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JAL to Introduce New Business and Premium Cabins on 787-9 Dreamliners

JAL to Introduce New Business and Premium Cabins on 787-9 Dreamliners

Japan Airlines announced that it will introduce a new JAL Sky Suite design in its Boeing 7870-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The new configuration will first be offered on the airline’s Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur route at the end of next month, and will rolled out to other international routes in the near future.
The business-class cabin will have the newest JAL Sky Suite III lie-flat seats, which are currently installed on the carrier’s …

Air Canada Links Montreal with Tel Aviv

Air Canada Links Montreal with Tel Aviv

Air Canada announced the launch of service between Montreal and Tel Aviv. The carrier will operate the route twice a week through October 22.
Flights will depart Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport at 11:35 a.m. the next morning. Flights from Tel Aviv to Montreal will depart at 12:55 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and arrive at …

Southwest to Launch Tampa-San Diego Flights

Southwest to Launch Tampa-San Diego Flights

Southwest Airlines announced plans to begin new service between Tampa, Florida and San Diego, California on January 8, 2018.
Flights will depart San Diego International Airport at 12:45 p.m. and arrive at Tampa International Airport at 8:05 p.m. From Tampa, flights are scheduled to depart at 9:40 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 11:55 a.m.
The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with 175 seats in a …

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Xi’an, China

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Xi’an, China

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Xi’an High-Tech Zone hotel in China. The property is the hotelier’s second hotel in the city of Xi’an.
The hotel has 318 guestrooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows , an LCD TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition, guests staying in executive rooms and suites have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers several presentations including breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening …

American to Seek New Supplier After Reports of Allergic Reactions to New Uniforms

American to Seek New Supplier After Reports of Allergic Reactions to New Uniforms

American Airlines, which has run into numerous issues with its new uniform design, is beginning the search for a new supplier.
“Today we are announcing that we are starting the process to select a new uniform supplier,” the company said in a memo to employees.
The move comes after numerous complaints that its new flight attendant uniforms, introduced in September 2016 and provided by Twin Hill, were causing allergic reactions in wearers. …

La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown Unveils Extensive Renovations

La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown Unveils Extensive Renovations

La Quinta Hotels announced the completion of a multi million-dollar refurbishment at the La Quinta Inn and Suites – Chicago Downtown.
As part of the renovation project, the hotel was outfitted with a completely new interior, while all of its 239 guestrooms were given new contemporary designs, including new furniture and linens, flooring, artwork, lighting, and wall coverings.
The lobby of the hotel now has new check-in counters, seating areas, and tables …

New Website, AirlineCheckins.com, Simplifies Online Check-In for Airlines Worldwide

New Website, AirlineCheckins.com, Simplifies Online Check-In for Airlines Worldwide

A website launched by Lufthansa Innovation Hub, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, will allow travelers to automatically check in for flights online, regardless of the airline they are flying provided the carrier offers online check-in.
The website, AirlineCheckins.com, was available in beta last year, and only officially launched this month.
Passengers can register on the website and store their travel documents, personal information, and seating preferences all in their own profile. They will …