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Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Flight 10 New York-London – Review

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Usually, I am likely to be the last passenger on any flight to actually show up at the airport. It isn’t that I don’t like airports – I love them – but, given the time I spend traveling, I feel that I already commit enough time to them already.
However, that isn’t the case when flying Virgin Atlantic from New York to London
The airline, which is currently 49% owned by Delta …

LaGuardia Central Terminal Replacement Project Delayed

LaGuardia Central Terminal Replacement Project Delayed

The long-overdue makeover of LaGuardia Airport in New York may take a bit more time.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Friday that it is delaying its announcement of a winner in the bidding for the $3.6 billion Central Terminal Building Replacement Project from mid July until September.
Construction on the new terminal was due to start in 2017 and a replacement for the current Central Terminal, also …

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

Delta 747 Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv After Flaps Problem

Delta 747 Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv After Flaps Problem

A New York-bound Delta Air Lines 747 declared an emergency shortly after takeoff from Ben Gurion Airport, and returned to Tel Aviv.
Delta Flight 469, with 370 passengers and 17 crew members on board, landed safely at Israel’s main international airport around 2:30 a.m. local time after the aircraft’s flaps failed to retract properly after takeoff.
Sources said the plane flew over the Mediterranean south of Cyprus for roughly 90 minutes,  dumped …

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

Long Island Rail Strike Looms Large

With ten days remaining before a threatened walkout, there was no reported progress in reaching a deal between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.
Workers of the Long Island Rail Road are likely to go on strike if their unions do not agree on a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the railroad, on July 20.  The strike would affect roughly 300,000 weekday …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

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As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
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1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …