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Amtrak Introduces New Menus on Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak Introduces New Menus on Acela and Northeast Regional Trains

Amtrak announced new menus for the Corridor Cafes on its Acela and Northeast Regional trains.
The new menu includes a selection of sandwiches made with Boar’s Head products, Sahale Snacks, Sweet Street desserts, as well as gluten-free and vegan options.
The café cars will also offer Makers Mark, Cutwater Spirits, and LaCroix sparkling water.
“This new menu is one in a series of upgrades to bring you a better Amtrak travel experience,” the …

Ford Debuts New Diesel and Hybrid Taxis

Ford Debuts New Diesel and Hybrid Taxis

Ford, which was a major supplier of taxis in the United States with its Crown Victoria, produced from 1991 to 2011, introduced two new taxicab models Wednesday, one diesel, one hybrid  Both are available in School Bus Yellow.
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Taxi is based on the new Transit Connect Wagon. Similar to the non-taxi version, the Transit Connect Taxi can be ordered with a 1.5-liter diesel four-cylinder engine, which …

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines File for Antitrust Immunity as Part of Joint Venture

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines File for Antitrust Immunity as Part of Joint Venture

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines announced that the two have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism to form a joint venture that would enjoy antitrust immunity.
The two airlines promise “significant advantages” for consumers including lower fares and additional travel options.
“This joint venture will combine two premier brands in the highly competitive Japan-Hawaii market, and travelers from both of our countries will …

United to Open Its Fourth Polaris Lounge, This One in Houston

United to Open Its Fourth Polaris Lounge, This One in Houston

United Airlines announced plans to open its fourth Polaris Lounge, this one at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
The lounge will open its doors on June 29, 2018.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open the Houston lounge this summer. It recently opened its second and third Polaris Lounges in San Francisco and Newark respectively.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Houston …

Vancouver Airport Breaks Ground on 20-Year Expansion Project

Vancouver Airport Breaks Ground on 20-Year Expansion Project

Vancouver International Airport held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to commemorate the start of an ambitious 5.6-billion Canadian dollars ($4.3 billion) 20-year expansion plan.
Vancouver Airport Authority said it will spend 1.7 billion Canadian dollars in the next three years alone on the project.
The airport plans to “enhance the passenger experience at YVR and build a world-class sustainable hub airport,” it said in a statement.
Plans include the addition of new wings to …

WestJet to Install Business-Class Cabin on 737 Max Fleet

WestJet to Install Business-Class Cabin on 737 Max Fleet

WestJet Airlines, which currently operates five Boeing 737 Max 8 jets and has 50 additional orders for 737 Max 7, Max 8, and Max 10 aircraft, said Wednesday it plans to install its first business-class cabins on the aircraft.
The airline currently does not offer a business-class cabin although it offers a premium economy lite section called Plus that offers extra legroom, a blocked middle seat, and complimentary food and beverages.
The …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Diego-Spokane Flights

Alaska Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Diego-Spokane Flights

Alaska Airlines said Thursday it will introduce new non-stop daily service linking San Diego, California, and Spokane, Washington.
The new service will be the only non-stop between the two cities and will commence operations on October 1.
“We’re excited to add another connection between the Pacific Northwest and California,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning.
Alaska will operate the flight using Embraer E175 jets with a three-class cabin. The …