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Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

With ten days remaining before a threatened walkout, there was no reported progress in reaching a deal between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.
Workers of the Long Island Rail Road are likely to go on strike if their unions do not agree on a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the railroad, on July 20.  The strike would affect roughly 300,000 weekday …

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the start of new service from London Gatwick to three American cities last week.
The airline now offers twice-weekly service from the London airport to both Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with London-Los Angeles flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, and London-Fort Lauderdale flights operating on Mondays and Fridays.   The carrier also began thrice-weekly service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights operating …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: June 28, 2014

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The weekend is quickly approaching, and it’s time to kick back and relax with this week’s news and features.  Here are five engaging stories that should entertain and inform you this weekend.
1.) Jonathan Spira gives us an up-close look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which United Airlines is currently flying on its recently launched San Francisco to Chengdu route.  The high-tech plane is 20% more fuel efficient than others in …

Charter Airline Begins New York-Guyana Service

Charter Airline Begins New York-Guyana Service

Dynamic Airways, an American charter airline, announced the launch of new non-stop, year-round service between New York and Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana. The service operates four times a week, using Boeing 767-200 aircraft.
Flights depart from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown at 4:00 p.m. Flights from Georgetown depart at …

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

Visitors at New York-area airports will soon have access to free Wi-Fi but it won’t be unlimited.
On Wednesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the region’s three major airports, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International, said it had approved plans that will permit a free service to go ahead.
The service will be provided by Boingo, a wireless Internet company that already offers …