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United Airlines to Celebrate Olympics with Special Menus in United Club Lounges

United Airlines to Celebrate Olympics with Special Menus in United Club Lounges

United Airlines, the official airline of Team USA, announced plans to offer special menus in its United Club airport lounges during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Starting today, February 9, United Clubs will offer these items in over 50 locations.
The opening of the Games will be celebrated on opening day with a special drink, a Perfect 10, prosecco and cranberry juice, garnished with blueberries and cranberries, and a special sundae in …

American Express Global Business Travel to Merge with Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel to Merge with Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel announced Friday that it plans to acquire Hogg Robinson Group, a company specializing in travel, payments, and expense management, for £410 million ($566 million).
The deal, if approved, would take place in the second quarter of this year.
“I am particularly excited and heartened by American Express GBT’s reassurance that it will be utilizing the best talent and technology from within both organizations to create a truly …

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines announced operational results for January 2018, calling it a “record breaking” month.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of January was 16.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.8% from 16.04 billion RPMs in January 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.1% as well, to 20.62 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 19.97 billion ASMs in the same period …

Silvercar to Open New Branch at Tampa Airport

Silvercar to Open New Branch at Tampa Airport

Silvercar, a rental car company, announced that it will open a new location at Tampa International Airport on February 26.
The airport will be the company’s 19th location in the United States, and will join other Florida branches, including those at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Miami South Beach.
Silvercar said that it plans to double the amount of airport locations by the end of this …

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United Airlines announced that it will install Viasat’s in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi system on over 70 of its aircraft.
United will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by some airlines. The new system will provide gate-to-gate connectivity and support over-the-air content uploads to the entertainment system .
Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers to access the Internet and remain connected from the time they board …

James New York – NoMad Opens in Manhattan

James New York – NoMad Opens in Manhattan

The James New York – NoMad, a new boutique hotel, officially opened its doors in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Located at 29th street and Madison Avenue, the hotel has 360 guestrooms, 28 of which are suites, as well as two penthouses. Each room offers yoga mats and meditation cushions, as well as dream interpretation books.
The property has a 24-hour fitness center, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dinning options include Scarpetta, an Italian restaurant …

Southwest Sees January Traffic Increase

Southwest Sees January Traffic Increase

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for January 2018. The carrier reported an increase in its traffic, capacity, and load factor.
The airline’s total system traffic was 9.73 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 4% from 9.35 billion RPMs in January 2017.
The carrier reported a total system capacity of 12.5 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 1.9% from 12.27 billion the previous January.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s load factor for …