Travel News: July 29, 2019

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United to Roll Out ConnectionSaver App to More Airports
Travel Pulse

After a five-month trial run at two of its biggest hubs, United Airlines has decided to expand its new ConnectionSaver app to more airports across the country that are serviced by United.

The app works in two ways. It sends personalized text messages to United passengers with information about their connecting flights—the next gate, how long it will take to get there and nearby amenities.

 

Southwest leaving Newark
Travel Weekly

Southwest Airlines will pull out of Newark Liberty airport on Nov. 3, a move precipitated by the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The carrier said Thursday that it has removed its 34 Max aircraft from its schedule until Jan. 5, two months longer than its most recent plan. Those groundings, coupled with the halt in new Max deliveries, will lead to an overall capacity reduction in the 1% to 2% range for Southwest this year, compared with the carrier’s original plan to grow capacity by 5%.

 

Communities near Area 51 brace for influx of UFO tourists
NBC News

The first time Vern Holaday heard people talk about trying to storm Area 51, he was sitting around a campfire with about a dozen UFO enthusiasts outside the motel he owns in Alamo.

It was the fall of 2009, and the 15-room Alamo Inn was hosting an annual UFO conference. As it usually did, the conversation turned from alien life forms to conspiracy theories about Area 51 — the secretive military facility about 35 miles west of Alamo.

 

Abercrombie & Kent Announces New Focused Antarctica Cruises For 2020/2021
Travel Pulse

A profoundly moving and otherworldly place, Antarctica is the only continent on earth dedicated to peaceful exploration and science. Abercrombie & Kent, longtime leaders in luxury expedition cruising, reveal the White Continent’s unparalleled wonders on a choice of four voyages in 2020 and 2021. Each cruise is ideally timed during austral summer and uniquely focused on photography, the impact of climate change or a holiday voyage designed with families in mind.

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