Trip News: October 2, 2018

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Primera Air, which expanded into the United States earlier this year and recently announced more flights for next summer, is going out of business.The European budget carrier said in a statement on its website that it is ceasing operations as of Tuesday, Oct. 2, but it effectively shut down Monday, Oct. 1.

Primera canceled seven flights between the United States and Europe scheduled for Monday, stranding passengers. Those flights, according to flight tracking service FlightAware and Washington Dulles officials: London Stansted-Washington Dulles and Washington Dulles to London; Paris to Toronto and Newark Liberty; London Stansted to Newark Liberty; and Toronto and Newark Liberty to Paris.


USA Today

United Airlines will debut its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on its “Premium” transcontinental routes between Newark and California, the carrier revealed Monday morning.

The jets – the newest and biggest version of Boeing’s 787 widebody – are set to begin arriving to United later this year.

United will begin flying them Jan. 7, 2019, adding the 787-10 to its schedules between Newark and Los Angeles. The 787-10s eventually will be put on two of the up to 12 daily round-trip Newark-LAX flights offered by the airline.


Trip Weekly

On the heels of a meticulous restoration, Puerto Rico’s legendary Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has reopened, marking a new chapter for the property and the recovery of the island.

The 114-room resort located on a rare estate now features expanded offerings, amenities, and facilities. Suites have been reimagined and given a new color palette and landscaping has been enhanced with the addition of more than 300,000 new plant species.

Leaders of cities up and down the Mississippi say they’re seeing renewed interest in tourism surrounding the nation’s largest river. Viking River Cruises’ renewed push to bring their European model to the Mississippi is a prime example.

The Swiss company announced plans in 2015 for Mississippi routes but was stymied by regulatory obstacles. Iowa river communities went months without hearing about the project.

But now, a company official says plans for domestic cruises are nearing completion.

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