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The 2017 Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom

MUNICH—You haven’t truly experienced Christmas unless you’ve been to a Christmas market in Europe. They can be found in every major city and town in many European countries and the best are found in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
At every market you’ll find stalls stocked with fine handmade traditional holiday crafts and stocking stuffers along with food and drink including beautifully decorated Lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like baked Christmas treat.
Indeed, …

DOJ Files Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T and Time-Warner

DOJ Files Suit to Block Merger Between AT&T and Time-Warner

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit Monday to block AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid to acquire Time Warner.
The move came as a surprise as many observers believed that the Trump administration would not block such blockbuster deals.
AT&T is already one of the country’s largest telephone and Internet providers and, following its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV, also the largest television content distributor in the United States. Time Warner owns HBO, Warner …

SLS Baha Mar Hotel Opens in the Caribbean

SLS Baha Mar Hotel Opens in the Caribbean

Hotelier sbe announced the opening of the SLS Baha Mar hotel in Nassau. The property is located within the Baha Mar, a $4.2 billion beachfront resort district that includes a number of luxury hotels.
The SLS Baha Mar has 299 guestrooms and suites. Guests can dine at the hotel’s Monkey Bar, the signature SLS lobby bar, as well as at the Bungalow Pool Bar and Grill.
In addition, Bond, a nightclub, will …

Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo to Produce Fleet of 24,000 Self-Driving Taxis for Uber

Volvo announced that Uber Technologies will purchase 24,000 self-driving cars with delivery dates set to begin in 2019.
The deal, announced without any specific financial terms, is estimated to be worth $1 billion.
The Swedish automaker, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, will supply a vehicle based on the current Volvo XC90, a luxury sport-utility vehicle that seats seven including the driver.
As delivered to Uber, the vehicle will “incorporate all necessary …

Delta to Add Additional Delta One Routes with Complimentary Upgrades to Medallion Members

Delta to Add Additional Delta One Routes with Complimentary Upgrades to Medallion Members

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to debut its Delta One cabin on various long-haul domestic routes next year. In addition, the carrier said that it would begin to offer complimentary upgrades to all Medallion members of its Delta SkyMiles loyalty program.
On April 1, 2018, Delta will launch Delta One on select flights on its Boston-Los Angeles, JFK-San Diego, and JFK-Seattle routes, as well as its JFK-Las Vegas route …

United Airlines ‘Royal Hawaiian’ Friend Ship Final 747 Flight – San Francisco-Honolulu – Review

United Airlines’ final Boeing 747 flight was to be very much like its first. On July 23, 1970, a Boeing 747-100, the Friend Ship, left San Francisco destined for Honolulu, offering the airline’s vaunted Royal Hawaiian service on board.
Although Flight 747 was scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. local time, I had to get up early to prepare. In addition to United’s plans to recreate 1970s menus and uniforms, most …

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airways to Introduce New Boarding Process Next Month

British Airway announced a new boarding process for its flights.
Slated to go into effect in December, the new process calls for passengers to board by zone and will differ on long-haul versus short-haul flights. In addition, coach passengers will all board in one zone on long-haul flights, with the exception of those with elite status on the airline or the oneworld alliance.
On short-haul flights, Group 1 will comprise business-class, oneworld …