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Hilton Debuts New Curio Collection Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Hilton Debuts New Curio Collection Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a Curio Collection property in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton is the first of the brand’s properties in the country.
The hotel has 93 guestrooms, as well as over 900 square feet (93 square meters) of meeting and event space. A 24-hour fitness center is also located on the premises.
Dining options include El Tigre, …

Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park Opens in Russia

Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park Opens in Russia

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency in Moscow, Russia. The Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park is the first of the brand’s properties in the Russian capital, and the second Hyatt hotel in the city.
The hotel has 298 guestrooms and 39 suites. The property also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool, as well as saunas and steam rooms.
Guests can dine at the …

Norwegian to Launch Service from U.S. to Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

Norwegian to Launch Service from U.S. to Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

Norwegian Air announced plans to launch four new routes to Europe from the United States next year.
On May 7, the carrier will begin flights to Amsterdam from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service will operate four times a week.
This will be followed by thrice weekly service to Madrid, Spain from New York on July 18.
On June 18, the airline will launch service to Milan, Italy from Los …

Why Aircraft Deicing Makes Winter Flying Safer

Those who travel by air during the winter have undoubtedly seen this unusual dance before: trucks circling the aircraft spraying a strange orange-colored fluid, while passengers peer through the plane’s windows.
As your aircraft pushes back from the gate, you probably hear the captain announce, “Well folks, we’re just making a quick stop for deicing, and then we’ll be off.”
Deicing prevents a build-up of snow and ice on the plane’s wings …

JetBlue Reports Decrease in Load Factor

JetBlue Reports Decrease in Load Factor

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for November 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor decreased for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.74 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% from 3.64 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also rose, increasing 4.3% to 4.44 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.26 …

Tru by Hilton Hotel Opens at Las Vegas Airport

Tru by Hilton Hotel Opens at Las Vegas Airport

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport. The property is the eighth of the brand’s hotels to open in the United States.
The six-floor building has 166 guestrooms, each with a 55” TV. The property also has a complimentary breakfast bar, as well as a 24-hour market in the lobby selling beer, wine, and snacks.
Guests can also access the hotel’s fitness center. In …

Southwest Adds Extra Flights to Los Angeles for Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day

Southwest Adds Extra Flights to Los Angeles for Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day

Southwest Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to Los Angeles from both Atlanta and Oklahoma City at the end of the month. The move will accommodate increased demand from the two cities for the Rose Bowl, set to be played on January 1 between the University of Georgia and Oklahoma State University.
The carrier added an additional flight to Los Angeles International Airport from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on …