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Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic announced it will launch new routes and increase flights to various U. S. destinations from Manchester next spring.
The carrier will begin new service to Los Angeles next May 22, which it will operate three times a week. Also on May 22, the airline plans to increase its service to Boston to three flights a week.
The airline will also increase flights to Las Vegas from Manchester, doubling from twice …

United Opens Third Polaris Lounge

United Airlines opened its third Polaris Lounge, this one at Newark Liberty International Airport, on Thursday.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer. It opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, on April 30.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Newark lounge embraces “the energy” of the New York metropolitan area, which includes Newark, …

New York Katz’s Deli to Offer Pastrami Subscription Service

New York Katz’s Deli to Offer Pastrami Subscription Service

Katz’s Delicatessen, a kosher-style deli known for its pastrami on rye, announced plans for a subscription service for its pastrami and other delicacies.
Founded in 1888, the New York-based deli, which serves 15,000 pounds (6,804 kilograms) of pastrami as well as 8,000 pounds (3,629 kilograms) of corned beef each week, will send subscribers regular packages of its slow-smoked 30-day pastrami.
A monthly shipment will feed four to six people and will be …

Singapore Airlines to Launch World’s Longest Flight – Singapore-New York – in October

Singapore Airlines to Launch World’s Longest Flight – Singapore-New York – in October

Singapore Airlines said Wednesday it will begin to operate what will be the world’s longest flight starting October 11, Singapore-New York.
The flight from the city-state will cover 9000 nautical miles (16,700 kilometers).
The airline will use Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft for the flight, which will take almost 19 hours from Singapore to Newark Liberty International Airport.   The airline is the launch customer for the aircraft type.
The Singapore-New York route, …

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta to Begin 11 New Transatlantic Routes this Summer

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch and re-launch approximately 11 routes between the United Sates and Europe this summer.
The carrier will begin new flights between Atlanta and Lisbon, as well as service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to the Azores, Portugal. The latter will be the carrier’s first route to the Portuguese archipelago.
Delta will launch new Indianapolis-Paris flights, the carrier’s first European service from the Indiana …

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 …