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Cape Air Plane Crashes on Landing in Provincetown

Cape Air Plane Crashes on Landing in Provincetown

A Cape Air aircraft crashed on landing at Provincetown Municipal Airport late last week.
All six passengers and the one crew member on board the Cesna 402C survived, albeit with injuries, some severe.
The airline confirmed the crash.
“Cape Air confirms that all six passengers and one crew from Flight 2072 are being transferred by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital,” the airline said in a statement.
Cape Air Flight 2072, which the Federal Aviation …

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak announced it will offer new menus to passengers traveling in the first-class cars of its Acela trains.
The high-speed Acela service operates along the so-called Northeast Corridor, with express trains to and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The railroad said it was “reimagining our onboard Acela dining options in First-class with creative new options that travelers will enjoy.“
The company, which is the operator of most of the United …

Coronavirus News Update – August 7: 700,000 Descend on South Dakota as Delta Variant Surges

Coronavirus News Update – August 7: 700,000 Descend on South Dakota as Delta Variant Surges

What could become a superspreader event in South Dakota is being held in the Black Hills.  The event will temporarily double the population of the state, which is over 884,000, with some 700,000 attendees.  Despite the fact that most large events have been cancelled thus far this year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is nonetheless being held, Delta be damned. Last year, before the advent of the India, or Delta, variant, …

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

Fresh on the heels of England’s announcement that it would open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, United Airlines said it would increase its service across the pond to 40 flights per week.  It also announced a new partnership that will allow passengers to bring a self-administered coronavirus test with them on the trip that can be performed shortly before returning to the States.
The move includes …

American-JetBlue Northeast Alliance Spreads Its Wings

American-JetBlue Northeast Alliance Spreads Its Wings

The so-called Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways is moving into its next phase.
The two carriers are expanding their schedules to offer more than 700 daily flights this winter from Boston and New York City.
“With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers,” said Vasu Raja, American’s chief revenue officer.
The two partners will offer lie-flat seating in business- and/or first-class on …

Record Breaking Heat Hits the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Northeast U.S.

Record Breaking Heat Hits the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Northeast U.S.

Temperatures in the Pacific Northwest hit record highs as a heat dome swept across the region.
The temperature in Portland, Oregon, reached 116° F (46.6° C), a hotter than cities known for hot temperatures including Dallas, Los Angeles, and Miami have ever been. The record for Seattle was also smashed when thermometers reached 105° F  (40.5° C).  Seattle also hit a record after hitting three consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures in …

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 …