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Air Canada Begins Toronto-Atlantic City Service

Air Canada Begins Toronto-Atlantic City Service

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service to Atlantic City, New Jersey from Toronto.  The carrier offers the service four times a week, with flights operated by Jazz Aviation under Air Canada Express, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.  The service will run through September 7 of this year.
Flights depart Toronto Pearson International Airport at 9:55 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and arrive at Atlantic City International Airport …

Air Canada Begins Non-Stop Toronto-Austin Route

Air Canada Begins Non-Stop Toronto-Austin Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new daily, non-stop flights between Toronto and Austin, Texas.
The service is operated by Jazz Aviation under Air Canada Express, using Bombardier CRJ705 aircraft.
Flights depart Toronto Pearson International Airport at 2:25 p.m. and arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 4:45 p.m.  From Austin, flights depart at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 9:31 p.m.
The CRJ705’s cabins are configured with 75 seats, including 10 in …

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Vancouver Service

Aeromexico to Launch Mexico City-Vancouver Service

Aeromexico announced that it plans to launch a new route between Mexico City and Vancouver on December 5.  The carrier will operate the service daily, using Boeing 737 aircraft.
Flights will depart Mexico City at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 10:05 p.m.  From Vancouver, flights will depart at 11:20 p.m. and arrive in Mexico City at 7:00 a.m. the next day.
Aeromexico’s 737s to be used on this route are …

New Ascend Collection Hotel Opens in Quebec

New Ascend Collection Hotel Opens in Quebec

Choice Hotels announced the opening of a new Ascend Collection hotel in Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada.  Located on the banks of the Richelieu River 27 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Montreal, the Trois Tilleuls – Hotel and Spa was originally a private home that was purchased and renovated by Canadian actor Michal Barrette.
The property offers 21 rooms and 18 suites, including one with a 1960s theme.  Each room has a balcony …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was ready to open, when on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be reconditioned before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist on a …

Airlines Across the Globe Move to Require Two Crew Members at All Times Following Germanwings Crash

Airlines Across the Globe Move to Require Two Crew Members at All Times Following Germanwings Crash

In the wake of Tuesday’s crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 aircraft that is believed to have been caused by the co-pilot after he locked the captain out of the cockpit, killing 149 other passengers and crew members, numerous airlines and regulatory agencies announced plans to implement a protocol requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times has come under scrutiny.
U.S. airlines follow a protocol introduced …

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Ontario, Canada

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Ontario, Canada

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale hotel in Ontario, Canada. The property is located 25 miles from downtown Toronto, and 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The two-tower hotel has 374 guestrooms and suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi and a 37” HD TV.
Guests can dine at the Quest Restaurant and Bar, which serves international cuisine, while the Arabica coffee shop offers pastries and sandwiches.  In addition, the hotel …