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Etihad Airways to Add Vietnam Route

Etihad Airways to Add Vietnam Route

Etihad Airways will add service to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in October 2013.
The new route will be Etihad’s sixth within the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN). Etihad currently flies to destinations in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore. In conjunction with the company’s partner airlines, Ho Chi Minh City will be the carrier’s 21st destination in its partner network in ASEAN.
Flights will be operated aboard two-class Airbus …

United Launches PreCheck at Houston Bush and LAX

United Launches PreCheck at Houston Bush and LAX

United Airlines has added the TSA’s PreCheck program to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (at Terminal C South) and LAX (at Terminal 7).
TSA PreCheck is a program that allows travelers to move through expedited security lines and keep on their shoes, light outerwear, and belts. These travelers can also keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels in their carry on bags.
Travelers must volunteer information about themselves to be eligible to enroll …

Citi Rolls Out Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Card

Citi Rolls Out Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Card

Citi and Hilton have partnered to offer the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Signature Card. The card allows cardholders to accrue Hilton HHonors Bonus points on their everyday purchases and receive a yearly certificate for a weekend night stay with $10,000 or more in annual spending.
Cardholders will receive ten HHonors bonus points for every dollar spent on Hilton-brand hotels, five bonus points for every dollar spent on airlines and car …

United to Upgrade P.S. Fleet with Faster Gogo Wi-Fi

United to Upgrade P.S. Fleet with Faster Gogo Wi-Fi

United Airlines and Gogo will upgrade in-flight Internet service on the carrier’s p.s. (Premium Service) fleet with faster, ATG-4 connectivity.
Gogo will begin installing the ATG-4 technology early next year.
ATG-4 will increase peak Internet speeds on the aircraft from up to 3.1 Mbps to up to 9.8 Mbps. The new technology achieves these speeds through the use of an additional directional antenna, a dual modem, and EV-DO Rev. B technology.
United’s p.s. …

Alma Restaurant to Open at Casa San Agustin in Colombia

Alma Restaurant to Open at Casa San Agustin in Colombia

Casa San Agustin, a luxury boutique hotel in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia will open a new restaurant, Alma, this September.
The restaurant will be headed by chef Hector Aguilar Valle, and offer coastal Colombian cuisine. Chef Hector Aguilar Valle will combine the Colombian cuisine with Australasian, Cambodian, Thai, and Indonesian influences.
Alma will be located near the hotel’s ancient aqueduct and walls, and offer formal indoor seating with a full menu, as …

Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport Opens

Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport Opens

Marriott has opened a new hotel in Hawaii, the Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport.
The Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport features 134 rooms and four extended stay suites, and all rooms offer free Wi-Fi.
The hotel provides a business-style lobby, meeting spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, and a 24-hour gym. Dining options include The Bistro restaurant, a lounge and bar, and The Market which sells refreshments 24/7.
The hotel’s lobby has welcome podiums instead of …

Wyndham Rewards Offers 4x Points Promotion

Wyndham Rewards Offers 4x Points Promotion

Wyndham announced a summer-long promotion offering four times the number of Wyndham Rewards points when guests book two or more stays online.
The Summer is 4x Sweeter promotion, officially called “Book Direct Quadruple Points or Miles,” runs through September 13.
Simply register for the promotion, book stays using a Wyndham website, and you will start earning quadruple points or miles starting with your second stay.  Guests are eligible to receive the bonus points …