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AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

AirTrain Fares at JFK and Newark Airports Jump by 55%

The cost of taking a train to the plane just got more expensive.
Travelers who take the AirTrain to and from John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports will see a 55% increase in the cost of a ride, which jumped from $5 to $7.75 starting Friday.  This was the first fare increase ever for the JFK AirTrain and the first in over a decade for the Newark train.
The …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

Delta Debuts First Concourse in New LaGuardia Terminal

Delta Debuts First Concourse in New LaGuardia Terminal

Delta Air Lines unveiled the first of four concourses in its new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City this fall as part of the airport’s $8 billion overhaul.
More than two years in the making, the $3.9 billion terminal, which will replace Terminals C and D at the airport, will feature 37 gates, a centralized check-in area and security checkpoint, and a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky …

New York City to Add 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

New York City to Add 250 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes

Riding a bicycle in New York City will become safer for visitors and residents alike after a $1.7 billion plan was approved to expand the number of protected bike lanes, meaning a barrier separates the lane from vehicular traffic.
The move comes as the city experienced the highest death toll in two decades for cyclists: so far in 2019, 25 bicyclists have died in accidents on city streets.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg first …

Conrad New York Midtown Opens Offering In-Room Concerts by Classical Musicians

Conrad New York Midtown Opens Offering In-Room Concerts by Classical Musicians

Hilton announced the reflagging of The London NYC as the Conrad New York Midtown.
The property is the brand’s second in New York City and is located on West 54th Street.
The 54-floor, 562-key all-suite hotel underwent a complete renovation in its transformation to a Conrad. The result, the hotelier said, is that guestrooms more resemble metropolitan pied-a-terres with a “residential” feel as opposed to a typical New York City hotel room.  …

Air Canada’s U.S. Workers Ratify 10-Year Union Contract

Air Canada’s U.S. Workers Ratify 10-Year Union Contract

Air Canada and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the airline’s U.S.-based workers have ratified the tentative agreement that was reached in July.
“This outcome underscores the IBT’s and our employees’ alignment with Air Canada’s successful business strategy to continue building a sustainably profitable, global business,” said Craig Landry, the airline’s executive vice president for operations.
The union represents 700 Air Canada employees that work in the United States including customer …

Air New Zealand and United Airlines Announces Non-Stop to New York

Air New Zealand and United Airlines Announces Non-Stop to New York

Air New Zealand, in conjunction with its joint-venture partner United Airlines, announced it will offer non-stop thrice-weekly service from Auckland to the New York metropolitan area starting in October 2020.
The news comes ten months after the launch of service between Auckland and Chicago.
The non-stop trip to Newark Liberty International Airport will cut down travel time from New Zealand to the East Coast of the United States by three hours, the …