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Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines Flights Resume at Chicago Midway After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

Southwest Airlines said it is close to returning to normal operations at Chicago’s Midway Airport on Monday after the airline was forced to shut down operations on Sunday when it ran out of de-icing fluid.
Over 250 of the carrier’s flights were cancelled that day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
The carrier said that its flight schedule on Monday would be “close to normal.”
Earlier this winter, the airline experienced problems with de-icing …

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service from four major hubs on June 7.
American will launch three new routes from Philadelphia to Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Pensacola, Florida.
The airline will also begin service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Finally, American will launch flights from both Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to South Bend, Indiana.
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American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American Airlines announced that it plans to begin new shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on April 4.
The carrier will offer hourly service between the two airports, with up to 15 flights per weekday.
Passengers in the main cabin will be offered complimentary beer and wine, and the service will have dedicated gates.
The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington …

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air announced it will launch its first service to South America on February 14. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new service to Chicago and Austin, increase flights to Boston, introduce a new Premium cabin, and add Wi-Fi to long-haul flights.
Starting in February, Norwegian will begin four weekly flights to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
On March 25, …

Hilton Chicago Unveils Results of $150 Million Renovation Project

Hilton Chicago Unveils Results of $150 Million Renovation Project

The hotel, which first opened its doors to guests in 1927, said that the final phase, a series of meeting rooms on the third floor, was just completed.
The seven rooms can accommodate as many as 850 guests. The décor was inspired by Lake Michigan and uses shades of purple and blue as part of the décor.
Guestrooms and suites at the hotel were also refurbished and the 5,000-square-foot (464-square-meter) Conrad Hilton …

Red Roof ‘Red Collection’ Hotels to Make Global Debut in Chicago

Red Roof ‘Red Collection’ Hotels to Make Global Debut in Chicago

Red Roof debuted a new brand of hotels, the Red Collection, and said its first Red Collection property, the St. Clair Hotel, will open in Chicago next year.
The St. Claire, located one block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. Red Roof said that the hotel will offer amenities typical of a major downtown hotel including fast Wi-Fi and spa-inspired bathrooms, albeit at …

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin to Discontinue Long-Haul Flights

Air Berlin announced that it will cease all of its long-haul flights by October 15. The move follows notice from aircraft leasing companies that plan to take back their Airbus A330 aircraft as a result of Air Berlin’s bankruptcy filing last month.
Key routes that will be discontinued include the carrier’s Düsseldorf-Los Angeles service, as well as its flights from Düsseldorf to Mexico and the Caribbean. Service from Berlin to Abu …