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Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

Sheraton New York Times Square Unveils Renovations to Meeting Space

Sheraton New York Times Square Unveils Renovations to Meeting Space

Starwood announced the completion of a $2.2 million renovation at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel in Manhattan. The hotel revamped some 11,000 square feet (1,021 square meters) of its lower level meeting space, including public spaces, the entry lounge, and 13 meeting rooms.
All areas received new carpet, lighting, and wall coverings. The meeting rooms now have high-tech boardroom tables that are pre-wired to meet computer and audio-visual requirements.
In …

What’s Doing at New York City’s Museums

Visitors at the Jewish Museum

New York City has some of the finest museums in the world and there are always new exhibits opening. Whether your passion or interest is art, ancient history, architecture, design, natural history, photography, sex (yes, there’s a museum for that), religion, television, or technology, the city’s museums have something for you.
Here’s a glimpse at what a few of them have to offer.
Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
Adjacent to Central Park on …

American Airlines Business Class New York-London – Review

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American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to operate the Boeing 777-300ER just over two years ago and now has 17 in service, with three more on order. The largest plane in American’s fleet, the 777-300ER provides 304 seats in four separate cabins.  Eight of those seats are in first class and are designated as Flagship Suites.  Fifty-two are in business class, with 30 in Main Cabin Extra, a separate …

New York City Fares and Tolls to Increase Sunday, Subway or Bus Ride to Cost $2.75

New York City Fares and Tolls to Increase Sunday, Subway or Bus Ride to Cost $2.75

Travelers as well as commuters who use buses, subways, tunnels, and commuter railroads in the New York metropolitan area will see the cost of a toll or fare increase on Sunday.
The base fare for a subway or bus ride will increase 25 cents, from $2.50 to $2.75.  An unlimited use monthly MetroCard will go up in price by 4% to $116.50.  The popular 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard will increase 3.3% …

Baccarat Hotel Opens in Midtown Manhattan

Baccarat Hotel Opens in Midtown Manhattan

Starwood Capital Group announced the opening of the Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York.  The new property is the Baccarat crystal brand’s first hotel and features a 125-foot (38.1-meter) corrugated crystal-like curtain that veils its lower levels.
The Baccarat Hotel has 114 guest rooms, designed by Gilles & Bossier.  All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a sitting area, and Mascioni jacquard linens.  The white marble bath areas have glass-enclosed showers with amenities …

Philippine Airlines Begins Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines Begins Flights from New York to Manila

Philippine Airlines announced the start of service linking New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manila.
The move comes after a 17-year hiatus in operations since the airline ended flights from Newark Liberty Airport in 1997.
The Philippine flag carrier is operating the New York-Manila flights four times a week, with a two-hour stop in Vancouver, Canada, with a total time aloft of 16.5 hours, the airline’s longest flight.
It will use …