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Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday it plans to offer new non-stop service from its hub in Honolulu to Fukuoka, Japan starting in November.
Flights between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Fukuoka Airport will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, which feature 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration in the airline’s Premium Cabin, 68 seats in premium economy lite and 192 seats in coach.
The new service, which would operate …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Drivers for Uber as well as for competitor Lyft plan to go off-line for two hours Wednesday morning just as the rush hour is beginning.
The job action is intended to coincide with Uber’s planned initial public offering on Thursday.
The drivers are protesting what they see as unfair working conditions, including job security and working conditions, and want a limit on how much ride-hailing companies can take as a commission from …

Hyatt To Open Andaz for Toronto in What Will Be Canada’s Tallest Building

Hyatt To Open Andaz for Toronto in What Will Be Canada’s Tallest Building

Hyatt Hotels said it will build a 160-key Andaz hotel in Toronto.
The property, scheduled to open in 2022, will be part of The One, a mixed-use commercial and residential tower that will be the tallest building in Canada when it opens.
The One is a skyscraper currently under construction. Upon completion, it will be 1,005’ (306.3 m) and 85 stories high, taller than First Canadian Place, currently Canada’s tallest building.
Groundbreaking for …

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere Opens Its Doors to Guests

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere Opens Its Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of the Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere hotel.
The new hotel is the company’s first Andaz in Austria and is located in the new Quartier Belvedere. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and interior designers Claudio Carbone and Gabriel Kacerovsky, it incorporates elements of Viennese art and design.
The 303-key property is comprised of two buildings connected by several bridges. Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and views of either …

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

Multiple dangerous and severe storms throughout much of the United States led to massive flight delays and cancellations that continue into the workweek.
The weekend saw almost 11,000 flight delays and 1,005 cancellations and airlines have posted 731 delays and 268 cancellations as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to FlightStats, a company that monitors such information.
Thunderstorms with damaging winds, floods, hail, and even a few tornadoes moved across the United …

Cyclone Fani Leaves At Least 14 Dead After Nearly One Million Evacuate

Cyclone Fani Leaves At Least 14 Dead After Nearly One Million Evacuate

A major cyclone struck the Indian subcontinent, battering the coast with wind gusts of 120 mph (193 km/h) and higher. Fourteen people are reported dead, with 63 injured after nearly one million people in the path of the storm were evacuated.
The storm made landfall near Puri Friday night. Puri is a city in Odisha and has over 200,000 residents.
Cyclone Fani is one of the strongest storms to hit the region …

Hyatt to Allow Guests to Book Early Check-In or Late Checkout Times at Hyatt Place Hotels in Advance of Arrival

Hyatt to Allow Guests to Book Early Check-In or Late Checkout Times at Hyatt Place Hotels in Advance of Arrival

Hyatt Hotels announced a new program under which guests can reserve an early check-in or checkout time at Hyatt Place properties.
The program is available only to World of Hyatt guest loyalty program members and some guests will pay a small fee depending on their elite status level.
Early check-in times at 9 a.m. or noon are available to Globalist and Explorist members at no charge. For Discoverist and general members, there …