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Winter Storm Cancels 1,100 Flights, Impacts 23 States

Winter Storm Cancels 1,100 Flights, Impacts 23 States

As Winter Storm Electra continues to dump snow in the Central and Northeast United States, it  began to cause severe weather in the Southeast as well.
As of 9:30 p.m. Saturday in New York, over 1,100 flights have been cancelled and almost 5,400 delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  The largest number of delays was at Newark Liberty International Airport, with 208 arrivals and 179 departures cancelled, followed by …

Winter Storm Electra Sets Sights on Midwest, Northeast this Weekend, Hundreds of Flight Cancellations Expected

Winter Storm Electra Sets Sights on Midwest, Northeast this Weekend, Hundreds of Flight Cancellations Expected

If you live anywhere from the Midwest to the Northeast, don’t put away any of those snow shovels or ice scrapers just yet.  Another storm, Winter Storm Electra, is expected to move through areas including the southern Great Lakes, central and northern Illinois, and central Ohio, eventually making its way to the east coast this Saturday and through Sunday.
In the past ten days, three major winter storms have resulted in …

Winter Storm Dion Moves East, Thousands of Flights Canceled, Delayed

Winter Storm Dion Moves East, Thousands of Flights Canceled, Delayed

More inclement weather pummeled the Northeast early Tuesday morning, as Winter Storm Dion moved east, dumping between 2” and 4” of snow in some areas, and up to 8” in more.  The storm brought about 1,185 flight cancelations, and 5,727 delays as of 6:30 p.m. eastern time, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.
American Airlines, on its first full day of operations after its merger with US Airways, had a …

New York Hotel Room Occupancy Tax Surcharge No Longer Applies (For Now)

New York Hotel Room Occupancy Tax Surcharge No Longer Applies (For Now)

Guests staying at New York City hotels are benefitting from a small and possibly brief tax holiday as the city’s surcharge on its hotel room occupancy tax, which adds 0.875% to the bill in addition to the 5% tax, expired on November 30.  As a result, hotels are no longer able to include it on a guest’s bill.  This week, lawmakers have moved to retroactively extend it, according to a …

Southwest Gains Approval for 12 Slots at New York’s LaGuardia AIrport

Southwest Gains Approval for 12 Slots at New York’s LaGuardia AIrport

Southwest Airlines announced that the U.S. Department of Justice approved its agreement with American Airlines to acquire takeoff and landing slots at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
The Dallas-based airline will acquire 12 takeoffs and landing slots that will support six round-trip flights.  The slots were divested by American Airlines as a condition of gaining approval for its merger with US Airways.  The merger is expected to close on December 9.
Southwest also …

JetBlue Links Port-au-Prince With New York and Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Links Port-au-Prince With New York and Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue announced the launch of new service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and both New York and Fort Lauderdale.  Flights from New York will take place once a day, while flights from Fort Lauderdale operate twice daily.
From New York, flights depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince at 10:13 a.m.  Flights from Port-au-Prince to New York depart at 11:10 a.m. and …

St. Regis Unveils Redesigned Guestrooms and Suites

St. Regis Unveils Redesigned Guestrooms and Suites

The St. Regis New York hotel announced the completion of an extensive property renovation.  The hotel’s guestrooms, suites, bar, and public spaces were redesigned during the renovation.
The guestrooms are now outfitted with black-lacquer painted doors, marble tiled entryways, and custom furnishings.  The rooms also exhibit New York City photography.
The hotel’s Imperial Suite was updated with European Chinoiserie and East Asian furnishings, as well as new window seats.  The Royal Suite …