Monday, July 30, 2012
Air Lines to Shut Down Comair Regional Unit
Delta Air Lines announced Friday that it is pulling the plug on its Comair regional subsidiary after Sept. 29, according to USA Today.
Sheraton Welcomes Guests to Tampa's Newest Hotel
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of Sheraton Tampa East Hotel located across the street from Sabal Park Business Center, one of Tampa's most attractive office markets.
Aeromexico orders 100 Boeing Planes Valued $11B
MarketWatch reports that Grupo Aeromexico SAB has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100 new planes from Boeing Co. in a deal valued at $11 billion.
Starwood Q2 Adj. Profit Beats View, Lifts FY12 Forecast Again
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. reported a decline in second-quarter profit on debt extinguishment charges and the absence of prior year's tax benefit, according to NASDAQ.
DOT Reports that Domestic Airfares Rose in First Quarter of the Year
Average domestic airfares rose to $373 in the first quarter of 2012, up 4.8 percent from the average fare of $356 in the first quarter of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday.
Trendy Australia Hotels – Tasmania's Henry Jones Art Hotel
Way down in the southern hemisphere at the bottom of the world is a five-star hotel in Tasmania dedicated to showcasing the works of the area's finest artists, reports JustLuxe.
Why You Shouldn't Rent a Car with a MasterCard
If you use a MasterCard to rent a car, you might need to spring for rental insurance, as some of the company's cards come without a protection policy, says Forbes.
Stunning Midtown Manhattan Hotel has a Ghostly Past
According to the New York Daily News, some guests of the Hotel Wolcott say they've seen unaccompanied children playing and employees have heard a phantom radio.
Amid the Kiosks, Elite Treatment From a Gate Agent
Gate agents who know all the tricks and how to take care of both loyal and irate customers are harder to find these days, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Best New Sites for Using Miles
Executive Travel magazine provides details on two emerging programs that allow travelers to conveniently redeem loyalty program points and miles.
Researchers List Top 10 Airports for Spreading Disease
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Civil and Environmental Engineering department looked at the 40 largest U.S. airports and figured out which ones would be the most likely to spread a disease in the event of an outbreak in the cities they serve, CNN reports.
Airport Service Rep 'Ava' Smiles But Won't Help with Bags
The Associated Press reports that passengers at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport will always get a smile from this customer service representative. Just don't ask her to carry luggage – she's an avatar.