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Sheraton in Puerto Rico to Offer Battery Butler for Charging Devices

Sheraton in Puerto Rico to Offer Battery Butler for Charging Devices

With possible apologies to the Energizer Bunny, a Sheraton in Puerto Rico recently introduced a new service, namely a member of the hotel staff whose job it is to help guests whose electronic devices have run out of juice.
The Energizing Butler at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is charged with providing guests with power for their iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as tablets and music players.
Armed with …

2017 Nissan Armada SUV Introduced in Chicago

2017 Nissan Armada SUV Introduced in Chicago

CHICAGO—On the eve of the first press day of the Chicago Auto Show, the all-new 2017 Nissan Armada made its world debut at an event held in the windy city.
Introduced in 2003 as the Nissan Pathfinder Armada, a name that lasted one brief year, the new Armada is a little over 1” longer, offers more features, a quieter ride, and has been completely redesigned. It is slated to reach dealer …

JetBlue Reports Significant Increase in Traffic and Capacity for January

JetBlue Reports Significant Increase in Traffic and Capacity for January

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for January 2016. The carrier saw an increase in its total traffic and capacity, as well as in its load factor.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.556 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 11.7% from 3.183 billion RPMs in January of last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 10.8% to 4.306 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, …

Versailles Cuban Restaurant, Little Havana, Miami – Review

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“You have to try Versailles,” several people told me when I asked about the best Cuban restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana section. They pronounced it in the manner of Louis XIV but locals say “Ver-say-ez,” more in the manner of José Martí.
There was a line forming, my dining companion and I were quite hungry, and the hostess advised it would be a 15-20 minute wait. I need not have been …

What Are Your Biggest Frequent Flyer Award Redemption Pet Peeves

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One of the few remaining joys of travel is the ability to earn miles and points that can be used for even more air travel. You’ve applied for and gotten 22 credit cards, done a few mileage runs, and started a new job that keeps you in the air more than George Clooney. You’ve accumulated 480,000 miles, more than enough for those four business-class tickets to Scandinavia for your family’s …

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines will return to operating an aircraft with a three-class cabin on its p.s. transcontinental routes, at least for the time being.
Starting April 6, the Chicago-based carrier will offer one flight each day from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports on a Boeing 777-200ER. The aircraft is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in Global First, 40 fully lie-flat seats in BusinessFirst, …

Tropicana Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Project

Tropicana Announces Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Project

The Tropicana Atlantic City hotel in New Jersey announced that it plans an additional round of renovations worth $25 million on the heels of a $50 million renovation program that was completed one year ago.
The refurbishments will include upgrades to 500 guestrooms in the hotel’s Havana Tower, which will receive new carpeting, textured wall coverings, new artwork, and spa-inspired bathrooms.
The property’s South Tower casino will also be renovated to match …