United 737 Max 9
A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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

  • 5 airports in Indo close from volcanoes – Five airports have halted operations, including at the islands of Bali and Lombok, in Indonesia due to volcano eruptions. (AJ)
  • Google testing ridesharing in Israel – Google is venturing into Uber’s territory by testing a ridesharing app through its Waze brand which it purchased last year. (NYT)
  • Shanghai Disney to spotlight Chinese culture – Unlike the Disney princesses and other staple that these resorts have come to mean in the West, the Shanghai Disneyland opening next spring will star some quintessential Chinese icons. (Skift)
  • United flights grounded after malfunction – Hundreds of United Airlines flights in the United States were grounded this past Wednesday after a failed computer network router that disrupted its reservation system. (LAT)

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