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JetBlue to Begin Seasonal New York-Palm Springs Flights

JetBlue to Begin Seasonal New York-Palm Springs Flights

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Palm Springs, California, this winter.  The carrier will operate the service five times a week, from January 15, 2016 to May 1.
The route is subject to government approval.
The planned flights will depart New York at 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and arrive at Palm Springs International …

New DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Rockland County, N.Y.

New DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Rockland County, N.Y.

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton property in Nanuet, New York, approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of New York City.
The four-story hotel has 156 guestrooms, and offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet.  The property also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool and hot tub.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s Windsor Grille Bar and Lounge, which serves menu items such as steak and seafood, or …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Introduce Salt Lake City-London, JFK-Edinburgh Service

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced two new routes between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The flights are part of the airlines’ joint business venture and are set to launch next year.
On May 1, 2016, Delta will begin non-stop summer seasonal service between Salt Lake City, Utah and London, England, followed by non-stop service on May 26 between New York City and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Flights will depart …

Tacoway Beach, The Rockaways, New York – Restaurant Review

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Unbeknownst to most New Yorkers, a major taco crisis in the city was averted recently when Andrew Field, formerly a partner in the recently shuttered Rockaway Tacos, decided to open his own establishment on the premises of the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street.
With the new name and location come multiple improvements.  There are far more seats at Tacoway Beach (Rockaway Taco had a few benches but that …

LaGuardia Celebrates Completion of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Celebrates Completion of Central Terminal Renovations

LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal redevelopment project is finally coming to an end.
The first wave of renovations at LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal was completed ten months ago and the final wave of the project is nearing completion.
The Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B, is slated for replacement as part of the $4 billion construction project that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last month but, in the interim, it received …

LaGuardia Airport Perimeter Rule ‘Under Review’

LaGuardia Airport Perimeter Rule ‘Under Review’

LaGuardia Airport’s perimeter rule, which limits the distance of most of its flights, may be up for reconsideration in the wake of its planned redevelopment.
The rule is “under review,” Ron Marsico, a Port Authority spokesman, told Frequent Business Traveler on Monday.  The agency “is studying the potential impacts of changing the longstanding perimeter rule at LaGuardia Airport,” he added.
Put into place in the 1950s to protect what is now John …

Winners of 2015 GlobeRunner Awards Announced in New York City

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Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Transaero Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hertz, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Singapore Airlines, and American Airlines were named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s balloting were announced by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, Thursday morning at the magazine’s offices in New York City. The GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental …