Friday, August 24, 2012
Announces First International Routes for 787 Dreamliner
United Airlines Thursday announced the first international routes for the newest addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
National Car Rental Launches 10th Annual 'One Two Free' Promotion for Club Members
Auto Rental News reports that National Car Rental has launched its annual One Two Free Emerald Club promotion, which offers registered Emerald Club members one free rental day for every two qualifying rentals, with no limit on free days earned. The promotion runs from Aug. 20 through Jan. 31, 2013, and the rental days can be redeemed from Sept. 10 to June 15, 2013.
Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Place Manatí in Puerto Rico
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for a Hyatt Place hotel in Manatí, Puerto Rico, which is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2014, reports hotel interactive.com.
Some Mobile Habits of Business Travelers Are NSFW – Survey
When today's road warriors hit the trail, they are armed with three or four mobile devices to help them stay connected to office and home. If communicating with the home front from their hotel room, they are most likely to do so with a video chat – sometimes NSFW, reveals CNBC.
Beyond Concorde – The Next Generation of Supersonic Flight
The dream of supersonic flight has not disappeared, as aviation manufacturers are working on technology and trying to have a supersonic business jet in service by 2020, CNN reports.
Hotel's Skywalk to Convention Center will Go Up on Saturday
A 105-foot -long pedestrian skywalk will be lifted into place Saturday, connecting the new Hilton Columbus downtown to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, says The Columbus Dispatch.
Spirit Airlines Charges a Usage Fee for Using Your Airline Ticket, Facing Lawsuit Ticket
Airline fees have reached absurdity, now there is a "Passenger Usage Fee" for simply using a Spirit Airline ticket not purchased from the airline at its ticket counter, reports Consumer Traveler.
Aloft St. Petersburg is Set to Shake up Russia's Mid-Market Hotel Category
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and its destination brand, Aloft Hotels, has announced the signing of Aloft St. Petersburg. The opening of the hotel in 2015 will mark the debut of Starwood’s Aloft Hotels brand in Russia.
Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants to Weigh Agreement to Allow Expanded Flying
Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines Co. will get another chance next month to vote on an agreement to let Southwest begin flying to airports in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and non-U.S. destinations, according to dallasnews.com.
Flier Fumes Over $370 Boarding Pass Fee
NBC News reports that Ryanair is in the center of a social media tempest for charging a family $370 for not printing their boarding passes.
DOT's Passenger Rights Laws Actually Have Teeth, Experts Say
Hefty fines levied this week by the Department of Transportation against big travel companies are sending a message that regulations looking out for fliers finally have teeth, NBC News reports.