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Major Thunderstorms Affecting Travel in Northeast Corridor

Major Thunderstorms Affecting Travel in Northeast Corridor

A series of thunderstorms is rolling through the Northeast, bringing with them high winds and heavy rain and hail showers.  The severe weather is causing hazardous road conditions along the I-95 corridor north of Washington, D.C., and hundreds of flights in Northeastern airports have been canceled and delayed.
At Philadelphia International Airport, 92 flights had been cancelled, with 226 delayed as of 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, according to FlightStats, a flight …

South African Airways to Link Washington, D.C. with Accra, Ghana

South African Airways to Link Washington, D.C. with Accra, Ghana

South African Airways announced it will launch, on August 3, non-stop service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana, with continuing service to Johannesburg, South Africa. The carrier will operate the flights four times a week, using Airbus A340-600 aircraft.
Flights will depart Washington Dulles at 5:40 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport at 7:40 a.m. the next day. From Accra, …

Delta to Add Four New Destinations From Seattle

Delta to Add Four New Destinations From Seattle

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add new service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to various destinations over the next year.  The carrier will launch flights to Pasco, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; and Boston, Massachusetts; as well as increase its service to Bozeman, Montana.
Beginning November 1 of this year, Delta will offer three daily flights between Seattle and Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Washington.  The …

Hilton Launches Promotion for Event Planners in APAC

Hilton Launches Promotion for Event Planners in APAC

Hilton announced the launch its Power of 3 to Get More summer promotion, aimed at awarding benefits to event planners.  The promotion runs through August 31, and is valid at Hilton properties across the Asia Pacific region.
Under the new offer, event members will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the main meeting room.  The promotion also allows for the waiver of conference fees for one out of every 10 event attendees.
In addition, …

Southwest to Launch Non-Stop Orlando-Washington, D.C. Service

Southwest to Launch Non-Stop Orlando-Washington, D.C. Service

Southwest Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily, non-stop service between Washington Reagan National Airport and Orlando, Florida on November 1.  The carrier will operate the flights using Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Flights will depart Orlando International Airport at 1:20 p.m. and arrive at Reagan National at 3:25 p.m.  Flights from Washington, D.C. to Orlando will depart at 4:00 p.m. and arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Southwest’s 737-700s are equipped with 143 …

Omni Hotels to Reimburse Guests for Checked Golf Bags

Omni Hotels to Reimburse Guests for Checked Golf Bags

Omni Hotels and Resorts announced that it will pay the bag check fees for golf bags of passengers staying at an Omni hotel.
Beginning May 27, travelers and golfers who are members of the company’s Select Guest loyalty program can present an airline baggage receipt upon check-in at an Omni property, and receive reimbursement for the cost of checking their golf bag.
The promotion will run through August 31, 2015.
Omni Hotels has …

Volaris to Link Guadalajara and Cancun with San Jose, Costa Rica

Volaris to Link Guadalajara and Cancun with San Jose, Costa Rica

Low-cost Mexican carrier Volaris announced that it will launch new service to San Jose, Costa Rica from both Guadalajara and Cancun, Mexico on September 10.  Costa Rica will be the second destination in Central America for the airline.
Flights from Guadalajara will depart at 7:20 a.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and will arrive in San Jose at 9:55 a.m.  From San Jose, flights will depart at 7:05 p.m. and arrive in …