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JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch New Guyana Service in December

JetBlue Announces Plans to Launch New Guyana Service in December

JetBlue Airways announced a new start date for its new non-stop service to Georgetown, Guyana, which was originallyslated to start on April 2, 2020.
The New York-based airline will begin to offer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting December 11, 2020.
The carrier will operate the route using its new A321neo aircraft.
“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which …

T-Mobile Debuts TVision Television Streaming Service

T-Mobile Debuts TVision Television Streaming Service

T-Mobile announced plans to launch TVision, a new television streaming service, in early November.
Pricing undercuts the competition.  The entry-level package is the $10 Vibe skinny bundle that includes a variety of entertainment channels but does not include news.
TVision Live is available for $40 to $60 per month.   TVision Live TV includes over 30 channels including sports and news for $40 per month, while TVision Live TV+ adds ten more channels …

United Airlines Plans Free Covid-19 Testing Program Trial for Passengers on London Flights

United Airlines Plans Free Covid-19 Testing Program Trial for Passengers on London Flights

United Airlines announced plans to offer free coronavirus tests to passengers on flights between the airline’s New York area hub and London as part of a pilot program.
The tests will be offered at no charge to every passenger over the age of two as well as to flight attendants and pilots on select flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and London Heathrow.  Any passengers who don’t wish to be tested …

Germany and France Announce Partial Lockdowns Amidst Second Coronavirus Wave

Germany and France Announce Partial Lockdowns Amidst Second Coronavirus Wave

France and Germany enacted sweeping restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus and the rise in hospitalizations.
Germany will close bars and restaurants including Gaststätten, Kneipen, and Cafés starting Monday through the end of November while curtailing hotel stays for leisure travelers.  Restaurants will be allowed to offer takeaway and delivery during the closure.
Professional sports teams will play in empty stadiums, while theaters, opera houses, casinos, museums, …

Harvard Study Finds Risk of Getting Covid-19 on a Flight is Very Low

Harvard Study Finds Risk of Getting Covid-19 on a Flight is Very Low

The risk of getting Covid-19 during a flight is very low, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, provided passengers wear face masks and take other precautions.
The transmission risk is below that of other routine activities such as shopping in a grocery store or dining indoors at a restaurant, they said.
The report echoes a Department of Defense study conducted with United Airlines that also concluded that the …

Marriott Intros Day Pass and Stay Pass as Work-from-Home Alternatives

Marriott Intros Day Pass and Stay Pass as Work-from-Home Alternatives

Marriott International announced two programs for telecommuters, Day Pass and Stay Pass, as well as a third program, Play Pass, for those workers who just need a break amidst the pandemic-induced changes in work patterns.
“Working remotely doesn’t necessarily have to mean working from home, where blurred lines between personal and professional lives can create distractions and stress,” said Stephanie Linnartz, who leads consumer strategy at the hotelier.
The Day Pass offering …

Road Test and Review: Apple CarPlay iOS 14 – Siri Makeover and Speed Camera Warnings

Apple recently released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, which includes significant updates to Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
We tested the latest version of Apple CarPlay over the course of a month with an Apple iPhone 12 Pro as well as with an iPhone 11 Pro. In our testing, we put it through its paces in several …