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5 Tips to Extend Apple iPhone Battery Life

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If you’ve become frustrated by your iPhone’s battery capacity, you aren’t alone. The more functionality and apps the device uses, the more power it consumes, and the amount of time the device will operate before it requires a charge may be severely limited.
For most users, what really drains the battery are some small, power hungry features that they may not even know exist and could, for the most part, do …

Lufthansa Pilots Threaten Strike

Lufthansa Pilots Threaten Strike

German flag carrier Lufthansa is one step closer to its fourth strike this year after the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots union said its members could walk off the job at any time.
On Monday, Lufthansa said it was seeking to reengage with the pilots to avert the strike.  “Lufthansa is ready to continue negotiations at any time.  We want to find common solutions with the union,” said Bettina Volkens, the airline’s board …

5 Labor Day Weekend Travel Tips

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A record number of Americans will travel this coming Labor Day weekend, fueled by cheaper gasoline prices and an earlier start to the holiday.
According to the AAA, 15% more people, or 35 million, will be on the road in a few days and many will drive. The U.S. airlines’ trade group Airlines for America said that 14 million people will fly during the holiday weekend, a 2% increase compared to …

Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Park Hyatt New York Opens its Doors

Hyatt announced that its new flagship property, the Park Hyatt New York, opened on Monday.
The hotel is located within walking distance of Central Park and across the street from Carnegie Hall on West 57th Street. Park Hyatt New York occupies the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 skyscraper designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and located in midtown Manhattan.
It has a total of 210 guest rooms, each 475 square …

British Airways Files for Patent on New Club World Business-Class Seats

British Airways Files for Patent on New Club World Business-Class Seats

British Airways has filed a patent for what appears to be the next version of its Club World business-class seat.
The patent, filed under application number GB1408877.7, is entitled “Aircraft passenger seating arrangement” and was filed by British Airways  on May 19 of this year. The file lists Nigel Good as the inventor. Good is associated with PriestmanGoode, a London-based design firm that specializes in the hospitality and aviation industries.
The airline …

LAN and TAM to Adopt Single Brand by End of Year

LAN and TAM to Adopt Single Brand by End of Year

LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, which merged in 2012 forming Latam Airlines Group, will soon have one name according to LAN’s CEO.
Ignacio Cueto, who has run LAN since 1994, told El Tiempo, a major newspaper in Colombia, that LAN and TAM will unify under one brand.
Responding to the question, “When will there be a single brand?”, Cueto said that the two airlines were “close” to moving in that direction.
The airlines …

T-Mobile and Sprint Lower Prices, Offer Free LTE Data

T-Mobile and Sprint Lower Prices, Offer Free LTE Data

The nation’s number three and four mobile operators unveiled new pricing plans and offers that offer more data at a lower cost.
Sprint is adding a new family plan with 20 GB of shared data and four phone lines for $160.  Customers who switch from a rival, however, can get the plan for $100 per month through the end of next year and can add up to ten lines.  Sprint said it …