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Airlines Cancel Flights to Tehran as Officials Implicate Iran in Ukraine Air Crash

Airlines Cancel Flights to Tehran as Officials Implicate Iran in Ukraine Air Crash

As officials from Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States began to piece together evidence that pointed to implicating Iran in a possibly unintended missile attack on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, airlines serving TehranImam Khomeini International Airport began to cancel flights and suspend service to the capital city.
Ukraine International Airlines suspended all flights to Tehran following the crash of Flight 752.
On Thursday, both Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa …

Officials Say Iran Shot Down Ukraine Airlines Flight

Officials Say Iran Shot Down Ukraine Airlines Flight

U.S. officials along with the prime ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom now say that the Ukraine International Airlines plane that crashed Wednesday morning was shot down by Iran, possibly accidentally.
“There is now a body of information that the flight was shot down by an Iranian Surface to Air Missile.,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement, adding that it may have been fired unintentionally.
“We have intelligence from multiple …

The World’s Most Powerful Passports for 2020 Are …

How many countries can you visit without needing a visa with your passport? If yours is a red- or blue-colored passport book that has the words “Japan Passport” on the cover, you can visit more – a total of 191 out of 218 – than holders of any other passport in the world.
Indeed, a traveler with a Japanese passport can visit 165 more destinations than someone with what is today …

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada Launches Non-Stop Service Linking Montreal and Brazil

Air Canada announced the start of non-stop service between Montreal and São Paulo on Thursday.
The thrice-weekly flights will operate through March 27, 2020.
The airline will operate the service using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 21 lie-flat seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy, and 247 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 21” wide and have a pitch of 80”.
Air Canada also operates non-stop service from Toronto to …

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada announced several new non-stop routes between the United States and Canada including new summer seasonal service linking Nashville and Montreal and Boston and Calgary.  The airline said it was adding a second daily flight between Vancouver and Newark.
The Montreal-Nashville route will be operated using Embraer E-175 aircraft with 12 seats in the business-class cabin and 64 seats in coach.  Seat in business are 20” wide and have a …

Air Canada Plans to Increase Service to Paris Next Summer

Air Canada Plans to Increase Service to Paris Next Summer

Air Canada said it will increase the frequent of its Paris flights from Montreal and Toronto in the summer of 2020.
The carrier will add three additional flights per week from Montreal and four from Toronto to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport between July 2 and August 28, 2020.
The increase translates into three daily flights between Paris and Montreal on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during that period and two daily flights …

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott International said it will open over 20 luxury hotels next year with locations ranging from Danang to Istanbul to Reykjavik to Toronto.
The hotelier will add hotels under three brands, JW Marriott, W hotels, and Edition, as well as under the umbrella of the Luxury Collection, formerly the Starwood Luxury Collection.
The JW Marriott brand will open in eight locations, namely Anaheim, Orlando, and Savannah in the United States and Danang, …