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Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Orlando

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Orlando

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that next spring it will begin new service to Orlando from both Copenhagen and London Gatwick.  In addition, the airline will increase its service to various American destinations from Europe starting next year.
On March 30, 2015, Norwegian will launch once a week non-stop Monday flights between Copenhagen and Orlando.
The flights will operate using Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The carrier will also begin new non-stop service between London Gatwick …

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic to Increase Transatlantic Offerings, Discontinue Service to Narita, Mumbai, and Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic announced multiple changes to its schedule including the discontinuation of service to several major cities.
Virgin will add an extra daily flight between London Heathrow and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles.  In addition, the airline will add an additional seasonal flight between Heathrow and Miami during the winter, as well as an additional flight to San Francisco and Atlanta during the summer.
Virgin will also …

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 …

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people think of airports as places to depart from and arrive on flights at, but that view may prove to be somewhat outdated.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 …

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

A late summer storm is expected to move in on the northeast United States Tuesday night, bringing with it potential multiple inches of rain in some places, as well as numerous flight delays and cancellations.
Several airlines have already issued travel waivers, including Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, for passengers traveling to, from, or through various airports on the east coast and in the Northeast.
The storm is likely to bring …

China Southern Begins Non-Stop Guangzhou-New York Service

China Southern Begins Non-Stop Guangzhou-New York Service

China Southern Airlines announced the launch of new, non-stop service between Guangzhou and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights starting Wednesday.  The service is the first non-stop route between the two cities, and is China Southern’s first direct service to the East Coast of the United States.
The service operates four times a week, using Boeing 777-300ER, equipped with four lie-flat seats in first class, 32 lie-flat seats in …

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Airlines announced new changes to its 2014-2015 international winter schedule.  Beginning in October, the carrier will discontinue service to five European destinations from its New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia gateways, and will resume service beginning next spring.
On October 25, American will halt flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dublin Airport in Ireland, between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and between Philadelphia …