Low cost flying arrives in luxury loving Japan
Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and luxury brands. But the nation is finally discovering the joy of flying cheap, with the arrival this year of three low-cost carriers.
The takeoff of AirAsia Japan, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan could change lifestyles. No longer will air travel be mostly confined to business trips and fancy once-in-a-lifetime vacations to places such as Hawaii.
Flying is suddenly growing more casual, including for weekend dining, visits with friends, even day trips. Ticket prices are plunging by about half, to 16,000 yen ($200) trips to the southwestern resort island of Okinawa or a 5,000 yen ($60) hop to Seoul.
Bali to build 60 new hotels
New Straits Times
Indonesia’s tourist island Bali will have 10,466 hotel rooms in 2014 with 60 new hotel projects under construction, property research agency Knight Frank predicted.
Supply of hotel rooms in Bali has continued to grow with 3,922 additional rooms in the second half of the year, Senior Associate Director of Knight Frank, Fakky Hidayat, said here Wednesday.
In the next two years , the hotel rooms on the resort island would total 10.466 units, Antara news agency quoted Fakky as saying.
In the first half of the year, five-star hotels contributed the largest number or 37.7 percent to the total number of hotel rooms in Bali, he said.
3rd American Airlines flight in a week experiences loose seats
American Airlines, already grappling with union issues and bankruptcy fallout, is now confronting a third problem: growing reports of loose seats.
On Tuesday, the company said another flight had experienced loose seats, bringing the total to three flights on two planes in a week.
A plane headed from Vail, Colorado, to Dallas on September 26 had seats come loose, the airline’s vice president of safety confirmed Tuesday.
The same aircraft experienced a similar problem on a New York to Miami flight on Monday morning. That flight had to return to John F. Kennedy Airport.
Supreme Court won’t hear case on airport full-body scanners
The Supreme Court won’t hear a Florida man’s attempt to challenge the use of full-body scanners at airports.
The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Jonathan Corbett, who wanted to challenge the Transportation Security Administration’s use of full-body scanners and/or enhanced pat downs at airport security lines. Federal courts in Florida refused to hear his lawsuit, saying it could only be filed with the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta upheld the dismissal, and the Supreme Court refused to reopen the case.