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Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Citing low demand, Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it would discontinue daily service to Havana, Cuba, early next year.
Service between Los Angeles International Airport and Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana had started on January 5, 2017.
The airline said that the change in U.S. policy last week, which eliminated so-called “people-to-people” educational travel, was the driver of the change: 80% of its passengers on the route travel under that allowance.
“Travel is …

Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Announces Plans for Final Boeing 747 Flights

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday plans for the final flights of its last Boeing 747 aircraft.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s final scheduled 747 flight from the United States will take place on December 15, departing Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 12:31 p.m for Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The aircraft will depart Seoul on December 17 at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in Detroit the same day at 10:14 a.m.
Following these two …

American Airlines to Offer Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Iceland

American Airlines to Offer Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Iceland

American Airlines announced Tuesday it will offer its first-ever flights to Iceland starting next spring.
The seasonal service will begin on June 7, 2018 and connect Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with Keflavik International Airport in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. The carrier will continue the service through October 27.
Flights will depart Dallas at 8:20 p.m. and arrive in Reykjavik at 9:15 a.m. the next morning. Flights from Reykjavik to Dallas are scheduled to …

New Ferry to Connect Miami to Grand Bahama Island

New Ferry to Connect Miami to Grand Bahama Island

FRS Caribbean announced the start of new ferry service from Miami to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.
The service will be offered three days a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ferry, named the San Gwann, will depart Miami at 8 a.m. and arrive in at Freeport Harbor at approximately 1 p.m. Return service will depart Freeport at 3 p.m. and arrive back in Miami at 8 p.m.
Saturday service will …

American Airlines to Offer Same Day Flight Change and Standby Via Smartphone App

American Airlines to Offer Same Day Flight Change and Standby Via Smartphone App

American Airlines announced the release of version 5.4 of its smartphone app, adding several new features including the ability to make a same-day flight change via the app.
The app supports the feature for passengers traveling by themselves who have elite status with the airline, are flying in first class, or are traveling on a Y fare. The feature is accessible by tapping the desired trip and accessing the travel tools …

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of several new Hilton Garden Inn locations across the United States.
The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square South is located close to Rockefeller center in Manhattan as well as the Winter Village at Bryant Park, while the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park is near the Tempe Marketplace, which consists of nearly 100 shops and restaurants.
Meanwhile, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport is …

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for October

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for October

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for October 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor decreased for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.7 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.7% from 3.57 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also rose, increasing 6.8% to 4.5 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, 4.21 billion …