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LOT Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

LOT Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

LOT Polish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The carrier is the first European airline to take delivery of the new aircraft.
In December, LOT will operate the aircraft on short-haul flights over Europe as part of a crew familiarization program.  The airline will introduce the 787 on its long-haul passenger service between Chicago and Warsaw in January 2013, and will also use it to operate routes from …

Virgin America Announces Interline Agreement with Air China

Virgin America Announces Interline Agreement with Air China

Virgin America and Air China have signed an interline agreement.  The new agreement will allow customers to travel on both airlines’ networks across their North American and Asian routes.  

When travelers book a single ticket with Air China, they will be able to connect from a Virgin America city to Beijing, through San Francisco International Airport, JFK, or LAX.  The airlines will transfer baggage between connecting flights to customers’final destinations.
Interline …

Gas Rationing Ends in New Jersey, Ramps Up in New York

Gas Rationing Ends in New Jersey, Ramps Up in New York

While New York City and Long Island first embraced 1970s-style gas rationing last Friday, the neighboring state of New Jersey, which started rationing a week earlier, announced plans to discontinue it.
The rationing system has restricted the sale of gasoline and diesel to cars with even-numbered plates on even dates such as November 2 and November 4, and cars with odd-numbered license plates on odd dates.
Gov. Chris Christie announced on Monday …

Delta to Offer Lie Flat Seats on Transcons

Delta to Offer Lie Flat Seats on Transcons

Delta has announced that it will introduce lie-flat seats in the BusinessElite cabin of all transcontinental flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, beginning in March 2013. All of Delta’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft that serve these routes will eventually offer the seats, which will be phased in over the next two years.
The 767s will feature a completely new interior, with 26 lie flat seats …

Airlines Cancel Flights as Second Storm Threatens Northeast Region

Airlines Cancel Flights as Second Storm Threatens Northeast Region

In preparation for the second major storm in little over a week’s time, airlines have been canceling flights to and from the northeast United States. These are in addition to the more than 20,000 cancellations that occurred due to Hurricane Sandy last week.
United Airlines intends to operate most flights before noon on Wednesday, November 7 at JFK and LaGuardia, but beginning at noon, the airline will suspend all service from …

Hurricane Sandy Travel Report Card

Hurricane Sandy Travel Report Card

While efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy’s effects continue, hundreds of thousands of people in the northeastern United States are still without electric power and a potentially deadly storm could cause more power failures and flooding in areas that were already devastated by last week’s storm.
The good news was buried in the speed with which the nation’s airlines recovered from the storm.  Having used the weekend to recover, it is …

After Sandy: A Slow Return to Normalcy

After Sandy:  A Slow Return to Normalcy

Airports Open, Some Power Restored, Subways and Buses Running
For some, a sense of normalcy has begun to return to the Northeast. The cleanup continues, more people have power, and operations are starting resume at both John F. Kennedy International Airport as well as at LaGuardia.
The two airports were literally underwater after Hurricane Sandy struck earlier in the week. New York Governor Cuomo had previously gone on record saying that LaGuardia …