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W Montreal Hotel to Offer In-Room Fitness Instruction

W Montreal Hotel to Offer In-Room Fitness Instruction

The W Montreal, a Starwood property, and Lift Digital, a personal training service, will offer live personal fitness sessions in hotel guestrooms.
Hotel guests will be able to access Lift Session, a live online fitness platform, from their rooms.  Lift Session provides fitness training, instruction, analysis, and monitoring through iPads and TVs.
At the W Montreal, certified Lift Session instructors will be provided by Vsquare Gym, a high-end boutique fitness club based …

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines Begins Xiamen-Amsterdam Flights

Xiamen Airlines announced the launch of new service between Xiamen and Amsterdam, the carrier’s first intercontinental route.  The airline will operate the service three days a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Southeast China at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol at 5:45 a.m. the next day.  From Amsterdam, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. on …

JetBlue Reports Second Quarter Earnings

JetBlue Reports Second Quarter Earnings

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2015.
The airline’s profit in the second quarter was $152 million, compared to $61 million (excluding special items) in Q2 2014.  Revenue for the quarter rose to $1.612 billion, a year-over-year increase of 12.4%.  Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 1.4% year-over-year.
The airline’s passenger traffic in the second quarter was 10.472 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, …

WestJet to Launch New In-Flight Internet and Entertainment System

WestJet to Launch New In-Flight Internet and Entertainment System

WestJet announced that it began installing its new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet.  The system, called WestJet Connect, will feature wireless Internet connectivity and over 450 movies and television programs on demand.
The carrier said that it will have WestJet Connect installed on its entire Boeing 767-300ER fleet, as well as more than 30% of its Boeing Next Generation 737s by the end of this year.  The rest of its …

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday.
The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway.  The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways.
“There is no way to …

Concur Announces Partnerships with Lufthansa, Lyft, HotelTonight

Concur Announces Partnerships with Lufthansa, Lyft, HotelTonight

Concur Technologies, which was acquired by SAP last September, announced partnerships with HotelTonight, Lufthansa, and Lyft on Monday.
Lufthansa is adding support for TripLink, Concur’s middleware offering that connects travel sites such as Lufthansa’s website to Concur’s back office systems that manage travel and expenses. It allows business travelers to take advantage of their negotiated rates no matter where they book their travel, and offers improved visibility and negotiating power.
Concur also …

Walmart Tackles Unattended Infant Deaths with High-Tech Car Seat

Walmart Tackles Unattended Infant Deaths with High-Tech Car Seat

Walmart announced plans to offer a car seat for babies that will remind the driver that a baby is still seated in the back. The move is part of an effort to reduce the number of deaths that occur from children inadvertently being left in hot cars and suffering vehicular heat stroke.
The infant car seat, marketed as the Advanced SensorSafe Embrace, is being manufactured by Evenflo, a maker of juvenile …