Travel News: February 28, 2020

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Court blocks Heathrow runway project
Travel Weekly
A U.K. appeals court has blocked a $14 billion plan to build a third runway at capacity-constrained London Heathrow, saying the project was not developed in accordance with Great Britain’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change. 
Climate activists have hailed the decision, but Heathrow says it will appeal. The third runway would enable a combined 260,000 more departures and arrivals per year at Heathrow, which is Europe’s most trafficked airport. 

US Airlines Issuing Travel Advisories for South Korea, Italy Due to Coronavirus
Travel Pulse
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in Asia and Europe, more airlines are canceling flights and waiving change fees for impacted travelers.
Hawaiian Airlines announced it would temporarily suspend its five-times-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Incheon International Airport beginning March 2 through April 30, due to a spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.

United Airlines Confirmed That Biscoff Cookies WILL Be Coming Back And We’re So Relieved
Everybody remain calm, United Airlines is bringing back the crowd favorite Biscoff cookie. The controversial swap from Biscoff to Oreo Thins as part of the airline’s complementary food service is only temporary. A spokesperson for United Airlines confirmed to Eater that they switch around which snacks are offered in the complementary service throughout the year, and Biscoff cookies will be back in May.

Marriott Is Already Reopening China Hotels During Coronavirus Crisis
As Marriott International goes, so goes the global hotel industry. The sector’s largest player has had its China operation annihilated by the coronavirus crisis, but is already seeing positive signs of a return to normal.
So much so that the chain has started to open hotels that had been closed in China, executives said. They didn’t say where, or specify how many.

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