Monday, August 06, 2012
Raises Round-trip Fares by $10
The Associated Press reports that for the second time in less than two weeks major U.S. airlines are raising fares. United Airlines confirmed Thursday that it increased prices on many U.S. flights by $10 per round-trip.
Virgin America's Elevate Plan Creates Two Elite Levels with New Perks
To mark its fifth anniversary, Virgin America Airlines has announced plans to expand its Elevate frequent flyer program with the addition of two elite levels—Silver and Gold – along with a plethora of perks for customers who achieve that status, Executive Travel magazine reports.
Mexican Airline Interjet Launches Nonstop Service from New York
Fodor's reports that Mexican airline Interjet will begin daily nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy airport and Mexico City.
Iconic Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre Completes $18 Million Transformation
Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre has recently completed a full transformation project consisting of the entire lobby, guest rooms, Lincoln ballroom and Lakeview room.
Faster Security Screening Expanded at O'Hare, but Complaints Linger
Two more airlines on Tuesday joined a "trusted traveler'' program at O'Hare International Airport that, while intended to speed up the security screening process, sometimes earns a failing grade in customer service, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Ibiza Opens 'First Airport Lounge Club'
It might sound like many business travelers’ nightmare, but Ibiza airport has opened what it claims is the first airside airport lounge club, complete with a dance floor and electro-house DJ sessions, reports Business Traveller.
Gulf's Booming Airlines Forge New Links Abroad
The Gulf's three big airlines are all increasingly forging cross-border partnerships to extend their reach deeper into international markets, according to The Associated Press.
Radisson Blu Just Opened its First North American Hotel in Chicago
Business Insider features a story on the new four-star Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Hotel La Jolla Opens Doors After Extensive $4 Million Transformation
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants officially relaunched the eagerly anticipated Hotel La Jolla, which is the third Kimpton hotel in San Diego, according to Business Wire.
Hertz Says Likely to Sell Advantage at a Loss
According to Reuters, Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it expects to take a loss on any sale of its Advantage budget car rental business, which it would have to shed to win antitrust clearance for a potential acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.
Senate Eyes Federal Commuter Tax Break
The Senate Finance Committee passed a bill that would restore an expired federal tax break for commuters and save them hundreds of dollars a year, says Mass Transit.
What You Need to Know About Tipping
Has travel tipping gotten out of hand? USA Today thinks it has, as it tries to clear up the gray areas of an issue that was once black and white.