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EPA Delays Biofuel Renewable Fuel Standard Decision

EPA Delays Biofuel Renewable Fuel Standard Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Friday that it was postponing the issuance of final Renewable Fuel Standards, the rule that set the levels of biofuel that would be required to be blended into convention fuels, for 2014.
In a brief statement on its website, the agency said that the delay stems from what it called “significant comment and controversy” over the biofuel targets since its proposal was released last year.  …

American Airlines Mulls HQ Move

American Airlines Mulls HQ Move

American Airlines, which moved its headquarters from New York to Fort Worth, Texas in 1979, may be on the move again.
The company’s CEO, Doug Parker, told reporters the airline is “just wondering” if a more suitable space might be available, following a talk at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce earlier in the week.  American committed to keeping its headquarters in North Texas for three years following its merger with …

14 Injured After Hyatt Regency London Gas Explosion

14 Injured After Hyatt Regency London Gas Explosion

A gas explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill hotel resulted in the evacuation of over 500 guests overnight on Friday.
The explosion, which took place at 11:40 p.m. local time, caused part of the building to collapse.
Reports in the London press indicated that 80 firefighters were at the scene, including specialists in dealing with collapsed buildings.  All guests were accounted for, according to a statement …

Hilton and Marriott Announce New Cancellation Penalties

Hilton and Marriott Announce New Cancellation Penalties

Two major hotel chains, Hilton and Marriott, announced plans to dramatically change their policies on last-minute room reservation cancellations.
Starting January 1, 2015, travelers will be charged a penalty fee equivalent to a one-night stay.  Previously, most hotels within the two chains permitted cancellations as late as 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival without any penalty.
The change does not affect hotels operated by the two companies that have far more …

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta to Launch Philly-London Service in 2015

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and London, England next spring.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 7:04 p.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 7:30 a.m. local time. From London, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m., and arrive in Philadelphia at 4:01 p.m.
Delta will operate the flights using a Boeing 757-200.  The service will commence on April 8, 2015.
The aircraft is configured …

American Airlines’ Envoy Unit to Transfer 50 Jets to Other Carriers

American Airlines’ Envoy Unit to Transfer 50 Jets to Other Carriers

American Airlines announced plans to move a minimum of 50 regional jets from Envoy Air, its recently renamed regional subsidiary, to other regional airlines.
The news was announced in a letter to Envoy employees by Kenji Hashimoto, American’s senior vice president responsible for regional carriers, Frequent Business Traveler obtained a copy of which.
Hashimoto cited “an insufficient number of pilots at Envoy in 2015 to operate our planned schedule” in the letter, …

Delta to Cut Four Memphis Routes, Lay Off Dozens of Employees

Delta to Cut Four Memphis Routes, Lay Off Dozens of Employees

Delta Air Lines announced that it will cease operating four of its non-stop routes from Memphis International Airport next year, although it will begin serving several new cities from its former hub.
Beginning January 5, 2015, the airline will no longer offer non-stop service from Memphis to Pittsburgh International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  In addition, the carrier will discontinue its Memphis-Washington Reagan route …