As the only European airline still serving all of the three West African nations in which the 2014 outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever first reached crisis proportions, Brussels Airlines is uniquely qualified to discuss reasons for maintaining service to those countries throughout the course of the outbreak.

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The new operating unit, internally code-named ‘Jump’, will begin service between Frankfurt and Tampa on September 25, 2015, using Airbus A340-300s. Each Jump flight will operate under full Lufthansa branding and using a Lufthansa flight number.

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Lufthansa German Airlines expects to put forward to its supervisory board in December a business plan to create a non-Lufthansa-branded, long-haul, low-cost carrier which would operate a fleet of leased Airbus A330-200s, each configured to seat approximately 300 passengers.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit has launched light-rail passenger service connecting downtown Dallas to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, following completion of a new segment of DART Orange Line rail track to the airport’s station.

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Hotel in Portugal’s Cascais Becomes Europe’s First with Its Own Art District

The historic and scenic Citadel of Cascais in the old village of Cascais on Portugal’s west coast has become the home of the new Cidadela Art District, an area for cultural creation located partly within a hotel.

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The Regent Taipei, ensconced in a high-rise building above the posh Regent Galleria shopping mall on Zhong Shang North Road, is also the flagship property of the reconstituted Regent Hotels & Resorts.

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Rare Leonardo da Vinci Notebook on the ‘Flight of Birds’ on Display in the U.S.

Through October 22, at The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a special treat is in store for visitors: a rarely seen, five-centuries-old notebook written and illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci that demonstrates his absolute fascination with flight.

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Quirky, wacky, zany, idiosyncratic: any of these words could be used accurately to describe various aspects of the architecture, fittings, furniture and facilities of the Hotel Maya on the shore of Long Beach Harbor in California. But the sum of the parts adds up to a most enjoyable, comfortable hotel.

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Blossoming beside the Pacific Ocean on the Kohala Coast, in the northwest corner of the Big Island, the Orchid is a beautiful, comfortable base from which to explore.

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Christian Kjelgaard, the founder and editor of www.AirlinesAndDestinations.com and its associated Facebook page and Twitter account, is the featured guest on the Internet radio program Travel Itch Radio on June 27. Visitors to AirlinesAndDestinations.com may catch the episode live on June 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EDT or listen afterwards to the recorded show.

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The city of Long Beach in Southern California has plenty to entice the visitor: really terrific restaurants, superb attractions, an enormous beach and excellent weather most of the time. I had a blast visiting Long Beach in December 2012. I’m sure I’ll go back there to explore the city further and I hope it happens soon.

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Berlin-based Germania is expanding its flight network from London Gatwick for its 2013-2014 winter schedule from November by operating twice-weekly services to Erfurt-Weimar Airport in central Germany.

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The Kea Lani – which opened as a Ritz-Carlton in 1991 – has 413 rooms. Every room in the landmark hotel is actually a one-bedroom suite. Outside, on the lush 22-acre grounds, stand 13 posh two- and three-bedroom villas.

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Brussels Airlines will begin non-stop service on June 18 from Brussels to Washington, D.C. its second U.S. destination in little more than a year, part of a concerted long-haul expansion strategy. The airline says it picked Washington D.C. for its second transatlantic route because of the large market demand for flights between the U.S. and European capitals.

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Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. is considering opening a new route between Brazil and Nigeria. GOL says the new flight would be operated by aircraft from its existing fleet of Boeing 737NG single-aisle jets.

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The city of Long Beach in California has come a very long way since the early 1990s, when, in the words of current Mayor Bob Foster, it was experiencing “depression-like conditions”. Today Long Beach has something to tempt every visitor and millions of visitors come to the city annually.

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African elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, ostriches and guinea fowl all live side-by-side in the Dallas Zoo’s Giants of the Savanna habitat, just as they would in the wild.

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This summer AeroMexico is launching the first domestic and international commercial services to Mar de Cortes International Airport, which serves the Mexican resort destination of Puerto Peñasco on the Sea of Cortez.

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The coast of the Wadden Sea stretches out for more than 310 miles from Blåvands Huk in Jutland to Den Helder in the Netherlands. The German and Dutch parts of the Wadden Sea were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009.

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