Here is a round-up of this week’s travel news – from craft beers, security and charitable airline campaigns to the Lion King and April Fools. Enjoy!
April Fools – Gottcha!
In case you missed it, their were a bevvy of travel-related April Fools’ pranks this year. Southwest Airlines offered roundtrip flights to Mars for $9,999 and Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines) promoted Virgin America’s new feature: Total Temperature Control for your seat.
United Airlines Launches Make-A-Wish Campaign
During the month of April, United Airlines is matching MileagePlus miles donated to the Make-A-Wish charity, which grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions. The miles will be used to support the travel of Make-A-Wish children and their families. United customers can donate by visiting www.united.com/charitymiles.
Feeling Thirsty? Brew Up.
Beer connoisseurs can rejoice. It seems that more and more airlines are including craft beers as part of their in-flight beverage service. The new surge in demand is said to be the result of a shift in how craft beers are packaged; bottles to cans.
IATA Calls for Security Improvements
Global airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) is creating a task force to identify ways to improve security for both aircraft tracking and passenger screening. They will make recommendations by the end of the year.
In-Flight Entertainment Lion King Style
Passengers on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney last week were treated to an amazing impromptu performance of “Circle of Life” by the Australian cast of Lion King. That’s what we call in-flight entertainment!
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