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Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton and Netflix announced the addition of the Netflix streaming service to televisions in Hilton’s Connected Rooms.
The move will allow guests to temporarily log into their own Netflix accounts to facilitate the viewing of favorite movies and programs.
Hilton Connected Rooms allow guest to control room lights, temperature, television, and more from their mobile devices via the Hilton Honors app.
The hotelier currently has ten properties with a total of 1,800 Connected …

Storms Sweep Across Much of U.S. Causing Significant Travel Delays

Storms Sweep Across Much of U.S. Causing Significant Travel Delays

Tens of millions of people are facing snow, ice, and heavy rain as a powerful storm moves from New Mexico to Minnesota.
As a result, travelers returning home are facing dangerous conditions on the road and in the air.
On Friday, the fierce storm will shift eastward and affect the entire East Coast from Florida to New England bringing torrential downpours and dangerous travel conditions with it.
Thirteen states have issued winter weather advisories …

Heavy Storms May Wreak Havoc as Busiest Holiday Season Ever Starts

Heavy Storms May Wreak Havoc as Busiest Holiday Season Ever Starts

No matter if your trip will take you on the roads, rails, or planes, expect a travel nightmare in many parts of the United States.
This year’s is expected to be the busiest travel season on record. More than 112 million people will be traveling, a 4% increase over last year, according to the Automobile Association of America.
Gas prices are significantly lower, with the national average at $2.36, and more than …

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines announced seasonal twice-weekly non-stop flights from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
The service will operate from May 4, 2019 through at least Labor Day.
Flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing from Reagan National on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. local time and arriving in Orlando at 11:06 a.m., with return flights leaving Orlando at 11:45 a.m. and arriving in the District at 2 …

JetBlue Announces Schedule for New Ecuador Service

JetBlue Announces Schedule for New Ecuador Service

JetBlue Airways announced the schedule for its new service to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The flight is scheduled to allow for connections from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C., among other cities.
The inaugural flight will take place on February 28, 2019.
Flight 1255 will operate daily, departing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 7 p.m. and arrive at 11:45 p.m. local time.
The return flight will leave José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport …

Flight Delayed Due to Emotional Support Squirrel

Flight Delayed Due to Emotional Support Squirrel

A Frontier Airlines flight departing from Orlando International Airport on Tuesday was delayed when a passenger boarded the aircraft with an emotional support squirrel in a cage.
The passenger, Cindy Torok, who was on a flight destined for Cleveland, had told the airline of her planes to take an emotional support animal with her but had failed to notify the airline that it was a squirrel.
Cabin crew told Torok that squirrel, …

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Southeast, Cancelling Flights and Leaving a Trail of Destruction in Its Wake

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Mexico Beach in Florida early Wednesday, turned deadly as one man was killed when a falling tree struck his home.
The hurricane is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, leaving over 500,000 without power in the Southeast.  It is now a Category 1 storm accelerating through Georgia and expected to cross the South Carolina …