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Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta to Link Boston with Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and D.C.

Delta Air Lines announced plans to add non-stop service from Boston to Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Atlanta-based airline said that service connecting Boston Logan International Airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will launch on April 1, 2019. In addition, service from Boston to Chicago O’Hare, Newark Liberty International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports will commence on September 9, 2019.
In a statement, Delta said it is “taking Bostonians …

Air New Zealand Inaugurates Auckland-Chicago Service

Air New Zealand Inaugurates Auckland-Chicago Service

Air New Zealand announced the start of service for its new flight linking Auckland, New Zealand, and Chicago. The first flight arrived at O’Hare International Airport on Friday afternoon.
With an approximate aloft time of 15 hours northbound and 16 hours southbound, the flight is the airline’s longest.
The airline is using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and operating the flight on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The airliners feature a business-class cabin with …

Post-Thanksgiving Winter Storm Snarls Traffic and Leaves Thousands Stranded

Post-Thanksgiving Winter Storm Snarls Traffic and Leaves Thousands Stranded

An early winter storm snarled traffic, left tens of thousands of passengers stranded, and resulted in the death of at least one person over the holiday weekend.
Blizzard-like conditions in the Midwest caused numerous flight delays and cancellations on Sunday and Monday at Chicago O’Hare International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, and Kansas City International airports, while strong winds and heavy rain resulted in many delays and cancellations at Newark Liberty International, …

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

A small but powerful storm is making travel difficult as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end.
Snow will move through the Chicagoland area overnight with blizzard-like conditions developing there and in other parts of the Midwest.  Other cities reporting blizzard-like conditions include Kansas City; Shenandoah, Iowa; and Independence, Missouri.
The blizzard was accompanied by wind gusts reaching 50 mph (80 km/h). Northern Illinois will see 12” (30 centimeters) or more …

Winter Storm with Heavy Snow and High Winds Threatens Holiday Travelers

Winter Storm with Heavy Snow and High Winds Threatens Holiday Travelers

A major early winter storm is moving across the country Saturday night and possibly making it harder to return over the river and through the woods from grandmother’s house as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend draws to a close.
The storm is expected to bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Rockies, the Central Plains, and the Great Lakes.
The National Weather Service said that the storm could produce blizzard-like conditions in …

Sixt Opens Rental Car Office at Chicago O’Hare

Sixt Opens Rental Car Office at Chicago O’Hare

Sixt Rent-a-Car announced the opening of its new location at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The opening is the company’s eighth in 2018.
Noting an increase in the Chicagoland area for luxury vehicles, the company said it plans to offer a variety of cars there.
“We’ll work harder than anyone else,” said Daniel Florence, the company’s chief operating officer, taking aim at competitor Avis’ famous slogan, “We Try Harder.”
In the past few years, …

Southwest Launches New Routes from San Jose, Burbank, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Southwest Launches New Routes from San Jose, Burbank, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Southwest Airlines announced the launch of six new routes, a new weekend route, and an increase in frequency in seven existing routes.
Starting today, the airline is offering non-stop service between San Jose, California, and Tucson, Arizona; Burbank and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport; and Burbank and Chicago Midway Airport. The flights will operate Sunday through Friday.
In addition, the Dallas-based carrier launched non-stop service between Oklahoma City and Reagan National Airport in …