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Air Canada to Launch Montreal-Washington Dulles Flights

Air Canada to Launch Montreal-Washington Dulles Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to begin daily service between Montreal and Washington Dulles International Airport on May 1.
Flights will depart Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 1:25 p.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 3:09 p.m. From Dulles, flights are scheduled to depart at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in Montreal at 5:15 p.m.
The service will be operated by Air Canada Express with Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft, equipped with 50 …

Thousands of Flights Cancelled As Storm Slams Northeast

Thousands of Flights Cancelled As Storm Slams Northeast

As a nor’easter batters the East Coast, up to two feet of snow is expected in many areas and thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result. In New York City, above-ground subways have been shut down although below-ground service continues to operate, and public schools in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston are closed.
While the forecast for New York City has been downgraded to 4” to 8” by …

National Weather Service: ‘Things Get Interesting Beginning Monday Night’ as Blizzard Approaches

National Weather Service: ‘Things Get Interesting Beginning Monday Night’ as Blizzard Approaches

Despite the prevalence of spring-like weather in much of the country, the Northeast is getting ready for heavy snowfall and possible blizzard-like conditions in some areas.
“Things get interesting for the East Coast beginning Monday night,” the National Weather Service said in a statement on Monday.
A blizzard warning is in effect for much of the New York metropolitan area with possible accumulations of up to 20” (51 centimeters). Temperatures are expected …

Brussels Airlines to Begin Flights to Mumbai, Various European Cities

Brussels Airlines to Begin Flights to Mumbai, Various European Cities

Brussels Airlines announced that it plans to launch service to Mumbai, India, on March 30. In addition, the carrier’s summer schedule will include new European destinations, as well as increased service to existing destinations.
On March 30, the carrier will begin five weekly flights to Mumbai. The airline will also increase service to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from six to seven flights a week, and relaunch its service to Washington, D.C., with …

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Wednesday, February 8: Record Warm Temperatures Followed by Heavy Snow

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Wednesday, February 8: Record Warm Temperatures Followed by Heavy Snow

Good Wednesday morning. Here’s what you will be waking up to for the remainder of the week.
While the Northeast is poised to enjoy warm, spring-like temperatures Wednesday, Thursday will bring heavy snow along much of the I-95 corridor, making for hazardous travel conditions from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.
Expect New York City to see record temperatures on Wednesday. The current record high for February 8 …

GSA Warns Trump Over DC Hotel Lease – Maybe

GSA Warns Trump Over DC Hotel Lease – Maybe

To divest or not to divest, that is the question that is a hot topic of discussion in Washington, D.C.
Four ranking Democratic congressmen who sit on committees that oversee federal contracting and ethics rules said that the GSA had informed Mr. Trump that he must sell the Trump International Hotel or be, upon assuming office, in breach of his lease with the government, which owns the Old Post Office Building …

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta Air Lines announced plans to offer passengers lie-flat seats on three transcon routes in addition to what is currently offered on its premium transcon service linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The first route to have lie-flat seating will be Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which will start on April 24, 2017. Flights will leave LAX at 8:30 a.m. local time and …