Travel News: September 25, 2017

Turkish Airlines Airplane

Key West Welcomes First Post-Irma Cruise Ship
Travel Pulse

Two weeks after Hurricane Irma ripped a path of destruction through the Florida Keys, the first cruise ship has returned to Key West.

On Sunday, Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas became the first vessel to call upon the south Florida destination after it closed to all visitors.


San Juan airport reopens to commercial flights
Travel Weekly

San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport received several military and rescue flights on Sept. 21 and expects to resume limited commercial flights today, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Co.

Delta delayed its plans to restart flights until Saturday, pending further assessments of damage from Hurricane Maria.


Boeing lands blockbuster Dreamliner deal from Turkish worth up to $11 billion
USA Today

Turkish Airlines said on Friday it intends to order 40 787-9 “Dreamliners” from Boeing.

The deal would be worth a whopping $11 billion at list prices, though commercial carriers typically negotiate significant discounts on such orders.

Still, the deal – which will be finalized at a later date, according to the parties – would be a lucrative order for the U.S. jetmaker.


Four Seasons Hotels Debuts Its First Purely Residential Project

Known for its consistency, high service standards and hospitality industry innovations (you can thank them for better bathrooms and large walk-in showers at hotels around the world), Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has long been a favorite of mine and of Forbes readers and luxury travelers everywhere. The company always does very well in the Forbes 5-Star rankings, and when it doesn’t get 5-stars, it gets Four. But Four Seasons has just taken a bit of a departure from business as usual in announcing its very first non-hotel project. I say a bit because the company has also been a leader in the recent trend towards ownership residences within hotels, and has done many such projects, and is now doing it again – minus the hotel rooms.


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