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Ryanair Loses Court Bid to Block British Pilots Strike

Ryanair Loses Court Bid to Block British Pilots Strike

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair lost its bid in Britain’s High Court of Justice to block U.K. pilots from striking on Thursday and Friday.
The case was heard by Mrs. Justice Lambert hours before the industrial action by members of the British Airline Pilots Association was due to start.  The pilots are in a dispute with the airline over pay and working conditions.
“Ryanair applied today to the London High Court for an …

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways to Deploy Apple iPhones to 15,000 Flight Attendants

British Airways said Wednesday it plans to deploy Apple iPhone XR smartphones to its 15,000 flight attendants starting immediately.
The move is part of the airline’s £6.5 billion investment to provide “a more personalized service” to its passengers. The investment also includes the deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi on its aircraft.
“Everything I need is in my pocket throughout each flight,” said Bradley Smith, a flight attendant who was one of the first to …

JPMorgan to Discontinue Standalone Chase Pay App

JPMorgan to Discontinue Standalone Chase Pay App

JPMorgan Chase said that its Chase unit is discontinuing the standalone Chase Pay app early next year, although it is not shutting down Chase Pay.
The move comes as additional merchants are adding Chase Pay as a checkout option.
“We’re closing the Chase Pay app in early 2020,” the bank said in a letter to customers.  “You’ll still find Chase Pay as a payment option in more of your favorite websites and …

EU Rejects British PM’s Call to Renegotiate Brexit Terms

EU Rejects British PM’s Call to Renegotiate Brexit Terms

The European Union Tuesday rejected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to rework the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc. The move came as Johnson was preparing to meet German Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel for the first time since he took office last month.
Johnson has said that Britain will leave the European Union in a hard Brexit, that is a Brexit without a deal, if EU leadership does …

New York Hilton-Midtown to Offer 3 P.M. Checkout with ‘City That Never Sleeps’ Package

New York Hilton-Midtown to Offer 3 P.M. Checkout with ‘City That Never Sleeps’ Package

The New York Hilton Midtown announced a new package for guests who wish to start off their stays by going out on the town in New York Cityand sleep late the next day.
“The City That Never Sleeps” offer starts with a midnight or later check-in time, either at the front desk or via the Hilton Honors app. Arriving guests receive two complimentary beverages at Bridges Bar in the hotel to …

Destination Hotels Joins World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

Destination Hotels Joins World of Hyatt Loyalty Program

Hyatt Hotels announced that one of its newest brands, Destination Hotels, will join its World of Hyatt guest loyalty program this week.
Six properties including the Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, and the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, are the first from the brand to become part of the guest loyalty program, while two additional properties, the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and the Hotel …

U.S. Airlines Expect Record 17.5 Million Flyers for Labor Day Weekend

U.S. Airlines Expect Record 17.5 Million Flyers for Labor Day Weekend

Flying somewhere for Labor Day? You won’t be alone.
The number of passengers that will take to the air this year during the week long Labor Day holiday period is expected to increase over last year’s record figures.
Figures released on Tuesday by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, predict that 17.5 million passengers will travel on U.S. carriers between Wednesday, August 28, and Tuesday, September 3.
The figure is up 4%, …