Thursday, August 09, 2012
Pre-Check Begins at Indianapolis International Airport
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the start of TSA Pre-Check operations at Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
German Union Threatens Lufthansa with Strike Action
Reuters reports that flight attendants at Deutsche Lufthansa may strike if the German flag-carrier fails to make an improved wage offer next week, according to a trade union.
AMR Says Passenger Revenue up 4.7 Percent in July
AMR Corp. the Fort Worth-based parent company of American Airlines and AMR Eagle Holding Corp., reported Wednesday that July's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile rose an estimated 4.7 percent in July over the same month last year, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
Hilton's Big Venture in Birmingham, UK
Hilton Worldwide has opened its tenth hotel in the UK in the city of Birmingham, 4 Hoteliers reports. The 285-room Hampton by Hilton Birmingham is the largest Hampton-branded hotel to open outside of the Americas.
Virgin Begins New Service from Delhi to New York
According to The Hindu Business Line, Virgin Atlantic will start service from Delhi to New York's John F. Kennedy airport via London Heathrow, beginning October 28.
Hertz Partners with Turkish Airlines to Offer Benefits to Members
According to Auto Rental News, The Hertz Corp. entered into a partnership with Turkish Airlines to provide members of the carrier’s Miles and Smiles frequent flyer program with preferential rates on car rentals worldwide and bonus miles with every booking.
Durham, N.C., to get Artsy, Luxury 21c Museum Hotel
The artsy 21c Museum Hotels group is moving closer to building another luxury boutique hotel combined with a contemporary arts museum - this time in Durham, N.C., reports USA Today.
Ka-ching! Fund Your Next Trip with Pocket Change
Pour those nickels, dimes and quarters into one of those ubiquitous Coinstar kiosks instead of your junk drawer and redeem the balance at Marriott hotels across the country, according to NBC News.
New Jersey Transit to Make Room for More Bicycles on Trains
New Jersey Transit has designated bike-friendly trains and other improvements in support of the transportation needs of the area's cycling enthusiasts, reports Progressive Railroading.
Fees to Look Out for When You Rent a Car
Renting a car and purchasing rental car insurance are still some of the most misunderstood consumer transactions. CBS News provides a few tips to dispel some of the confusion.
Spirit Airlines Sued in Florida Over Passenger Fee
The Associated Press reports that low-cost Spirit Airlines is being sued in South Florida over a passenger fee the lawsuit claims is deceptive.
FAA Halts Certain Runway Operations After Reagan National Airport Mishap
The Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday ordered a nationwide halt to "opposite direction" runway operations, in which planes arrive on runways in one direction and depart in the other, as the result of an investigation into last week's incident at Reagan National Airport involving three planes which came dangerously close, CNN reports.