Travel News: United Announces New Routes to Europe, Iceland

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It’s been a couple of rough weeks as Hurricanes fly in the Caribbean and Florida… follow the latest at Weather

United Announces New Routes To Europe, Including To Iceland   

Yesterday United announced four new transatlantic routes, including two to destinations that they don’t presently serve. United has announced the following routes: Newark to Porto, Newark to Reykjavik, San Francisco to Zurich, Washington to Edinburgh. United will operate a daily Boeing 757-200 flight between Newark and Porto between May 4 and October 4, 2018. United will operate a daily Boeing 757-200 flight between Newark and Reykjavik between May 23 and October 4, 2018. United will operate a daily Boeing 787-8 flight between San Francisco and Zurich between June 7 and October 26, 2018. United will operate a daily Boeing 757-200 flight between Washington and Edinburgh between May 23 and October 4, 2018. United is extending other seasonal routes as well. In addition to the above, United has extended the service windows for a few other transatlantic flights, as follows: Chicago to Edinburgh will operate between May 4 and October 26, 2018. San Francisco to Munich will operate between May 4 and October 26, 2018. Chicago to Dublin will operate between April 9 and October 26, 2018. Washington to Lisbon will operate between April 9 and October 26, 2018. All of these new routes are available for booking now.

Port Everglades Safe

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has determined that Port Everglades is safe for all marine traffic, and that the Port can return to normal operations with no restrictions.

Tear Gas Attack At Frankfurt Airport Injures Six Passengers, No Suspects Or Source Identified Yet

A tear gars attack at Frankfurt Airport that left several people injured, respectively treated for breathing problems puzzles German authorities as they currently investigate where the substance came from. The affected check-in area of Terminal 1 has been shut down and passengers evacuated while investigations continued, causing delays and confusion. Witnesses said the check-in area at Terminal 1 was affected. Police said six people were being treated for breathing problems after the incident at the country’s busiest airport. “The cause is unclear, investigations continue,” a spokesperson added. Frankfurt Airport operators said the fire brigade’s operations had ended and found no “harmful substance” in the departures hall. Tear gas at the airport (if it actually was that substance) is obviously highly unusual because it’s not something that an individual casually carries around.

Tourists Urged To Stay Away From Florida Keys

The Florida Keys remains a no-go zone for tourists, who are being urged to stay away for the time being. Some residents have been allowed back to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma but the island chain remains off-limits to visitors. Tourists have been urged to contact their airlines and hotels to change plans for any immediate trips to the Keys. Hotels suffered varying degrees of damage, ranging from minimal to severe, and most will only reopen for business once all power, water and communications are restored, tourism officials said in a statement on the fla-keys.com website. Both Keys airports are operational but are being used solely to bring in relief supplies and workers to help with rebuilding. It is unclear exactly when each area the Keys will be ready to welcome visitors again but Key West city officials said they expect their island will open by the time the annual Fantasy Fest takes place on October 20. Federal Emergency Management Agency said up to one in four homes throughout the islands are feared destroyed and nearly two-thirds suffered significant damage.

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