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United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

World’s Busiest Airport? It’s Atlanta (Again)

While it may seem that airports are getting busier, that may not always be the case.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw close to 104 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for yet another year.
Indeed, two of the world’s five busiest airports are in the United States – the other was Los Angeles International Airport – but the busiest, Atlanta, was slightly less …

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines announced on Tuesday plans for new routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, and London.
The Fort Worth-based airline is introducing non-stop seasonal service from Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth to Munich as well as Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubrovnik and Chicago to Athens.
It is also introducing five new seasonal international routes from Philadelphia, adding Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh as destinations from the City of Brother Love. The airline will …

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Nation Braces for Extended Heatwave over Extended 4th of July Holiday

Much of the United States will experience a dangerous heat wave that will stretch from Maine to Arizona in the coming days.
Cities including Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C. could experience high temperatures in excess of 100° F (38° C).
The cause of the unusually hot weather is a large area of high pressure known as a “heat dome” in which affected areas will experience sunny …

Lake Shore Limited Train Between New York and Chicago To Be Temporarily Suspended

Lake Shore Limited Train Between New York and Chicago To Be Temporarily Suspended

Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited train, which runs between New York City and Chicago, will be temporarily suspended until September 3 due to repair work.  A separate Lake Shore Limited train between Boston and Chicago will, however, continue to operate.
The suspension of the New York route comes as Amtrak makes repairs to Penn Station. Amtrak is updating the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge’s electrical and mechanical equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy …

Wow Air to Launch Flights to New Delhi from Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles

Wow Air to Launch Flights to New Delhi from Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles

Wow Air announced on December 5 plans to launch new service from nine U.S. cities to New Delhi, India, with a stopover in Reykjavik.
The carrier will offer flights to the Indian capital from Newark, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.
Wow will use Airbus A330neo aircraft on the new flights. The planes will be outfitted with the carrier’s new Wow premium seats, with 37” legroom.
The …

American Airlines to End Chicago-Beijing, Boost Presence in Caribbean

American Airlines to End Chicago-Beijing, Boost Presence in Caribbean

American Airlines announced multiple new routes to Hawaii and the Caribbean as well as changes to its winter schedule.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will add new winter seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Honolulu International Airport. The service will be operated using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
In addition, the airline is adding four new routes to the Caribbean from Chicago, namely to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and Providenciales.
American is increasing …