Travel News: February 2, 2016

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Swiss Airlines to introduce WiFi and trial inflight phone calls  
The Star Online

Swiss Airlines has announced a one-year trial of roaming mobile phone access on some of its services. The airline will also be bringing WiFi to all cabin classes of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The Swiss national carrier, now owned by Lufthansa, has nine new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on order, which are due to enter service in February. The planes bring a new set of services for passengers, including wireless connectivity options for staying connected in the skies.


Hotel offers $1 million Super Bowl package
KPRC Houston

You can experience the big game in style at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel with a package that includes 22 tickets and a four-night stay in the penthouse suite. All you need is $1 million.

The five-star hotel is offering the Million-Dollar Fantasy Big Game 50 package for the Super Bowl.

According to, the package will also include a snack-packed pantry, an open bar in the hotel room, a swag bag full of NFL merchandise, a monogrammed robe and a pop-up tailgate party catered by a Fairmont chef and bartender.


MSC Cruises Confirms $1.7 Billion Order for New Luxury Ships
Wall Street Journal

MSC Cruises on Monday confirmed its order for two further cruise liners worth a combined €1.6 billion ($1.74 billion), as demand in ocean cruises continues to grow.


Free snacks now back at all 3 big U.S. airlines, even in coach
USA Today

Enjoy your stroopwafels, United customers. And your rice crackers and mini pretzel sticks.

Free snacks returned to the economy cabin of United Airlines’ flights Monday.  And, soon, free snacks will be back for American Airlines’ coach-class customers, too.

American, the nation’s biggest carrier, announced Monday that it will restore complimentary snacks and add more free in-flight entertainment options in the coach-class cabin.

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