Thursday, September 13, 2012
Emirates and AMR in Partnership Talks
Emirates is in talks with American Airlines parent AMR to launch a partnership that will involve codesharing on flights and reciprocal frequent flier benefits, Flightglobal reports.
Dubai's New Underwater Hotel
“Down under” will take on a whole new meaning when Dubai completes the construction of its first luxury underwater hotel, reports Executive Travel magazine. The 21 double rooms of the World Discus Hotel will be nearly 33 feet below the surface and connected to another disc-shaped building above the water.
JetBlue Airways to Launch Service to Charleston, South Carolina
JetBlue Airways announces it will begin service to Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice daily nonstop service to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and one daily flight to Boston's Logan (BOS) beginning Feb. 28, 2013.
The Return of the $5 One-way Hertz Rental (and More Deals)
Jaunted reveals the promotions that Hertz is preparing for the fall and it's all part of their global sale.
Hilton Palacio del Rio Completes Phase Two of $34 Million Renovation
After 44 years of being the most recognized building in the San Antonio skyline, Hilton Palacio del Rio announces the completion of its latest transformation. With an eye towards pleasing the savvy meeting and convention planner, the hotel has completed the second phase of its $34 million makeover.
Virgin Australia, Delta, American Airlines, United Support Apple's Passbook App
According to Australian Business Traveller, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, United and Delta are first off the mark to confirm their mobile boarding passes will work with Apple's Passbook app being built into iOS 6.
W Hotels Worldwide Set to Debut Its First Hotel in Central America
W Hotels Worldwide today announced it has signed an agreement with Evolution Tower Corp., to debut the W Hotels brand in Central America, reports Business Wire.
MTA Chief May Trim Fare Discounts
While a single subway or bus ride costs $2.25, various breaks whittle the average fare to $1.63, a discount that might be more generous than New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority can afford, says Crain's.
For Business Travelers – Comfort on the Road is Paramount
Gadling reports that frequent business travelers are looking to make their travel as comfortable and normal as possible, the Workstyles Study conducted by Hilton's Homewood Suites found.
U.S. Watchdog to Review Airline Safety Program
CNN reports that U.S. government auditors will review a program that allows airlines to avoid penalties for safety problems by self-disclosing them to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Reduce Patdowns, House GOP Tells TSA
House Republicans on Tuesday pushed the Transportation Security Administration to reduce pat-downs of passengers, shrink its size and turn airport screening over to private companies, according to USA Today.
iPads as Projectiles Among FAA Concerns as it Studies PED Use In-flight
As the US Federal Aviation Administration works to determine if passengers really need to turn off their PEDs during takeoff and landing, it must consider the risks, according to APEX.