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Icelandair to Restart Service to Baltimore After 10-Year Absence

Icelandair to Restart Service to Baltimore After 10-Year Absence

Icelandair said Wednesday it plans to relaunch seasonal service to Baltimore, Maryland, in the spring.
“The time is right for Icelandair to return to BWI,” the airline said in a statement.
The Reykjavik-based carrier discontinued flights to Baltimore over a decade ago.
The airline will operate the flights four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with return flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Flights will depart Baltimore-Washington International Airport at …

Powerful Storm Continues to Batter Northeast, Leaving 1 Million Without Power

Powerful Storm Continues to Batter Northeast, Leaving 1 Million Without Power

The powerful storm that soaked the Northeast on Sunday left over one million homes without power and caused over 800 flight cancellations and 1,800 significant flight delays.
Meteorologists forecast that the storm’s heavy downpours are to end Monday although strong winds will persist out of the northwest throughout the day with gusts up to 50 mph (80 km/h).
On Sunday, fierce winds and heavy downpours battered much of the Northeast, leaving …

‘Potentially Dangerous’ Halloween Storm Targeting Northeast Starting Sunday

‘Potentially Dangerous’ Halloween Storm Targeting Northeast Starting Sunday

A powerful and “potentially dangerous” storm is threatening to bring high winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding to the Northeast towards the end of the weekend.
A deep trough in the jet stream will slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with a fast-moving storm that will bring up to 5” or 127 mm of rainfall in parts of New York State according to the National Weather Service.
Expect winds ranging from 40 to 60 …

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii once again blocked the Trump administration from implementing a controversial travel ban.
The temporary restraining order, issued Tuesday by Judge Derrick K. Watson of the Federal District Court in Hawaii, is likely to be appealed but it nonetheless will keep the ban from going into effect as scheduled.
The latest ban was set to go into effect Wednesday and would have barred a variety of …

Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Iconic Washington, D.C. Hotel Becomes Hilton Property

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced that the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. will be reflagged as the Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel.
Located a short distance from the White House, the property has 356 guestrooms, including 27 suites. The hotel also offers over 12,000 square feet (1,114 square meters) of meeting and event space.
The property was built in 1963 by developer Marshall B. Coyne, and was named after James …

United to Launch New Summer Service to Porto, Reykjavik, Zurich, Edinburgh

United to Launch New Summer Service to Porto, Reykjavik, Zurich, Edinburgh

United Airlines announced that it will add four new daily routes to Europe as part of its summer seasonal schedule next year. The carrier will begin flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Porto, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as establishing San Francisco-Zurich, Switzerland, and Washington, D.C.-Edinburgh, Scotland, service.
Flights to Porto Airport will depart Newark Liberty at 9:45 p.m. and arrive at 9:50 a.m. the next morning. Return flights …

Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Passengers at DCA Now Able to Board Planes Using Fingerprints As Boarding Pass

Delta Air Lines announced that it expanded its biometric check-in functionality at Washington Reagan National Airport to allow passengers to use their fingerprints in lieu of a using boarding pass to board a plane.
The airline had launched a pilot program at the airport in May that allowed eligible members of Delta’s SkyMiles loyalty program to use fingerprints to gain entry to the Delta Sky Club instead of using a boarding …