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US Airways Signs Codeshare with Avianca, Expands Codeshare with TACA

US Airways Signs Codeshare with Avianca, Expands Codeshare with TACA

US Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Avianca, the flag carrier of Colombia.
Under the new agreement, US Airways customers will be able to connect to the Colombian cities of Bogota, Medellin, Cartegena, Cali, and Barranquilla via Avianca. Additionally, Avianca customers traveling on US Airways in these cities will be able to connect to Charlotte, North Caroline, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Tickets are now available for purchase, for travel …

United Airlines Announces New International, Domestic Routes

United Airlines Announces New International, Domestic Routes

United Airlines has announced plans to launch new international and domestic routes from several of its hub cities. The airline will launch new international service to Latin America and Canada, as well as new domestic service from four of its hubs.
Subject to government approval, United will begin weekly year-round service between Washington Dulles International Airport and both Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, the airline will begin weekly …

United Airlines Announces New Service to Latin America Destinations

United Airlines Announces New Service to Latin America Destinations

United Airlines will begin new service to Latin America from its hubs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Beginning December 19, 2012, the airline will operate nonstop daily flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Monterrey, Mexico, and daily flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and San Salvador, El Salvador.
Flights between Chicago and Monterrey will depart Chicago at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 12:20 p.m. and depart from Monterrey at …

Loews Hotels Purchases Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Loews Hotels Purchases Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Loews Hotels & Resorts has purchased the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. from Jamestown Properties.  The property is the second hotel that the company has acquired
Located at 15th and M Street, the 356-room hotel is in close proximity to the White House, the Capitol, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, and Embassy Row.  The hotel’s restaurant, the Federalist, features traditional Mid-Atlantic dishes, while PostScript Bar and Lounge features artisan pastries, …

TSA Expands PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program to 9 New Locations

TSA Expands PreCheck Trusted Traveler Program to 9 New Locations

The TSA’s PreCheck trusted traveler program has expanded to multiple new locations throughout the country.  Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and US Airways are airlines that are participating in the PreCheck program, although not every new location offers PreCheck for passengers of each of these airlines.
With PreCheck, travelers are able to forgo some of the banalities of checkpoint searches, including taking off shoes and jackets, and removing liquids …

FotoDC Set to Begin This Week

FotoDC Set to Begin This Week

FotoDC is scheduled to begin on November 9, 2012, and last until November 18. The festival caters to photography fans as well as professional and amateur photographers, and is supported by partners such as the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic.
This year’s festival, which will take place near the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., will feature art, photojournalism, and photography, as well as new programming. There will also be lectures, …

Hyatt Regency to Open at Tysons Corner

Hyatt Regency to Open at Tysons Corner

A new Hyatt Regency Hotel will open at Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia. The 17-story, 300-room hotel is part of a redevelopment project that will include pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, a 22-story office building, and a 28-story residential apartment building, set to open in 2014.
The new Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center will feature an executive conference center, restaurant, bar and lounge, business center, and a coffee and sundries shop. …