Thursday, July 26, 2012
New International Arrivals Facility Opens July 31
Beginning July 31, international passengers flying Miami International Airport hub carrier American Airlines and all other airlines in concourses D, E and F will be welcomed to the U.S. by a new three-level, 400,000-square-foot international arrivals facility.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels Roll Out the Red Carpet with Personal Concierge Services
In an effort to offer a bit of the extraordinary, Hilton Hotels-owned Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is introducing a new service: a personal concierge, 4 Hoteliers reports.
United Flying Higher Through Continental Merger Turbulence
More than a year after the merger of Continental with United, many of the planes sport spiffy new paint jobs, but the company is still tackling issues when it comes to integrating the two companies, reports Forbes.
TSA Unveils New Fast Screening Program at Houston Airport
According to the Houston Business Journal, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has begun a new fast screening program at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Terminal C.
New Hotel Coming to Downtown West Palm Beach?
With a vote just days away, the City of West Palm Beach came out on Sunday in support of a $105 million project to build a 400-room Hilton Hotel next to the Palm Beach County Convention Center, according to Fox 29 WFLX.
Amtrak Plans $7 bln Upgrade of Washington, DC, Station
Reuters reports that Amtrak plans a $7 billion expansion of Washington, D.C.'s Union Station with the goal of making it a high-speed rail and commercial hub.
Open for Business – How to Avoid London's Olympic Rush
London will be at the center of the sporting universe come Friday but as far as the city's commercial community is concerned it will be business as usual during the Olympics, CNN reports.
Bill Heading to White House Gives Pilots Increased Ability to Fight FAA
Fueled by a close call on a runway two years ago involving a U.S. senator, general aviation pilots will soon have increased leverage when facing FAA disciplinary action under a bill awaiting President Barack Obama's signature, according to CNN.
Guests' Satisfaction With Hotels Drops, Annual Survey Finds
USA Today reports that overall satisfaction with check-in and check-out, food and other hotel services and facilities, such as pools and business centers, has dropped to its lowest level in seven years of surveys, J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey of North American hotel guests says.
Forget Zipcar: BMW to Rent 328i by the Hour – M3, M5 Up Next
According to Car and Driver, BMW will launch its BMW on Demand program, already in place in Europe, in the U.S. on August 13.
BLT Market Done at Ritz-Carlton at Central Park
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is a few steps closer to opening its new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by BLT Market, reports Crain's New York Business.
How an 11-year-old Evaded Security at Manchester Airport
The Telegraph provides a list of the various security checks, which 11-year-old Liam Corcoran easily bypassed without a passport or boarding pass as he managed to fly from Manchester Airport to Rome.