Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Airways Breaks Ground on New International Arrivals Terminal at John F. Kennedy
JetBlue broke ground on the extension to its world class home at John F. Kennedy's Terminal 5 to pave the way for an international arrivals facility, which is set to open in early 2015.
Southwest Airlines Launches Service at Des Moines International Airport
Southwest Airlines announces that it has officially landed in Iowa with service at Des Moines International Airport (DSM).
Park Hyatt Chennai Opens in India
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Park Hyatt Chennai, marking the 30th hotel in the Park Hyatt collection and the first Park Hyatt hotel to be introduced in the city of Chennai.
Airlines up the Stakes in Vying for the Business Traveler
USA Today reports that airlines are racing to fill premium cabins on their planes with bed-like seats. They're speeding up access to the Web, and they're carving out space in coach class for those who'll pay more to stretch their legs.
Something New for the Next Generation of Travelers
Marriott Hotels and Resorts is accelerating the roll out of its great room lobby experience that offers style, comfort, convenience and entertainment for the new generation of travelers. First introduced in 2007, the great room lobby experience is already available in 190 of the more than 500 Marriott Hotels and Resorts properties.
London's Heathrow Eyes Luxury Brand Participation for New VIP Lounge Service
In search of more incremental revenue and upscale business, London's Heathrow has opened its VIP suites to passengers arriving at the airport with the promise of securing luxury brands to add to the swank experience, according to Luxury Daily.
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Opens in Canada's Largest Metropolis
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto has opened on Canada's grand ceremonial boulevard, University Avenue, in the heart of its largest city, Toronto, Ontario, reports hotelinteractive.com.
Amtrak Launches Free Android Application
Amtrak announced the introduction of its free Android application for passengers to plan travel, check train status and show their eTicket. The application is available through Google Play and Amazon.
New Montco Hotel Opening Near Expo Center Next Week
A Hilton Garden Inn will open next week in Oaks, PA, one mile from the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks and eight miles from the King of Prussia Mall, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Investigators Find Cracks in Second Dreamliner Engine
CNN reports that just two months after an engine cracked and failed during test aboard a Boeing 787, federal plane inspectors have found a second engine problem on a different Dreamliner.
US Fines British Airways $250,000 Over Fare Claims
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is fining British Airways up to $250,000 for advertising fares that didn't fully disclose taxes and fees that passengers must pay, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.
Woman Sues Southwest Over Hot Tea
Travel and Leisure reports that a Tennessee woman has filed an $800,000 suit against Southwest Airlines after she says she was scalded by hot water during a flight from Nashville to Houston.