Air Canada looks to provide Canadian wine when it can, but small Canadian wineries may not be able to meet its demand. The airline looks for sweet varietals to tempt guest palates and turns to France for true Champagne.
Lisbon's yearslong popularity has led to overtourism, but Portugal offers several less popular destinations worthy of a visit. Travelers can tour a historic baroque library in Coimbra, relax on Comporta's quiet beaches and observe a variety of birds in the Serra da Estrela mountain range.
American Airlines is removing eight business-class seats on its 787-8 Dreamliners to make way for new premium-economy seats. The airline expects retrofits to be complete on all 20 of its 787-8s by the middle of next year.
Carnival Corporation is now offering its original TV content such as "The Voyager with Josh Garcia" via its new OceanView Mobile app, which will also include videos of ship-christening ceremonies and onboard attractions.
Brazil offers several destinations where visitors can become immersed in the true magnificence of nature. Travelers can enjoy a panoramic view of Iguazu Falls on a Helisul helicopter tour, observe capuchin monkeys playing in the Tijuca urban rainforest and go hiking in Iguazu National Park.
Doing just a little more than your competitors and focusing on your top clients can make you stand out, advises Mike Marchev. Following other rules can be helpful as well, such as contacting potential clients seven times over 18 months and practicing the art of giving.
United Airlines has launched a new boarding process, called Better Boarding, that has travelers using two lanes instead of five. The airline tested the new procedure extensively at Los Angeles International Airport and says it reduces the time passengers spend in line.
A letter from American Airlines CEO Doug Parker encouraged Amazon to consider locating its second headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area. Parker praised the "diverse and talented workforce" and "warm welcome" of North Texas. American continues to grow in DFW, investing in new facilities, and now has more than 31,000 local employees and one of the biggest annual payrolls in the region.
United Airlines announced it will use Boeing 787 jets to operate flights on six international Atlantic routes from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The 787 will be in service at the airport by next summer.
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines announced that as of Oct. 1, loyalty members will be able to earn and redeem miles from either partner for rewards. "With access to more than 800 daily flights, we're pleased to offer HawaiianMiles and JAL Mileage Bank members the combined strength of Japan's and Hawaii's best route network and frequent-flyer programs," said Bryan Kapeckas, managing director of loyalty and travel products at Hawaiian Airlines.