Friday, June 29, 2012
Expands Wi-Fi-Equipped Fleet to Include International Aircraft
Delta Air Lines has announced that it will begin offering in-flight Internet service on its long-haul international fleet of more than 150 aircraft, which includes Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus 330 and transoceanic Boeing 757 aircraft in early 2013.
Park Grand opens Heathrow Property
Park Grand has opened its third London property, located around five miles from Heathrow Airport in Hounslow, says Business Traveller.
U.S. Airlines Experiment with Do-It-Yourself Boarding
USA Today reports that more airlines could embrace the self-boarding process that would free airline gate agents from collecting boarding passes and instead let them focus on customers needing in-person help.
Southwest Airlines Previews Live TV Inflight on Five Aircraft
Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Row 44, is taking the next step in wireless inflight entertainment with a preview of live TV on five of the carrier's aircraft, with plans to expand to 20 aircraft by mid-July, reveals PR Newswire.
Hilton Worldwide to Launch Luxury Brand in South Africa
According to The FINANCIAL, Hilton Worldwide announced South Africa's Pezula Resort and Spa is set to join the luxury portfolio of Conrad Hotels and Resorts following the signing of a management agreement with resort owners, Alderney Establishment.
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Announces Opening Date
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, built and designed to showcase the next generation of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts properties worldwide, has announced that it will open Oct. 5, 2012.
JetBlue, Emirates Forge Frequent-Flier Alliance
Starting July 1, members of JetBlue's TrueBlue frequent-flier program will be able to earn TrueBlue points on any of Emirates' worldwide flights, according to USA Today.
Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Opens
The Four Points by Sheraton brand, part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. portfolio, has opened its latest U.S. hotel with the launch of Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown.
MTA Weighs Adding Back Some Service
Leaders of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have opened the door to restoring some of the services slashed in 2010 to close a $900 million deficit, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Password Protection on the Road
The BBC reports that the latest wave of software for password management of electronics acts as a much more secure battalion against security breaches, offering users the option of sharing encrypted passwords across multiple devices.
American, TWU Contracts Approved as Labor Talks Continue
AMR Corp.'s American Airlines won court approval for new labor agreements with five groups represented by the Transport Workers Union as the airline works to reach deals with pilots and flight attendants, reports Bloomberg.
Provo, Raleigh Ranked as Best U.S. Business Cities
Provo, Utah displaced Raleigh, North Carolina as the best U.S. city for business in a new ranking released on Wednesday, Reuters reports.