What we’re reading: 787 delivery date moved up, kids go free on rafting trip, Tropicana hopes results improve


Boeing 787 set for August or September delivery

Boeing will be working with ANA on real-world tests hoping to be able to deliver the first aircraft in August or September.

Using the second flight test aircraft code-named ZA002, Boeing said it planned to carry out test flights in Japan together with ANA to help prepare for real operations.

The in-service test flights will take place in the week of July 4. Boeing expects to fly the Dreamliner between Haneda Airport in Tokyo and airports in Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima.

Kids travel free on Utah summer rafting trip

Rafting companies are offering great deals to lure adventurous travelers to go whitewater rafting.

Take for example Dvorak Expeditions, which is offering a fantastic promotion for families who want to take a rafting trip this year. The company is running a “Kids Go Free” option that allows one child (ages 5-12), per paying adult, to travel for free on one of their week-long rafting trips this summer. That means a family of four only have to pay for mom and dad, and the two kids get to come along at no extra cost.

Las Vegas: Tropicana hoping $180 million overhaul improves results

The Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is hoping that a South Beach renovation will lure visitors and compete with its neighboring properties.

New entrances open to a 50,000 square-foot refurnished casino. Nearly 1,400 rooms in two towers have been redesigned and renovated. A new nightclub attracted celebrities including Halle Berry and Andre Agassi for its grand opening bash this week.