Thursday, July 19, 2012
Airways Confirms Fully Flat Seating on Bmi A321s
British Airways is to fit former Bmi A321 aircraft with a fully-flat “Club World” seat, although it will differ to that already offered by BA, and will be configured in a staggered 1-2, 2-1 layout, according to Business Traveller.
Loews Regency Hotel Announces Plans to Renovate
The Loews Regency Hotel will undergo an extensive renovation beginning January 2013 with an anticipated completion by the end of the year. The redesigned hotel will epitomize Manhattan sophistication.
Southwest's Slimmer Airline Seats
Americans may not be getting slimmer, but the seats on Southwest Airlines are, Executive Travel Magazine reports. The carrier began a $60 million overhaul of its interiors earlier this year, including a new seat that reduces weight on each plane by 635 pounds.
India to Improve Air Connectivity to Smaller Cities
Flightglobal reports that India's civil aviation ministry is reviewing its policy on bilateral air services agreements with different countries in a bid to develop the country as an international travel hub.
Yoga, Walking Paths and Healthier Food – At Airports of All Places
The Wall Street Journal examines the health kick at airports such as Dallas-Fort Worth International and San Francisco International.
The Tokyo Station Hotel Welcomes Room Reservations Ahead of Grand Reopening
PR Newswire reports that the Tokyo Station Hotel announced it is welcoming room reservations now in preparation for the historic hotel's grand reopening scheduled for October 3 (Wednesday), 2012.
United Pilots Vote to Authorize Strike
Pilots at United Continental Holdings voted with an overwhelming majority on Tuesday to authorize a strike, The Associated Press reports.
United Fare Snafu Sells Seats for Four Frequent-Flier Miles
A computer glitch allowed United Airlines' MileagePlus program members to book fares that typically cost $5,000 for only four frequent flier miles plus a few hundred dollars in fees, according to Msnbc.
Americans on No-fly List Allowed to Attend Flight School
U.S. citizens who are on the government's list of people banned from flying because they're considered terror threats are not prevented from learning how to fly in schools around the country, reveals The Associated Press.
Expert: Needle in Sandwich as Likely as 'Aliens Landing in Nebraska'
According to CNN, airlines and carriers will share few details about food inspection on planes, but an expert reveals that airline catering is usually spot tested.