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Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. will be reflagged as the Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel.
Located a short distance from the White House, the property has 356 guestrooms, including 27 suites. The hotel also offers over 12,000 square feet (1,114 square meters) of meeting and event space.
The property was built in 1963 by developer Marshall B. Coyne, and was named after James …

United to Launch New Summer Service to Porto, Reykjavik, Zurich, Edinburgh

United to Launch New Summer Service to Porto, Reykjavik, Zurich, Edinburgh

United Airlines announced that it will add four new daily routes to Europe as part of its summer seasonal schedule next year. The carrier will begin flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Porto, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as establishing San Francisco-Zurich, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C.-Edinburgh, Scotland, service.
Flights to Porto Airport will depart Newark Liberty at 9:45 p.m. and arrive at 9:50 a.m. the next morning. Return flights …

Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Air Lines announced that it expanded its biometric check-in functionality at Washington Reagan National Airport to allow passengers to use their fingerprints in lieu of a using boarding pass to board a plane.
The airline had launched a pilot program at the airport in May that allowed eligible members of Delta’s SkyMiles loyalty program to use fingerprints to gain entry to the Delta Sky Club instead of using a boarding …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Washington Dulles Flights

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Washington Dulles Flights

Air Canada announced the launch of new daily service between Montreal and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Flights will depart Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 3:09 p.m. Flights from Washington Dulles to Montreal are scheduled to depart at 3:40 p.m. and arrive at 5:15 p.m.
The route will be operated by Air Canada Express, using Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft. The planes are configured with an …

Delta Debuts Biometric Boarding Passes at Washington Reagan Airport

Delta Debuts Biometric Boarding Passes at Washington Reagan Airport

Delta Air Lines introduced a pilot program to test the use of biometric boarding passes at Washington Reagan National Airport.
The pilot will be conducted in phases. The first phase will allow eligible members of Delta’s SkyMiles loyalty program to use fingerprints to gain entry to the Delta Sky Club instead of using a boarding pass, passport, or driver’s license.
The second phase will allow passengers to use their fingerprints instead of …

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Reagan National Airport $1 Billion Upgrade Project Gets Underway

Reagan National Airport $1 Billion Upgrade Project Gets Underway

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport announced the start of construction for Project Journey, a $1 billion program that includes the construction of a new concourse and an expanded secure area linking the two terminals that connect to National Hall.
The first phase of the work, dubbed “Secure National Hall,” will result in the creation of two new security checkpoints to be built above the arrivals roadway, replacing the three separate security …