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Black Box Found in Fatal Cuban Crash

Black Box Found in Fatal Cuban Crash

Cuban authorities said Saturday they had recovered the flight recorder from the Boeing 737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from the island’s capital Havana on Friday before. The crash killed 110 of the 113 people aboard, including nine crewmembers.
The Boeing 737-200 had been en route from Havana to the city of Holguín in eastern Cuba. It crashed shortly after takeoff.
The country’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel personally supervised rescue efforts at the …

Cubana Airlines Plane Crashes Shortly After Takeoff from Havana

Cubana Airlines Plane Crashes Shortly After Takeoff from Havana

A Cubana de Aviacion flight crashed in Havana late Friday shortly after taking off from Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí.
One hundred and four passengers and nine crewmembers were on board. Preliminary reports indicate that there were three survivors.
“There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims,” said Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel.
The Boeing 737 plane was heading …

Flights and Trains Cancelled as Storm Sweeps Through New York Metro Area

Flights and Trains Cancelled as Storm Sweeps Through New York Metro Area

A line of thunderstorms in the late afternoon on Tuesday resulted in significant wind damage in the New York metropolitan area. The storms were accompanied by wind gusts that reached as 60 mph (96 km/h), downing trees and knocking out power for several hundred thousand homes and offices.
The storm snarled traffic in the region, and created chaos for commuters and travelers alike, resulting in cancelled trains and a slew of …

Lufthansa to Introduce New ‘Dream Collection’ Bedding on Long-Haul Flights

Lufthansa to Introduce New ‘Dream Collection’ Bedding on Long-Haul Flights

Lufthansa announced the debut of its new Dream Collection bedding. The new items will be available on long-haul flights lasting over 10 1/2 hours.
The collection includes a new pillowcase, blanket, and mattress topper as well as new sleep shirts from Van Laack on night flights. The mattress topper was designed in partnership with Paradies, a German manufacturer of bedding to avoid heat buildup when in use.
The Dream Collection bedding will …

Hertz to Offer Free Mobile Wi-Fi in Europe

Hertz to Offer Free Mobile Wi-Fi in Europe

Hertz Europe announced it will include its Go Anywhere Hertz Connect mobile Wi-Fi to members of its Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program at no charge at over 200 locations in Europe.
The move comes as part of the company’s 100-year anniversary celebration.
Customers will also receive free international calls at up to 30 minutes per day, a translation tool, and city guides.
The free devices will be made available in eight languages …

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ Sweep Outer Critics Circle Awards

The Outer Critics Circle award winners for the 2017-2018 Broadway season were announced Monday morning. The awards encompass 27 categories and include both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” were awarded Outstanding New Broadway Play and Outstanding New Broadway musical, respectively, while “My Fair Lady” and “Angels in America” took home honors for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and a Play respectively.
John Tiffany won …

Alaska Air to Expand Headquarters in Seattle

Alaska Air to Expand Headquarters in Seattle

Alaska Airlines parent Alaska Air Group broke ground Thursday on a new office building across the street from its corporate headquarters near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The 128,000-square-foot (11,891-square-meter) facility will house approximately 600 employees in departments that include technology and operations.  The building is being constructed on the site of the former Sandstone Inn, which the airline acquired in January for $32 million.
It will house Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees, …