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JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join Union

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join Union

Pilots at JetBlue Airways voted to join a union, the first-ever such move at the New York-based airline, which was founded in 1999.
After twice voting against a proposal to join the Air Line Pilots Association in 2009 and 2011 respectively, 71% of pilots at JetBlue said they were in favor of joining ALPA in the current round of voting, according to a statement released by the National Mediation Board.
The change …

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced it has finished outfitting its BusinessElite cabins on all of its international widebody planes with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access.
Aircraft in Delta’s fleet which offer the lie-flat seats include all of its Airbus A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 767-300ER, 767-400ER, 747, 777-200ER, and 777-200LR planes.
In addition, the airline plans to install the lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access on its Boeing 757-200 transcontinental fleet.  The carrier will launch three …

Chevy Cruze Diesel Named Diesel Car of the Year

The Diesel Driver's Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

NEW YORK — Readers of The Diesel Driver magazine, a sister publication of Frequent Business Traveler, named the Chevrolet Cruze the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year, the first time an American automobile has attained the honor.
The Cruze is the only diesel-powered sedan offered by a U.S. automaker and garnered an impressive 59.3% of 11,030 votes cast.
Chevrolet was named the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year, receiving 45% of …

Report from the New York International Auto Show

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NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace, will run through April 27.
The show highlights the rapidly increasing pace of change …

WestHouse Hotel New York Opens in Manhattan

WestHouse Hotel New York Opens in Manhattan

An independent luxury hotel has recently opened in Manhattan. The new WestHouse Hotel New York is located between Broadway and Seventh Avenue in the midtown area.
The hotel has 172 guest rooms and suites, each with a selection of DayNa Decker home and bath items and an art deco design. Each room also includes a 46” HD TV and a bedside touch-screen tablet that allows guests to adjust room climate controls …

Park Hyatt New York to Open in Manhattan

Park Hyatt New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt announced it will open a new Park Hyatt hotel in New York this summer. The Park Hyatt New York will be located on the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 building in midtown Manhattan.
The hotel will offer 210 guest rooms and 92 premier suites, each with a selection of Tubereuse 40 bath amenities and floor-to-ceiling. Each standard guest room will be 475 square feet (44 square meters) in …

Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District to Open in 2016

Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District to Open in 2016

Intercontinental Hotels Group announced it will open a new Indigo brand property in New York City’s Financial District in 2016.  The Hotel Indigo NYC Financial District will be located just one block away from the new One World Trade Center.
The 25-story hotel will have 190 rooms, each with spa-inspired bathrooms. The property will also have Indigo brand’s new Neighborhood Guide, a touchscreen display that allows guests to digitally explore the …