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JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue to Begin Boston-LaGuardia Route, Increase Flights between Newark and Florida

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new service between Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on October 31.
The carrier will operate six daily weekday flights between the two airports, as well as two Saturday round-trip flights, and three on Sunday. When the new route begins, the carrier will serve all three New York City airports from Boston.
Additionally, the airline said that it will add extra …

Review: ‘School of Rock’ at Winter Garden Theater

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On a cold wintry day, well over a year ago, hundreds of children no more than five foot tall – with parents in tow – lined up outside the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway to audition for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest musical, “School of Rock.” The musical talent those young performers brought with them, an usher who was there that day told me, was immense and the theater experienced a …

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American Airlines announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines later this month.
Starting April 28, American will place its code on 11 additional routes operated by Alaska Airlines, while Alaska will place its code on 127 American Airlines-operated flights beginning May 15.
Alaska flights with an American code will include service from Los Angeles to destinations such as Baltimore and Salt Lake City, as well as from Seattle …

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Airways, which recently lost the bidding war for Virgin America Airways, is continuing to expand its premium service, Mint, to new markets.
The New York-based carrier is expected to announce to add Mint to several routes including from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as linking Las Vegas and New York, San Diego with New York and Boston, and Seattle with New York and Boston.
Mint …

Air France Adds ‘Night Service’ Pre-Flight Dining for Late Night N.Y. Flights

Air France Adds ‘Night Service’ Pre-Flight Dining for Late Night N.Y. Flights

Air France announced the debut Night Service, pre-departure dining for the last two flights leaving New York for Paris starting Monday.
Business-class passengers traveling on Flight 9 and Flight 11, which depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:45 p.m. and 11:25 p.m. respectively, will be invited to enjoy a meal on the ground prior to departure. This in turn will provide passengers will more time to sleep in the air.
“We …

Qatar Airways Doubles Doha-New York Frequency, Adds Airbus A350 to Route

Qatar Airways Doubles Doha-New York Frequency, Adds Airbus A350 to Route

Qatar Airways announced the expansion of service between New York and Doha with a second daily non-stop flight between the two cities. The carrier is operating the additional flight using Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The additional flight departs Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 2:25 a.m. and arrives at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:15 a.m. the same day. From New York, the return flight departs at 11:15 a.m. and …

Amtrak Service Partially Suspended in Northeast Corridor After Crash Kills 2

Amtrak Service Partially Suspended in Northeast Corridor After Crash Kills 2

An Amtrak train en route from New York City to Savannah, Georgia derailed southwest of Philadelphia early Sunday. The train struck a backhoe, killing two and derailed, injuring scores.
Amtrak Train 89 partially derailed shortly before 8 a.m. The two people that were killed were not on the train but reportedly near the backhoe. The train carried approximately 341 passengers and 7 crew members, the railroad said in a statement. Approximately …