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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, …

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak to Offer New Dining Options on Two Chicago Routes

Amtrak announced new dining options for the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.
The new options are for sleeping car passengers and include a breakfast that includes Greek yogurt, a sliced fresh fruit platter, and assorted breakfast breads with jam.  Lunch and dinner selections include a choice of a vegan wrap, chicken Caesar salad, a turkey club sandwich, or chilled beef tenderloin.  A kosher option will also …

Despite Crash, Boeing 737 Has a Solid Safety Record

The explosion of an engine in midair that shattered a window that then partially sucked a woman outside of a Southwest Boeing 737 aircraft on Tuesday involved an airplane with an estimable safety record.
It was the first passenger fatality resulting from an accident on a U.S. airline in nine years and the first in Southwest’s history.
Somewhat surprisingly, it happened to an aircraft that is the mainstay of short-haul flights for …