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United Airlines Completes Reconfiguration of Premium Service Boeing 757s

United Airlines Completes Reconfiguration of Premium Service Boeing 757s

United Airlines announced it completed reconfiguring all 15 of its premium service aircraft from three-class to two-class configuration, eliminating first class completely, and installing new fully lie-flat business-class seats.  The Boeing 757-200 aircraft operate between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
United’s BusinessFirst class on the aircraft now has new lie-flat seats and 15.4” monitors, while economy class has 9” monitors, and two …

Winter Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights, Moves East in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

Winter Storm Cancels Hundreds of Flights, Moves East in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

A major storm that killed at least eight people in the West moved through parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas on Sunday, cancelling hundreds and delaying thousands of flights in its wake.
As of 8 p.m. on the west coast, almost 1,000 flights had been cancelled according to FlightStats, a flight reporting service, and over 4,500 were delayed.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport reported 370 cancellations, well over one-third of its scheduled …

American Gets First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

American Gets First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

American Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft.  The plane is expected to go into service on the airline’s New York-Los Angeles route next January, and the New York-San Francisco route in March.
Initially, the A321T will operate two of American’s daily flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.  Beginning in June, the carrier will increase the …

Aeromexico to Launch New Service from New York to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos

Aeromexico to Launch New Service from New York to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos

Aeromexico announced it will begin new seasonal service between New York and both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos, Mexico in January of next year.  The airline also said it will add three weekly flights to its existing New York-Cancun route on December 20.
Flights from New York to Los Cabos will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7:30 a.m. and arrive in Los Cabos at 12:10 p.m.  Flights from Los …

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis

Delta Launches Porsche Transfer Program in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis

Delta Air Lines said it was expanding its Porsche passenger transfer service to three new locations.
Effective immediately, the new service is being offered to select passengers who have Delta Diamond Medallion status at Los Angeles International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
The Porsche program starts with a Delta representative meeting the disembarking passenger at the aircraft door.  The representative then escorts the …

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Speed Stalls in Big Cities

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Speed Stalls in Big Cities

If you’re a Verizon customer and you’ve noticed your LTE network isn’t as fast as it used to be, you are not alone – and you are not imagining things.  Verizon, which currently has the largest LTE network in the U.S. as well as the oldest, also has more LTE customers than any other mobile operator and users in large cities including New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are starting …

New York Palace Hotel Debuts New Specialty Suites

New York Palace Hotel Debuts New Specialty Suites

The New York Palace hotel unveiled two new specialty suites: the Jewel Suite, and the Champagne Suite.  The suites are part of a $140 million renovation to the hotel.
The Jewel Suite features a 20-foot diamond waterfall chandelier, as well as crystal jewel boxes containing distinctive jewelry creations.  The suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a grand piano in the middle of the parlor.
On the second floor of the Jewel Suite is …