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JetBlue to Launch New York-Curaçao Flights

JetBlue to Launch New York-Curaçao Flights

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin service between New York and Curaçao, an island located in the southern Caribbean Ocean off the northern coast of Venezuela, on December 2.  The service will operate twice a week, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and will arrive at Curaçao International Airport at 2:30 p.m.  From Curaçao, flights will …

Reader Wins Master Frequent Business Traveler Contest

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One lucky Frequent Business Traveler reader was selected as the winner of our Master Frequent Business Traveler essay contest and was invited to the annual GlobeRunner Awards Ceremony in New York City.
The winner was Louis Marquez, a manager at New York-based Scoville Fasteners.
Mr. Marquez, who told us he travels multiple times a year within North America as well as to Europe and Asia, was, perhaps quite fittingly, unable to attend …

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 …