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Etihad to Add Second Daily A380 Service Between JFK and Abu Dhabi

Etihad to Add Second Daily A380 Service Between JFK and Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways announced that it plans to increase Airbus A380 service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport on June 1, 2017.
The carrier currently offers two daily flights between the two destinations, one with an Airbus A380 and one with a Boeing 777-300ER. Etihad will begin using an A380 on both flights as of next June.
The airline said that it will be changing to …

Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta and Port Authority Announce Plan for New Terminal at LaGuardia

Delta Air Lines announced sweeping plans to replace its current two terminal buildings at LaGuardia Airport in New York City with a new facility.
The announcement followed approval by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, as part of a new lease agreement to run through 2050. The Port Authority is committing $600 million towards the construction of the new terminal, which will feature 37 …

New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Even Hotel Brooklyn in New York City.
The 13-story property offers 202 guestrooms, each with a private mini gym/workout area,
The workout areas have cork flooring and personal exercise equipment including a stability ball, yoga mat, and workout bands. The hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi.
In addition to the in-room fitness area, the property also has a 24-hour, two-level gym. Guests may avail themselves of …

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Syracuse

New Aloft Hotel Opens in Syracuse

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Syracuse, New York. The Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor is part of a $350 million redevelopment of the city’s Inner Harbor, which will also include educational facilities, and office, retail, and residential units.
The hotel offers 132 guestrooms, and provides complimentary Wi-Fi Internet. Guests have use of the property’s pool and fitness center.
The brand’s signature W XYZ Bar offers …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service on New York-Grenada Route

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service on New York-Grenada Route

JetBlue Airways announced it will launch seasonal Mint service on flights between New York and Grenada next January. The carrier will operate Mint flights between the two destinations on Saturdays through April 2017.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8 a.m. and arrive at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport at 1:45 p.m. From Grenada, Mint flights are scheduled to depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in …

TSA to Open PreCheck Temporary Enrollment Centers Around the Country

TSA to Open PreCheck Temporary Enrollment Centers Around the Country

In an effort to reduce the wait that travelers are experiencing when enrolling in the agency’s PreCheck trusted traveler program thanks to a flood of applications in recent months, the Transportation Security Administration announced plans for multiple temporary enrollment centers, starting in the New York metro area.
The agency’s contractor, MorphoTrust, which manages the enrollment process, will operate two temporary centers in New York City starting Monday as well as one in …

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

The Department of Transportation announced that it awarded tentative authority to eight U.S. airlines to begin service to Havana.
Of the dozen carriers that applied for the opportunity to operate scheduled service to Havana, the eight that received tentative awards were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The DOT said that the carriers represent a variety of travel choices, …