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LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

The recent gridlock problems at LaGuardia Airport in New York may become a thing of the past. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey outlined plans to ameliorate the traffic problems that have plagued the airport in recent months after work started on a new $4 billion Central Terminal that will serve eight airlines.
The agency said it will be adding a new lane in front of the airport …

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

New York State’s attorney general announced that the Trump Hotel Collection will pay $50,000 in fines after a data breach involving credit card information was traced back to the hotelier operated by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The data breach exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers as well as other personal information. It was traced back to the hotel group by banks, which analyzed hundreds of fraudulent credit-card transactions in May 2015. …

Air Canada to Link Montreal with Shanghai

Air Canada to Link Montreal with Shanghai

Air Canada announced that it will launch new daily service between Montreal and Shanghai on February 16 of next year. The carrier will operate the service using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in the early afternoon and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the late afternoon the next day. Flights from Shanghai to Montreal will depart in the early evening and arrive …

Austrian Airline to Launch World’s Shortest International Flight

Austrian Airline to Launch World’s Shortest International Flight

People’s Viennaline, an Austrian airline headquartered in Vienna and based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, announced plans to offer what it said would be the world’s shortest international flight, St. Gallen to Friedrichshafen, Germany.
It is two minutes shorter than what was previously considered the world’s shortest international flight, Vienna to Bratislava, which took ten minutes. That service, which was offered by FlyNiki, is no longer in operation.
The flight, which will begin …

Lobby Bar – September 23: Blinding Aliens, Mail-in Tweets, and Donald Trump’s Golden Ticket

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Lobby Bar – A Concocted Conglomeration of FBT News and Views
Ground control to Major Tom. Join Jeremy Del Nero (greetings) in a look at some of the new features in Apple’s iOS 10. The flashlight now has adjustable brightness, which allows the user to put it in one of the following modes: low light, medium light, or bright light. If you enter a series of secret swipes across the screen, …

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair announced that it plans to launch new seasonal route between Helsinki and San Francisco on June 1, 2017. The carrier will operate the service with its joint business partners American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia.
The airline will operate the service four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, through September 30.
San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth U.S. destination, joining New York, Chicago, and Miami.
Additionally, the airline announced that …

Marriott Announces Strategy for Marriott Rewards and SPG Guest Loyalty Programs

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With Starwood Hotels and Resorts now part of Marriott International, members of both hoteliers’ guest loyalty programs have been wondering what will happen to their respective programs and – perhaps as importantly – to their points.
On Friday, Marriott said it plans to continue to operate both programs – Starwood Preferred Guest, or SPG, and Marriott Rewards – for at least the next two years before it eventually phases out SPG. …