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United Airlines Appoints New Sr. VP of Flight Operations

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. VP of Flight Operations

United Airlines announced the appointment of Bryan Quigley to the position of senior vice president of flight operations.
Quigley, who joined the airline in 1995 and previously served as chief pilot as well as vice president of its San Francisco hub, will oversee the airline’s 12,500 pilots.
“Bryan is an exceptional leader both in and out of the flight deck,” said Greg Hart, the airline’s chief operations officer.
Quigley assumes the position following …

American Express Curtails Access to Centurion Lounges

American Express Curtails Access to Centurion Lounges

American Express announced new access policies for its Centurion Lounges.
Platinum cardholders will only be able to enter the lounge within a three-hour window prior to their flights’ original scheduled departure time. Passengers making a connecting journey will still be able to enter the lounge.
In addition, Platinum cardholders will no longer be able to use the lounge as an arrivals lounge at their destination.
The changes go into affect on March 22, …

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Delayed as Winter Storms Cross the U.S.

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Delayed as Winter Storms Cross the U.S.

A large portion of the United States is bracing for a series of storms bringing with them a dangerous mix of rain, freezing rain, ice, and snow as well as cancelled flights and dangerous road conditions well into the weekend.
Over 100 million people are under a winter storm watch, warning, or advisory across the country.
The first storm has resulted in the cancellation of almost 200 flights as of 10 a.m. …

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

WestJet Gets its First Dreamliner

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Thursday.
The Calgary-based airline will use the high-tech aircraft to open up new routes including the first-ever flight connecting Calgary and Dublin. Other planned routes include flights linking Calgary to both London’s Gatwick Airport and Paris.
WestJet’s Dreamliners will seat 320 passengers in a three-class configuration. The airline will offer a business-class cabin with its first ever fully …

Marriott Opens Moxy and AC Hotel in Midtown Atlanta

Marriott Opens Moxy and AC Hotel in Midtown Atlanta

Marriott International announced the opening of the co-located AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and Moxy Atlanta Midtown.
The two hotels are located in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, a commercial and residential area commonly referred to as just “Midtown.”
Between the two, the property has 288 rooms and suites.
The AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown has 133 rooms, all with what the hotelier refers to as a “sophisticated” décor, while the Moxy Atlanta Midtown Hotel has 155 …

Alaska Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Alaska Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Alaska Airlines announced multiple executive promotions and appointments.
The airline announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen to the position of senior vice president of maintenance and engineering, Ron Calvin to the position of vice president of inflight operations, and Jenny Wetzel to the position of vice president of labor relations.
Ms. von Muehlen previously served as chief operating officer at Alaska’s Horizon Air subsidiary. Prior to that, she was Alaska’s …

Major Winter Storm to Snarl Travel from Midwest to Northeast

Major Winter Storm to Snarl Travel from Midwest to Northeast

A major winter storm is expected to hit the Midwest and Northeast in the coming days, causing significant flight delays and cancellations as well as hazardous driving conditions.
Snow and icy conditions are currently moving across the United States ahead of a bigger storm.  As of Thursday at 10 a.m. EST, 33 million people are under either a winter weather watch or advisory stretching from the Dakotas to the Northeast
Heavy snow …