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Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton and Netflix announced the addition of the Netflix streaming service to televisions in Hilton’s Connected Rooms.
The move will allow guests to temporarily log into their own Netflix accounts to facilitate the viewing of favorite movies and programs.
Hilton Connected Rooms allow guest to control room lights, temperature, television, and more from their mobile devices via the Hilton Honors app.
The hotelier currently has ten properties with a total of 1,800 Connected …

Drones Near Newark Airport Halt Flights

Drones Near Newark Airport Halt Flights

All inbound and departing flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were temporarily suspended Tuesday evening after two drones were detected nearby.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at the airport around 5 p.m. after two drones were sighted about 3,500’ (1,066 m) over Teterboro Airport, a small airport 17 miles (27 kilometers) north of Newark Liberty.
Takeoffs at Newark were halted and incoming aircraft were held either at their originating …

Residual Flight Delays and Cancellations Continue from Deep Freeze, As More TSA Screeners Call In Sick

Residual Flight Delays and Cancellations Continue from Deep Freeze, As More TSA Screeners Call In Sick

Even as a wide swath of the nation comes out of the deep freeze, flight delays and cancellations continue as a result of the brutal weather.
As of 10:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 415 flights in the United States had been cancelled and there were over 1,200 delays, according to FlightStats, a company that tracks such information.
On Monday, the end of the holiday weekend, there were a total of 954 flight …

Holiday Weekend Storm Giving Way to Arctic Blast, Leaving Thousands of Cancelled Flights in its Wake

Holiday Weekend Storm Giving Way to Arctic Blast, Leaving Thousands of Cancelled Flights in its Wake

The winter storm that struck the Midwest and Plains on Friday and Saturday continues to move eastward, bringing rain, snow, and ice to millions over the holiday weekend.
Heavy rain and snow in parts o the region are going to be followed by dangerously low temperatures.
The deep freeze left slippery conditions in the Midwest.
A United Airlines flight skidded off the runway on Saturday, after landing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. No …

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Delayed as Winter Storms Cross the U.S.

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Delayed as Winter Storms Cross the U.S.

A large portion of the United States is bracing for a series of storms bringing with them a dangerous mix of rain, freezing rain, ice, and snow as well as cancelled flights and dangerous road conditions well into the weekend.
Over 100 million people are under a winter storm watch, warning, or advisory across the country.
The first storm has resulted in the cancellation of almost 200 flights as of 10 a.m. …

‘Brace for Impact’ – 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Tuesday marked the tenth anniversary of what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson.
US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320 that, after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, struck a flock of Canada Geese northeast of the George Washington Bridge.
With both engines out, the aircraft had no power and was unable to reach a nearby airport or runway. Captain Chesley Sullenberger …

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Reveals Plans for Longer-Range Version of Airbus A321 with Possible London Route

JetBlue Airways provided additional details on its plans to add the longer-range version of the Airbus A321 to its fleet.
The news came via a message to employees by airline CEO Robin Hayes on December 31.
“In 2019 we will announce our decision on the Long Range version of the A321,” it said. “This aircraft could open up new and exciting markets for us,” he added, indicating that London was a possible …