American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid | WGN Radio 720

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with a deal with $25 billion for airlines “over the next few days,” the company will reverse 19,000 furloughs set to begin Thursday and recall the workers.

United said the impasse forced it to furlough 13,000 workers. United said it told leaders in the Trump administration and Congress that if payroll aid is approved in the next few days, it too could undo the furloughs.

The moves by two of the nation’s four biggest airlines represent the first — and likely the largest part — of involuntary job cuts across the industry in coming days.

Airline employees and executives made 11th-hour appeals this week

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Hema Australian Geographic Travel Guide : Outback Queensland

Author: Danielle Lancaster


Are you planning a trip to outback Queensland or have friends or loved ones planning to visit  from overseas?  This 64-page travel guide is full of information to whet the appetite, with vibrant photography and concise commentary about the culture, geography and wildlife.  It is an indispensable pre-travel guide as well as the perfect souvenir of your holiday.

Explore the raw beauty of Queensland’s rugged outback country. Content includes: Charleville, Longreach, Mount Isa, the Bulloo, Birdsville and the many towns and attractions in between.

Guides on Tasmania, The Red Centre, The Kimberley, Tropical Queensland & The Great Barrier Reef, Great Ocean Road and South West Australia are also available.

215mm x 240mm, 64 pages.

SKU 9781925403992

Brand Hema

GTIN 9781925403992

Product Category Camping Equipment and Extras

Dimensions: 240.00 x 6.00 x 215.00 mm (H x W x L)

Weight: 0.64 kg

NOTE: see full product specifications &

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Carnival Stock Should Do Well Once Cruises Resume

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Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL) is likely planning on resuming cruises next month assuming the CDC allows this. If that happens the company’s cash burn should improve greatly. This could be a huge catalyst for CCL stock despite potential ongoing losses.

CCL stock has been under severe stress all year, down 70% year-to-date and 63% in the past year. In the past month alone, the stock is down 17%. This is indicative of a company that is losing a good deal of money.

New Cruises From Lifted No-Sail Order

On Sept. 30 the White House overruled the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from extending its no-sail order beyond Oct. 31. In effect, the government sided with the cruise industry that is chafing under the existing restrictions. It looks like they are going to try to start cruising after this.

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San Antonio River Walk offering kayaking in famed business district for the first time in 30 years

The River Walk is paddling in new opportunities in 2020.

For the first time in 30 years, kayaking will be allowed through the River Walk’s scenic business district, where countless postcards and San Antonio snapshots have taken place.

Kayaking on other extensions of the San Antonio River, like the King William District and Mission Reach, has been a popular activity, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. You were, however, not allowed access to the world-famous business district, where the hotels and restaurants are located.

RELATED: I kayaked on the San Antonio River in the King William Historic District, here’s what you need to know

“This is a whole new route, a whole new ball game,” said San Antonio River Walk Association Executive Director Maggie Thompson.

The River Walk barges have total rights to the area, but the Go Rio Cruises are now starting boat tours at noon, giving kayakers a rare

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Azamara Will Set Sail Again for the 2021 Europe Season with New Greek Country-Intensive Voyages

MIAMI, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Destination-focused cruise brand – Azamara – has announced the decision to pause operations until the 2021 Europe season and return to service on March 20, 2021 for Azamara Quest’s originally scheduled 12-night Spain Country-IntensiveSM voyage, Azamara Journey’sApril 9, 2021 voyage from Lisbon to Barcelona, and Azamara Pursuit’s new series of Greek Country-Intensive Voyages starting on May 9, 2021. The brand’s itineraries are all designed for more in-depth exploration to truly connect to the country’s authentic heart of local life and culture. The boutique cruise line has chosen to adjust its sailings as a result of individual country restrictions, as well as guest survey results indicating that Azamara guests will feel more comfortable waiting to cruise until 2021. Compensation options can be viewed here.

“After very careful consideration, we have made the decision to pause operations until the 2021 Europe

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Cruise industry to test all passengers, crew before boarding worldwide


Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.


Cruise lines around the world have committed to testing every passenger and crew member for COVID-19 before boarding, the industry’s leading trade group, Cruise Lines International Association, said Tuesday. 

“CLIA ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100% testing of passengers and crew on all ships with a capacity to carry 250 or more persons – with a negative test required for any embarkation,” Bari Golin-Blaugrund, vice president of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, told USA TODAY in a statement. 

“The global policy applies to ships capable of carrying 250 or more people, which is consistent with the policy in place as it relates to ships sailing from U.S. ports,” Golin-Blaugrund said.

The CDC’s “no-sail” order bars ships that can carry at

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Black Women Can Slay Their Travel Beauty Routines with Help From BlackTravelBox

After deciding to get away from the corporate grind and take a trip to Mexico a few years back, Orion Brown — founder and CEO of local hair and skincare brand BlackTravelBox — found herself happy and relaxed after indulging in some scuba diving. To her dismay, Brown soon realized that she’d forgotten to refill her favorite shampoo in a travel-sized bottle after returning to her hotel room. Sporting her natural curls was a rarity at the time, which made Brown apprehensive to use the resort’s shampoo instead.

Fast forward five minutes later, Brown found herself in a tangled mess with her natural curls nothing but frayed and thinking to herself, “I’m going to have to shave my head!”

“It was bad. Think bubble gum in the hair bad. Only that peanut butter wasn’t going to fix it,” she shared. Six to seven conditioner bottles later, it then took Brown

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Dublin luxury hotel crowned best in Ireland by international travel magazine

A luxury hotel in Dublin City Centre has been crowned the best in Ireland by an international travel magazine.

The Westbury Hotel in the capital was ranked top hotel in Ireland according to Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The five-star hotel is just a short walk from Grafton Street right in the heart of Dublin.

Room prices start from €200 and can go all the way to €2,302.50 for its presidential suite.

The description for the swanky hotel on Google reads: “A minute’s walk from Grafton Street, this swanky hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Little Museum of Dublin and an 11-minute walk from Dublin Castle.

“Luxe, airy rooms have custom wool carpets, chic furnishings and pillow-top mattresses. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines, plus marble bathrooms with heated floors and designer toiletries. Suites have living areas, and some add free-standing baths and/or

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14-story hotel, new restaurants, more gaming space coming to ilani Casino Resort

A major expansion at ilani Casino Resort will add a 14-story hotel, two new restaurants and more gaming space, according to the casino’s operators. In addition, ilani’s new 2,700-space, six-story parking garage is set to open next month.

On Oct. 15, workers will begin the expansion projects by first adding about 17,000 square feet to the casino’s floor space, said ilani President Kara Fox-LaRose. Workers will remove an existing wall in the casino near the food court to reveal the expansion, which is already under the same roof as the casino, but it’s currently a dirt floor with exposed beams. The project will cost $30 million, she said.

The expansion will add roughly 200 jobs, 200 slot machines and additional table games. It is scheduled to open next summer. Ilani originally planned to open the expansion at the end of this summer along with the parking garage, but the COVID-19

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