Monday, October 08, 2012
to Launch Chicago-Shannon Service, Boost Houston-London
United Airlines announced last week that it will inaugurate five-times-weekly non-stop service between its Chicago hub and Shannon, Ireland, from June 6 to August 26, 2013, subject to government approval. The airline will also launch a third daily service between its Houston hub and London Heathrow, effective March 30, 2013.
Amtrak to Start Speeding up Trains on Norfolk Southern Track
Amtrak has begun operating trains at 79 mph on Norfolk Southern Railway track in preparation for the start of Amtrak service between Norfolk and Richmond, Va., in December, according to Progressive Railroading.
Cathay Pacific Introduces New Business Class to London
Business Traveller reports that Cathay Pacific's new business class cabin is now available on selected daily flights between London Heathrow and Hong Kong.
Hertz Extends Tender Offer to Acquire Dollar Thrifty
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has extended the expiration date of its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc.'s common stock, according to PR Newswire.
JetBlue and Air Maroc Partner to Bring More Access to Africa
JetBlue Airways and Air Maroc announced the launch of an interline agreement to connect each other's networks and bring new flight options to travelers between Africa and the Americas.
Billund's Home-printed Bag Tags to 'Revolutionize the Industry'
According to Future Travel Experience, Bilund Airport launched an innovative solution that will allow passengers to print their bag tags onto a standard A4 sheet of paper.
Stay and Stay Fit at Fairmont Hotels
With a long track record of making it easy for guests to stay lean and mean while traveling, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is bolstering its popular Fairmont Fit program with new fitness gear, running shoes and other sports apparel from Reebok.
MTA Long Island Rail Road to Extend Station Waiting Room Hours
MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) officials have announced a pilot program to expand waiting room hours at 41 stations, reports Progressive Railroading.
Spirit's 7.57% Off Sale Mocks American Airlines' Loose Seat Problems
USA Today reports Spirit Airlines has made a mark with bold advertising for its fare sales by taking direct aim at one of its major competitors – American Airlines.
DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Fourth Hotel in Greater Metropolitan Area
DoubleTree by Hilton announces the opening of a newly renovated, upscale, full-service hotel situated on Boston's prestigious North Shore, close to Boston's historic and cultural center.
American Pulls 48 757s for Seat Repairs
American Airlines has grounded 48 Boeing 757-200s to repair faulty seat lock plunger mechanisms, following multiple instances of seats coming loose in flight, reports Flightglobal.
Daniel Boulud Opens Café Boulud in Four Seasons Hotel
Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud, an exciting addition to the chef's 14-restaurant global empire, opened Friday in Toronto's new Four Seasons Hotel.