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United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

When the CES 2019 show opens in Las Vegas in January 2019, attendees will have multiple new options to fly there.
United Airlines is adding new non-stop flights from Austin, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle to Las Vegas in addition to the flights it regularly offers from its seven hubs in the United States.
The Chicago-based airline will offer as many as 48 non-stop flights from …

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

Study Finds that CO2 Emissions in 27 Cities Have Declined Since 2012

CO2 emissions in 27 major cities have been declining by an average of 2% each year since 2012, according to a report by the C40 Cities Group.
The list of cities includes London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Toronto and shows that greenhouse gas levels were a minimum of 10% higher in 2012, when CO2 emissions peaked, than in the most recent study. The drop occurred even while the cities’ …

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to strike the Carolinas as a “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm, airlines serving the mid-Atlantic region are offering waivers that allow cancellations and rebookings without any fees.
The waivers are in force for destinations that are expected to be in the path of Florence, a wide swath of the East Coast that ranges from the Carolinas to the Washington, D.C. area.
Meanwhile, airlines are preparing to cancel …

Editorial: Invoking John McCain on 9/11

It’s 9/11 again, this year the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Relatives of those who died in the attacks will gather in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the loss. Some relatives will wear or carry photographs of their loved ones. In Shanksville, visitors will walk through the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Names will be read. Flowers will be left. Mourners will embrace.
In 2015, …

Flying to Europe Has Never Been Cheaper: Here’s How to Book Budget-Priced Tickets

“It won’t get cheaper.”  That’s what ultra low-cost carrier Primera Air said in a recent ad campaign, advertising one-way fares to Europe of $99. Ninety-nine dollars was People Express territory in 1985, although that very same $99 would be approximately $219 in 2018 dollars.
Recently, Primera Air offered one-way fares to London from Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. of $63. To put this in perspective, this would be approximately $27 …

Amtrak Provides Details of Next Generation Acela Express Trains

Amtrak Provides Details of Next Generation Acela Express Trains

Amtrak unveiled the interiors of its new Acela Express fleet on Wednesday.
The new interiors will feature leather seating, integrated in-seat lighting and electrical outlets as well as USB ports.  Each seat will have a tray table with both a large and small table option.
The trains will be capable of traveling at 160 mph (258 km/h) and will have 30% greater capacity for passengers.
The upgrade is being made possible with the …