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FAA Lifts Ban on Flights to Tel Aviv

The Federal Aviation Administration ended a ban on flights by U.S. airlines to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.
The ban had been put into effect earlier in the week after security a Hamas rocket hit a target near the airport on Tuesday.  Other airlines flying to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport cancelled flights after the FAA move.
In making its determination, the FAA “worked with its U.S. Government counterparts to assess the …

Hilton HHonors Unveils Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton HHonors Unveils Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced a new points promotion on Wednesday.
Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip promotion allows members of the chain’s guest loyalty program to earn triple points on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and double points for the remainder of the week.
The program will run from August 1 through October 31, 2014.  Hilton HHonors members must register at HHonors.com/Triple to participate.  In order for a hotel stay to be covered by the …

Air Canada Rouge to Launch Seasonal Vancouver-Palm Springs Flights

Air Canada Rouge to Launch Seasonal Vancouver-Palm Springs Flights

Air Canada rouge, a regional subsidiary of Air Canada, announced it will begin non-stop seasonal service between Vancouver and Palm Springs, California, on December 18.  The service will run through April 12 of next year, and will operate three times a week using Airbus A319 aircraft.
Flights will depart Vancouver at 11:10 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Palm Springs at 1:51 p.m.  Flights from Palm Springs will …

Delta Profit Up 17% in Second Quarter

Delta Profit Up 17% in Second Quarter

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Atlanta-based airline reported a profit of $801 million, a year-over-year increase of 17%, or $116 million, from $685 million in the second quarter of 2013.
Revenue for the second quarter also increased year-over-year by 9%, or $772 million, to $9.266 billion. Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, increased by 6% year-over-year.
Passenger traffic increased by 5% year-over-year …

’51 People Feared Dead’ in Crash of TransAsia Flight 222

’51 People Feared Dead’ in Crash of TransAsia Flight 222

A TransAsia Airways plane crashed while landing in the Penghu Islands off the western coast of Taiwan.
Flight 222 was flying from Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, and reports indicate that the pilot’s first attempt to land failed.  He requested a go-around and air-traffic control then lost contact with the aircraft.
The aircraft reportedly crashed near Magong airport.
Reports on the death toll and number of injuries vary.  The aircraft was an ATR 72-500, …

The Marker Waterfront Resort to Open in Key West

The Marker Waterfront Resort to Open in Key West

The Marker Waterfront Resort, an independent luxury hotel, will open in Key West, Florida this October.  The property, which will be located on 200 William Street in the Old Town district, will be the first new hotel to be built in Key West’s downtown area since 1994.
The resort will have 96 guestrooms, each 400-square-feet (37-square-meters) in size and with a private porch.  Guestrooms will offer views of the Old Town, …

Dutch Take Over Flight 17 Crash Investigation

Dutch Take Over Flight 17 Crash Investigation

As more detailed photographs from the crash scene are emerging, Dutch officials said that the country would take the lead in the investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.
The Netherlands, which had the most citizens on the flight, is also assuming responsibility for the forensic identification of victims.
Meanwhile, images of the debris of Flight 17 are starting to appear in the media and on social media sites, providing …