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Road Test and Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

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You may notice something different about the photographs of our short-term 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. We typically like to photograph the cars in showroom condition but winter hit us hard right after the Accord arrived and we decided to make an exception.
The Honda Accord, which turned 40 last year, has been one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States since 1989. It also has the distinction of being the …

United Airlines Quarterly Profit Drops 52%

United Airlines Quarterly Profit Drops 52%

United Airlines announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016, as well as for the entire year.
Net income for the quarter fell to $397 million, down 52% year over year from $823 million in the same period last year.
Meanwhile, net income for 2016 was $2.3 billion, a decrease of 70% from the prior year.
Revenue for the quarter was up slightly, by 0.2%, to $9.1 billion for the quarter, while …

AT&T Turns Off 2G Network, Disconnecting Original iPhones, with Plans to Repurpose Spectrum for ‘Future Network Technologies’

AT&T Turns Off 2G Network, Disconnecting Original iPhones, with Plans to Repurpose Spectrum for ‘Future Network Technologies’

AT&T said it had completed its previously announced shutdown of its 2G GSM and EDGE voice and data networks on January 1, 2017.
The move impacts older mobile devices including the original iPhone. The mobile operator said that its current 3G and 4G networks 99% of users in the United States.
“By shutting down our 2G network, this frees up more spectrum for future network technologies, including 5G,” the company said …

Delta Employees to Undergo Diversity Training

Delta Employees to Undergo Diversity Training

Following two incidents in which passengers said they were discriminated against by members of Delta flight crews, the airline said it is planning mandatory diversity training for cabin crew.
Executives at the airline underwent diversity training last year, and Delta will begin training its 23,000 flight attendants by the second quarter of this year. The training will include real scenarios as well as discussions on unconscious bias and microaggressions.
According to the …

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Airlines announced that it took delivery of its very first Boeing 777-300ER.
The aircraft, which the carrier has named the “New Spirit of United,” will be the first to feature the new Polaris business-class cabin, with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access as well as amenities such as Saks Fifth Avenue pillows and blankets and a brand-new Polaris menu.
The plane is scheduled to begin service next month. United expects have …

WestJet Begins Winnipeg-Hamilton Route

WestJet Begins Winnipeg-Hamilton Route

WestJet announced the launch of new thrice-weekly service between Winnipeg and Hamilton, Canada.
Flights from Hamilton, through April 27, are scheduled to depart at 7:20 a.m. and arrive in Winnipeg at 8:58 a.m. Beginning April 30, flights will depart at 3 p.m. and arrive at 4:31 p.m.
Flights will depart Winnipeg at 10 a.m. and arrive in Hamilton at 1:32 p.m. through April 27. Beginning April 30, flights will depart an hour …

Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Aloft Dublin City to Open in Ireland

Marriott International announced that it plans to open a new Aloft hotel in Dublin, Ireland next spring. The Aloft Dublin City will be the first of the brand’s properties in the Irish capital.
The eight-story, 202-guestroom hotel will be located near the city center, close to attractions including the Guinness Storehouse Museum and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Dining options at the property will include the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, as well as …