Ocean-view villas at the five-star X2 Khao Lak Resort can run as little as $89 per night. Layne Gibbons details this resort as well as other five-star resorts with budget-minded prices, such as Pleiada Boutique Hotel & Spa in Romania and Conrad Cartagena in Colombia.
About 18 Nebraska airports will receive $10.7 million in federal grants as a part of the Airport Improvement Program infrastructure grants. Among the grants is $750,000 to Blair Municipal Airport to build an access road and to fund parking lot improvements.
Codie Liermann discusses the benefits of renting a car versus grabbing a taxi or ride-share when traveling, noting that avoiding tips and having immediate availability are plusses for renting. However, travel advisors also should consider the flip side when advising clients, such as the daily cost of parking at a hotel and potential hourly parking costs when visiting attractions or cities.
When American Airlines First Officer Charlene Shortte was young, she worried that the lack of black female pilots might present an obstacle to her career of choice, but she didn't let that stop her. Along her journey from the US Air Force Academy to the Air Force to American Airlines first officer, she built a support system and found mentors and now is able to pay it forward. Read more from the American Airlines newsroom.
United and American are redeploying some large jets to domestic routes and giving others a maintenance break as an adjustment to service changes. Delta Air Lines and Air Canada are shifting some of their large jets to transatlantic routes.
A dozen Mississippi airports have received a total of $7.7 million in grants from the Airport Improvement Program. Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will receive the largest grant, $2.4 million, to be used for airport drainage improvements, taxiway and terminal rehabilitation and purchasing equipment.
Oklahoma airports have been awarded $21.47 million in federal infrastructure grants, including almost $9.2 million to Tulsa International Airport for runway rehabilitation. Other Oklahoma airports receiving funding include Claremore Regional Airport, South Grand Lake Regional Airport, Stillwater Regional Airport, Tahlequah Municipal Airport and Will Rogers World Airport, which will get $7.9 million to rehabilitate an access road.
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