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New Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in Berlin

New Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens in Berlin

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz hotel in Germany.
The property offers 256 guestrooms, including 19 suites.  Each room has a minibar, LED TV, and coffee and tea making facilities.
The hotel provides 5,380 square feet (500 square meters) of meeting and event space, including eight function rooms and one ballroom.  A business center, spa, and fitness center are also located on the premises.
The …

Hilton HHonors Partners with Philippine Airlines Mahubay Miles

Hilton HHonors Partners with Philippine Airlines Mahubay Miles

Hilton HHonors announced that it is partnering with Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Miles frequent flyer program.
Under the partnership, members of both programs will be able to earn 10 HHonors Base Points and one Mahubay Mile per eligible U.S. dollar spent on stays at Hilton properties. For stays at Home2Suites by Hilton, members will earn five HHonors points and one Mahubay Mile for every dollar spent, up to 100 Mahubay Miles per …

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Vancouver Service

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Vancouver Service

Aeromexico announced that it plans to launch a new route between Mexico City and Vancouver on December 5.  The carrier will operate the service daily, using Boeing 737 aircraft.
Flights will depart Mexico City at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 10:05 p.m.  From Vancouver, flights will depart at 11:20 p.m. and arrive in Mexico City at 7:00 a.m. the next day.
Aeromexico’s 737s to be used on this route are …

Cathay Pacific Links Boston with Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Links Boston with Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways announced the launch of new service between Boston and Hong Kong.  The airline will operate the route four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
During the summer, flights depart Boston Logan International Airport at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 5:35 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Hong Kong to Boston depart at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, …

New JW Marriott Opens Next to Mumbai Airport

New JW Marriott Opens Next to Mumbai Airport

Marriott announced the opening of a new JW Marriott hotel in Mumbai, India. Located less than a mile from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar is the second JW Marriott property to open in the city.
The property is situated on 15 acres (6 hectares) of land, and has 585 guestrooms.  Each room has LCD TVs and marble bathrooms, and guests have access to 24-hour room service.
Approximately …

FAA Warns of 787 Dreamliner Glitch That Could Cause ‘Loss of Control’

FAA Warns of 787 Dreamliner Glitch That Could Cause ‘Loss of Control’

The high-tech Boeing Dreamliner can’t seem to escape the limelight.  On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning about the Dreamliner’s computer system, saying a software glitch could cause a total loss of electrical power that would endanger an aircraft in flight and “result in loss of control of the airplane.”
Boeing discovered the issue in laboratory testing and reported it to the FAA, which issued an airworthiness directive on …

Fuel Prices on the Rise Across the Nation

Fuel Prices on the Rise Across the Nation

Fuel prices are on the rise again, with prices around the country for a gallon of gasoline and diesel more than they were a week ago, although they remain significantly lower than they at this time last year.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline this week was $2.57, $0.085 more than it was a week ago, though it remains $1.143 lower than it was a year ago, according to …