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Room 77 Now Allows Travelers To Earn Hotel Loyalty Points

Room 77 Now Allows Travelers To Earn Hotel Loyalty Points

New hotel search engine Room 77 now allows travelers to earn loyalty points for their favorite hotels with most bookings made via the site – a feature not offered by the majority of other travel websites.
Room 77 also assists users with finding special hotel rates (such as AAA member rates and advance purchase discounts), and gives travelers the option to pay at the hotel instead of prepaying like most other …

Delta Begins Work on LGA Terminal Expansion

Delta Begins Work on LGA Terminal Expansion

Delta broke ground today on its $160 million renovation and expansion project at LaGuardia airport. The expansion is part of Delta’s creation of a new domestic hub at LaGuardia, which will service 26 cities by July 11.
The renovations will include a 630 ft (192 m) connecting bridge to link together Terminals C and D, as well as a new Delta Sky Club in Terminal C and expanded security lanes. Delta’s …

Terminals 2A and 2C Renovated At Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Terminals 2A and 2C Renovated At Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport has unveiled a new connecting building that links Terminals 2A and 2C together.  The addition is the first part of a massive renovation project for the terminals.
The new 178,680 sq ft (16,600 sq m) connecting building will allow passengers to travel through the airport more quickly and more comfortably.
After checking in at one of the terminals, passengers will be directed to a large area on the …

Alaska Airlines Adds Flights to Honolulu From Oakland And San Jose

Alaska Airlines Adds Flights to Honolulu From Oakland And San Jose

Alaska Airlines has added daily nonstop service from Oakland and San Jose, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.  Honolulu joins Kauai, Maui, and Kona as Alaska Airlines’ Hawaiian destinations from the mainland two cities.
The daily flight from Oakland to Honolulu departs at 9:20 am and arrives at 11:45 am local time. The return flight departs at 2:05 pm and arrives at 10:05 pm.
The San Jose to Honolulu flight departs at 9:50 am …

This Week in Business Travel History – 8 April 2012

This Week in Business Travel History – 8 April 2012

In 1860, the first Pony Express trip reached San Francisco, California. The mail service only lasted until October 1861, when it closed as a result of the Civil War and the advent of the transcontinental telegraph.
Pierre Prier made the first ever non-stop passenger flight between London and Paris in 1911. Today, multiple airlines still fly this route every day.
In 1918, the Loughead brothers flew their F-1 seaplane from Santa Barbara …

Transaero Airlines Orders Four 787 Dreamliners

Transaero Airlines Orders Four 787 Dreamliners

Russia’s Transaero Airlines has recently signed a $744 million order with Boeing for four 787-8 Dreamliners.
The deal was signed in a ceremony aboard a 787 during a demonstration flight for Transaero executives and employees. The airline plans to operate the Dreamliners on both domestic and international routes.
Transaero, established in 1991, was the first private airline inRussia. It was also the first Russian airline to fly Boeing aircraft, beginning in 1993. …

Starwood To Open Dual Ski Resorts In Changbaishan,China

Starwood To Open Dual Ski Resorts In Changbaishan,China

Starwood has announced that it will open two ski resorts in Changbaishan, China, in August of this year. The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan Resorts will be located near the slopes of the Chanbai Mountains, one of China’s skiing destinations.
The Westin Changbaishan Resort will offer ski-in/ski-out access, as well as a Westin Kids Club, a Westin Heavenly Spa, and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel will have 257 rooms, each …