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Gett to Shutter Juno, Partner with Lyft

Gett to Shutter Juno, Partner with Lyft

Russian transportation company Gett announced plans to immediate shut down all operations at Juno, the ride-hailing service it owns, while also announcing a new nationwide partnership with Lyft.
Juno, which operates largely in the New York metropolitan area, will go dark by the end of today, November 18, 2020.
The company cited the “the enactment of misguided regulations in New York City earlier this year” as well as Get’s increased focus on …

United Airlines to Offer Jet Lag App to Travelers

United Airlines to Offer Jet Lag App to Travelers

United Airlines said it will offer members of its MileagePlus frequent-flyer program complimentary subscriptions to TimeShifter, an app that helps travelers combat jet lag,
The app, introduced in 2018, uses research in sleep and circadian neuroscience and was developed in partnership with an expert in circadian rhythms at Harvard Medical School, Steven Lockley.
“We want to do everything we can to help improve the experience of traveling across time zones,” said Luc …

Review: The Alida Hotel, Savannah, Georgia

Alida Harper Fowlkes, a famed Savannah architectural preservationist and antique collector, stored some of her most prized belongings in a warehouse on what is now Savannah’s riverfronthistoric district, in the mid-1900s.   That warehouse has since been emptied of these collections, but the site has been converted into the Alida Hotel.  A jovial and spirited entrepreneur, Alida was known by many as a warm and friendly person, and it would become …

Delta Enhances International Coach Cabin Service with Welcome Drinks and New Dining Options

Delta Enhances International Coach Cabin Service with Welcome Drinks and New Dining Options

Delta Air Lines introduced on Tuesday enhancements to its coach service on international flights that include a welcome drink, a choice of appetizers and entrees that can be mixed and matched, and a variety of snacks.
The first welcome cocktail, served after reaching cruising altitude, is a Bellini, the Italian classic that mixes sparkling wine and peach nectar, which Delta sees as a “subtle nod” to its Georgia roots.  The airline …

Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford to Introduce Wireless Apple CarPlay on Some 2020 Models

Ford Motor Company unveiled Sync 4, the newest iteration of its in-vehicle infotainment system.
Sync 4 will introduce wireless Apple CarPlay as well as wireless Android Auto compatibility along with new displays that range from 8” to 15.5” diagonally.  The new version also adds cloud connectivity for Internet search as well as machine learning that learns a driver’s preferences and makes recommendations on past activities.
BMW was the first automaker to introduce …

Apple to iPhone 5 Users: Update Your Device Now or Else!

Apple is telling owners of older iPhones including the iPhone 5 that they must upgrade their devices’ operating systems before midnight GMT on November 3 (8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on November 2) or encounter issues with any app that relies on the correct date and time including e-mail, web browsing, iCloud synchronization, and the App Store.
The issue is not related to the end of Daylight Saving Time, which takes …

Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Park Hyatt Kyoto Opens its Doors to Guests in Japan

Hyatt Hotels announced that the Park Hyatt Kyoto had opened its doors to guests.
The new property is located in the Higashiyama historic district in the city, known as the birthplace of the Japanese tea ceremony, the Ikebana flower arrangement, and the Japanese Zen gardens.  It is located next to the Kodai-ii, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, whose gardens are a nationally designated Historic Site and Place …