Alaska Airlines updated its first-class dining options with menu items that reflect the fall harvest season, including butternut squash risotto cakes and a breakfast platter including pumpkin Greek yogurt, fruits and cheeses. Passengers can pre-order meals via the Alaska Airlines app.
The editors of The New York Times write that airplane seats are shrinking and getting closer together even as passengers are getting larger and carrying more stuff to avoid baggage fees. The combination could make it dangerously difficult to evacuate in an emergency, they write.
In addition to being the capital of Texas, Austin is a multifaceted cultural hub. Visitors can taste a variety of craft beers at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden, tour strange exhibits featuring shrunken heads and more at the Museum of the Weird and enjoy diverse genres of music at the Continental Club.
Carnival Cruise Line has debuted a "Choose Fun! Emoji Contest" for agents that will run through Oct. 5. Agents could win gift cards or a weeklong Caribbean cruise by responding to online questions about Carnival that use emojis as clues or answers.