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Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak announced new dining options for the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
The new options are for sleeping car passengers and include a breakfast that includes Greek yogurt, a sliced fresh fruit platter, and assorted breakfast breads with jam.  Lunch and dinner selections include a choice of a vegan wrap, chicken Caesar salad, a turkey club sandwich, or chilled beef tenderloin.  A kosher option will also …

Despite Crash, Boeing 737 Has a Solid Safety Record

The explosion of an engine in midair that shattered a window that then partially sucked a woman outside of a Southwest Boeing 737 aircraft on Tuesday involved an airplane with an estimable safety record.
It was the first passenger fatality resulting from an accident on a U.S. airline in nine years and the first in Southwest’s history.
Somewhat surprisingly, it happened to an aircraft that is the mainstay of short-haul flights for …

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Is Partially Sucked Out of Window

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Is Partially Sucked Out of Window

A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Dallas from New York made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of the plane’s engines exploded and broke a window, causing a passenger to be “partially sucked out” of the aircraft.
One person, Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was reported to have succumbed to injuries incurred when struck by explosion debris and partially sucked out of the cabin through a broken window. …

Nordstrom to Open Store in New York City, Will Offer 24-Hour Service

Nordstrom to Open Store in New York City, Will Offer 24-Hour Service

Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom plans to open up its first store in New York City in the coming days at a time when other retailers are shuttering their establishments.
Nordstrom, which was founded in 1901 by John W. Nordstrom (who was born in Sweden as Johan Nordström) and Carl F. Wallin, began as a shoe retailer and moved into other areas of fashion.
The store, which will offer men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, …

United to Open New Lounges in Newark and LaGuardia

United to Open New Lounges in Newark and LaGuardia

United Airlines said it plans to open new lounges at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.
The Chicago-based airline will open a new United Polaris lounge in Newark for passengers ticketed in Polaris business or first class. In addition to a variety of seating areas, the lounge will offer private shower suites with large walk-in showers and rest areas with day beds.
To allow passengers maximum sleep time on board their flights, …

New American Airlines Chicago-New York Shuttle Takes Off

New American Airlines Chicago-New York Shuttle Takes Off

American Airlines launched its new shuttle service between Chicago and New York on Wednesday, with hourly flights and dedicated close-in gates that make taking the shuttle more convenient.
Passengers will find dedicated shuttle-branded ticketing kiosks and ticketing desks by the entrance and security checkpoints to speed them through the airport. Flights leaving Chicago O’Hare International Airport will use gates 5, 6, and 8 in Terminal 3’s H Concourse, while LaGuardia …

Alaska Airlines to Add New JFK-San Jose Route, Increase JFK-Seattle Frequency

Alaska Airlines to Add New JFK-San Jose Route, Increase JFK-Seattle Frequency

Alaska Airlines announced plans for new non-stop service between New York and San Jose, California, as well as an expansion of its current service between New York and Seattle.
Service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is slated to start on July 6. Flights will depart New York at 4:45 p.m. local time and arrive at 8:23 p.m. …