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Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

LaGuardia Central Terminal Replacement Project Delayed

LaGuardia Central Terminal Replacement Project Delayed

The long-overdue makeover of LaGuardia Airport in New York may take a bit more time.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Friday that it is delaying its announcement of a winner in the bidding for the $3.6 billion Central Terminal Building Replacement Project from mid July until September.
Construction on the new terminal was due to start in 2017 and a replacement for the current Central Terminal, also …

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

Delta 747 Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv After Flaps Problem

Delta 747 Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv After Flaps Problem

A New York-bound Delta Air Lines 747 declared an emergency shortly after takeoff from Ben Gurion Airport, and returned to Tel Aviv.
Delta Flight 469, with 370 passengers and 17 crew members on board, landed safely at Israel’s main international airport around 2:30 a.m. local time after the aircraft’s flaps failed to retract properly after takeoff.
Sources said the plane flew over the Mediterranean south of Cyprus for roughly 90 minutes,  dumped …

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

With ten days remaining before a threatened walkout, there was no reported progress in reaching a deal between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.
Workers of the Long Island Rail Road are likely to go on strike if their unions do not agree on a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the railroad, on July 20.  The strike would affect roughly 300,000 weekday …

Uber Drops Rates in New York City by 20%

Uber Drops Rates in New York City by 20%

Uber, an on-demand car service that uses an app to summon a vehicle, announced it is temporarily lowering prices of its UberX service by 20% in New York City.
The lower rates are available anywhere in the five boroughs and make the cost of using Uber less than using a yellow cab.  Uber did not specific how long the promotion will last.
Several Uber-provided comparisons, including Williamsburg to the East Village (now …

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Launches Three New Routes from London to United States

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the start of new service from London Gatwick to three American cities last week.
The airline now offers twice-weekly service from the London airport to both Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with London-Los Angeles flights operating on Wednesdays and Sundays, and London-Fort Lauderdale flights operating on Mondays and Fridays.   The carrier also began thrice-weekly service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, with flights operating …