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United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines said late Friday that it plans to add a second daily flight from its New York metro area hub to Shanghai starting in June 2020.
The airline submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting permission to introduce the second flight.
United currently operates morning flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport and the new flight would leave mid afternoon at 3:45 p.m. local time …

Lobby Bar – November 2: Spaghetti in the Tube, Blue Christmases, and ‘I’ll Take Famous 17th Century Native Americans for $100, Alex!’

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His bite is actually worse.  Checking in to the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Jonathan Spira met the seemingly friendly four-legged concierge, who was wagging his tail in greeting the new guest. Unfortunately, Jonathan thought the concierge was offering him a welcome bone but that turned out not to be the case.
Over the river and through the woods.  Jesse Sokolow looks at important events …

EU to Trial AI-Powered Lie Detectors at Borders

EU to Trial AI-Powered Lie Detectors at Borders

The European Union will deploy computerized lie detectors powered by artificial intelligence to question travelers arriving at border points in Europe, it announced on Thursday.
The devices, created as part of a €4.5 million project called iBorderCtrl, will ask travelers to upload an image of their passport, visa, and proof of funds. Travelers will then be asked questions such as “what is in your suitcase?” by a computer-animated border guard while …

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Xuzhou, China. The property is located in the top floors of the city’s tallest building, the International Finance Center, which stands 873’ (266 meters).
The hotel offers 344 guestrooms, including 30 suites, between floors 43 and 59. Rooms have a 65” TV, coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dining options for guests include the Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, which specializes in Xuzhou, …

U.S. Citizens to be Eligible to Use U.K. Self-Service ePassport Gates

U.S. Citizens to be Eligible to Use U.K. Self-Service ePassport Gates

The United Kingdom announced plans to allow travelers from five countries, including the United States and Canada, to use ePassport gates when arriving at the country’s airports starting next year.
Chancellor to the Exchequer Philip Hammond made the announcement in the House of Commons in the course of presenting the U.K.’s budget.
“We’ll open the use of ePassport gates at Heathrow and other airports, currently only available to EEA nationals, to include …

Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Des Moines Marriott Completes Major Redesign and Renovation Project

Marriott International announced the completion of an extensive renovation project at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.
The new look, “Modern Americana,” is intended to be symbolic of Iowa’s Midwestern roots and farming identity. The project included a new lobby, redesigned guest rooms, and a new concierge lounge.
The guest rooms feature new showers, new beds, and Keurig coffee makers. The hotel’s Wi-Fi was upgraded as well and will support video and movie …

United Airlines Inaugurates New Service from Chicago to León

United Airlines Inaugurates New Service from Chicago to León

United Airlines announced the start of non-stop service on Monday between Chicago and León, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Calling León a “key business and tourism center,” the airline said the new flight will support one-stop connections from 42 cities in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
The Chicago-based airline is operating the León flight with Embraer ERJ-175 aircraft configured with 12 recliner seats in first class, 16 seats in the airline’s premium economy-lite section, …