Friday, May 04, 2012
Airways Preferred Access
According to USA Today, US Airways is now offering all of its customers the chance to be treated like elite frequent-fliers–for a fee, of course.
Spirit Ups Carry-on Bag Fee to $200 Round-trip For Some
Beginning this fall, placing a carry-on bag in Spirit's overhead storage bins will now cost some customers $100 each way – or a whopping $200 round-trip, USA Today reports.
Horst Schulze on Creating a New Frontier in Luxury Hotels
Capella Hotel Group's chairman and CEO, Horst Schulze, discusses with Forbes the new concept of ultraluxury.
Biz Travel Spend Rises, Even as Trip Numbers Fall
Over the next two years, the total number of business trips is likely to fall slightly, but the spend per trip will rise, forecasts Travel Market Report.
NYC Subway Stations to Get WiFi
Boingo Wireless, Inc. announced an agreement with Transit Wireless to manage and operate WiFi internet services within the New York City Subway System, reports BusinessWire.
UNION SQUARE–A Happening Area for Hotels
The Villager reports that the Union Square area of New York City will soon offer more hotel options to feed the high demand for accommodations in this popular area.
United Airlines Launches Daily Service From Washington to Doha
United Airlines has launched daily service between its Washington hub, Dulles International Airport, and Doha, Qatar, via Dubai.
Air India Fined For Violations of New Airline Consumer Rules
The U.S. Department of Transportation has assessed a civil penalty of $80,000 against Air India for failing to post customer service and tarmac delay contingency plans on its website as well as failing to adequately inform passengers about its optional fees.
First Marriott Executive Apartments - Set to Open in Riyadh
Marriott International will open its first Marriott Executive Apartments branded hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in May 2012, when the Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Makarim will officially open for business.
Frontier to Cut 11 Flights From Milwaukee
In another blow to Milwaukee's declining level of air service, Frontier Airlines said Monday it will cut 11 flights out of Mitchell International Airport and furlough about 125 employees, effective June 1, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
FAA Seeks to Fine Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air
Federal officials are seeking $655,125 in fines against Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Air affiliate for alleged safety violations, reports The Boston Globe.