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Emirates A380 Briefly Quarantined After Passengers Complain of Illness While in Flight

Emirates A380 Briefly Quarantined After Passengers Complain of Illness While in Flight

Passengers on Emirates Flight 203 were briefly quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after as many as 100 people said they had fallen ill while in flight.
The passengers and several crew members “complained of illness including cough and some with fever,” said the Centers for Disease Control in a statement.
The aircraft, an Airbus A380, landed at 9:15 a.m. local time and was sent to a remote …

Flying to Europe Has Never Been Cheaper: Here’s How to Book Budget-Priced Tickets

“It won’t get cheaper.”  That’s what ultra low-cost carrier Primera Air said in a recent ad campaign, advertising one-way fares to Europe of $99. Ninety-nine dollars was People Express territory in 1985, although that very same $99 would be approximately $219 in 2018 dollars.
Recently, Primera Air offered one-way fares to London from Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. of $63. To put this in perspective, this would be approximately $27 …

Marriott Breaks Ground on New Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan

Marriott Breaks Ground on New Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan

Marriott International announced on Tuesday the start of construction of the new Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad.
The hotel, expected to open in 2021, is located in the city’s NoMad district at Broadway and 28th Street and is being built with a budget of $500 million.
“At the turn of the century, the NoMad area was home to many of the city’s most exclusive luxury hotels and served as a hub for the …

Primera Air to Link Berlin to Boston, New York, and Toronto

Primera Air to Link Berlin to Boston, New York, and Toronto

Primera Air and Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg announced plans for new non-stop service from the German capital to Boston, New York, and Toronto.
Flights will commence in June 2019 and the airline will operate them using Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft.
The new service demonstrates that the airline “sees the tourist and economic potential of the capital’s region,” said Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, chairman of the airport’s board of directors.
The flights will operate between …

Amtrak to Resume Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak to Resume Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak announced it will resume regular weekday schedules at New York’s Penn Station on September 4, following several months of critical infrastructure repairs.
On Friday, railroad officials reflected on the work that included an overhaul of the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which had been damaged by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as repairs of two of the tracks and platforms at Penn Station and the replacement of …

United to Launch Non-Stop Service to Amsterdam, Naples, and Prague

United to Launch Non-Stop Service to Amsterdam, Naples, and Prague

United Airlines announced new routes linking San Francisco with Amsterdam and the New York metro area with Naples, Italy, and Prague.
The airline will launch non-stop year-round Dreamliner service from San Francisco International Airport to Schiphol Airport Amsterdam on March 30, 2019. The airline already serves Amsterdam from Chicago, Houston, Newark, and Washington Dulles.
It will commence seasonal service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Naples International Airport on May 22, 2019. …

Late August Heat Wave: The End is Nigh

Late August Heat Wave: The End is Nigh

The late summer heat wave that has embroiled much of the country may be coming to an end as the week draws to a close.
Thirteen states – many along the I-95 Corridor – were under heat advisories or warnings as low temperatures fell to an uncomfortable 80° F (27° C) after sundown on Wednesday.
The temperature at Logan International Airport in Boston rose to 98° F (37° C) Wednesday afternoon, breaking …