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people think of airports as places to depart from and arrive on flights at, but that view may prove to be somewhat outdated.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

Delta First Class Flight 3394 Washington, D.C.-New York JFK

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This is the story of a very delayed 40-minute flight, a patient and supremely welcoming flight attendant named Christine, a proactive SkyMiles agent, a tired but friendly Sky Club receptionist, a gate agent named Jonathan, a very late American Airlines 777 captain, and me.
I arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport with plenty of time to spare, heading directly for the dedicated TSA PreCheck security checkpoint. Things were quiet at …

American Announces New Flights to Viracopos Airport in Campinas, Brazil

American Announces New Flights to Viracopos Airport in Campinas, Brazil

American Airlines announced plans to add a brand new destination, Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Brazil.  Campinas is the country’s 14th largest city and is located in São Paulo State, approximately 62 miles north/northwest of the city of São Paulo.
The new service will bring the total number of American Airlines destinations in Brazil to ten.  The Dallas-based carrier will operate three weekly flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2014

Lobby staircase, Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany.
The International Air Traffic Association was formed on August 28, 1919, in The Hague, Holland.  The organization is the predecessor to the International Air Transport Association, which currently represents 240 airlines that make up approximately 84% of all airlines’ passenger carrying capacity.
On August 18, 1934, Jeannette and Jean Piccard flew the …