More airlines offer sale prices on fall travel
Consumers looking to save a few bucks on fall travel have until Thursday night and a choice of fare sales among most of the major U.S. airlines.
On Tuesday Southwest Airlines Co. and its AirTran subsidiary kicked off a sale with prices from $98 to $278 per round trip, depending on distance. It covers travel from Aug. 13 through Nov. 14. By Tuesday night, the sale was matched by United, Delta, American, US Airways, JetBlue and Virgin America.
Tourist says airboat captain was feeding gator before attack
A tourist on the airboat Tuesday tells WINK News the airboat captain was holding a fish when an alligator bit off his hand.
FWC officials would not confirm that Captain Wally Weahterholt of Captain Doug’s Airboat Tours was feeding the gator, but Brenda Lee, a tourist from Indiana, says she caught it all on camera.
Lebanon to launch wide tourism blitz
The Daily Star
Lebanon launched Wednesday a wide media campaign through leading international TV stations to promote the country as a tourist destination and to downplay reports about the fighting in some regions.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati presided over a broad meeting at the Grand Serail which was attended by Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud and private sector representatives, including several from hotels and restaurants.
The meeting was initiated by Mikati and Abboud following repeated appeals from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar to their citizens not to visit Lebanon due to the high tension in many regions.
Regional jets crowd skies squeeze fliers
The number of passengers carried by U.S. regional airlines nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, reaching 159 million at the end of the decade.
Despite a slight downturn recently, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts passenger enplanements on regionals will rise by 3.5 percent through 2031.