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Flights and Trains Cancelled as Storm Sweeps Through New York Metro Area

Flights and Trains Cancelled as Storm Sweeps Through New York Metro Area

A line of thunderstorms in the late afternoon on Tuesday resulted in significant wind damage in the New York metropolitan area. The storms were accompanied by wind gusts that reached as 60 mph (96 km/h), downing trees and knocking out power for several hundred thousand homes and offices.
The storm snarled traffic in the region, and created chaos for commuters and travelers alike, resulting in cancelled trains and a slew of …

United to Increase East Coast Flights from Newark and Washington, D.C.

United to Increase East Coast Flights from Newark and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans to increase flights to various East Coast destinations from its hubs in Newark and Washington, D.C. this fall. The carrier said that it will also begin new service to Palm Springs in the winter.
Beginning October 4, the airline will increase its flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Pittsburgh and Orlando to nine daily flights each; service to Nashville to seven flights a day; and service …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue Airways announced plans to launch new service to Havana from Boston and Fort Lauderdale this fall. The carrier said that it will also begin new flights to Mexico City from both New York and Boston.
On November 10, the airline will launch weekly flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. The service, which will be offered on Saturdays, will be the first non-stop to Cuba …

Alaska Airlines Opens JFK Lounge

Alaska Airlines Opens JFK Lounge

Alaska Airlines announced on Monday the opening of its first Alaska Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The new lounge features baristas trained by Starbucks as well as a variety of foods and snacks including oatmeal and yogurt bars in the morning and soup and salad later in the day. The bar offers beer, wine from the West Coast of the United States, and a signature cocktail.
Lounge access is complimentary …

Eurowings Launches New York-Düsseldorf Service

Eurowings Launches New York-Düsseldorf Service

Eurowings announced on Saturday the start of its new non-stop service linking New York and Düsseldorf.
The new flight will operate six days a week except Tuesday, departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 10:30 p.m. and arriving the following day at Düsseldorf Airport at 11:55 a.m. Departures on Saturdays will be at 6:55 p.m. with an 8:20 a.m. arrival. Return flights depart Düsseldorf at 11:05 a.m. and arrive …

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Destinations Including Ontario, Bozeman, and Steamboat Springs

JetBlue to Add Multiple New Destinations Including Ontario, Bozeman, and Steamboat Springs

JetBlue Airways announced multiple new routes on Wednesday.
The New York-based airline will add non-stop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ontario International Airport in California starting September 5, 2018. Ontario will be JetBlue’s 73rd destination from New York City.
In addition, JetBlue will launch new seasonal service from Steamboat Springs to Boston Logan International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, and Long Beach airports. All three will start on December 15, 2018.
The …

Delta to Link New York to Kingston and Port-au-Prince

Delta to Link New York to Kingston and Port-au-Prince

Delta Air Lines announced plans to expand its reach from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to the Caribbean.
The Atlanta-based airline will add new daily non-stop service to Kingston Jamaica starting December 20, 2018 and add a second flight to Nassau, the Bahamas on October 1. In addition, the carrier will add new non-stop service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti starting, beginning December 22.
The Port-au-Prince flight will only operate once a week, …