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Lufthansa Flight Attendants Plan Another Strike for Tuesday

Lufthansa Flight Attendants Plan Another Strike for Tuesday

Lufthansa is facing another round of strikes starting this coming Tuesday, September 4.  The Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO), the union that represents the majority of Lufthansa’s flight attendants, is planning to strike that day.  According to the Lufthansa website, details on the scope of the strike, including which airports and flights will be impacted, will be made public by the union only on very short notice.
Thousands of passengers were left …

Porter Airlines Opens New Passenger Lounge at Newark Liberty

Porter Airlines Opens New Passenger Lounge at Newark Liberty

Porter Airlines has officially opened its newest passenger lounge, located at Newark Liberty International Airport.  Porter lounges are open to every Porter customer, and they feature Wi-Fi Internet access, cold beverages, specialty coffee, and snacks.  Newark is Porter’s third destination to offer complimentary lounge access; the other two are Toronto and Ottawa.
The Consulate General of Canada in New York, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC), and the Port Authority of …

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

Hotel Paradox Opens in Downtown Santa Cruz

BPR Properties announced the opening of the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, California. The new hotel has 164 guest rooms and eight suites.
In keeping with the California rustic motif, the front desk is made from a reclaimed eucalyptus tree and the natural décor continues with reclaimed wood snow fence headboards in each room. An indoor-outdoor bar leads to a pool surrounded by redwood trees and features fire pits and cabanas as well …

Jumeirah at Ethiad Towers Opens New Japanese Restaurant

Jumeirah at Ethiad Towers Opens New Japanese Restaurant

Jumeirah at Ethiad Towers has opened a new Japanese restaurant, Tori No Su, complementing the hotel’s eleven other in-house dining options.
Dining at Tori No Su (Japanese for Birds Nest) is intended as much an experience in Japanese culture as it is fine dining. The menu, designed by Chef Ando offers traditional Japanese cuisine and the restaurant’s live grass walls  are intended  to signify an emphasis on freshness.
In addition to general …

American Airlines Announces Codeshare with Iberia Express

American Airlines Announces Codeshare with Iberia Express

American Airlines and Iberia Express, a subsidiary of Iberia, announced a codeshare agreement.
American will place its code on flights marketed by Iberia and operated by Iberia Express between its Madrid hub and 14 other European destinations.
American AAdvantage members are entitled to both earn and redeem miles for award travel on Iberia Express flights.  Tickets for codeshare flights will go on sale September 4, for travel beginning September 10, 2012.
Iberia Express …

Lufthansa Flight Attendants Plan Strike for Friday

Lufthansa Flight Attendants Plan Strike for Friday

Lufthansa’s flight attendant union, the Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation (UFO), is planning a series of strikes starting August 31.  In the event of a labor action, passengers flying on Lufthansa will face travel disruptions starting Friday and union leaders say these may persist for quite some time.
Talks between the German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa and the UFO collapsed Wednesday after Lufthansa refused to meet the months-old demand of a 5% pay …

United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Airlines announced the first routes for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  The initial routes are domestic and the new planes will start flying in November of 2012 from United’s Houston hub.  Destinations will include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington (Dulles).
These domestic routes will precede United’s 787’s previously-announced international routes, LINK , which are set to begin in December and January.
Following United’s taking delivery of …