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United Airlines Appoints New General Counsel

United Airlines Appoints New General Counsel

United Airlines announced the appointment of Robert S. Rivkin to the position of senior vice president and general counsel.
In his new position, Rivkin will be responsible for all legal matters at the carrier as well as ethics compliance, government contracting, and security, the airline said.
Rivkin, who will join the carrier in March, is currently the deputy mayor of Chicago. Prior to that, he held the position of deputy general counsel …

Norwegian Air to Add New York-Athens, Chicago-Barcelona Flights to Route Map

Norwegian Air to Add New York-Athens, Chicago-Barcelona Flights to Route Map

Norwegian Air announced plans to offer new non-stop seasonal service linking New York to Athens and Chicago to Barcelona.
The Barcelona service will commence on June 7, 2019, while service to Athens will begin on July 2. Both will operate until October 26, 2019.
Both flights will operate four times a week.
The move comes after news of the airline’s financial woes and the cancellation of multiple routes from the United States to …

Lobby Bar – February 8: To Hell with Brexiters, Shiny Object Syndrome, and ‘I’ll Take Mockingbirds for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: You Can’t Beat the Feeling
The Shining. Following the news of the planned demolition of the Grand Hyatt New York, Donald Trump’s first project in Manhattan, news leaked about the planned renovation of the White House exterior, to make up for the loss of the Hyatt.  Just as he told the architects working on the 1980 renovation “I want shiny,” with respect to the original granite exterior, the White House …

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by number of flights, besting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which retains the title of world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, however.
O’Hare last held that title in 2014.
The busy Chicago airport reported 903,747 flights last year, while Atlanta had only 895,502.
“Chicago is proud to be the home of the best connected airport in the U.S., and now the busiest airport for total …

Polar Vortex Crippling Planes, Trains, and Waterways

Polar Vortex Crippling Planes, Trains, and Waterways

Over 121 million people in the United States are dealing with record cold and dangerous temperatures on Thursday that are colder than the surface of Mars. The extreme cold stretches from the Upper Midwest to Maine and, in many cities, is bringing the coldest temperatures in a generation.
The brutally cold weather has already resulted in the death of 11 people.
Over 75% of the continental United States recorded below freezing temperatures …

Holiday Weekend Storm Giving Way to Arctic Blast, Leaving Thousands of Cancelled Flights in its Wake

Holiday Weekend Storm Giving Way to Arctic Blast, Leaving Thousands of Cancelled Flights in its Wake

The winter storm that struck the Midwest and Plains on Friday and Saturday continues to move eastward, bringing rain, snow, and ice to millions over the holiday weekend.
Heavy rain and snow in parts o the region are going to be followed by dangerously low temperatures.
The deep freeze left slippery conditions in the Midwest.
A United Airlines flight skidded off the runway on Saturday, after landing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. No …

Heavy Rain and Snow to Greet New Year’s Eve Revelers and Travelers in the U.S.

Heavy Rain and Snow to Greet New Year’s Eve Revelers and Travelers in the U.S.

Travelers will not have it easy heading into the New Year.
A big storm is bringing wintry weather in the western United States and inclement weather in the south.  Six million people are under a severe weather threat for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, with the heaviest rain expected in the Midwest.
The storm will result in significant flight cancellations and delays later in the day in Chicago, St. Louis, and Memphis.  …