Thursday, August 30, 2012
International Airport Adding Flights to Prague
Travel Service Airlines on November 14 will start twice-weekly flights from Miami International Airport to Prague, reports the South Florida Business Journal.
Consumer Advocates: Time to Make Hotel Fees a Federal Issue
On the heels of the news that the hotel industry this year is expected to collect a record $1.95 billion in add-on fees from guests, consumer and business travel advocates say it's time to complain to the federal government about this form of unfair pricing, USA Today reports.
Is Eye Scan Technology the Future of Airport Security?
Will the airport of the future be able to verify the identity of passengers with a quick eye scan? The Chicago Tribune reports that Aoptix Technologies Inc. has developed iris scan technology the company hopes can be used by the Transportation Security Administration to verify passenger identification in a matter of seconds.
Ritz-Carlton Opens its First Hotel in Austria
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has opened its first hotel in Austria in the capital city of Vienna. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, a 202 room property located on the central Schubertring Boulevard, is the ninth hotel in Europe for the luxury hotel company.
Delta Enhances Travel Experience at Minneapolis-St. Paul Int'l Airport
Delta Air Lines Wednesday began deployment of more than 250 iPads in three new restaurants on Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Concourse G. Delta continues to transform the airport experience by providing travelers a new level of access to high-quality food and hi-tech amenities.
The Self-Service Airport
The Wall Street Journal reveals that airlines are laying the groundwork for the next big step in the increasingly automated airport experience – a trip from the curb to the plane without interacting with a single airline employee.
LIRR Mobile Ticketing Plans Moving Forward
The Long Island Rail Road wants all of its customers to be able to print train tickets at home or download them to smartphones by the end of next year, after the successful test of mobile ticketing programs last week, reports Mass Transit.
St. Regis Hotel New York Debuts the Bentley Suite this Fall
According to the New York Daily News, the St. Regis' 1,700 square foot Bentley Suite will include décor touches reminiscent of designs by British carmaker Bentley Motors and cost $9,500 per night.
Competition Heats up as Airlines Contest Kangaroo Routes
Aviation Week reports that a new influx of capacity is heating up competition on the crowded—and lucrative—routes between Australia and Europe.
Sixt Rent A Car Voted 'Best Vehicle Rental Company' by German Institute for Service Quality
Sixt was named the Best Vehicle Rental Company 2012 in a car rental survey conducted by German Institute for Service Quality and the news channel, n-tv, Auto Rental News reports.
Tips for Getting Cheap Upgrades, More Legroom When You Fly
Fox News features a story on eight ways to help make your next flight more comfortable at “minimal” cost.
The Garden Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York Reopens for Dinner on September 13
The Garden restaurant reopens for dinner with a menu by new Executive Chef John Johnson on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel New York.