What we’re reading: Hawaiian non-stop service to Beijing, top 10 green hotels, Swiss to offer allergy-free flights


Hawaiian Airlines launches non-stop service to Beijing

Hawaiian Airlines announced a new non-stop service between Honolulu and Beijing using A330 aircraft.

Flights depart Honolulu International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:01 a.m. and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:55 a.m. the next day. From Beijing, flights depart on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 1:05 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 4:40 p.m. the previous day.

TripAdvisor announces the 10 highest-rated green hotels in the U.S.

With Earth Day coming up, TripAdvisor announces the top 10 highest rated green hotels in the United States.

1. Bardessono, Yountville, California (5 out of 5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor, 675 reviews)
In the heart of Wine Country, this 62-room hotel welcomes guests to the lap of luxury while minimizing the environmental impact. A subterranean geothermal system provides heating and air-conditioning to the sumptuously designed guest rooms, while two on-site gardens deliver fresh produce for the hotel’s gourmet Lucy Restaurant and Bar. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “We love the peaceful surroundings and sustainable environment.”

Swiss to offer special in-flight services for travelers with allergies

Traveling in an airplane can be hard if you’ve got allergies. Swiss International Air Lines is customizing some of its inflight services for travelers with allergies.

The airline has begun to offer lactose- and gluten-free food and beverage options to passengers with allergies, and will also allow these passengers to request allergy-friendly snacks.

Travelers with allergies will also be able to order special in-flight meals tailored to their individual needs 24 hours before their scheduled departure time.