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Senators Get Crash Course in Combating ‘Distractions’ as Information Overload from Impeachment Sets In

The first day of the actual impeachment proceedings in the Senate chamber began on Wednesday with all 100 senators present observing not only the historic proceedings but also observing numerous rules that any ten-year-old might also be familiar with at dinnertime.
The rules in the Senate during the impeachment proceedings are simple: No mobile phones, no talking, no coffee, and substitutions in their seats by staffers. In other words, none of …

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Introduces Tempo, A New Hotel Brand

Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced a new hotel brand, Tempo by Hilton.
Tempo is intended to be “an approachable lifestyle brand curated to serve a growing segment of ‘modern achievers,’” the hotelier said at a launch event in New York City, as well as be a product that helps guests “live better lives.”
Key elements of Tempo hotels will include a lifestyle component, modern design, and a bar and restaurant designed to attract …

Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant and Cockpit on United Air Flight to Newark

Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant and Cockpit on United Air Flight to Newark

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. to Newark was arrested after behaving erratically during the flight and attacking a flight attendant.
The passenger, Matthew Dingley, ran up to the cockpit door and began hitting it shortly before landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.   He then attacked the flight attendant who attempted to stop him.
Other passengers on the flight, which was operated by United Express carrier CommutAir, intervened …

Amtrak Guest Rewards to Offer Free Fourth Round-Trip

Amtrak Guest Rewards to Offer Free Fourth Round-Trip

Amtrak announced its 123Free promotion, which offers a free round trip ticket this summer after completing three round trips between now and February 29, 2020.
The offer is valid on its Acela and Northeast Regional trains.  Membership in the railroad’s loyalty program, Amtrak Guest Rewards, is required.
Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service connects Boston with Washington, D.C. making 14 intermediate stops including New York City and Philadelphia. Acela trains attain 150 mph (240 km/h) on …

Y2020 Glitch Causes Parking Meters in N.Y.C., Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. to Stop Taking Credit Cards

Y2020 Glitch Causes Parking Meters in N.Y.C., Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. to Stop Taking Credit Cards

New York City may be “the city that never sleeps” but someone was asleep at the wheel and this lapse caused the city’s parking meters to stop accepting credit cards as of January 1, 2020.  Those attempting to pay for parking using a credit card starting on January 2, 2020 received a message saying, “Card not allowed.”
The Big Apple was one of multiple cities experiencing the Y2020 glitch, which it …

LOT Polish Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service to Washington, D.C.

LOT Polish Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service to Washington, D.C.

LOT Polish Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop thrice-weekly seasonal service linking Warsaw with Washington, D.C.
The new flights will commence on June 2 from Washington Dulles International Airport and will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
LOT, which was the first European airline to deploy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will use that aircraft type for the new service. All LOT Dreamliners have fully lie-flat seats in the business-class cabin in a 2-2-2 …

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

Marriott International said it will open over 20 luxury hotels next year with locations ranging from Danang to Istanbul to Reykjavik to Toronto.
The hotelier will add hotels under three brands, JW Marriott, W hotels, and Edition, as well as under the umbrella of the Luxury Collection, formerly the Starwood Luxury Collection.
The JW Marriott brand will open in eight locations, namely Anaheim, Orlando, and Savannah in the United States and Danang, …