Tuesday, July 17, 2012
and AirTran Announce Early 2013 Flight Schedules
Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced Monday that they have extended their flight schedules for travel between Feb. 14, 2013, and March 8, 2013.
Four Points by Sheraton Launches 'Friends of Four Points' Program Globally
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has launched a three-month "Friends of Four Points" promotion. From mid-July through the end of September, all guests checking in at any of more than 160 Four Points hotels around the world on Mondays through Thursdays will receive a Friends of Four Points "token" for a free perk.
Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Gurgaon and Grand Hyatt Kochi
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced an agreement for an Andaz hotel in Gurgaon and a Grand Hyatt hotel in Kochi, bringing the total number of announced Hyatt-branded hotels under development in India to 56.
Firms Expected to Ease up on Trips
After a strong surge over the last two years, business travel in the U.S. is expected to grow more slowly through the end of the year, largely because of economic uncertainty in Europe, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Starwood Preferred Guest Celebrates Ramadan with Special offer
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) will be celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan with its members across a number of properties in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean by offering Iftar discounts and additional benefits, according to AME Info.
Which US Airline Loses the Most Checked Bags?
Msnbc's special luggage report looked into why some 26 million bags disappear each year. Now the news source reveals which airline loses or damages the most pieces of luggage.
Foreign Carriers Move Fast to Absorb Pluna's Market Gap
Latin American airlines are capitalizing on the sudden grounding in late June of Montevideo-based Pluna, which transported a significant amount of connecting traffic between Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil, by adding new routes, Flightglobal reports.
7 Compact, Carry-on Gadgets for Travel
Mashable rounded up a slew of gadgets that will save time and energy on business trips by keeping your travel lightweight, efficient and prepped for productivity.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts Deploys True Waldorf Service
According to Business Wire, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts announced a new initiative called True Waldorf Service, formally launching across properties this July.
Delta Economy Comfort Reviewed: A Little More of Everything?
NYC Aviation compares the offerings of Delta's Economy and Economy Comfort cabin options.
New Rules to Reduce Pilot Fatigue
Executive Travel magazine reports that the new FAA rest rules designed to prevent pilot fatigue will change the way airlines schedule cockpit crews.
Audi App to Track Business Travel Emissions
A newly released iPhone app for business travelers could soon be used to work out carbon emissions from business trips, reports Business Green.