Monday, September 17, 2012
Atlantic Unveils Second Wave of Domestic Flights
Virgin Atlantic Airways has fleshed out further details of its upcoming entry into the UK domestic market, confirming plans to operate "multiple daily flights" from London Heathrow airport to two Scottish cities, reports Flightglobal.
South Dallas Gets First New Hotel Since 1946
USA Today reports that a new mid-priced, edgy hotel with a rooftop pool has opened in Dallas south of Interstate 30 – and it's the first to open in the area since the Belmont Hotel in 1946.
Marriott Hotel Planned for Winnipeg Airport
Manitoba's first Courtyard by Marriott will open in spring or summer 2014 at Winnipeg's James A. Richardson International airport, according to CBC.
Major Airlines Raise Some Fares $10 Each Way
Led by Southwest Airlines, several airlines are raising prices again, the Associated Press reports. Southwest raised fares Wednesday by $10 per round trip on about 10 percent of its routes. United Airlines expanded the increase later in the day to cover most of its U.S. flights.
Four Seasons Debuts in Baku
Business Traveller reports that luxury hotel group Four Seasons has opened its first property in Azerbaijan, a 171-room hotel in the country’s capital Baku.
Amtrak Downeaster to Begin Serving Freeport, Brunswick
The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority has set a Nov. 1 launch date for Amtrak Downeaster trains to begin serving Freeport and Brunswick, Maine, Progressive Railroading reports.
China Offers $1.1B Loan Deal to Nigeria to Build Airport Terminals, Light Rail in Capital
According to The Washington Post, China is offering Nigeria $1.1 billion in loans to help the West African nation build airport terminals and a light rail line for its capital city.
7 Hidden Hotel Fees That Will Blow Your Mind (And Your Budget)
The Business Journals reveals hidden charges that you never knew existed – items beyond the usual overpriced minbar stock – which could inflate a hotel bill.
Cutbacks by Regional Airlines Hurt Smaller U.S. Cities
Small and midsize cities across America are facing dramatic reductions in air service as tough economic times and rising fuel costs have spurred carriers like Delta to pare flying to money-losing markets and focus on big cities, reports Reuters.
Stay Fit on the Go – Easy Hotel Room Exercises
Gadling shows you how to stay fit on the road with this easy 25-minute hotel room workout that utilizes an object found in nearly every hotel room – a chair.
New York: The Perfect Place to Power Lunch
With some of the most upscale eateries and trendy downtown diners in the world, where you decide to take a client for lunch can be just as vital as what you talk about between bites in the Big Apple, according to CNN.
Airlines for America Lauds No-Hassle Flying Act
Airlines for America commends the House of Representatives