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Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Winter Storm to Impact 100 Million People, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

A major winter storm is heading towards the eastern half of the United States bringing with it heavy rain, snow, and ice.
Washington, D.C. is expected to see up to 6” (15 cm) of the white stuff, while Philadelphia may get as much as 5” (12 cm) in some areas, while only 1” (3 cm) will reach New York City.
The storm is currently bringing snow to parts of the Rockies and …

Air Canada to Boost Service to U.S. and Within Western Canada

Air Canada to Boost Service to U.S. and Within Western Canada

Air Canada announced it will increase its service to the United States from Toronto and Montreal this summer as well as within western Canada
The airline is adding more flights from Toronto to Austin, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, and from Montreal to Baltimore. It is also rolling out larger aircraft on flights to Memphis, Nashville, and Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. These aircraft have a separate business-class cabin as well as in-flight …

Congress to Consider Bill to Keep FAA Open During Future Government Shutdowns

Congress to Consider Bill to Keep FAA Open During Future Government Shutdowns

Two congressmen proposed legislation on Friday that would effectively keep the Federal Aviation Administration up and running in the event of any future government shutdowns.
Congressman Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat and chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, and Congressman Rick Larsen, the aviation committee subchair and a Democrat from Washington, introduced a bill that would fund the FAA from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund in such cases. The …

Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton Expands Connected Room Project with Netflix Partnership

Hilton and Netflix announced the addition of the Netflix streaming service to televisions in Hilton’s Connected Rooms.
The move will allow guests to temporarily log into their own Netflix accounts to facilitate the viewing of favorite movies and programs.
Hilton Connected Rooms allow guest to control room lights, temperature, television, and more from their mobile devices via the Hilton Honors app.
The hotelier currently has ten properties with a total of 1,800 Connected …

Residual Flight Delays and Cancellations Continue from Deep Freeze, As More TSA Screeners Call In Sick

Residual Flight Delays and Cancellations Continue from Deep Freeze, As More TSA Screeners Call In Sick

Even as a wide swath of the nation comes out of the deep freeze, flight delays and cancellations continue as a result of the brutal weather.
As of 10:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 415 flights in the United States had been cancelled and there were over 1,200 delays, according to FlightStats, a company that tracks such information.
On Monday, the end of the holiday weekend, there were a total of 954 flight …

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines to Link Reagan National with Orlando Melbourne Airport

American Airlines announced seasonal twice-weekly non-stop flights from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
The service will operate from May 4, 2019 through at least Labor Day.
Flights will operate on Saturdays and Sundays departing from Reagan National on Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. local time and arriving in Orlando at 11:06 a.m., with return flights leaving Orlando at 11:45 a.m. and arriving in the District at 2 …

Cross-Country Storm to Bring Severe Weather and Flight Delays to Southeast

Cross-Country Storm to Bring Severe Weather and Flight Delays to Southeast

A good part of the Eastern Seaboard is expected to feel the effects of a cross-country storm that started its eastward march in California earlier in the week.
Flash flood watches are in effect from Washington, D.C. all the way down to Florida – a swatch of the country covering 28 million people – and there is a risk of severe weather from southeastern Georgia into Central Florida, with heavy rain …