Travel News: July 28, 2017

Continental Divide at Loveland Pass, Colorado

Tourist Falls to His Death Taking National Park Photos
Travel Pulse

A man snapping scenic photos fell to his death in Montana’s Glacier National Park over the weekend, according to The Missoulian.

Park officials said 26-year-old Robert Durbin was taking pictures when he fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert passing under a road and plunged off a 100-foot cliff.

Durbin was standing alongside Haystack Creek near Going-to-the-Sun Road when he slipped.


JetBlue eyes JFK Terminal 6 for future expansion with partners
USA Today

JetBlue Airways executives said Tuesday that considerations for renovating Terminal 6 and perhaps 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport are for future expansion and partnerships, rather than an immediate need for more space.

JFK is so popular there are federal limits on how many flights can take off and land each day. But JetBlue recently finished renovating Terminal 5 at its hometown airport, so the request for qualifications (RFQ) to developers last week raised eyebrows about what would occupy the space in the renovated terminals.


Air France-KLM is buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic
BBC News

Air France-KLM is buying almost a third of Virgin Atlantic, leaving Sir Richard Branson’s parent company, Virgin Group, with a minority stake in the airline he founded.

Air France-KLM is taking a 31% stake, worth £220m, in Virgin Atlantic as part of a four-way joint-venture with US partner Delta.

Virgin Group’s share will fall from 51% to 20%, while Delta will retain 49%.

Sir Richard said he would remain “very much involved” after the deal.


Zika cases decline in Puerto Rico
Travel Weekly

Agents are reporting diminishing concerns about the Zika virus among their clients, a trend that mirrors the reduction of the virus in former areas of concern, such as Puerto Rico and Miami.

Earlier this summer, the Puerto Rico Department of Health said in a statement that “the 2016 Zika epidemic is over” based upon Zika levels “substantially” decreasing year over year. In each four-week period since April, the health department said, about 10 cases were reported, down from more than 8,000 in what it termed the “peak of the epidemic” in August 2016.

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