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American Airlines Employee Hand Delivers Lost Camera to Grieving Family

American Airlines Employee Hand Delivers Lost Camera to Grieving Family

The GoPro camera belonging to a woman who was killed by a tree knocked down by high winds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and left behind on an American Airlines flight was personally returned by an airline employee to the family.
The camera belonged to Laila Jiwani, who was hiking with her husband and three children on Porter Creek Trail on December 27, 2018, when the tree fell.
The …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2019

Although many believe that January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and time, scholars believe that January is named after janua, the Latin word for door, given that January is the start of the year and hence an opening to new things.
The month of January was created around 450 B.C.E. when the original ten-month Roman calendar was replaced by a 12-month calendar with January at the start.
January is …

What You Read in 2018: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

As the year 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year.
The big news over the past year was the opening of the first new terminal at the renovated LaGuardia Airport, the integration of flight attendant groups at both United Airlines (which had merged with Continental Airlines in 2010) and American Airlines (which merged with US Airways …

Aer Lingus Applies to Join Transatlantic AA-BA Joint Venture

Aer Lingus Applies to Join Transatlantic AA-BA Joint Venture

Aer Lingus will likely become a part of the transatlantic joint venture with American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.
The carriers have submitted a joint motion to the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking approval.
“We respectfully request that the Department amend DOT Order 2010-7-8 to extend its approval and grant of antitrust immunity (“ATI”) to Aer Lingus and an Amended Joint Business Agreement,” they said in the motion, filed on December …

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines announced seasonal twice-weekly non-stop flights from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
The service will operate from May 4, 2019 through at least Labor Day.
Flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing from Reagan National on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. local time and arriving in Orlando at 11:06 a.m., with return flights leaving Orlando at 11:45 a.m. and arriving in the District at 2 …

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines to Add 18 New Routes Next Summer, Including Flights to Glacier Park Airport

American Airlines announced on Thursday multiple new routes and several new destinations that will be introduced next summer.
The world’s largest airline is adding Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana, with non-stop service available to Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles and it is also returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with non-stop service from New York and Philadelphia. It is also doubling the frequency of its non-stop service linking Dallas to …

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Kempinski, and Four Seasons Named Winners of the 2018 GlobeRunner Awards

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hertz, Kempinski, Four Seasons, oneworld, Lufthansa, and Volvo have been named best in class by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s awards, recognizing the world’s top airlines, hotel groups, car rental agencies, and automobiles, were announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
In lieu of holding …