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Gas Prices Fall to 4-Year Low

Gas Prices Fall to 4-Year Low

Across the nation, the average price of gasoline has plummeted, down $0.18 in the past week to $3.05, 40 cents less than it was over Labor Day weekend eight weeks ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Meanwhile, the price of diesel fuel is down $0.19 since Labor Day, to $3.63.
In many parts of the country, a gallon of regular-grade gasoline sells for under $3.00.  The lowest average price …

American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways late last year, announced it will combine the two airlines’ frequent flyer programs in the second quarter of 2015. The combined program will retain the AAdvantage name, as had been previously announced.
The program will have three elite levels, Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum, which are carried over from American’s current program. Silver Preferred members of US Airways’ Dividend Miles program will be given …

Delta First Class Flight 462 New York-Salt Lake City – Review

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Sometimes everything will go just right. Reveille at 0 dark hundred, shower, finish packing, summon an Uber ride, make record time from home to JFK’s Terminal 4, and join the TSA PreCheck line. There was only a couple ahead of me but something was wrong with one of their tickets. Things slowed to a crawl. While waiting for a supervisor to resolve the issue, the agent checked my credentials and …

Four Seasons Moscow Opens in Red Square

Four Seasons Moscow Opens in Red Square

The Four Seasons Moscow opened with a gala celebration over the weekend. The new hotel, adjacent to Red Square, is a modern replica of the legendary Hotel Moskva, which opened in 1935.
It has 180 guest rooms, including 41 suites, many with excellent views of the city, all with the new fully customizable Four Seasons Bed. Each room features floor-to-ceiling windows, high-speed Internet access, an iPad for news, weather, wakeup calls, …

New Jersey Turnpike Opens Expanded Lanes

New Jersey Turnpike Opens Expanded Lanes

The expansion of a 35-mile (56-kilometer) stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike, the nation’s sixth-busiest toll road, drew to a close after five years of construction.
The $2.5 billion project added three lanes in each direction between exits 6 and 8A and one lane in each direction between exits 8A and 9. At its peak, the project was the largest roadway project in the Western Hemisphere, according the New Jersey Turnpike …

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% …