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American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

The blackout that plunged a wide swath of Manhattan into darkness Saturday evening ended a little over five hours after it had begun, with people cheering in the streets.
The power failure had left people trapped in subway cars and elevators, darkened most Broadway and off-Broadway stages, and briefly dimmed the bright lights of Times Square, impacting approximately 73,000 Con Edison electricity customers and many more tourists and New Yorkers who …

8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

At least eight people, including some diners enjoying an al fresco meal, were injured when a taxi crashed into a restaurant in New York City on Thursday.
A taxi hit the Westville Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, located at 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen district in Manhattan.
The cab driver told police that someone hit him from behind, causing him to swerve into the restaurant.
Five people were taken to hospital, …

WestJet Adds New Breakfast Menu in Premium Cabin

WestJet Adds New Breakfast Menu in Premium Cabin

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet announced that it will serve passengers in its Premium cabin breakfast from Cora, the largest casual dining chain of restaurants in Canada, on most flights over 2.5 hours.
The breakfast meals are offered on flights that depart after 10:30 p.m. and before 9:30 a.m. Choices include items inspired by Cora customer favorites including smoked turkey eggs Ben et Dictine, a vegetable omelette, and a spinach and aged …

Yotel to Open in Downtown Atlanta

Yotel to Open in Downtown Atlanta

Yotel announced plans for a new property in downtown Atlanta off Peachtree Street.
The 351-cabin hotel will open in 2022.  It will offer 234 cabins – small rooms with adjustable beds with gel memory foam mattresses, a smart TV, private bathroom including rain shower, and mood lighting – as well as 117 Yotel Pads, fully furnished units designed for longer stays.
The Yotel will offer guests self check-in kiosks, an outdoor rooftop pool …

Boeing, Facing Plunging Deliveries, May Lose Title of Biggest Plane Maker to Airbus

Boeing’s announcement Tuesday that Q2 deliveries had slid 54% year over year may mean that rival Airbus is poised to take the title of world’s largest aircraft manufacturer for the first time since 2012.
The Chicago-based company said it had shipped 239 aircraft in the first six months of the year compared with 378 in the same period last year. It reported that over 150 of the beleaguered 737 Max jets …

Iberia to Offer Madrid-Cairo Flights in 2020

Iberia to Offer Madrid-Cairo Flights in 2020

Iberia announced plans to add non-stop service from Madrid to Cairo next year.
The Spanish flag carrier will operate the service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It is scheduled to start on March 2, 2020 pending government approval.
Iberia will use Airbus A319 aircraft with 34 seats in business and 107 in coach. Business-class seats are standard seats with greater seat pitch, 31” versus 28”, in a 3-3 configuration although the …