Friday, September 21, 2012
to Offer Extra Legroom Seats on A321s
Low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways will offer its extra legroom seats on its new Airbus A321s, following a recent move to extend the product offering to its Embraer 190s, reports Flightglobal.
Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental Locations Open in Five Brazilian Airports
This week, for the first time, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental locations started serving customers in Brazil, Marketwire reports.
Boeing Looks to Offer Inflight Connectivity, Wireless IFE
By the end of 2013, connectivity systems that support the inflight use of cell phones, Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers, Internet access using in-flight entertainment (IFE) and live television broadcasts will be available on the Boeing 747-8 and 777, according to APEX.
Marriott's Autograph Collection Announces European Expansion
Business Traveller reports that Marriott’s Autograph Collection of independent hotels has continued its European expansion, with the addition of three properties in Lisbon, Lille and Rouen.
Qatar Airways Ropes in Two-star Michelin Chef
Vineet Bhatia, India's only two-star Michelin chef, has joined his counterparts from Japan, Lebanon and Britain to create a new in-flight dining experience on Qatar Airways with their signature dishes that represent the finest international cuisine from every corner of the world, the New York Daily News reports.
United Customers Can Expedite Travel Process With TSA PreCheck
United Airlines announced the launch of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) PreCheck™ program at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) C3 Checkpoint today and at Dulles International Airport (IAD) main terminal later this month.
DOT Fines Pakistan International Airlines for Lengthy Tarmac Delay
The U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday said that Pakistan International Airlines violated federal rules last October by not providing passengers on an aircraft diverted to Washington Dulles Airport an opportunity to leave the plane before it was delayed on the tarmac for more than four hours.
Four Seasons to Operate Luxury Hotel in Kyoto, Japan
Berjaya Kyoto Development Kabushiki Kaisha (“Berjaya Kyoto") has executed an agreement with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for the management of a luxury hotel development in Kyoto.
Hilton Worldwide to Speed Its Growth in Africa
Hotel group Hilton Worldwide will accelerate growth in Africa and already has 19 properties in the pipeline to add to its 33 hotels on the continent, reports Business Day.
Ryanair Criticized Over Retrospective Charges
The Telegraph reports Ryanair has been criticized by a consumer watchdog for collecting thousands of dollars from customers' bank accounts – after they had returned from holiday.
Boutique Hotel Headed for SE First Street in Miami
CBS 4 news says the former Miami National Bank building is in the early stages of becoming the boutique Langford Hotel.
The Return of the Pickpocket
The Wall Street Journal warns that the age-old problems of pickpocketing and purse snatching are alive and well on the transport spokes into and out of airports.