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U.S. to Monitor Visitors from 3 West African Nations for 21 Days

U.S. to Monitor Visitors from 3 West African Nations for 21 Days

New monitoring rules were put into place Wednesday for travelers from West African countries with Ebola outbreaks entering the United States.
Starting next Monday, such travelers will be required to report their body temperatures for three weeks on a daily basis in addition to any potential symptoms of the deadly virus.
Under new rules issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra …

Boeing Posts Strong Q3 Results

Boeing Posts Strong Q3 Results

Boeing announced financial results for third quarter of 2014. The aerospace giant said that its earnings were bolstered by a strong demand for its jetliners.
Revenue for the quarter was up 7% to 23.8 billion. The company’s backlog of orders increased to a record $490 billion, representing over 5,500 commercial plane orders.
Core earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis rose 19% to $2.14, while non-GAAP core operating earnings were up 13% …

Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Delta Offer Concessions to Settle EU Probe

Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Delta Offer Concessions to Settle EU Probe

A European Union anti-trust investigation of three SkyTeam airlines may be close to resolution after the airlines offered to give up slots at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Alitalia, Air France-KLM, and Delta Air Lines proposed giving up arrival and departure slots on two routes, New York-Amsterdam and New York Rome, the European Commission, the EU antitrust regulator, said Tuesday in a statement. The slots would allow for greater …

Hertz to Become Exclusive United Airlines Car Rental Partner

Hertz to Become Exclusive United Airlines Car Rental Partner

United Airlines and Hertz announced Tuesday an expansion of their partnership.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Hertz and its Dollar and Thrifty brands will become United’s exclusive car rental partners and select United MileagePlus members as well as some United credit card holders will receive elite status from Hertz.
With rentals picked up starting November 1, MileagePlus members and United credit card holders booking a Hertz rental will earn between …

LaGuardia Airport Completes First Wave of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Airport Completes First Wave of Central Terminal Renovations

The first wave of renovations at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal has been completed.
The Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B and slated for replacement by 2021, is getting upgraded air conditioning, escalators, restrooms, as well as new seating with charging stations in the food courts.
The airport’s developer, MarketPlace Development, announced Tuesday that multiple new shops and restaurants opened as part of the project.  The new stores include Eddie Bauer, Lacoste, …

Apple Mac OS X Yosemite Review and Report

MacBook Pro with Yosemite and Safari 12

If perhaps you found a phone call unexpectedly ringing on your MacBook, there’s no cause for worry. You haven’t been hacked. It’s merely Apple’s new operating systems, iOS 8 and Yosemite, at work.
With Yosemite and iOS 8, the two operating systems can work together, something Apple calls “Continuity.” Indeed, what Apple now offers is the best realization of what the telecoms industry calls “unified communications.” This term, which has been …

Virgin America Reports Rise in Traffic for September

Virgin America Reports Rise in Traffic for September

Virgin America announced preliminary operational results for September 2014.
The San Francisco-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 765 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.8%, up from 751 million in September 2013.
Total system-wide capacity for the month was down, dropping 1.9% to 965 million available seat miles, or ASMs, from 986 million last year.
The airline reported a system-wide load factor of 79.2%, a year-over-year …