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American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

Accor Plans New Guest Loyalty Program Called ‘ALL’

Accor Plans New Guest Loyalty Program Called ‘ALL’

French hotel group Accor, which owns the Fairmont, Sofitel, and Raffles hotel chains, announced plans for a new guest loyalty program called ALL, which stands for Accor Live Limitless.
The hotelier operates over 4,800 hotels in 100 countries.
The company plans to launch the ALL program by the end of the year. It will add new elite status levels and benefits as well as the opportunity to earn and use points at …

Toronto Pearson Airport to Deploy Therapy Dogs to Relieve Passenger Stress

Toronto Pearson Airport to Deploy Therapy Dogs to Relieve Passenger Stress

Toronto Pearson International Airport announced the launch of a therapy dog program on Wednesday that will help soothe stressed-out travelers.
The airport is partnering with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, which will bring 13 therapy dogs to Terminals 1 and 3.
Research shows that therapy dogs help reduce anxiety and create a sense of calm.
The canines will “bring enjoyment and help alleviate the anxiety that some passengers experience while travelling,” …

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner Flight Hits 801 MPH, Shatters Record

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner Flight Hits 801 MPH, Shatters Record

A Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner broke a speed record when it hit a ground speed of 801 mph (1,289 km/h) late Monday.
Virgin Flight 8, which departed Los Angeles at 2:48 p.m. local time on Monday, managed to hit that speed thanks to a tail wind of over 200 mph (322 km/h) encountered over Pennsylvania.
Aviation geeks as well as commercial pilots were agog.
“[N]ever ever seen this kind of tailwind …

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

A major winter storm is heading towards the eastern half of the United States bringing with it heavy rain, snow, and ice.
Washington, D.C. is expected to see up to 6” (15 cm) of the white stuff, while Philadelphia may get as much as 5” (12 cm) in some areas, while only 1” (3 cm) will reach New York City.
The storm is currently bringing snow to parts of the Rockies and …

Alaska Inaugurates Service Linking El Paso with San Diego and Seattle

Alaska Inaugurates Service Linking El Paso with San Diego and Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced the start of service to El Paso, Texas, from both Seattle and San Diego.
The daily non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport began on February 19, 2019. It is the only non-stop service between the two cities, the airline said.
Service from San Diego International Airport to El Paso also began on that date.
The airline is operating both flights using Embraer E175 jets with …

Swedish Student Fined for Anti-Deportation Protest on Turkish Airways

Swedish Student Fined for Anti-Deportation Protest on Turkish Airways

A Swedish student who refused to follow crew instructions to take her seat and instead livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year was found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws.
Elin Ersson avoided a prison sentence but was fined 3,000 Swedish krona ($325) by the Gothenburg district court.
Last July, she boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from Göteburg-Landvetter Airport with the intent of protesting of Ismail …