JAL’s return to Seattle will come March 31, when the airline launches daily service to Tokyo Narita. JAL will fly the route with its Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliners.” The versions JAL typically flies on long international routes seat 161 passengers, include 38 in “Sky Suite” business-class seats that convert into lie-flat beds. There also and 35 recliner seats in JAL’s international Premium Economy Cabin.

Tickets for the route, which still must be approved by regulators, will go on sale on Nov. 5.



Marriott International (MAR.O) plans to increase its hotels in Africa by 50 percent in the next five years, opening new facilities in markets where it already operates and venturing into new ones like Mozambique, the company said on Monday.

Global hotel chains have been increasing their investments in Africa in recent years to take advantage of fast expanding economies and improving transport links.

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