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United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Airlines announced the first routes for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  The initial routes are domestic and the new planes will start flying in November of 2012 from United’s Houston hub.  Destinations will include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington (Dulles).
These domestic routes will precede United’s 787’s previously-announced international routes, LINK , which are set to begin in December and January.
Following United’s taking delivery of …

Mayflower Renaissance Announces Opening of New Promenade Ballroom

Mayflower Renaissance Announces Opening of New Promenade Ballroom

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. announced that its new Promenade Ballroom will open next month. The restored venue will add over 3,000 square feet to the 87-year-old hotel, enough space to accommodate 220 guests for a seated lunch or dinner, 350 for a reception, or 140 for a meeting.
Having opened in 1925, the Mayflower is now adding the additional floor space to its structure without affecting the architectural …

Southwest Adds Reagan National-St. Louis Route

Southwest Adds Reagan National-St. Louis Route

Southwest Airlines has announced it will launch twice daily, nonstop service between Reagan National and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on September 30.
In celebration of the new route, Southwest is offering a promotional fare of $139 one-way tickets between the destinations purchased through August 6. The promotional fare is available for flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays between October 2 and November 14 (with an October 6 blackout date). Tickets must …

Amtrak Plans High-Speed Service for Boston, New York, Philly, DC

Amtrak Plans High-Speed Service for Boston, New York, Philly, DC

Amtrak announced plans to build a high-speed bullet train network that will run from Boston to Washington, with stops in New York and Philadelphia, by 2040.  The passenger railroad’s “visioning plan” conceptualizes the next generation of high-speed rail service to service the region.
The next-generation high-speed rail service will be capable of reaching speeds of 220 mph (340 km/h).  A trip from New York to Philadelphia would take 37 minutes; Boston …