Thursday, June 07, 2012
and Air Tahiti Nui Announce New Codeshare Agreement
American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, have announced a bilateral codeshare agreement and applied for approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Marriott to Open Courtyard Hotel in Charlotte, NC
The 175-room Courtyard Charlotte/Billy Graham Parkway, scheduled to open on June 17, is the latest Courtyard in the area to feature a "refreshing business" makeover, hotelinteractive.comreports.
Avis Launches New Vehicle Selection Service
Avis Car Rental introduced on June 4 Avis Preferred Select and Go, a vehicle selection service that gives members of Avis Preferred — the company's express rental program — three new options for service, according to Auto Rental News.
Etihad Intends to Start Flights from Abu Dhabi to Brazil
Etihad Airways is planning to launch flights to Brazil, marking the airline's first destination in South America, according to The National.
Zipcar Now Sees Enterprise in Rear Window
The Seattle Times reports that Enterprise, the largest U.S. car-rental company, is making a move into hourly car rentals this year, joining No. 2 Hertz in going after the growing niche created by Zipcar.
The Best Rewards Credit Card for Spending
More miles are awarded for credit-card spending than for flying, Conde Nast reports. In fact, some bank offers are so lucrative it can seem like their goal is to send their customers jetting around the world in a premium cabin for free.
Starwood Debuts Le Meridien in Algeria
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the debut of the first Le Meridien hotel in Algeria with the opening of Le Meridien Oran Hotel and Convention Centre.
Shuttle2LAX.com Expands Service to Bob Hope Airport
Shuttle2LAX.com is now expanding to Burbank Airport and available at Shuttle2BUR.com, reports Business Wire.
YOTEL Sets Sights on South End for New Boston Hotel
Boston.com caught up with YOTEL hotel group's CEO Gerard Greene to discuss Boston's reputation as a new hotspot for boutique hotels and future plans to expand the hotel brand within the city.
Airline Already Collecting the Most Passenger Fees Wants $1 Billion More of Them Annually
According to Time, in 2011, no U.S. airline pulled in more revenues from fees than Delta and the carrier plans on charging passengers an extra $1 billion in fees annually by 2014.
ANALYSIS: Chinese Secondary Airports' Rapid Growth
While the story of growth at the main Chinese hubs of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong is well known, airline interest has started to focus on how both Chinese and foreign carriers will now seek to address the growing aviation needs of the Chinese secondary markets, reports Flightglobal.
Is There Such a Thing as 'Airplane Headache'?
Flying is a headache for many people, but for some that figure of speech becomes literal with "airplane headache," a form of pain that flares up during landing according to researchers, reports Reuters.