Travel Writer, USA Today
usatoday.com — United Airlines will offer lie-flat seats on all international long-haul flights from New York. (Photo: Elaine Thompson AP) United Airlines will now offer lie-flat seats on every long-haul international flight from New York. All 182 international aircraft with United Global First and United BusinessFirst cabins will have the 180-degree flat-bed seats.
usatoday.com — In this July 22, 2008, file photo, a US Airways Express plane passes behind a JetBlue plane at Boston's Logan Airport. (Photo: Lisa Poole, AP) JetBlue Airways today launched non-stop service between Boston and Philadelphia. The low-fare carrier will operate five daily flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.
usatoday.com — Elana Drell-Szyfer, CEO of Ahava North America, shares five tips to help prepare for a trip. Elana Drell Szyfer, CEO of AHAVA North America, travels internationally every month. (Photo: Todd Plitt for USA TODAY) Here's how Elana Drell-Szyfer recently spent two weeks: She flew to Israel and stayed a week.
usatoday.com — People visit the Shwedagon Paya in Yangon, Burma. Best Western is opening its first hotel in the country. (Photo: Drn Getty Images) Best Western International has announced plans to open its first hotel in Burma. The hotel chain has signed a deal to take over management of the Green Hill Hotel, a six-month-old property located in Burma's largest city, Yangon.
usatoday.com — US Airways has started summer service from Philadelphia to Shannon in western Ireland. (Photo: Matt Rourke AP) US Airways is adding a second destination in Ireland from its Philadelphia hub. The airline today began daily, non-stop, summer service to Shannon in western Ireland. The flights will be operated on the 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft until Sept.
usatoday.com — Virgin America topped Consumer Reports' latest airline rankings in its debut year. (Photo: Matt Rourke AP) Virgin America landed at the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its first appearance on the list, receiving some of the highest customer satisfaction scores any airline has in years.
usatoday.com — Passengers are increasingly relying on their tablets and other personal electronic devices for entertainment and work on U.S. domestic flights, despite a ban on their use during takeoff and landing, a study to be released Wednesday concludes.
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