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Air India Takes Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner

Air India Takes Delivery of First 787 Dreamliner

Air India became the fifth airline in the world and first in India to put the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into service as the airline took delivery of the first of its ordered aircraft in South Carolina.
The 787 will service long haul routes throughout the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Air India’s Dreamliner has 18 business-class seats and 238 economy-class seats. The Everett, Washington assembled aircraft will depart Boeing’s North …

Qantas to End Partnership with British Airways, Join with Emirates

Qantas to End Partnership with British Airways, Join with Emirates

Australian flag carrier Qantas announced that it will end a 17 year partnership with British Airways as the airline forms a new one with Emirates.
Qantas and Dubai-based Emirates entered into ten-year agreement that will integrate operations, from network collaboration to pricing and scheduling as well as benefit sharing. The most notable change for Qantas flyers will be the shift of the airline’s hub for international flights to Dubai, a change …

Lufthansa Flight Attendants to Strike Across Germany Friday, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

Lufthansa Flight Attendants to Strike Across Germany Friday, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

Lufthansa’s main flight attendant union, the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO), announced plans for a 24-hour strike on Friday, September 7. The strike will impact all 16 German airports served by Lufthansa.
This is the latest and most severe of the flight attendant union’s actions, the first of which cancelled over 300 flights at Frankfurt am Main airport and continued Tuesday at Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin’s Tegel airports, with over 350 cancellations …

Renovated Millennium UN Plaza to Re-open as One UN New York

Renovated Millennium UN Plaza to Re-open as One UN New York

Millennium Hotels & Resorts announced that the Millennium UN Plaza will re-open as One UN New York on September 24. The property, located at One United Nations Plaza in New York City, will offer 154 newly renovated guest rooms and suites on the 29th to 40th floors of the buildings west tower.
One UN New York is the result of a $30 million, nine-month renovation of the Millennium UN Plaza, which …

US Airways Adds New Daily Nonstop Routes to Texas

US Airways Adds New Daily Nonstop Routes to Texas

US Airways has added two new daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
The new routes, utilizing 99-passenger Embraer E190 aircraft, will connect the cities to US Airways’ Philadelphia hub, as well as many of the airline’s international routes.
Passengers leaving from Austin will depart at 7:45 a.m. local time and arrive in Philadelphia at 12:08 p.m., with Austin-bound flights leaving Philadelphia at 5:50 a.m. and arriving at …

Four Seasons Opens New Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan

Four Seasons Opens New Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan

Four Seasons announced the opening of their newest property in Baku, Azerbaijan. The hotel features 142 guest rooms and 29 suites, four bars and restaurants, a spa, and over 20,000 square feet (1,865 square meters) of conference and function space.
The Four Seasons Baku is the chain’s 89th property worldwide and first in Azerbaijan. Keeping in line with other Four Seasons properties, the hotel is built in the Beaux-Arts style and …

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

BPR Properties announced the opening of the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, California. The new hotel has 164 guest rooms and eight suites.
In keeping with the California rustic motif, the front desk is made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree and the natural décor continues with reclaimed wood snow fence headboards in each room. An indoor-outdoor bar leads to a pool surrounded by redwood trees and features fire pits and cabanas as well …