Monday, September 24, 2012
Canada and Aer Lingus Sign Interline Agreement
Air Canada and Aer Lingus Friday announced they have signed an interline agreement to make flying between Canada and Ireland more convenient. The agreement is effective immediately and is a preliminary step toward a full code sharing relationship expected to be finalized next year.
Sheraton Expands Reach in Greater Philadelphia
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, just 18 minutes from downtown Philadelphia.
Gogo Says Only 2% of Flights Featuring Wi-Fi Service are Subject to New Pricing
Inflight connectivity provider Gogo is stressing that only 2% of the flights featuring its service are subject to a new pricing trial designed to combat exhausting limited bandwidth, according to APEX.
JW Marriott Luxury Brand to Open First Hotel in Panama
JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts has plans to convert the 118-room Bristol Buenaventura into the future JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort, to be located within the master-planned Buenaventura beachfront community, near the town of Rio Hato.
Business Class Cabins That Will Make You Never Want to Fly Coach Again
Taking care of business at 35,000 feet is no easy feat – unless you're flying in one of these ultra-plush business class cabins that made Conde Nast Traveler's list of the most luxurious offerings.
The Best New Restaurants in London
A Luxury Travel Blog provides a list of the most impressive, recently opened London restaurants.
Port Authority May Take Over Atlantic City's Airport
Businessweek reports that The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved spending $3 million to study a possible takeover of Atlantic City's terminal.
What to Do When You Lose Your Passport Abroad
Gadling provides instructions to follow if you lose your prized, official ID, also known as your passport.
Airline Services Hit as Sino-Japan Tensions Escalate
Airlines from China and Japan have cut or delayed flights between the two countries as tensions mount between the region's two largest economies over a dispute centered on an uninhabited group of islands in the East China Sea, Reuters reports.
Rating Smartphones for Global Travel
The BBC reports that despite the recent hype around the iPhone 5, in the global race of smartphone sales, Samsung (maker of the Galaxy) is in a two-horse race with Apple (maker of the iPhone), followed by the third most popular manufacturer, Nokia (maker of the Lumia), according to data from US market research firm Strategy Analytics.
New York-area Port Authority to Study Direct Rail Extension to Newark Airport
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's board has approved plans to conduct a study on extending the Port Authority Trans-Hudson's World Trade-Center Newark Port Authority rail line to Newark Liberty International Airport, reports Progressive Railroading.
Are Regional Carriers an Endangered Species?
Flightglobal takes a look at the role of regional airlines in the past and analyzes their future.