5 Stories to Read This Weekend: November 29, 2014

By Paul Riegler on 29 November 2014
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It’s Thanksgiving weekend, the guests are gone, the dishes are put away, and no one wants to hear the words “turkey fricassee.” Here are five stories you might have missed while basting the turkey.

1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Sofitel Philadelphia, noting that a visit to a Sofitel anywhere in the world is also partially a visit to France. The combination of comfortable surroundings and excellent service make for a memorable stay.

2.) Jesse Sokolow talks about his experience flying from New York to Los Angeles in American Airlines’ new Airbus A321T in first class. The tiny Airbus replaced much older Boeing 767-200s on American’s premium transcon routes linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles. The fully lie-flat seats in first, arranged in a 1-1 configuration, give passengers the feeling of flying in a private jet.

3.) Paul Riegler (Guten Tag!) reports on what travelers can do to guard their possessions and personal information when shopping for the holidays, both online and in brick-and-mortar stores.

4.) The Food and Drug Administration enacted new regulations that require chain restaurants, pizzerias, and movie theaters, among others, to post calorie counts for foods they sell. Travelers should benefit from the additional information and make wiser choices.

5.) You might not have made it over the river and through the woods this year thanks to winter storms that have resulted in thousands of delayed and cancelled flights across the country.

Since it was a particularly busy week for travel news, here are a few other noteworthy items. Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced plans for new service linking Philadelphia with London, Alaska Airlines will be making changes to its loyalty program, and 14 people were injured when the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill began to collapse as the result of a gas explosion.

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