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Delta One/BusinessElite Moscow-New York – Flight Review

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Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of the three major airports that serve Moscow and is Delta Air Lines’ home in Russia. Delta inherited the route from Pan Am, the first U.S. carrier to fly to Russia, at the time the Soviet Union, after Pan Am’s demise in 1991, and now operates a non-stop flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport five times a week.
After a few days in Moscow, I …

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

The former TWA Flight Center could become a hotel, if a plan being advanced by JetBlue Airways is approved.
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by …

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Launches Flights From Dallas Love Field to Nine New Destinations

Southwest Airlines announced that it began new, non-stop service from Dallas Love Field, Texas, to nine cities across the United States.
The destinations include Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama City Beach, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento and San Jose, California; and Seattle, Washington.
In addition, Southwest added flights to its routes between Dallas Love Field and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and both Oakland and Santa Ana/Orange County, California.
The airline also …

Corporate Uber Usage Increasing Dramatically at Expense of Taxi Cabs

Corporate Uber Usage Increasing Dramatically at Expense of Taxi Cabs

Figures released on Monday show that Uber is making tremendous inroads in corporate transportation in major cities.
Last month, the ride-hailing app accounted for 47% of all rides expensed by employees of companies that use Certify, a provider of travel and expense software.  The percentage is a 33-percentage-point increase year over year. Uber competitor Lyft accounted for 1% of the total rides.
A comparison from the same period shows that the amount …

‘Stomp’ at Orpheum Theatre – Review

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Ever wonder what it would be like if the sorcerer’s apprentice formed an orchestra that went beyond brooms? Wonder no more, the conceit behind this show, whose creators very aptly named it STOMP, is that of a 90-minute immersive musical experience – performed without a single traditional instrument – at the Orpheum Theatre in the East Village in Manhattan.
While there’s no dialog as such (although there is some magnificent acting) and …

JetBlue to Link Albany with Orlando, Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue to Link Albany with Orlando, Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new, daily service from Albany, New York to both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 10.  The flights will be JetBlue’s first operations at Albany International Airport.
Flights will depart Albany at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at Orlando International Airport at 7:54 p.m.  From Orlando, flights will depart at 1:20 p.m. and arrive in the New York state capital at 4:00 p.m.
Flights …

Nomo SoHo Hotel Opens in Manhattan

Nomo SoHo Hotel Opens in Manhattan

NoMo SoHo, a new independent luxury hotel, has officially opened in New York City. It was formerly known as the Mondrian SoHo, which was sold in a foreclosure sale in June of last year. It was previously a Morgans Hotel Group property.
The hotel is located at 9 Crosby Street in downtown Manhattan. The name “NoMo” is an abbreviation for nostalgic and modern.
The property has 263 guestrooms and suites, each with …