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JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Goes Into Service

JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Goes Into Service

JetBlue Airways announced that its first Airbus A321neo entered service on Tuesday.
The A321neo has a longer range and higher fuel capacity than the carrier’s other planes. JetBlue took delivery of the aircraft in the spring and it went into operation as Flight 1 on the airline’s New York-Fort Lauderdale route, the airline’s first revenue route when it commenced operations on February 11, 2000.  The first A321neo is named “David Neeleman” …

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

Marriott International announced the opening of the Moxy NYC East Village in Manhattan.
The new hotel has 286 guestrooms and suites. Each room is decorated with a specially commissioned art piece by Xan Padrón, a local artist.
Dining options for guests include Alphabet Bar and Cafe, located in the lobby, which offers Skee-Ball and an interactive graffiti installation, as well as a menu consisting of salads, paninis, and tartines, and Cathédrale, which …

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines announced plans to add seven new seasonal routes starting in December and January.
The new routes will link Phoenix with four destinations, namely Cedar Rapids, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Wichita.  These routes will launch December 18, 2019.   The airline is also adding Los Angeles to Memphis, New York (LaGuardia) to Key West, and Washington D.C. (Reagan) to Panama City, Florida.
With the exception of the New York-Key West route, …

Two French Low-Cost Carriers to Offer Service to New York in 2020

Two French Low-Cost Carriers to Offer Service to New York in 2020

Two low-cost French airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service from Paris Orly Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area.
Both French bee and Corsair International will offer flights starting on June 10, 2020.  French bee will operate its flights using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  Corsair will use Airbus A330-900neo jets.
Founded in 2016, French bee was originally known as French Blue until it changed its name following …

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to Georgetown, Guyana

JetBlue to Offer Non-Stop Service to Georgetown, Guyana

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer new non-stop service from New York City to Georgetown, Guyana.
The New York-based airline will begin to offer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting April 2, 2020.
The carrier will operate the route using its new A321neo aircraft.
“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travelers, as well as …

Amtrak Resumes Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak Resumes Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak announced the completion of a $30 million infrastructure project at Penn Station.  The summer-long project resulted in changes in schedules for dozens of Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and NJ Transit trains.
The work, which included the complete renewal of the JO railroad interlocking at the east end of the station, included the complete track replacement of all switches on the east end of Tracks 14, 15, and 16.  This …

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express Reveals Opening Dates for New Centurion Lounges

American Express announced dates for opening of several of the new Centurion Lounges in its pipeline. A total of six have been announced.
The Centurion Lounge in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will open this November, followed by a new Centurion Lounges at London’s Heathrow Airport in the first half of 2020.
Also opening in the first half of next year is what will be the world’s largest Centurion Lounge, …