Historic Hotels That Offer Ghost Sightings with a View

by Anna Breuer

Going away for Halloween? You might want to go all out and consider a stay that includes ghosts at no additional charge.
One of the most haunted is the Omni Mount Washington Resort, a posh 116-year-old resort that looks like a castle in Austria or Germany, but is actually tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire.
The Omni Mount Washington was actually constructed with ghosts in mind, as the artisans and …

Daylight Saving Time for 2019 to End This Sunday

by Paul Riegler

One week after the European Union set its clocks back by one hour to Winter Time for perhaps what was the last time, the United States will return to standard time on Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m. local time.
Daylight Saving Time in the United States will resume on March 8, 2020 and end on November 1. In the European Union, Summer Time will start on March 29, 2019.
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Apple to iPhone 5 Users: Update Your Device Now or Else!

by Jeremy Del Nero

Apple is telling owners of older iPhones including the iPhone 5 that they must upgrade their devices’ operating systems before midnight GMT on November 3 (8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT on November 2) or encounter issues with any app that relies on the correct date and time including e-mail, web browsing, iCloud synchronization, and the App Store.
The issue is not related to the end of Daylight Saving Time, which takes …

Pan Am 747 Exhibit Opens in New York Celebrating the ‘Queen of the Skies’ 50th

by Anna Breuer

The Boeing 747 – often referred to as the Queen of the Skies – went into service nearly half a century ago with launch customer Pan Am. While the airline shut down in 1991, the Pan Am Museum, located in Garden City, New York, is celebrating with a special exhibition The Boeing 747: A Jumbo Jet Story. The exhibition opened on Saturday with a preview for donors.
Since its launch in …

Short Stay: The Windsor Boutique Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina

by Jeremy Del Nero

After a number of stays in umpteen-story hotels whose upper rooms poke into the clouds, it can be a refreshing change of pace to check into a smaller property with only 14 rooms. Shortly following a stay in a 1,000+ room skyscraper, I found myself in the lobby of a different kind of property: the Windsor Boutique Hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. And everything about my stay would prove …

Boeing Plans Changes to 737 Max Software as Indonesian Investigators Release Lion Air Crash Findings

by Anna Breuer

Boeing said Friday it is addressing the findings and recommendations made by Indonesian investigators who were looking into the causes of Lion Air flight 610 to make certain “that this never happens again.”
“We commend Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee for its extensive efforts to determine the facts of this accident, the contributing factors to its cause and recommendations aimed toward our common goal,” the airplane manufacturer said in a statement.
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American, Southwest Airlines Say Boeing 737 Max Grounding Will Cost Over $1 Billion

by Jesse Sokolow

The worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, now in its seventh month, is costing the airline industry billions of dollars and the exact figures are starting to come out as airlines release third-quarter financial information.
The grounding, which has yet to be lifted, has cost American Airlines and Southwest Airlines at least $945 million and that figure is expected to rise in the weeks ahead.
American Airlines, which has 24 of …