Travel News: October 9, 2019

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Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Lost 737 MAX Income
Travel Pulse

Disgruntled Southwest Airlines pilots, frustrated by the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft, have filed suit against Boeing Co., the plane’s manufacturer, over lost income.

The planes have been grounded since mid-March after two separate 737 MAX crashes killed a combined 346 passengers and crew earlier this year.

 

Boom times in Beantown: Delta-JetBlue competition growing Logan
Travel Weekly

Boston flyers have enjoyed a ramp-up in connectivity over the past five years as JetBlue and Delta have grown their presence there along with increasingly aggressive levels of competition.

Moreover, it appears that Beantown’s boom times will continue, with both airlines viewing Boston Logan as a strategic base for transatlantic operations.

 

Congress takes on ‘hidden fees’ at hotels and resorts. Here’s what it could mean for travelers
USA Today

If you find yourself scanning and clicking on hotel prices only to see a higher bill when it’s time to pay, you’re not alone.

Resort fees are mandatory charges that include a bundle of services guests have come to expect during a hotel stay. They’re labeled everything from resort fees to hotel fees to destination fees and more.

 

Off the rails: Hanoi closes trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists
Reuters

It’s the kind of shot every Instagram connoisseur yearns for: century-old railway tracks cutting through dusty backstreets, flanked by tourists drinking beer or iced tea mere inches from the slow-moving trains.

The sight has become such a draw in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi that authorities have set a weekend deadline for the removal of dozens of cafes that have cropped up, citing safety concerns.

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