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JetBlue to Enhance Mint/Mosaic Check-In Experience at JFK

JetBlue to Enhance Mint/Mosaic Check-In Experience at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced plans to improve its Mint/Mosaic check-in areas at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The New York-based airline has temporarily closed its North check-in facility for renovations. When it reopens in December, it will be larger and offer more check-in counters and amenities such as curbside check-in, , and dedicated check-in kiosks for Mint and Mosaic passengers.
During construction, the South Mint/Mosaic check-in will remain open. This area will permanently …

New 1 Hotels Property to Open in Brooklyn

New 1 Hotels Property to Open in Brooklyn

Luxury hotel company 1 Hotels announced that it will open a new property in Brooklyn this February. The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will be located at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Situated in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, the 10-story hotel will offer 194 guestrooms, including 29 two- to six-bedroom suites. Rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows, and most will offer views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan Skyline.
Guestrooms will …

New York Railroads Add E-Ticket and Apple Pay Options

New York Railroads Add E-Ticket and Apple Pay Options

Riders on all Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North branches will now be able to use their smartphones to purchase
The MTA eTix app allows travelers to purchase one-way, round-trip, ten-trip, weekly, and monthly e-tickets for travel on both railroads. The app was previously limited to specific branches such as the LIRR’s Port Washington branch.
Passengers simply activate their tickets on their phones prior to boarding the train and board the train. …

Delta to Connect Boston with Dublin, New York with Lisbon

Delta to Connect Boston with Dublin, New York with Lisbon

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch new flights from both Boston and New York to Europe next year. The carrier plans to begin daily Boston-Dublin flights, as well as daily New York-Lisbon flights on May 25, 2017.
The carrier will operate the routes with its joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia.
Flights will depart Boston at 9:10 p.m. and arrive in Dublin at 8:30 a.m. the following morning. …

Delta to Restart Former Pan Am New York-Berlin Service

Delta to Restart Former Pan Am New York-Berlin Service

Delta Air Lines announced plans to restart daily service from New York to Berlin, Germany.
Delta acquired the Berlin route along with many other European destinations when it acquired and began to operate Pan Am’s transatlantic routes on November 1, 1991, giving the Atlanta-based airline a major presence on flights across the Atlantic. While Pan Am was the first to offer scheduled service across the Atlantic in 1939, the historic airline …

LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

The recent gridlock problems at LaGuardia Airport in New York may become a thing of the past. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey outlined plans to resolve the traffic problems that have plagued the airport in recent months after work started on a new $4 billion Central Terminal that will serve eight airlines.
The agency said it will be adding a new lane in front of the airport and …

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

New York State’s attorney general announced that the Trump Hotel Collection will pay $50,000 in fines after a data breach involving credit card information was traced back to the hotelier operated by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The data breach exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers as well as other personal information. It was traced back to the hotel group by banks, which analyzed hundreds of fraudulent credit-card transactions in May 2015. …