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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 …

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak announced new dining options for the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
The new options are for sleeping car passengers and include a breakfast that includes Greek yogurt, a sliced fresh fruit platter, and assorted breakfast breads with jam.  Lunch and dinner selections include a choice of a vegan wrap, chicken Caesar salad, a turkey club sandwich, or chilled beef tenderloin.  A kosher option will also …

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Aviation security officers who were members of the Chicago Aviation Police have filed suit against the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois after their status and past history as law enforcement officers was effectively deleted.
Following the April 2017 incident in which passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines flight by two of the force’s members, the city’s aviation commissioner removed the agency’s status as that of …

Hotel Zachary Opens in Chicago

Hotel Zachary Opens in Chicago

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hotel Zachary, part of the hotelier’s Tribute Portfolio, in Chicago.
The property has 173 guestrooms, 20 of which are suites, each with blue accents and pinstripe carpeting, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows.
Dining options include the Bar at Hotel Zachary, which features appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, and the Alma Room, which is open daily for breakfast. Mordecai, a cocktail bar and restaurant, offers …