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JPMorgan Chase to Open ‘Sapphire’ Airport Lounges, First to be at Boston Logan

JPMorgan Chase to Open ‘Sapphire’ Airport Lounges, First to be at Boston Logan

JPMorgan Chase announced plans to open its own airport lounges for bank customers.
The bank said its lounges, which will be branded the Chase Sapphire Lounge by the Club, would offer “exceptional, authentic and regionally inspired food, drink, art, entertainment, and wellness” to travelers although it didn’t say when the lounges might open or where they would be located.
One of the first Sapphire lounges, however, will be at Boston’s Logan International …

United Airlines to Restart Non-Stop Service Linking Manchester, N.H. and D.C.

United Airlines to Restart Non-Stop Service Linking Manchester, N.H. and D.C.

United Airlines said Thursday that it will resume its non-stop service from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport.
The flights had been paused amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
The date for the flights to resume is June 3 and the airline will operate two flights a day and add a third flight at some point in July.
“As travel continues to return this summer, we are excited to resume …

With $80 Billion, Amtrak Wants to Be a Better Alternative to Flying and Driving

 
Amtrak, which is receiving $80 billion as part of President Joseph Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package, released a 14-year plan detailing how it plans to modernize rail service in the United States, and it’s clear that the railroad wants travelers to consider it when planning short flights as well as long drives.
The plan calls for dozens of new routes as well as for the modernization of existing routes, many of …

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines announced plans to offer new, non-stop service between Boston and London.
The late-night, once-daily service, which will start later this year, will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  Flights will depart Boston Logan International Airport at 10 p.m. local time and arrive at London Heathrow Airport 9:35 a.m. Return flights will depart London at 5 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago-based airline said it was “thrilled” to …

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On the day the airline turned 21, JetBlue Airways launched four flights from Miami International Airport.
The New York-based carrier said it will operate a total of 14 daily flights to destinations that include Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newark.  JetBlue will flights to Boston Logan International Airport four times per day, to Los Angeles International Airport twice a day, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport up to …

Forecast Calls for Cancelled Flights and More Snow

Forecast Calls for Cancelled Flights and More Snow

Most activity in the Northeast along the I-95 Corridor came to a standstill Monday thanks to a mammoth winter storm, and many areas are expected to see snow continue to accumulate for much of Tuesday as well.
Hundreds of flights have already been cancelled in and out of airports in the region. Travelers are advised to check with their airlines before heading to the airport and most airlines are offering travelers the …

Major Winter Storm Brings Northeast to Standstill with ‘Blizzard-Like Conditions’

Major Winter Storm Brings Northeast to Standstill with ‘Blizzard-Like Conditions’

A winter storm with the potential to bring much of the Northeast of a standstill is battering the region Monday morning.
Forecasters are calling for over 20” (51 cm) in New York City, with up to 24” (61 cm) called for elsewhere in the region.  The National Weather Service said to expect “blizzard like conditions possible this morning into this evening” there.
The storm has cancelled thousands of flights and disrupted travel …