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Marriott to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Marriott Rewards Members

Marriott to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Marriott Rewards Members

Marriott announced that it will begin offering complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access to members of its Marriott Rewards program who book stays directly through the company’s website, mobile app, call center, or a Marriott hotel.
The new policy will go into effect beginning January 15 of next year.
Free Wi-Fi will be available at properties under the Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, Marriott Executive Apartments, and AC Hotels by …

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American Airlines announced it will add an extra daily flight on its route between London Heathrow and Los Angeles International Airport beginning March 28 of next year.  The new flight will operate using a Boeing 777-300ER.
The flight will be in addition to American’s existing daily service between the two cities, as well as its joint business partner British Airways’ twice daily service between London Heathrow and LAX.
American’s Boeing 777-300ERs are …

Monarch Airlines Places Order for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Monarch Airlines Places Order for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s

Monarch Airlines announced that it finalized an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  The order is valued at over $3.2 billion at list prices, and includes options for an additional 15 aircraft.
The order was first announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, when the carrier chose Boeing as its preferred bidder for fleet replacement.  The airline plans to eventually transition to an all-Boeing fleet.
The Boeing 737 Max …

Air Canada Pilots Ratify New Contract

Air Canada Pilots Ratify New Contract

Air Canada and its pilots union announced that the airline’s pilots had ratified a recently negotiated contract.  The agreement, which spans for ten years, was voted on by 92% of the union’s membership.  Eighty-four percent voted in favor of the agreement.
The new agreement gives the pilots improvements in the areas of compensation, work rules, and pension.
It “provides our members with stable and secure employment, improved career progression, fair compensation and …

New Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Panama City

New Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Panama City

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown hotel in Panama.  The hotel is the first Hyatt property to open in the country.
The hotel has 165 guestrooms, each with sofas and 42” swiveling HD TVs.  The property also provides a 24-hour gym, a rooftop pool, and a self-service laundry facility.
The hotel offers 4,500 square feet (418 square meters) of meeting and event space, including five meeting rooms.  Complimentary …

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Liverpool

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Liverpool

Starwood announced the opening the Aloft Liverpool in England.  The hotel is the second Aloft property to be located in the United Kingdom, and the fourth in Europe.
The property is situated in the 110-year-old Royal Insurance Building on the corner of Dean Street and North John Street in central Liverpool.
The hotel has 116 loft-like rooms, each with walk-in showers and platform beds.  The property also has a 24-hour fitness center, …

Air Canada Partners with Concur

Air Canada Partners with Concur

Concur Technologies, a company that provides tools for travel and expense management to large corporations, announced that it is partnering with Air Canada. The two plan to work together to develop corporate travel booking options for Air Canada’s website and apps.
Concur TripLink is middleware that connects travel sites such as Air Canada’s website to Concur’s backoffice systems that manage travel and expenses. It allows business travelers to take advantage of …