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American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Airlines announced new service from its hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to four locations, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Newark.
The service from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale and to Baltimore will operate twice daily, while the other two are schedule to operate once a day.
The airline is also increasing the frequency of its daily flights from Charlotte to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to a total of ten, to Los Angeles …

Vier Jahreszeiten Munich Hotel Unveils Royal Wing Suites

Vier Jahreszeiten Munich Hotel Unveils Royal Wing Suites

The Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich announced the opening of the Royal Wing on the top floor of the hotel.
The 6,028-square-foot (560-square-meter) Royal Wing, which occupies an entire floor of the hotel, features seven bedrooms, private terraces, a butler’s kitchen, and three living rooms. It is a private wing of the hotel and the various suites and rooms can be combined as needed.
The highlight of the Royal Wing is the 2,024-square-foot …

Budget Carrier Germania Files for Bankruptcy

Budget Carrier Germania Files for Bankruptcy

Budget airline Germania filed for insolvency in a Berlin-Charlottenburg court in the overnight period from Monday to Tuesday. On Tuesday, the carrier cancelled all of its flights going forward.
It is a second blow to the German airline industry: Air Berlin, then the country’s second largest carrier, filed for insolvency in August 2017.  It leaves thousands of passengers stranded as well as countless others with worthless tickets.
The filing not only affected …

TAP to Treble Frequency of Newark-Porto Service, Add Connections to Brussels, Lyon, Munich

TAP to Treble Frequency of Newark-Porto Service, Add Connections to Brussels, Lyon, Munich

TAP Air Portugal announced it will treble the frequency of its Newark-Porto service starting in June. Porto is the second largest city in Portugal
The airline currently operates two flights per week and will offer six starting June 1. It is also adding connecting service from Porto to Brussels, Lyon, and Munich.
TAP will operate the flights using its new Airbus A321 Long Range fleet of aircraft.
The Airbus A321neoLR can carry up to …

Security Staff to Strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday

Security Staff to Strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday

If you are planning to travel through Frankfurt Airport in the coming week, you may wish to travel on Monday or Wednesday. Security personnel at Frankfurt Airport will go on strike on Tuesday in support demands for of higher pay.
The move will impact thousands of passengers who typically use the airport as a starting point for their journeys. The strike is scheduled to start at 1 a.m. local time and …

Lobby Bar – January 11, 2019: Lost in Space, Jethro Tull, and ‘I’ll Take Soon-to-Be Defunct Airlines for €1,000, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Being All It Can Be
Moved. Left no forwarding address?  Aeroplan tried to reconnect to its former owner Air Canada on Thursday and, upon returning home, found the building empty and the locks changed.  The frequent-flyer program can be found wandering the streets of Montreal, asking passers-by, have you seen my parent
No planes for you. Security staff at several German airports went on strike on Thursday, leaving thousands of travelers stranded …

Strikes at German Airports Strand Thousands of Passengers

Strikes at German Airports Strand Thousands of Passengers

Hundreds of flights originating at German airports were cancelled after security staff at three airports walked off the job.
The strike affected flights at Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, and Stuttgart airports and 623 flights were cancelled as a result.
The union Verdi represents over 23,000 airport security staff at German airports. It is demanding a pay increase of €3 per hour, an 18% increase that would result in an hourly pay of €20. …