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JetBlue to Offer Additional Flights for Super Bowl Fans

JetBlue to Offer Additional Flights for Super Bowl Fans

JetBlue Airways announced flights for football fans traveling to the Super Bowl in Miami.
The Super Bowl is scheduled to take place Sunday, Februrary 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers will face the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The New York-based airline will offer a dozen flights between San Francisco International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports between January …

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …

A Guide to New York City’s Apple Pay-Friendly OMNY Fare System

New York City’s transit system is the largest in North America and its metro system has the most stops in the world.  Now, using it has become a tap simpler.
OMNY, which is short for One Metro New York, features a contactless fare collection system similar to those in use in other major cities.  It supports contactless systems such as Apple Pay and Android Pay as well as the city’s MetroCard …

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced a new hotel brand, Tempo by Hilton.
Tempo is intended to be “an approachable lifestyle brand curated to serve a growing segment of ‘modern achievers,’” the hotelier said at a launch event in New York City, as well as be a product that helps guests “live better lives.”
Key elements of Tempo hotels will include a lifestyle component, modern design, and a bar and restaurant designed to attract …

Broken Water Main Floods Lincoln Center and New York’s Upper West Side, Shuts Down Subway Lines

Broken Water Main Floods Lincoln Center and New York’s Upper West Side, Shuts Down Subway Lines

Portions of New York City’s Upper West Side including Lincoln Center were flooded after a water main broke in the early morning hours on Monday.
The break happened at 5 a.m. local time and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subways, was forced to suspend subway service along the 1, 2, and 3 lines between Upper West Side stations, and later briefly suspended service on those lines in all …

Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant and Cockpit on United Air Flight to Newark

Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant and Cockpit on United Air Flight to Newark

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. to Newark was arrested after behaving erratically during the flight and attacking a flight attendant.
The passenger, Matthew Dingley, ran up to the cockpit door and began hitting it shortly before landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.   He then attacked the flight attendant who attempted to stop him.
Other passengers on the flight, which was operated by United Express carrier CommutAir, intervened …

Powerful Winter Storms Wreak Travel Chaos in Much of the U.S.

Powerful Winter Storms Wreak Travel Chaos in Much of the U.S.

Tens of thousands of travelers are stranded with nowhere to go after a series of winter storms swept through much of the country.
Over 900 flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had to be cancelled after freezing rain and high winds left slick and hazardous travel conditions in the Chicagoland area.  The wintry mix is expected to transition to snow by mid afternoon and the number of cancelled …