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American Express Reopens More Centurion Lounges

American Express Reopens More Centurion Lounges

American Express announced plans to reopen two additional Centurion Lounges that had been shuttered amidst the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Centurion Lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston will open on October 19, 2020, while the lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International airport will open later in the week.
Other openings will be forthcoming, the company said..
All Centurion Lounges will be in compliance with the new Centurion Lounge Commitment, a …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Embraer 175 Jet Service in Alaska

Alaska Airlines to Offer Embraer 175 Jet Service in Alaska

Alaska Airlines will begin to offer flights within the state of Alaska operated using the Embraer 175 aircraft.
The Seattle-based airline has 62 Embraer E175 jets in its fleet.  The jets have 76 seats, including 12 in first class, 12 in premium economy, and 52 in coach. There are no middle seats: All are either window or aisle.
The seats in the first-class cabin are 21” in width and have a seat …

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 19 – Record 70,000 New Cases in U.S., Austrian Foreign Minister Infected

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 19 – Record 70,000 New Cases in U.S., Austrian Foreign Minister Infected

The United States reported over 70,000 new cases on Friday, the first time the number has crossed that mark since July.  At least nine states including Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Utah set new daily records. On Sunday, the number of new cases was 52,774, and the 14-day change was up 28%, based on data from John Hopkins University.
In Europe, Austrian Außenminister Alexander …

American Airlines Plans to Return Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by Year End

American Airlines Plans to Return Beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by Year End

American Airlines said Sunday that it plans to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max to the skies for passenger flights by the end of 2020.
The troubled 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019 after two hull losses that resulted in the deaths of 364 people.
The move is, however, dependent on pending recertifications by the Federal Aviation Administration. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency declared the 737 Max safe to …

American ‘Streamlines’ Kiosk Check-In Process at Airports

American ‘Streamlines’ Kiosk Check-In Process at Airports

American Airlines said it has simplified the check-in procedures passengers use at airport kiosks.
The kiosks no longer display credit-card or passport swipe options to begin the transaction although those options will remain available. Travelers can start the process by scanning a boarding pass, entering a record locator number, or entering the traveler’s AAdvantage frequent-flyer program membership number.
“We’ve made some exciting enhancements to the self-service check-in process,” the airline said in …

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines said it plans to introduce eight new international routes and increase the number of flights to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.
The new routes, which will begin to operate in December, include non-stop service linking Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Denver and Belize City, Belize, and San Jose; and Washington, D.C. and Santo Domingo; as well as the …

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 16 – London and Paris Move to Combat Another Wave, White House Agrees to Testing

Coronavirus News Update for Oct. 16 – London and Paris Move to Combat Another Wave, White House Agrees to Testing

Officials across the Continent are struggling to contain another wave of the coronavirus.   London will move from a Tier 1 or medium alert level to Tier 2, a high alert level of restrictions as of Saturday morning.  Meanwhile, saying it was “no time for conviviality,” French President Emmanuel Macron put Paris and eight other large cities under a curfew, saying it was necessary to slow the rate of new coronavirus …