Travel News: December 4, 2018

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United Announces Sale Date for Premium Plus Seating
Travel Pulse

United Airlines announced that its newest premium seating, United Premium Plus will be on sale beginning December 3, for travel on select international flights starting March 30, 2019. The new premium economy experience will be available on 21 routes by the end of May 2019.

Customers traveling in United Premium Plus will enjoy an elevated travel experience before their flight even leaves the ground, receiving complimentary standard checked bags, as well as Premier Access check-in and priority boarding. United will also offer discounted entrance at United Club locations for customers traveling in United Premium Plus


TAP Air Portugal to launch service connecting Dulles, Lisbon
Washington Post

A Portuguese airline is launching nonstop service between that nation’s capital and the Washington, D.C., region.

TAP Air Portugal said Thursday that roundtrip service between Lisbon and Dulles International Airport will begin in June.

The service will run each way five days a week. Round-trip fares will begin at $569 in economy class and $2,951 for business class seats.


China’s Biggest Online Travel Agency Is Teaching Etiquette to Bad-Mannered Tourists

Jane Jie Sun runs Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel agency. Her company also doubles, inadvertently, as an etiquette school.

Sun said her business is committed to improving the reputation of China’s tourists, whose international standing has suffered amid reports of breached social norms during travels abroad. These incidents were once so bad—and frequent—that at a 2013 nadir, China’s then-Vice Premier Wang Yang issued a warning, saying the “uncivilized behavior” of the nation’s unlikely ambassadors was damaging their motherland’s image.


U.S. and Britain reach post-Brexit aviation deal
Travel Weekly

The U.S. and U.K. have reached an agreement that will maintain open commercial aviation access between the two countries after the U.K leaves the European Union.

The deal “ensures that planes flying from the U.K. will continue to enjoy the same access they currently have with the U.S.,” said the U.K. Department for Transport in a statement.

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