Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Airlines Increases Fees for Carry-on and Checked Baggage
Spirit Airlines has announced that starting Nov. 6 it will be charging $100 for passengers if they wait to pay for carry-on baggage at the gate, according to Fox News.
LAX Gearing Up to Accommodate Big Jets and New Routes
Flightglobal reports that a major modernization project at Los Angeles International Airport is underway, which will increase concourse and taxiway sizes, up the number of gates available and heighten the airport's capacity for bigger jets.
Hyatt to Build Its First Hotel in Uruguay
The Chicago Business Journal reveals that Hyatt Hotels Corp. is working with Dilony SA to brand Hyatt's first hotel in Uruguay.
Southwest Airlines Reveals Challenges with New Recyclable Carpet Tiles
Admitting it has experienced some wear-and-tear issues with newly installed recyclable carpet tiles on its Boeing 737s, Southwest Airlines has begun evaluating an alternative solution, reveals APEX.
Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh Offers Special Royal Suite Package
Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre can look forward to some of the most luxurious Royal Suites in the Kingdom, with the launch of the extensively renovated new suite offering.
Hertz on Demand Expands in Washington, D.C. and Maryland
The Hertz Corporation announces the expansion of its car sharing program, Hertz On Demand, in the Washington, D.C. metro area with the addition of 70 new parking spots, including spaces in Virginia and Maryland. The service is a pay-as-you-go system without an annual fee, providing members with 24/7 access to vehicles strategically located throughout the city.
From Restaurant to Minibar, Hotel Food is Getting Healthier
It's becoming almost impossible to get a junk-food fix at many major hotels, as they steadily give their restaurant menus Whole Foods-style makeovers, USA Today reports.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Class Ticket
Conde Nast Traveler says that a business-class seat is no guarantee of posh quarters, though the magazine suggests a few tips for getting the most out of your ticket.
TSA Procedures Need to Be Remade From Scratch
According to Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president of the RAND Corporation, Congress should deploy an independent review of the Transportation Security Administration to make its procedures focus less on reactions to terrorists' strategies, reports U.S. News and World Report.
How iPads are Changing the Way Plane Tray Tables are Designed
A few aircraft manufacturers have been working to make tray tables a bit more user friendly for the tablet user, but the incentive is largely to help airlines make money, according to Terminal U.
College Student Starts Petition for Metro-North Stop in Queens
The New York Daily News reports that a college student from Queens has launched a petition urging the MTA to open a Metro-North station in Queens.