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Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

A former British Airways executive who was responsible for the airlines’ operations in the Americas took more than $5 million in bribes to award ground service business at the airline’s New York hub, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the indictment on Tuesday.
Steven Clark, who was with British Airways for over 30 years and serving most recently as senior vice president for customer service and …

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton announced the groundbreaking for a Motto by Hilton hotel in Atlanta and plans to open a Motto by Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C. early next year.
The 146-key Atlanta property will be in the Old Fourth Ward of the city as part of the Waldo’s mixed-use development and will open in 2021.
In addition to the Atlanta property, Hilton said that the Motto by Hilton Washington D.C. City Center, a 245-room …

Waldorf Astoria Relics Offered for Sale as Major Renovation Project Continues

Waldorf  Astoria Relics Offered for Sale as Major Renovation Project Continues

Although the Waldorf Astoria, which closed in the spring of 2017 for a three-year renovation project that will see many of its guest rooms converted to private condominium apartments, won’t be welcoming guests for at least another year, but it’s possible to now purchase a piece of the storied hotel for your home.
The hotel, partnering with Olde Good Things, an architectural antique dealer, is selling chandeliers, marble and wooden mantles, …

New York City Expands Apple Pay, OMNY Support on Trains

New York City Expands Apple Pay, OMNY Support on Trains

New York City announced the expansion of OMNY, its contactless fare payment system to additional stations throughout the system.
The new system, which has been well received by subway riders, will be installed at Penn Station, which serves six different transit lines, as well as at the Whitehall Street and South Ferry train stations in Manhattan, 86th Street-Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue in Queens, and St. George and Tompkinsville …

ANA Throws a Party for its New First- and Business-Class Suites

All Nippon Airways transported hundreds of guests to Japan at an event in New York City to celebrate the introduction of new first- and business-class suites on its Boeing 777-300ER jets that operate on flights to and from New York.
The ANA Experience: Japan Elevated event took place at the 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) Pier 36 on South Street near the Seaport. Guests were able to sample the delicious cuisine of different cities …

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

The cost of taking a train to the plane just got more expensive.
Travelers who take the AirTrain to and from John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports will see a 55% increase in the cost of a ride, which jumped from $5 to $7.75 starting Friday.  This was the first fare increase ever for the JFK AirTrain and the first in over a decade for the Newark train.
The …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …