Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Alliance Builds New Lounge at LAX
Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance's new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.
At Last, Google Maps Shows Subway Alerts
Google Maps will now not only show subway riders where they can catch a train, but where they can't, says The Wall Street Journal.
US Senate Panel Passes Bill to Block EU Airline Law
Reuters reports that a U.S. Senate committee passed a bill authorizing the transportation secretary to bar U.S. airlines from complying with a European Union law that would require them to pay for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe.
The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts Unveils the Restored Hotel Cristina
Following a $25 million renovation, Hotel Maria Cristina joins iconic luxury hotels in Europe to be Restored and Reopened within the next 12 months, reports MarketWatch.
Are Lingus Calls on Shareholders to Reject Ryanair Bid
Are Lingus called on its shareholders to reject a revised takeover bid by rival airline Ryanair as the carrier posted wider first-half losses, according to The Telegraph.
In-flight Entertainment – What You'll Get on Each Airline
Many people think that it doesn't matter which airline you fly domestically, they're all the same. When it comes to in-flight entertainment, however, that could not be further from the truth, NBC News says.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Opens First Dual-Branded Ski Resort Complex in China
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China.
Airline Reschedules Start of Ticket Sales
Silver Airways has pushed back the start date of ticket sales for service out of the Tupelo Regional Airport, according to The Associated Press.
DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Latest Hotel in Northeast China
According to The FINANCIAL, DoubleTree by Hilton has proudly announced the grand opening of its newest property in China, DoubleTree by Hilton Shenyang.
Boeing Rolls Out First United Dreamliner
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that United Airline's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing's Everett Washington facility.
Pluses of Travel Outweigh Hardship, Business Travelers Say
USA Today says that business travelers may grumble about the hardships of the road, but a new survey of their views of life on the road reveals that most appreciate their transient lifestyle.
Chicago Company to Build Hotel in Downtown Crossing
A Chicago developer is planning to build a 240-room hotel in Boston's Downtown Crossing, one of several projects that will help revitalize the time-worn shopping district, Boston.com reports.