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Norwegian to Launch 10 New Routes from U.K., Ireland to U.S. This Summer

Norwegian to Launch 10 New Routes from U.K., Ireland to U.S. This Summer

Norwegian Air announced details of its transatlantic expansion plans following the approval for the carrier’s Irish subsidiary to operate flights to and from the United States last December. The permit allows Norwegian Air International to operate flights to the United States from Ireland and other parts of the European Union.
This summer, the airline plans to begin ten new routes from the United Kingdom and Ireland to the East Coast of …

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West Opens in Manhattan

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West Opens in Manhattan

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Manhattan. The DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West is located near the city’s Broadway theater district.
The 37-story hotel has 612 guestrooms. The property also provides 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) of meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business center.
Guests have a choice of dining venues that include the Lovage Rooftop and Indoor …

What Travelers Need to Know Today, Thursday, Feb. 9: Heavy Snow, Travel Disruptions, Buy Milk and Bread Now

What Travelers Need to Know Today, Thursday, Feb. 9: Heavy Snow, Travel Disruptions, Buy Milk and Bread Now

Good Thursday morning. Here’s what you will be waking up to Thursday.
Heavy snow is expected along much of the I-95 corridor. The snow, which started late Wednesday night, will bring anywhere from 6” to a foot (15 to 30 centimeters) by the time it stops. Snowfall rates could hit as much as 1” (2.5 centimeters) per hour at times.
A winter storm warning is in effect for all of southern …

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Wednesday, February 8: Record Warm Temperatures Followed by Heavy Snow

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Wednesday, February 8: Record Warm Temperatures Followed by Heavy Snow

Good Wednesday morning. Here’s what you will be waking up to for the remainder of the week.
While the Northeast is poised to enjoy warm, spring-like temperatures Wednesday, Thursday will bring heavy snow along much of the I-95 corridor, making for hazardous travel conditions from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.
Expect New York City to see record temperatures on Wednesday. The current record high for February 8 …

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Friday, February 3: Heavy Rain, Snow, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Friday, February 3: Heavy Rain, Snow, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Good Friday morning. Here’s what you will be waking up to come the start of next week.
Heavy rains are forecast along much of the West Coast, from Washington State to Los Angeles. Areas inland, including the Sierra Nevada in California, will likely see snow, and Seattle may get a dusting of the white stuff.
Monday will also bring snow to parts of the Rockies including western Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. …

Hilton to Open Dual-Branded Property in Former Long Island City Supermarket

Hilton to Open Dual-Branded Property in Former Long Island City Supermarket

A former supermarket located in Long Island City, New York, will become the site of a dual-branded Hilton property in 2018.
The five-story structure will consist of a Homewood Suites and a Hampton Inn. The Homewood Suites property, which is one of Hilton’s long-stay brands, will comprise 102 guestrooms, while the Hampton Inn will have some 189 rooms.
The building will also include a shared roof deck, a lobby bar, meeting and …

Clear Security Lanes Open at LaGuardia, Will Open at ATL, LAX, MSP

Clear Security Lanes Open at LaGuardia, Will Open at ATL, LAX, MSP

Clear, a company that provides expedited access to airport security checkpoints, announced the opening of new lanes at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
Clear promises no more than a five minute wait at a security checkpoint. The company uses biometrics including fingerprint and iris identification technology to confirm a traveler’s identity at its checkpoints.
Travelers who enroll in the service at the airport will receive a one-month free trail and will be able …