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United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United, which took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier in the month, announced the six initial international routes the type will operate on.
The Chicago-based airline will offer Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv starting March 30. In April it will add service to Paris and Barcelona, and in May, it will add Brussels and …

American Airlines to Introduce New Meal Options in First on Domestic Flights

American Airlines to Introduce New Meal Options in First on Domestic Flights

American Airlines will offer new dining options in first class on board domestic flights starting Wednesday.
The new menus, designed by chef Julian Barsotti, will include a variety of dishes with separate lunch and dinner menus.
The lunchtime options will include a Chinese chicken salad, American chopped salad, and TexMex salad, all accompanied by grilled chicken, as well as dishes such as spinach ricotta raviolini, cheese enchiladas, and a new cheeseburger.
Appetizers for …

American Airlines to Test New Uniforms in the Field

American Airlines to Test New Uniforms in the Field

American Airlines announced a field trial of the airline’s planned new uniforms. The trial will start on November 13 and will be conducted in two phases. The second phase will end April 30.
The new uniforms are being manufactured by Lands’ End. They will be tested by more than 1,000 flight attendants and customer service agents at airport locations.
The airline hopes to learn how the new uniforms function in the field …

JetBlue Reports Higher Traffic and Capacity Figures for October

JetBlue Reports Higher Traffic and Capacity Figures for October

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for October 2018. The carrier said that its total traffic, capacity, and load factor were all up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.06 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 9.5% from 3.7 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 8.9% to 4.9 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.5 billion ASMs …

Lyft to Introduce ‘Lyft Rewards’ Customer Loyalty Program

Lyft to Introduce ‘Lyft Rewards’ Customer Loyalty Program

Ridesharing service Lyft announced it will soon offer customers a revenue-based loyalty program called Lyft Rewards.
Customers will earn points for each dollar spent, although the company did not say how many. Riders will be able to redeem points for upgrades to Lyft Lux or a discount on future rides, the company said.
The program will be available in select cities in December. Those eligible will receive an e-mail from Lyft.
Based in …

Dollar Climbs to Highest Level in 18 Months

Dollar Climbs to Highest Level in 18 Months

The U.S. dollar climbed to its highest level in 18 months amidst signs of a slowdown in Europe and concerns over Brexit.
The euro was down 0.75% at noon on Monday in New York against the dollar at $1.1251, after having fallen earlier in trading to as low as $1.1240.
Meanwhile, the British pound was at $1.2857 against the dollar, after reports of further issues relating to the United Kingdom’s planned exit …

Hyatt to Offer Centric Guests Local Concerts and Streaming Music with Sofar Sounds and Spotify

Hyatt to Offer Centric Guests Local Concerts and Streaming Music with Sofar Sounds and Spotify

Hyatt Hotels announced a partnership with several music companies and its Hyatt Centric hotels to connect guests to the local music experience where they are staying.
The partnerships, with Sofar Sounds and Spotify, will expose guests to Sofar Sounds concerts and Spotify music playlists.
Sofar Sounds concerns are “highly curated” according to the hotelier and are at secret locations. The performers are revealed on the day before the event, and the events …