SAS Cabin Street View
SAS Cabin Street View

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

  • Miami finally opens airport train station – Tri-Rail opens up a long-awaited railway station at Miami-Dade International Airport, making transit to the airport easier and freeing congestion from vehicular traffic. (MH)
  • JFK to close runway at end of April – New York’s Kennedy Airport will close one runway for repairs for a period of about 5 months, meaning the summer will have heavily congested skies in the New York City area. (Yahoo)
  • New York officials taking travelers out of the city – A New York State-run campaign, called the “I Love New York Bus,” is taking travelers on short excursions out of New York City to discover other destinations in the state. (Skift)
  • Virgin America adding Hawaii – Starting in November, the budget(ish) US carrier will offer flights between San Francisco and Honolulu and Kahului. (USA Today)
  • China to track citizens’ behavior abroad – Chinese officials plan to begin tracking their citizens’ behavior while abroad, keeping records of any illegal activity that they might do while traveling. (DM)
  • SAS offers Street View inside airline cabins – Google Maps Street View now comes to airline cabins, with the Scandinavian Airlines as their first. (PSFK)
  • Emirates hits new PAX record on CPH flights – Emirates will start its highest-capacity Airbus A380 service this year, fitting the world’s largest passenger plane with 615 seats for flights to/from Copenhagen; the A380 is allowed to be fitted with up to 853 seats, but so far no airline has opted to organize in this fashion. (Skift)

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