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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, …

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines and Airbus announced a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft late Tuesday.
The Chicago-based airline intends to use the planes for a North Atlantic expansion from its hubs in New York and Washington, D.C.
“The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one replacement for the older, less-efficient aircraft currently operating between some of the most vital cities in our intercontinental network,” said Andrew Nocella, the airline’s chief commercial …

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, Amtrak is offering a Track Friday Sale, with fares as low as $19.
The Track Friday sale will run from November 29 through December 2.  The Track Friday discount will be available on many routes including the Acela and Northeast Regional trains for trips from January 6, 2020 through April 30.  Other discounted fares are available for travel between December 9, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
“Venture aboard …

American Airlines to Add 20 New Routes Next Summer

American Airlines to Add 20 New Routes Next Summer

American Airlines announced 20 new seasonal routes for next summer including eight new domestic routes.
The list include flights to Martha’s Vineyard from Philadelphia and Charlotte to and Nantucket from Philadelphia, two islands off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that are popular weekend destinations.  It is also adding service from Jackson, Mississippi, and Des Moines, Iowa, to its Miami hub.
The airline is adding two flights to Traverse City, Michigan, namely from Philadelphia and …

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton announced the groundbreaking for a Motto by Hilton hotel in Atlanta and plans to open a Motto by Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C. early next year.
The 146-key Atlanta property will be in the Old Fourth Ward of the city as part of the Waldo’s mixed-use development and will open in 2021.
In addition to the Atlanta property, Hilton said that the Motto by Hilton Washington D.C. City Center, a 245-room …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

Two Airports added to Mobile Passport Program

Two Airports added to Mobile Passport Program

Airside Mobile, the makers of Mobile Passport, announced the addition of two airports to the program.
Mobile Passport works by supplying arriving international travelers with a QR code after having them fill out an app-based copy of an electronic customs declaration form via the app. It can be used at over 30 airports and seaports.
The new airports are Washington Dulles International and Juan Luis Muñoz Marin  International. Airside also announced the addition of …