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Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open in Manhattan

Hyatt announced it will open a new property in Midtown Manhattan this October.  The Hyatt Herald Square New York will be located in the Herald Square neighborhood of the city, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
The hotel’s lobby will have separate areas with different themes, including a lounge designed like a library, an espresso bar, a shop offering snacks, a work area with tables for writing, a dedicated concierge desk, and …

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore World’s Busiest International Routes in 2013

The three busiest international routes in 2013 were Hong Kong-Taipei, Dublin-London, and Jakarta-Singapore, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association, while Jeju-Seoul, Sapporo-Tokyo, and Fukuoka-Tokyo were the most popular domestic ones.
Last year, 4.9 million people traveled between Hong Kong and Taipei, although that figure was down 11.5% from 2012.  Meanwhile, 3.6 million passengers flew between the capital cities of Dublin and London, while the Jakarta-Singapore route carried …

Sultan of Brunei Making Bid for Plaza Hotel and Grosvenor House

Sultan of Brunei Making Bid for Plaza Hotel and Grosvenor House

The Sultan of Brunei is reportedly preparing a bid for New York’s Plaza and Dreamhotel Downtown hotels as well as the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, the Times of London reported.  The properties are all controlled by a jailed Indian industrialist.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah currently owns several luxury hotels through his Dorchester Group including the Beverly Hills Hotel.  These properties have come under fire recently following the enactment of harsh new …

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Shuttle to Fly Boeing 717s Between Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced multiple changes to the Delta Shuttle that links New York and Boston.
Starting November 2, Delta will operate the shuttle using larger mainline Boeing 717 planes instead of regional jets.  It will also relocate Boston arrivals and departures from the storied Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia to Terminal C of the airport.  Delta took over much of Terminal C when it swapped takeoff and landing slots with US …

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Air Lines announced that it introduced a variety of new foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its Sky Club airport lounges.  The changes are effective starting August 14.
The new menus offer a variety of items, including locally sourced bagels, English muffins, Greek yogurt, and cereal for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the Sky Clubs will be serving a selection of soups including Italian wedding soup, chicken salad with pecan …

New Startup Airlines Have Old Names, Give Old Ideas a New Twist

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If you were reading news items about new airline startups and momentarily felt caught in a time warp, it would be understandable. Names such as Eastern and People Express are currently in the headlines – and what’s this about new all-business class startups flying from the U.S. to Europe?
This is in no small way due to major airlines reporting profitable quarters, some for the first time in years, thus causing …

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

Airlines Cancel Flights, Issue Waivers, Ahead of Major Northeast Storm

A late summer storm is expected to move in on the northeast United States Tuesday night, bringing with it potential multiple inches of rain in some places, as well as numerous flight delays and cancellations.
Several airlines have already issued travel waivers, including Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, for passengers traveling to, from, or through various airports on the east coast and in the Northeast.
The storm is likely to bring …