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Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak announced it will offer new menus to passengers traveling in the first-class cars of its Acela trains.
The high-speed Acela service operates along the so-called Northeast Corridor, with express trains to and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The railroad said it was “reimagining our onboard Acela dining options in First-class with creative new options that travelers will enjoy.“
The company, which is the operator of most of the United …

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

Fresh on the heels of England’s announcement that it would open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, United Airlines said it would increase its service across the pond to 40 flights per week.  It also announced a new partnership that will allow passengers to bring a self-administered coronavirus test with them on the trip that can be performed shortly before returning to the States.
The move includes …

Coronavirus News Update – July 28: Vaccinated U.S. and EU Travelers Can Enter U.K. Without Requirement to Quarantine

Coronavirus News Update – July 28: Vaccinated U.S. and EU  Travelers Can Enter U.K. Without Requirement to Quarantine

Fully vaccinated individuals from the United States and the European Union will be able to enter England without facing a requirement to quarantine upon arrival, officials there announced. The new policy goes into effect August 2 and comes as the number of new coronavirus cases in Britain continues to decline.
“We’re helping reunite people living in the U.S. and European countries with their family and friends in U.K.,” said Transport Secretary …

Amtrak to Resume Service on Two Scenic Train Routes, Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak to Resume Service on Two Scenic Train Routes, Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak announced plans to restart service for two historic trains – the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express – after an almost 16-month hiatus due to the decline in travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
Both trains will resume service on July 19.
“The state of Vermont has so much to offer – and customers can experience the state and the summer in a variety of ways, as we celebrate the return …

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …

Porter Airlines to Restart Some Operations in Early September

Porter Airlines to Restart Some Operations in Early September

Porter Airlines said it will return to the skies and recall 500 employees from furlough.
The move comes some 18 months after suspending flights amidst the coronavirus-induced downturn in travel.
The airline will first restore flights to and from Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, St. John’s, NL, Thunder Bay, and Toronto on September 8, followed by the addition of transborder destinations in the United States including Chicago, New York, and Washington, …

Coronavirus News Update – June 17: Five Weeks Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo Eases State of Emergency

Coronavirus News Update – June 17: Five Weeks Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo Eases State of Emergency

Just five weeks ahead of the start of the 2021 Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo will ease its state of emergency as the latest coronavirus outbreak there recedes. The news was announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who said that new infections had declined sufficiently over the past month as to ease the strain on hospitals.
As of Thursday morning, the world has recorded over 177.9 million Covid-19 cases and has seen …