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Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced updated versions of their iOS smartphone apps in recent days.
Delta unveiled version 5.16 of the app and made the Today Mode Boarding and Departure Time tile easier to read by increasing the speed of the rotation.
In addition, passengers who book a flight using an American Express Companion Certificate can now change their planned itinerary using the Modify Flight feature in My Trips.  …

British Airways Puts Avios on Sale with Limited Time 50% Bonus Offer

British Airways Puts Avios on Sale with Limited Time 50% Bonus Offer

British Airways’ Executive Club frequent-flyer program announced a sale on Avios points.
The airline is offering a 50% bonus on all purchases through January 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.
“Your next adventure could be Avios away with 50% bonus Avios“ the airline said on its website.
Avios points continue to be cost effective when redeemed for short-haul flights on both American Airlines and British Airways, although the cost of an award flight will …

As Pandemic Continues, The World’s Most Powerful Passports for 2022 Are…

Although they likely sit in a drawer, unused at the current time, passports are a key to unlocking the mysteries of the world, and not all passports are created equal.
The travel restrictions imposed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 continue to remain in place as the world enters the third year where Covid is seemingly omnipresent and stubbornly refusing to go away.
Still, if you happen to …

Auf Wiedersehen BMW i3, Volvo Wagons, and Toyota Land Cruiser: Cars That Won’t Be Returning for 2022

As the New Year approaches, we can look back at the many new cars that were introduced over the course of 2021, ranging from the BMW iX, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS, while making note of the many models that have been discontinued over the past year or so.
What follows is a list of vehicles whose demise has been officially announced by the manufacturer.  Indeed, the automotive …

Tuesday’s Winter Solstice Marks Shortest Day of the Year

Today, Tuesday, December 21, marks the winter solstice, the day of the year with longest night and fewest hours of daylight. The solstice is an astronomical phenomenon where the northern portion of the Earth’s axis is tilted furthest away from the sun, and takes place at the same time everywhere on earth.
In 2021, the solstice will occur at 10:58 a.m. EST, hence 9:58 a.m. CST, 8:58 a.m. MST, and 7:58 …

Over 109 Million People Expected to Travel for Christmas and New Year’s Day

Over 109 Million People Expected to Travel for Christmas and New Year’s Day

If you’re planning to visit family or friends or just get away from it all for the Christmas or New Year’s Day holidays, expect a crowd at airports and traffic on the roads.
The American Automobile Association announced that it expects over 109 million Americans to travel between December 23 and January 2, a figure that is near pre-pandemic levels.
These figures comprise a 34% increase over 2020 travel during the same …

Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 14: California Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 14: California Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

California issued a statewide indoor mask mandate, days after New York State did the same.  The state will require that all residents – regardless of vaccination status – don face masks indoors.  The mandate goes into effect on Wednesday and will remain in place until at least January 15.
The Broadway show “Freestyle Love Supreme” and off-Broadway’s “Little Shop of Horrors” cancelled some of their weekend performances due to exposure of …