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New York-Florida Flight Diverts After Fight Over Reclined Seat

New York-Florida Flight Diverts After Fight Over Reclined Seat

A Delta Air Lines flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York to West Palm Beach, Florida had to divert to another airport after a “passenger disruption” over a reclined seat.
Delta Flight 2370, which departed from New York at around 7:00 p.m. Monday night, was diverted to the nearest airport, which was Jacksonville International Airport, after a passenger who was reportedly sleeping with her head on an open tray table was …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire

World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire

A Delta flight attendant who recently celebrated his 90th birthday retired Saturday after 63 years in the skies.
Robert Reardon, known as Bob to friends, currently holds two Guinness world records, one for being the world’s oldest active flight attendant and the other for the longest career as a flight attendant, having recently surpassed Ron Akana, a former United Airlines crew member, by several months.
Reardon’s retirement was announced in an e-mail to …

The World’s Best Airport Amenities

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Most people think of airports as places to depart from and arrive on flights at, but that view may prove to be somewhat outdated.
Airport operators around the world, recognizing that people are traveling longer distances and often spending hours waiting for connections, wish to entice travelers to use their airport for that connection.
I started writing this article sitting outdoors in a beer garden in Munich, one that happens to be …

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Airlines Top 3 Airlines in Passenger Traffic in 2013

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Airlines Top 3 Airlines in Passenger Traffic in 2013

Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and China Southern Airlines were the top three airlines in the world based on the number of scheduled passengers carried, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association.
Delta carried a total of 120.6 million passengers, the highest in 2013, while Southwest ranked second with 115.3 million passengers and China Southern Airlines ranked third with 91.5 million passengers. Rounding out the top five are …

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced multiple changes to the Delta Shuttle that links New York and Boston.
Starting November 2, Delta will operate the shuttle using larger mainline Boeing 717 planes instead of regional jets.  It will also relocate Boston arrivals and departures from the storied Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia to Terminal C of the airport.  Delta took over much of Terminal C when it swapped takeoff and landing slots with US …

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Air Lines announced that it introduced a variety of new foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its Sky Club airport lounges.  The changes are effective starting August 14.
The new menus offer a variety of items, including locally sourced bagels, English muffins, Greek yogurt, and cereal for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the Sky Clubs will be serving a selection of soups including Italian wedding soup, chicken salad with pecan …