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San Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross-Border Airport Plan Gets Green Light

San Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross-Border Airport Plan Gets Green Light

Plans to build and operate a San Diego-Tijuana International Airport cross-border airport terminal received final approval and construction should begin shortly, officials said last week.
The plan calls for a 525-foot (160-meter) long pedestrian bridge that connects the Tijuana airport terminal to a 65,000-square foot structure on the U.S. side where a U.S. customs and immigration facility would be manned seven days a week by Customs and Border Protection officers.  The …

Bluefin Mission 7 Marks Halfway Point in Flight 370 Sea Floor Search

Bluefin Mission 7 Marks Halfway Point in Flight 370 Sea Floor Search

Australian officials announced Sunday that the underwater search has covered “approximately 50%” of the highly targeted search area, adding that nothing from Flight 370 has been found.
Bluefin 21, the autonomous underwater vehicle tasked with the search of the sea floor for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, completed its seventh mission Sunday having covered approximately half of the “focused underwater search area” according to Australian authorities.  To date, it has not …

Malaysian Officials: Hunt for Flight 370 at ‘Critical Stage’

Malaysian Officials: Hunt for Flight 370 at ‘Critical Stage’

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is at a ‘critical’ stage, according to Malaysian officials, as Australian officials announced a plan to end underwater searches for the jet’s flight data recorders within a week.
The narrowing of the search is at a very critical juncture,” said Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defense and acting transport minister, at a news conference Saturday.
“Whatever happens in that period, we will then regroup and …

Alaska Airlines to Re-Launch Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

Alaska Airlines to Re-Launch Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

Alaska Airlines announced that it will resume its Oregon Wines Fly Free program on May 1.  The program, which allows travelers on the airline’s flights to check a case of Oregon wine at no charge, was first launched as a two-month trial period last fall, and is now being renewed and extended for a year.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to check one free case of Oregon wine …

New Hotel Indigo to Open in Atlanta

New Hotel Indigo to Open in Atlanta

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that it will open a new Hotel Indigo brand property in Atlanta in 2015. The Hotel Indigo Downtown Atlanta will be located at 230 Peachtree Street Northeast in the city’s downtown area.
The property will have 200 guest rooms, as well as a restaurant and bar serving locally sourced food and beverages.  A fitness center and business center will also be located on the premises.
In addition, the …

Newark Airport Shuts 1 of 3 Runways for Repaving and New Taxiways in $100 Million Project

Newark Airport Shuts 1 of 3 Runways for Repaving and New Taxiways in $100 Million Project

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it has shut down one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s two main runways for repaving and the creation of four new taxiways.
One of the new taxiways will allow incoming aircraft to exit the runway and get to a gate faster, while the other three will allow multiple planes to stage for departure at the end of the runway, thereby …

Starwood Launches SPG Earn Away Promotion

Starwood Launches SPG Earn Away Promotion

Starwood announced the start of its SPG Earn Away promotion.  Under the promotion, Starwood Preferred Guest members can register and earn bonus Starpoints on eligible stays at participating Starwood hotels and resorts between May 1 and July 31, 2014.
Members of Starwood’s loyalty program will earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays at over 1,000 Starwood properties around the world, although roughly 135 are not participating in the promotion.  Additionally, members …