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LoungeBuddy to Unveil Apple Watch App

LoungeBuddy to Unveil Apple Watch App

LoungeBuddy, makers of an eponymously-named travel app that locates and recommends airline lounges at specific airports based on user-defined criteria, announced plans to release an Apple Watch app.
The app, which will become available on Friday, April 24, will give users much of the functionality that is currently available in the company’s iOS and Android versions.
Features include profiles and information about lounges for which day passes may be purchased; a list …

New Tryp by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Mexico City

New Tryp by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Mexico City

Wyndham announced the opening of a new Tryp by Wyndham hotel in Mexico City.  The Tryp by Wyndham Mexico City World Trade Center hotel is the first Tryp by Wyndham property in the country.
Located six miles (nine kilometers) from Mexico City International Airport, the hotel is Wyndham’s 20th property in Latin America.  The hotel’s rooms all have flat screen TVs, minibars, and coffee and tea makers.
A rooftop restaurant offers local …

Airbus Showing Off 11-Abreast Seating in A380 Superjumbo

Airbus Showing Off 11-Abreast Seating in A380 Superjumbo

At Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Airbus showed off a new seat layout for its superjumbo A380 jet that squeezes more seats than ever in one row.
In a space where airlines at most install up to ten seats per row, Airbus has figured out how to place 11 abreast in what it calls its “budget economy” configuration.  The option will be available to airlines starting in 2017.
The mock-up on …

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

The former TWA Flight Center could become a hotel, if a plan being advanced by JetBlue Airways is approved.
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by …

Delta to Slash International Flights to Some Regions by 20%

Delta to Slash International Flights to Some Regions by 20%

Delta Air Lines said it plans to cut back its international flying by 3% come winter, citing a strong dollar and declining oil prices.
The Atlanta-based airline made the announcement in conjunction with its first-quarter earnings report.
The cuts will include a 15% to 20% reduction in flights to and from Japan, a key market for the airline, a 15% cutback on Brazil flights, and 15% to 20% reductions in flying to …

Photo Essay: Hilton Head Island, Lowcountry, South Carolina

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Hilton Head Island, known for its natural beauty and beaches, is one of several Lowcountry resort towns in South Carolina (the others include Kiawah Island and St. Simon’s Island).  With 12 miles (19 kilometers) of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, it’s a favorite of vacationers year round.
The eco-friendly town and island are named after Captain William Hilton who named it after himself shortly after identifying a headland near the entrance to Port …

Asiana Jet Crash Lands in Japan, Over 20 Injuries Reported

Asiana Jet Crash Lands in Japan, Over 20 Injuries Reported

An Asiana Airlines aircraft landing in Japan skidded off the runway on Tuesday.
Asiana Flight 162, an Airbus A320, made a crash landing at Hiroshima Airport in Japan and spun 180° after reportedly making a tailstrike.   The flight had departed from Incheon International Airport in Seoul at 6:49 p.m. local time and arrived at Hiroshima Airport at 7:55 p.m.
“The exact cause of the accident… is under investigation,” the airline said in …