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Take Our 2018 Late Summer Travel News Quiz and Win Pan Am and Cunard Memorabilia

The final days of summer are upon us, and with it, our Late Summer Travel News Quiz.
Catch a few rays while finding out if you have paid sufficient attention here by taking this quiz. By doing so, you could win a piece of travel history including items from Pan Am and the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends to see who gets …

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

A student pilot climbed over a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport early Thursday morning and boarded an American Airlines plane undergoing maintenance.
The 23-year-old man, identified as Nishal Sankat, was reportedly tackled by two airline workers as he entered the cockpit around 2 a.m.
The suspected fled onto the airfield but was arrested minutes later by airport police, airport spokesman Lori Booker told reporters at a news conference.
The aircraft, an Airbus …

Emirates and Etihad Deny Plans to Merge

Emirates and Etihad Deny Plans to Merge

Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways moved to quash speculation that the two would soon merge.
Reports of a merger were first reported by Bloomberg News on Thursday.
“There is no truth to this rumor,“ the two airlines said.
While both airlines operate similar routes and their hubs are roughly an hour apart from one another, Emirates is reportedly profitable while Eithad has been struggling in recent years.
Were the two to merge, …

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss International Air Lines introduced a new option allowing travelers who are making a connection in Switzerland the option of a free visit to parts of the country before continuing to their final destination.
The new Stopover Switzerland program allows travelers to visit Switzerland for one to five days. The airline is offering packages that focus on one city and also those that allow visits to several cities. All packages include …

Airstream to Add Home Automation Features, Wi-Fi to Classic Travel Trailer

Airstream to Add Home Automation Features, Wi-Fi to Classic Travel Trailer

Airstream announced it would add new home automation and Wi-Fi to its 2019 Classic travel trailer line.
The Jackson Center, Ohio-based company said it will partner with AT&T to provide LTE connectivity.
The service will support up to ten devices including smartphones and tablets and will allow owners to monitor and control the trailer’s temperature, lights, awnings, and ventilation as well as propane tank and battery levels through the Airstream Smart Control …

San Francisco’s Former Hotel Rex to Reopen as Hotel Emblem Next Year

San Francisco’s Former Hotel Rex to Reopen as Hotel Emblem Next Year

Viceroy Hotel Group announced plans to reopen the newly reflagged Hotel Emblem, in early 2019.
Located at the border of Union Square and Nob Hill, the 96-room property, formerly known as the Hotel Rex, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. It will open with a look inspired by the Beat Generation designed by Wilson Ishihara, the company said.
The hotel will feature a cocktail lounge and a lobby filled with books in …

InterContinental San Diego Opens Downtown

InterContinental San Diego Opens Downtown

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the InterContinental San Diego.
The new 400-room property is in the downtown area overlooking the bay, located on the grounds of Lane Field, the home of the minor league San Diego Padres baseball team from 1936 through 1957. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and many have views of the bay.
Amenities include a rooftop pool, sundeck, and pool bar on the fourth floor; a fitness …