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$1.73 Billion West Gates Expansion to Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Opens to the Public

$1.73 Billion West Gates Expansion to Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Opens to the Public

The $1.73 billion West Gates expansion of the Tom Bradley International Terminal opened to passengers Monday.
The stunning new 75,000-square-foot (69,677-square-meter) passenger-friendly facility has five levels and can serve up to 15 aircraft.
“LAX is our gateway to the world  – a global crossroads where dreams take flight and where we welcome the future of our city with open arms,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti at the dedication.  “Completing the West Gates is …

JetBlue TrueBlue Members Can Now Earn Points on All American Airlines Flights

JetBlue TrueBlue Members Can Now Earn Points on All American Airlines Flights

Members of the JetBlue TrueBlue frequent-flyer program are now able to earn points when flying on American Airlines flights, the two airlines announced Wednesday.
The move is part of the two carriers’ Northeast Alliance and covers all American flights regardless of departing or arrival city.
“Just in time for summer travel, we’re giving TrueBlue members more program value and versatility by offering the ability to earn TrueBlue points on thousands of daily …

American Airlines Launches Five Star Essentials $149 Meet-and-Greet Service

American Airlines Launches Five Star Essentials $149 Meet-and-Greet Service

American Airlines debuted a new meet-and-greet service priced for families who will be flying as travel begins to resume.
The new Five Star Essentials service is a stripped down version of the carrier’s standard Five Star Service offering, which includes lounge access and other amenities.
The service “is perfect for families or customers who want an extra set of hands during their journey,” the airline said in a statement, adding that it …

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

First Signia by Hilton to Open in Orlando This Summer

Hilton Worldwide will reflag the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek as the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the company said in a statement.
The new hotel will open its doors to guests in the summer.
Bonnet Creek Resort is a 70-acre (28 hectare) development adjacent to the southeast corner of Orlando’s Walt Disney World.  It is bordered on three sides by land owned by Disney, however. The resort is surrounded by the …

Amazon to Shutter Prime Now Two-Hour Delivery Service

Amazon to Shutter Prime Now Two-Hour Delivery Service

Amazon said it will shut down its Prime Now two-hour grocery delivery app by the end of the year and move the service fully into the main Amazon app.
The same two-hour ordering features have been available on the main Amazon app since last year.
“To make this experience even more seamless for customers, we are moving the experience from a separate Prime Now app onto the Amazon app and website so …

Germany Bans Travel from U.K. Amidst Rise in B.1.167 Covid Cases

Germany Bans Travel from U.K. Amidst Rise in B.1.167 Covid Cases

Officials in Germany announced a ban on most travel from Great Britain amidst concerns over the Indian variant of the coronavirus, known as B.1.167.
The ban goes into effect Sunday.
The move comes after the Robert Koch Institut, the country’s public health authority, classified Britain as an area of concern due to the Indian variant.
Germany citizens and residents of the country will stil be allowed to enter from Britain but will then …

New CDC Guidance Emphasizes Inoculating More People Over Preserving Vaccine as Demand Wanes

New CDC Guidance Emphasizes Inoculating More People Over Preserving Vaccine as Demand Wanes

Vaccination sites in the United States should not miss an opportunity to vaccinate someone, even if doing so means that the remaining doses in a vial of the vaccine will go to waste, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, as demand for vaccinations wanes.
In new guidance issued earlier in the week, the CDC said that anyone who presents himself at a site should be inoculated even if …