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Southwest Airlines Announces Multiple Executive Appointments

Southwest Airlines Announces Multiple Executive Appointments

Southwest Airlines announced multiple executive appointments and promotions on Wednesday.
Brendan Conlon, who served as senior director of labor relations, was appointed to the position of vice president of crew scheduling.
Meanwhile,  Cole McGuire, who until recently served as senior director of performance and projects, was appointed to vice president of ground operations support.
Mr. Conlon joined the airline in 2000 in the systems department.  In 2006 he became director of crew planning …

‘Dangerously Hot’ Weather with Record-Breaking Temperatures to Hit in Northeast, While Snow Continues to Fall in the Rockies

‘Dangerously Hot’ Weather with Record-Breaking Temperatures to Hit  in Northeast, While Snow Continues to Fall in the Rockies

As many as 19 states could break or tie temperature records this weekend as a “large dome of heat” moves from the South to the East Coast and up into the Northeast, the National Weather service said.
The weather will be “dangerously hot across the east,” the agency said in a statement on Saturday, with temperatures at or above 90° F (32° C).
The NWS is predicting that Boston will see a …

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Airlines announced the opening of its latest United Club lounge, the largest in its system.
Located at Newark Liberty International Airport, the new 30,000-square -foot (2,782-square-meter) lounge accomodates almost 500 people.
Amenities include shower suites and a barista-staffed coffee bar as well as superb views of the Manhattan skyline. The furniture was locally sourced from the New York metropolitan area.
The Chicago-based carrier said that its passengers were foremost in its thinking …

New York Airports Crack Down on Overpriced Food and Drinks Including $28 Beers

New York Airports Crack Down on Overpriced Food and Drinks Including  $28 Beers

The $28 beer at LaGuardia Airport is about to become a thing of the past: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the airports, announced that it was tightening enforcement of its “street pricing” policy that keeps the prices travelers pay at restaurants and other concessions at its airports comparable to prices elsewhere in the city.
The revised policy caps any surcharges at 10% of the comparable …

Delta Reverses Course, Will Allow Arriving Passengers to use Sky Club Lounges

Delta Reverses Course, Will Allow Arriving Passengers to use Sky Club Lounges

Delta Air Lines, which in early May announced that it would no longer grant most arriving passengers access to its Sky Club lounges, walked back that decision.
In announcing this move, the Atlanta-based airline said that it had received substantial feedback about the changes.
“Last week we announced updates to our Delta Sky Club access policy with the intention of improving your experience during the busy summer months,” Delta said in an …

Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

Trump Name Removed from Historic Old Post Office Hotel in D.C. Following Sale

The Trump name was removed from Donald Trump’s former hotel in Washington, D.C., located in the historic Old Post Office Building, after it was sold to CGI Merchant Group, an investment firm.
Once considered the crown jewel of its hotel operation, the luxury property served as a magnet for Trump aides, supporters, and foreign businesses seeking to curry favor during the Trump administration.
The hotel, which sold for $375 million, lost more …

Death Toll in Havana Luxury Hotel Explosion Climbs to 43

Death Toll in Havana Luxury Hotel Explosion Climbs to 43

The death toll in the aftermath of the Hotel Saratoga explosion in Havana now stands at 43, five days after the elegant hotel, which had been slated to reopen this past Tuesday after being closed for two years due to the pandemic.
Initial reports of fatalities at the time of the explosion ranged from 26 to 32, depending on the source.
Emergency workers continue to comb through the ruins of the building …