What we’re reading: Airlines keep 787s flying, zip-lining in Vegas, Tropicana operates Doubletree

by Stephanus Surjaputra on January 16, 2013

ANA First 787 Special Livery Paint Roll out TMS

How airlines kept 787s on schedule

Despite the issues with the 787s, airlines managed to find ways to keep the planes flying.

ANA’s inaugural flight from Seattle to Tokyo of one of its Dreamliners last October was delayed by 24 hours because of a faulty electronics cooling pump that has been a persistent problem for operators of the new jet.

With the twin-engine 787 stranded at the gate, ANA and Boeing officials trekked to the company’s nearby facilities to find a spare, according to a person familiar with the move. Boeing has since redesigned the pump.

Zip it in Las Vegas and escape to the American desert

If you’re bored with gambling in Las Vegas, take a cue from Justin Penrose, contributor to the UK’s Mirror newspaper, and go zip-lining.

As well as the unbelievable scenery, the zip-lines are brilliant fun. Shooting down the wires at up to 60mph is a fantastic rush and a perfect way to escape Vegas for a few hours.

Tropicana Las Vegas — a DoubleTree by Hilton now open

Following a two-month conversion period, Tropicana Las Vegas is now a Doubletree by Hilton.

Under a franchise agreement, Tropicana Las Vegas will continue to own and operate all 1,500 guest rooms in the 35-acre resort under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

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