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United Airlines to Debut ‘Better Boarding’ Process This Month

United Airlines to Debut ‘Better Boarding’ Process This Month

United Airlines announced multiple refinements to its boarding process. The airline, referring to the changes as “better boarding,” will roll out the revised process starting September 18.
The changes include the reduction of the number of boarding lanes from five to two and the addition of text alerts when boarding begins.
Group 1 will board using the blue lane, while Group 2 will then board via the green lane.  Groups 3 through …

SBE Opens Hyde Midtown Miami Hotel

SBE Opens Hyde Midtown Miami Hotel

SBE announced the opening of the Hyde Midtown Miami.
The new hotel offers 60 studios and suites. Designed by David Rockwell, all feature a modern décor, balconies, kitchenettes, and views of the city.
The Hyde Midtown Miami features a pool with private cabanas, a fitness center, a Ciel Spa, tennis courts, and a putting green.
Public areas of the hotel feature a variety of art installations by artists including Anastasia Samoylova, Cynthia Soto, …

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express Offering 40% Bonus on Avios Transfers

American Express’ Membership Rewards program announced a 40% bonus on points transfers to both the British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus frequent flyer programs. Both programs use Avios as their currency.
American Express most recently offered a 40% bonus last September and has, in the past, offered as much as a 50% bonus.
The current offer is valid for transfers from Membership Rewards accounts from U.S.-based American Express accounts to British Airways …

Tropical Storm Florence Leaves 14 Dead Amidst Catastrophic Rains and Flooding

Tropical Storm Florence Leaves 14 Dead Amidst Catastrophic Rains and Flooding

At least 14 people are dead in the Carolinas as a result of what is now Tropical Storm Florence, officials said.
“Heavy rainbands continue to deluge southeastern North Carolina,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement at 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, adding that flash flooding and “major river flooding” was occurring across a significant portion of the Carolinas.
“The flood danger from this storm is more immediate today than when …

United Could Move ‘the Bulk’ of its Operations from Newark Liberty if Proposed Increase in Jet Fuel Tax Becomes Law

United Could Move ‘the Bulk’ of its Operations from Newark Liberty if Proposed Increase in Jet Fuel Tax Becomes Law

United Airlines said it would consider moving some operations from its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to other hubs if lawmakers there enact legislation that would effectively raise jet-fuel taxes that the airline pays.
The bill, which has already been approved in committee, would require all airlines carrying over eight million passengers per year to pay a four cent tax per gallon on all jet fuel purchased …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon

Air Canada Opens Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon

Air Canada announced the opening of a Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The new lounge is the airline’s 23rd and showcases local design and art, including artwork by two Saskatchewan artists, Shawn Evans and Holly Friesen.
The art draws on the pastoral landscape of Saskatchewan, the airline said. It also features Canadian-made furniture and the maple wood screens typical of other Maple Leaf lounges.
The …