Wednesday, July 11, 2012
United Airlines Dreamliner to Arrive in Late September
United Airlines has announced that it will take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late September, reports USA Today. The Chicago-based airline will be the first North American Airline to fly the new aircraft.
Virgin America Ranks No. 1 Among Domestic Airlines in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
Virgin America has taken top honors for the fifth consecutive year as “Best Domestic Airline” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
Marriott Announces its First Hotel in Sri Lanka
Marriott International has signed an agreement to open a hotel in Sri Lanka, the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spain in 2014.
United Announces New International and Domestic Routes from Hub Cities
United Airlines Tuesday announced plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new flights from Chicago to points in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hertz Introduces Porsche Sports Cars into its U.S. Fleet
According to PR Newswire, The Hertz Corporation announced that it has become the first U.S. car rental company to purchase vehicles from Porsche.
U.S. Business Travel to Slow on Europe's Woes
Europe's economic woes are putting a chill on U.S. business travel more so than the higher airfares and hotel rates that many corporate trekkers are paying this year, reports USA Today.
JetBlue Announces its 73rd BlueCity and Sixth Destination in the Dominican Republic
JetBlue Airways announced plans to expand its service to its sixth destination in the Dominican Republic and 73rd BlueCity with the addition of Samana, subject to receipt of government approval.
Hotel Replacing Guest Phones with iPhones
According to Boston.com, a USA Today Hotel Check-In revealed that the Opus hotel in Vancouver will replace traditional hotel phones with iPhones.
Private Airline in China Tiptoes Around State Goliaths
Reuters reveals the sharp business acumen of Wang Zhenhua, founder and chairman of Shanghai-based Spring Airlines, China's largest private budget carrier.
Airline On-Time Performance in May up from Previous Year
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 83.4 percent in May, up from the 77.1 percent on-time rate of May 2011, but slightly down from April 2012’s 86.3 percent rate, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday.
'Hidden' Airline Charges: Dirty Tricks or Customer Choice?
CNN features a story based on the perspective of an airline industry representative who explains that extra charges tagged onto advertised flight costs give customers greater choice.
American Airlines Announces Los Angeles as New Market for Boeing 777-300 ER
American Airlines announced that beginning next summer, customers traveling between Los Angeles and London can experience world-class travel on the newest addition to American's fleet.