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World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

U.S. Airlines Expect Record Number of Passengers for Labor Day Weekend

U.S. Airlines Expect Record Number of Passengers for Labor Day Weekend

The airline industry expects the number of passengers that will fly this year during the eight-day Labor Day weekend holiday period to increase slightly over last year’s figures.
Figures released by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, predict that 16.5 million passengers will travel on U.S. carriers between Wednesday, August 29, and Tuesday, September 4.
In 2017, approximately 16.1 million passengers took to the air, making this year’s estimate a 3.5% …

Aloft Hotel Miami Aventura Opens in Florida

Aloft Hotel Miami Aventura Opens in Florida

Marriott International announced the opening of the Aloft Hotel Miami Aventura.
The 207-room property features guest rooms that have a loft-inspired décor with platform beds, flat-screen televisions, and Bliss Spa amenities.  The hotel offers keyless check-in and room access and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The second-floor lobby has what the hotel describes as a raw, urban décor and features a salt-water aquarium, board games, a pool table, a bar, and access …

Flair Airlines to Add Non-Stop Flights to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando

Flair Airlines to Add Non-Stop Flights to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando

Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines announced six new U.S. destinations, namely Orlando International, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, and Miami in Florida in addition to Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Mesa.
The airline will link Edmonton International Airport with McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as well as Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Palm Springs International, Orlando International, and Miami International airports.
It is also introducing non-stop service from Winnipeg airport to Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Orlando, and Miami …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2018

The month of August, named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. August is the eighth month of both the Julian and Gregorian calendar and was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The month was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest triumphs including the conquest of Egypt took place in this month.
August is …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch weekly Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Lucia, as well as between New York City and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Boston-St. Lucia service is scheduled to begin on November 3, while New York-Liberia service will begin on December 15.
Boston-St. Lucia flights will depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport at 12:19 …