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Virgin America announces it will be adding Hawaii to its route map.

The carrier will fly to both Honolulu and Maui, serving both destinations with one daily round-trip flight from its main hub in San Francisco. Honolulu flights begin Nov. 2. Flights to the Kahului airport on the island of Maui begin Dec. 3.

Hawaii, of course, is a popular holiday destination for many Americans. But it’s especially popular among travelers from the West, where California-based Virgin America has its biggest presence.

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has plans to build out part of Blackadore Caye, his private island in Belize, as an eco-luxury resort.

April 08, 2015 from http://www.travelweekly.com

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DiCaprio has formed a development partnership with wellness architecture and design firm Delos. The resort, billed as “the greenest island resort ever built,” is slated to open in 2018.

Plans call for 68 vacation villas and 48 estate homes whose prices will range from about $5 million to $15 million. Mangrove trees will be replanted.

In addition to three restaurants and a spa, the resort will include the Deepak Chopra Center for Renewal and Anti-Aging, water-purification systems and rooms with lighting to best complement guests’ circadian rhythms.

Half of the island will be maintained as a wildlife preserve, and the reef will be artificially expanded to promote fish breeding.

Much of the resort will be designed to rest on platforms and pylons over the ocean in order to minimize ecological disturbance. The resort will be “triple net zero,” meaning that it will be designed to produce as much energy and water as it uses while eliminating waste.

The developers declined to disclose the estimated cost to build out the project.

Blackadore Cay is a 45-minute boat ride from Belize City International Airport and a 15-minute boat ride from San Pedro.

Delos’ projects include two New York residential buildings as well as MGM Resorts International’s “Stay Well” program. That program, completed early last year, involved updating 171 rooms at the MGM Grand Las Vegas to include special lighting systems, vitamin C-infused shower water, air-purification systems and a photo-catalytic coating on bathroom surfaces that breaks down bacteria.

Delta is taking the media by storm after promising your checked bag will arrive in 20 minutes.

http://www.delta.com/contactus/pages/baggage_guarantee/index.jsp

Quoted from their website:

“We’re committed to providing you with reliable and on-time baggage service every time you fly. That’s
why we’re backing your bags with a guarantee: if your checked bag doesn’t arrive at the carousel in 20
minutes or less after any domestic flight through March 31, 2015, you are eligible to receive 2,500 bonus
miles. Just complete the below form within three days of your flight’s arrival.”

We will see how long this is going to last!

Black Jet offer private Pay Per Seat Private Jet Travel

This is about the price of a 1st class ticket on a domestic carrier, but I bet the service is amazing. And no long TSA lines either.

BlackJet, a private jet by-the-seat booking company, recently launched service between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Save on flights from San Francisco, California to Cancun, Mexico in February with this February 02 fare sale.
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This breaking fare sale has Lufthansa selling tickets to Europe for as low as $639 round trip, taxes included! Book by February 10th and travel through March
These new deals from United Airlines have the airline selling tickets for as low as $76 round trip, taxes included! Depart from February to May.
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Enjoy new nonstop access or expanded service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Belize City, Belize (BZE) beginning June 6, 2015!
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