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Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin American announced the launch of new daily seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday.  In addition, the airline said that it will be adding a second weekly flight to its seasonal service between JFK and Palm Springs, California.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale depart at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 11:05 a.m.  Flights from Fort Lauderdale to …

Aeromexico Begins New York-Monterrey, Mexico Service

Aeromexico Begins New York-Monterrey, Mexico Service

Aeromexico announced the launch of new service between New York and Monterrey, Mexico.  Flights are daily, and the carrier operates the service using Embraer 190 aircraft.
Flights depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at Monterrey International Airport at 7:17 p.m.  From Monterrey, flights depart at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in New York at 1:51 p.m.
Aeromexico’s Embraer 190s are outfitted with 11 seats in business class, and …

Delta BusinessElite Flight 466 New York-Moscow – Review

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport from the air

Pan Am, the first U.S. carrier to fly to Russia, launched its New York-Moscow route on June 17, 1968. The flight, which was in the air for 11 hours and 35 minutes, made a refueling stop in Copenhagen and arrived in Moscow one hour late due to weather in Denmark. According to contemporary press reports, the menu was a mixture of American and Russian food including martinis, vodka, Muscovite Chicken, …

JetBlue Launches JFK-Curaçao Route

JetBlue Launches JFK-Curaçao Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new service between New York and Curaçao, an island in the south Caribbean.  The airline operates the service two times a week, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and arrive at Curaçao International Airport at 2:34 p.m.  Flights from Curaçao depart at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in New York at 7:30 …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: November 29, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend, the guests are gone, the dishes are put away, and no one wants to hear the words “turkey fricassee.” Here are five stories you might have missed while basting the turkey.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Sofitel Philadelphia, noting that a visit to a Sofitel anywhere in the world is also partially a visit to France. The combination of comfortable surroundings and excellent service make for a memorable …

Holiday Snowstorm to Wreak Travel Havoc

Holiday Snowstorm to Wreak Travel Havoc

Another winter storm is moving in on the Northeast, and it has the potential to cause major disruptions to Thanksgiving week travel plans. The weather could bring as much as a foot of snow to parts of the region by the end of Wednesday, and many in the area will likely see more of the white stuff falling come Thanksgiving Day.
As of 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, over 360 flights had …