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Air China to Begin Non-Stop Beijing-Jakarta Flights

Air China to Begin Non-Stop Beijing-Jakarta Flights

Air China announced plans to launch new non-stop service between Beijing and Jakarta, Indonesia on September 26.
The airline currently offers Beijing-Xiamen-Jakarta service, although without the stopover in Xiamen, the flight time will be reduced to approximately seven hours.
Flights will depart Beijing at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, arriving in Jakarta at 10:30 p.m. Flights from Jakarta to Beijing are scheduled to depart at 12:30 a.m. on Mondays, …

One UN New York Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

One UN New York Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

The One UN New York Hotel officially became a Hilton property this week, as the hotelier rebranded it the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza.
The hotel is located on floors 28 through 39 of One United Nations Plaza and Two United Nations Plaza, two adjoining skyscrapers situated next to the United Nations headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.
The property has 439 guestrooms and suites, each with an HD TV and minifridge. …

Hertz Partners with Localiza, South America’s Largest Car Rental Company

Hertz Partners with Localiza, South America’s Largest Car Rental Company

Hertz announced a partnership with Localiza, the largest rental car company in South America and the leading brand in Brazil.
As part of the deal, Localiza acquired Hertz’ car rental and leasing operations in Brazil. The two plan to partner on technology exchange and customer service.
In addition, Localiza customers traveling outside of South America will be referred to Hertz locations, while Hertz customers traveling to Brazil will be referred to Localiza.
Hertz …

Unruly Hawaiian Airlines Passenger Ordered to Pay $98,000 Restitution to Airline

Unruly Hawaiian Airlines Passenger Ordered to Pay $98,000 Restitution to Airline

A federal judge in Honolulu ordered a New Jersey man to pay Hawaiian Airlines almost $98,000 as restitution for costs the airline incurred following his disruptive behavior on a flight from Honolulu to New York City in February.
James August pled guilty in February to interfering with a flight crew although he said he did not recall what he allegedly did.
“I don’t remember much, your honor,” August told the judge after …

As Expected, Gas Prices Spike Just In Time for Labor Day Weekend

As Expected, Gas Prices Spike Just In Time for Labor Day Weekend

Although it took a few days, the effects of Hurricane Harvey are finally beginning to be felt at the pump. The price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel hit $2.45 on average, the highest recorded price so far this year according to the Automobile Association of America. The average price was only $2.37 three days ago.
The last time the national average price was in this range was August 2015, …

BMW Unveils Mini Electric Concept

BMW Unveils Mini Electric Concept

BMW Group debuted its new Mini Electric Concept Wednesday. A production version of the concept car will come in 2019.
The car is fully electric, and is the direct ancestor of the Mini E, BMW’s first all-electric car, introduced almost ten years ago.
The vehicle has many of the characteristics of the Mini such as the hexagonal radiator grille and circular headlights, as well as the design of volume increase from top …

Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines to Partner on Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines to Partner on Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Singapore Airlines.
Beginning September 27, members of both Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer programs will be able to earn miles on flights operated by either airline.
Members will be able to redeem miles beginning at a later date.
In addition to the frequent flyer program partnership, the two carriers said they will begin a new codeshare agreement at a later date. …