Thursday, July 05, 2012
Announces Baltimore/Washington Service to Fort Lauderdale and Dallas/Fort Worth
Spirit Airlines will start service September 6 from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) with twice daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and daily nonstop service to Dallas/Fort Worth.
Malaysia Airlines Launches first A380 Flight
Malaysia Airlines' inaugural Airbus A380 flight took off from Heathrow this week, making it the eighth airline to operate the largest passenger jet in the world, according to The Telegraph.
Qatar Plans Harrods Hotels in Malaysia, Paris
According to Reuters, Qatar's sovereign wealth fund plans to take the Harrods brand global to cities such as Paris and New York, and will start by building a luxury hotel named after the London department store in Kuala Lumpur.
United Airlines Launches Daily Service from Newark to Istanbul
United Airlines has introduced its first-ever service to Turkey with the launch of daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, which began July 1.
Loudoun Board Votes to Support Silver Line
After months of uncertainty, the future of Metro's Silver Line is clear – rail is coming to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, says The Washington Post.
Know your Airplane, Pick your Seat
The Wall Street Journal interviews Jiun Ho, a San Francisco-based interior designer, who has traveled to almost 100 countries to discover this globetrotter's travel tips.
Designer Vivienne Tam creates Minimalist Hotel suite
Hong Kong's edgy boutique hotel, Hotel Icon, this week unveiled a new suite that's straight off the runway, reports USA Today.
Qatar Airways mulls Launch of Saudi Carrier
The Associated Press reports that Qatar's fast-growing airline is considering starting another air carrier registered in next-door Saudi Arabia.
Orlando Transient Eyed in Luxury Hotel Scams Dating Back to 2010
Orlando cops are combing through reports of hotel fraud dating back to 2010 to see if a transient man charged with living on room service in luxury hotels by using other peoples' credit cards is liable for additional charges, reports ABC News.
Turkish Airlines Launches its Services to Ulan Batur (Mongolia)
Turkish Airlines recently launched its first flight to Ulan Batur, the first point in Mongolia.
Emirate's New Boom is Hotel Rooms
Nearly every major luxury hotel operator now has a presence in Dubai, says The Wall Street Journal, though the city's residential sector is still laboring to get back on its feet.
New York Legislation to Reduce Transit Commuting Costs
New York Rep. Nan Haworth has introduced the Commuter Savings Act, which would protect commuters from a tax increase by restoring the parity between employer-provided mass transit and parking benefits, according to Mass Transit.