United Airlines next year will add 22 new domestic routes, improving hub schedules to add more flights and more destinations for local travelers while providing more options to connecting customers. Some short-haul routes will shift from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport. Among the new routes, the airline is also adding Hilton Head, S.C., to its network, offering nonstop service from Chicago, Newark and Washington, D.C.
Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas offers many historical attractions to experience. Travelers can learn about famous seafarers at the Pirates of Nassau Museum, explore historic passageways in the downtown area with Islandz Tours and view centuries-old antiques at the legendary Buena Vista Estate.
Familiarization trips are the top weapon agents have to increase Caribbean sales, according to a recent travel survey. Fam trips give agents a chance to experience a destination's culture and hotels firsthand to visualize how to best match their clients' needs, Kate Leas-Clisson of Escape the Ordinary Travel said.
A Transportation Security Administration report outlines the agency's plans to speed up screening by increasing its use of biometric identification-verification systems, including facial scans. TSA will use scans for travelers entering and leaving the US before rolling out the systems to Precheck screening lanes.
American Airlines next June will add flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Caribbean destinations, including San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The airline is also adding flights to popular vacation spots in Mexico, including Puerto Vallarta.
Southwest Airlines will add a daily nonstop flight between New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport and New York's LaGuardia Airport starting Nov. 4. In April, Southwest will resume seasonal service from New Orleans to Cancun, Mexico, and Sunday flights to San Jose, Calif.
United Airlines will offer daily service between Washington state's Tri-Cities Regional Airport and Los Angeles International Airport starting March 31. The three-hour flight will be operated with 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft outfitted with first-class and coach seating.
The new $400 million, 1.2 million-square-foot UPS Southeast shipping hub in Atlanta is ramping up operations and will begin deliveries between the facility and businesses and consumers on Saturday. The hub will reach its full capacity by November.
Airlines serving Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport are continuing to offer complimentary itinerary changes to travelers using the airport, which reopened Saturday after suffering damage in Hurricane Michael.