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Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

Workers at Heathrow Plan Series of Strikes That Could ‘Shut Down’ Airport

The trade union representing over 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport in London are threatening to disrupt holiday travel in the coming weeks with their plans to “shut down the airport.
“Summer travel chaos looms,” the union said in a tweet.
The workers, represented by Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, will strike on the first weekend of school holidays in Britain and during the August bank holiday weekend following a pay dispute.
“There …

Reflagged Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Opens as Sheraton, First to Display New Sheraton Logo

Reflagged Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks Opens as Sheraton, First to Display New Sheraton Logo

Marriott International announced that Sheraton Hotels has begun the rollout of its new logo with the reflagging of the former Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks as the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks.
The new design modernizes Sheraton’s signature crest, replacing the recognizable laurel wreath with a more modern look that nonetheless is instantly recognizable. The vintage 1960s Zahrah Boldserif font in the current logo is being replaced with a sans serif …

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Air Passengers Bill of Rights Goes Into Effect in Canada

Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulations went into effect on Monday.
The new rules from the Canada Transportation Agency require airlines to meet certain obligations and provide clear and timely communications to passengers.
The passenger bill of rights imposes standards that require airlines to provide clear and regular updates in the event of flight delays or cancellations; up to 2,400 Canadian dollars ($1,841) in compensation in instances of denied boarding when a flight …

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service from New York to Guadeloupe

JetBlue Airways announced thrice-weekly service linking New York City with Guadeloupe.
The airline announced plans for the new route on Bastille Day, France’s national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.
The carrier will operate the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, starting February 1, 2020, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago and an overseas region of …

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

Power Restored to Manhattan After Major Blackout

The blackout that plunged a wide swath of Manhattan into darkness Saturday evening ended a little over five hours after it had begun, with people cheering in the streets.
The power failure had left people trapped in subway cars and elevators, darkened most Broadway and off-Broadway stages, and briefly dimmed the bright lights of Times Square, impacting approximately 73,000 Con Edison electricity customers and many more tourists and New Yorkers who …

Major Blackout Hits New York City on 42nd Anniversary of 1977 Power Failure

Major Blackout Hits New York City on 42nd Anniversary of 1977 Power Failure

Parts of New York City were plunged into darkness when a power failure hit the West Side of Manhattan late Saturday.
The power failure came on the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 power failure that led to widespread looting and arson.
The blackout halted subways, disabled traffic lights, and brought the curtain down on Broadway shows. Times Square’s iconic billboards went dark, and Carnegie Hall was evacuated mid-performance and the performers – …