Travel News: April 2, 2019

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Flat Earth Cruise Scheduled for 2020
Travel Pulse

Flat Earthers are getting their own themed cruise in 2020.

The Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) described the upcoming voyage as “the biggest, boldest, best adventure yet” on its website. However, details surrounding the cruise remain scarce.

According to Live Science, the goal will be to test flat Earthers’ claim that the planet is a flattened disk surrounded by a towering wall of ice that holds back the oceans.


Norwegian Launches New US Routes
Travel Pulse

Norwegian will initiate nonstop service to Europe from three new North American airports including, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport; Miami International Airport; and San Francisco International Airport on Sunday, March 31; as well as additional service from Boston Logan International Airport. For the first time, Norwegian will be operating at Miami and San Francisco airports to offer direct flights at affordable fares to London, while Boston will commence a nonstop route to Rome. All new U.S routes will be served by the state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner, while a Boeing 737-800 will operate Norwegian’s first transatlantic route from Canada.


100 Million Americans to Go on Family Vacation This Year
Travel Agent

Across the U.S., families are gearing up for another year of travel. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans – four in 10 U.S. adults – are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, slightly more than last year. Spring and summer road trips will top many of these families’ vacation plans.

Two-thirds of all family travelers (68 percent) will embark on a summer getaway, while just under half (45 percent) are making plans to travel as a family this spring. Regardless of the season, the “great American road trip” remains a major draw for these families; about half of traveling families (53 percent) expect to pack up their cars for a road trip this year.


United Airlines now flying out of Paine Field

United Airlines launched services at Paine Field on Sunday, the second airline to run commercial passenger service out of Everett. The airline began its operations at the new airport about four weeks after Alaska Airlines first flew out of Everett on March 4.

United’s first commercial flight was scheduled to depart from Paine Field at 12:20 p.m. It will offer six daily flights with service to Denver and San Francisco.

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