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$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

$4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building

New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday.
The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway.  The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways.
“There is no way to …

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines to Increase U.S. Flights, Add New Destinations in Asia and Europe

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans to increase frequency on its routes between Poland and both New York and Chicago during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In addition, the carrier said that it will launch new flights to Tokyo, Bangkok, and Seoul next year, as well as three additional European routes.
For next year’s winter schedule, LOT will add two extra flights on both its Warsaw-New York and Warsaw-Chicago routes.
The Polish flag carrier …

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

DOT Investigating 5 Airlines for ‘Price Gouging’ After Deadly Amtrak Crash in May

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced an investigation into possible price gouging by five airlines.  The agency is concerned that five American carriers may have raised airfares in the Northeast following a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that disrupted rail service in the region.
In a letter sent to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines on Friday, the agency requested fare information to …

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Workers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport accidentally cut an electrical cable, causing a power outage at the airport’s Terminal C early Friday morning.  The incident resulted in over a hundred flight cancellations and delays.
Delta Air Lines was most heavily impacted, as the airline was forced to cancel approximately 119 Delta mainline and Delta connection flights at the New York City airport as of 10:30 a.m. EDT.  The carrier said that …

Uber Avoids Cap on Number of Its Vehicles in New York City

Uber Avoids Cap on Number of Its Vehicles in New York City

The planned cap on new Uber car-service vehicles in New York City will not materialize, the e-hailing service announced Wednesday.
Uber Technologies said it had struck a deal with New York City to avoid the cap, which would limit the company’s growth it what is considered to be the nation’s largest taxi and car service market.  New York City agreed to drop its plans to limit the number of vehicles the …

Strike Averted at New York City’s Airports

Strike Averted at New York City’s Airports

A planned strike by airport employees including baggage handlers and security guards at New York City’s two major airports was averted at the last minute after a deal was reached with the union that hopes to represent them.
Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union announced that an airport contractor, Aviation Safeguards, said it would remain neutral in the vote for union representation for its employees at John F. Kennedy …

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Air Lines announced a number of improvements to its SkyMiles frequent flyer program on Tuesday.
One major change is that Platinum and Diamond members of the program will be able to use Regional Upgrade Certificates to reserve a Delta One business-class seat on transcon flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Each year, Platinum and Diamond members can elect to receive four or eight regional certificates …