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Hainan Airlines to Link Chongqing with New York

Hainan Airlines to Link Chongqing with New York

Hainan Airlines announced that it will begin new service between New York and Chongqing in Southwestern China on October 20.
The route will be the first non-stop between New York and a city in western China.
Flights will depart Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport at 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 12:50 a.m. the next day. From New York, flights are scheduled to …

Penn Station Inaugurates New Long Island Rail Road Concourse as First Stage of New Moynihan Station

NEW YORK—Without much fanfare, officials inaugurated the new Long Island Rail Road concourse inside the James A. Farley Post Office Building in what is soon to be a reimagined Penn Station.
The new concourse is the first phase of the Moynihan Station project. The second phase will consist of a new train hall in the renovated Farley Building that includes a skylighted atrium approximately the size of the Main Hall of …

Ride-Sharing Now An Option in New York City’s Yellow Cabs

Ride-Sharing Now An Option in New York City’s Yellow Cabs

NEW YORK—Yellow cab riders in New York City will be able to share their taxis with a stranger starting Tuesday, receiving a discounted fare in return.
Two companies, Via, a car pool app, and Curb, a yellow-cab hailing app provider, have partnered with over 7,000 yellow cabs in the city to offer the service.
Users must register with one of the apps and will then be able to summon a shared taxi …

American Airlines Quietly Rebrands Business Class with Flagship Name

American Airlines Quietly Rebrands Business Class with Flagship Name

American Airlines quietly extended the use of its storied Flagship brand to encompass offerings beyond its traditional Flagship First international first-class product.
Flagship First – International is the new name for its international first-class service on three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Passengers flying in Flagship First – International are eligible to use Flagship First Check-In, previously known as Flagship Check-In, visit the Flagship Lounge (currently only at John F. Kennedy International Airport, …

Norwegian Air to Offer Non-Stop Flights to Rome from U.S.

Norwegian Air to Offer Non-Stop Flights to Rome from U.S.

Norwegian Air announced plans to offer flights to Rome from three U.S. cities starting later this year.
Rome will be the low-cost carrier’s 13th destination in Europe from the United States. It will begin to operate flights to Barcelona next month and already provides service to a number of cities in Europe, including London, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, from multiple cities in the United States.
The Oslo-based carrier will launch …

United Airlines Announces ‘Cross Country Comfort’ with New Premium Transcon Service

United Airlines Announces ‘Cross Country Comfort’ with New Premium Transcon Service

On the heels of launching its new Polaris business-class service, United Airlines announced a new transcon offering in its business-class and premium economy lite cabins.
Promising “cross country comfort,” the Chicago-based airline is adding Boston-San Francisco to what was previously known as United p.s. The new service is in addition to the existing routes linking the New York metro area from Newark Liberty International Airport with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Consistent …

No Changes to Amtrak Acela Schedule Planned During Summer Track Repairs at Penn Station

No Changes to Amtrak Acela Schedule Planned During Summer Track Repairs at Penn Station

Amtrak said Tuesday that its high-speed Acela service linking Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. will continue to operate normally during several periods of extensive and disruptive repair work at New York City’s Penn Station this summer.
The railroad, which owns and operates Penn Station, will take several tracks at Penn Station out of service for long periods to speed up necessary and critical repair work.
The repair work will, however, result …