Weekly Travel News Recap: November 11 – 17, 2012

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Maya Museum Cancun
Inauguration of the new Maya Museum (Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida) in Cancun, Mexico. Photo taken from yucatan.com.mx .

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week:

  • LAN to now serve Chile’s remote Chiloé Island – LAN Airlines recently announced flights from Santiago to Chiloé Island, four times per week. (LAN.com – link dead)
  • Gogo launches faster, upgraded broadband internet technology – Gogo announced that they are introducing a faster in-flight broadband experience that will be capable of handling more users at once. (SF Chronicle)
  • PANYNJ looks to decrease taxi time at NYC-area airports – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who owns the three large New York City airports, are looking to add more high-speed taxiways to shave time from departures. (USA Today)
  • Airbus sells last A340’s – Airbus has sold off the last of its long-range A340 aircraft, and no more will be made. (Reuters)
  • A new Maya museum opens in Cancun – The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico just opened the new Maya Museum, at a cost of $15M (USD). (Hispanically Speaking – link dead)
  • JetBlue adds new nonstop service from NYC and Albuquerque – JetBlue announced that, beginning April 2013, nonstop service between JFK airport and Albuquerque, NM will be added. (USA Today)
  • East Germans hold grudge against foreigners – Travelers to eastern Germany Beware: more than half of all east Germans harbor hostility to foreigners, mostly on the basis that it is believed tourists come to the area to take advantage of the generous social welfare benefits. (Reuters)

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