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United Airlines Grounds Domestic Flights due to Computer Outage

United Airlines Grounds Domestic Flights due to Computer Outage

United Airlines was forced to ground all of its domestic mainline flights Sunday night due to an computer issue.
“A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue. We’re working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the airline said on Twitter at approximately 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
The airline said that the issue is not impacting international flights or those to or from Alaska and …

DOT to Airlines: Be Transparent in Baggage Fees

DOT to Airlines: Be Transparent in Baggage Fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a proposal to require both airlines and ticket agents to inform customers of baggage fees when providing ticket information.
In the early days of air travel, the fees were included in the ticket, but in modern times, most if not all airlines charge a separate fee for checked luggage unless the passenger is exempt due to his level of elite status with the airline or …

Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Workers at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, South Carolina plant will soon have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to join a union.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Friday that it plans to file a petition for Boeing workers in North Charleston with the National Labor Relations Board to vote on union representation.
The news follows workers’ concerns in recent months over issues …

Trump Pre-Inaugural Flight and Runway Repairs Cause Delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Trump Pre-Inaugural Flight and Runway Repairs Cause Delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Then President-Elect Donald Trump’s flight from New York City to Washington, D.C. on the day prior to his inauguration and the prospect of frequent commutes on his part gave travelers pause as they contemplated whether they might face even more delays flying in and out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.
Mr. Trump arrived at the airport shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday and flew to Washington on an Air Force …

American Airlines to Introduce New ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

American Airlines to Introduce New ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

American Airlines announced that it will begin to offer new basic economy fares on February 10. The new tickets will be available only on select routes when they are launched.
Basic economy tickets will seat passengers in the main cabin, and will afford them the same experience those with main cabin tickets while in flight, as main including complimentary entertainment, drinks, and snacks.
However, basic economy passengers will only be permitted one …

Hyatt Acquires Spa Operator Miraval

Hyatt Acquires Spa Operator Miraval

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced the acquisition of Miraval, a leading spa operator.
The acquisition involves an initial investment of $215 million by Hyatt for the Miraval brand, as well as for its two resorts, namely the flagship Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa in Tucson, and the Travaasa Resort in Austin, Texas.
Hyatt also plans to invest an additional $160 million over the next few years to fund Miraval’s planned expansion of …

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Opens in Florida

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Opens in Florida

Wyndham Hotels Group announced the opening of a new property in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is the hotel company’s third property in Florida, and its 14th in the United States.
The hotel consists of two towers, and has 343 guestrooms and suites. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, while bunk rooms include bunk beds for travelers with children.
The property has an open-air lobby, as well as a pool …