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JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services to Offer JFK-Havana Route

JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services to Offer JFK-Havana Route

Cuba Travel Services announced that it plans to launch a new charter flight to Cuba from New York on July 3.  The service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Josi Marti International Airport in Havana will be operated by JetBlue Airways, and will be offered once a week.
Flights will depart New York at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays and arrive in Havana at 3:30 p.m.  Flights from Havana to New …

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers Hotel Opens in Westchester County

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers Hotel Opens in Westchester County

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers hotel in Westchester County.  The hotel is located in the Cross Country Shopping Center, close to the Bronx Zoo, the NY Botanical Gardens, and the Metro North Railroad, which takes passengers to Grand Central Terminal in under 30 minutes.
The property offers 155 guestrooms, each with 42” HD TVs and sofa.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the entire hotel.
A 24-hour …

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch a new route to Croatia in May, as well as new service to Las Vegas and various destinations in the Caribbean beginning in November.  In addition, the carrier said that it will increase its service between London Gatwick and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport later this year.
Beginning May 24, Norwegian will offer once-weekly …

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Massive Delays, Cancellations on East Coast

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Massive Delays, Cancellations on East Coast

A swath of severe thunderstorms is moving through the East Coast Monday, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and thousands of delays.  The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook in cities up and down the Eastern Seaboard including Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston, and a flood watch is in effect for many cities along the coast.
As of 2:00 p.m., over 700 flights were canceled in the country, …

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

The former TWA Flight Center could become a hotel, if a plan being advanced by JetBlue Airways is approved.
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by …

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Airlines announced that it began new, non-stop service from Dallas Love Field, Texas, to nine cities across the United States.
The destinations include Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama City Beach, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento and San Jose, California; and Seattle, Washington.
In addition, Southwest added flights to its routes between Dallas Love Field and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and both Oakland and Santa Ana/Orange County, California.
The airline also …

Corporate Uber Usage Increasing Dramatically at Expense of Taxi Cabs

Corporate Uber Usage Increasing Dramatically at Expense of Taxi Cabs

Figures released on Monday show that Uber is making tremendous inroads in corporate transportation in major cities.
Last month, the ride-hailing app accounted for 47% of all rides expensed by employees of companies that use Certify, a provider of travel and expense software.  The percentage is a 33-percentage-point increase year over year. Uber competitor Lyft accounted for 1% of the total rides.
A comparison from the same period shows that the amount …