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American Airlines to Increase Frequency of New Dominica Service

American Airlines to Increase Frequency of New Dominica Service

 
American Airlines announced it will increase the frequency of its recently launched service between Miami and Dominica starting in April.
The twice weekly Dominica service, which will increase to thrice-weekly in January 2022, is expected to further increase to daily service in April.
Dominica is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that was first settled in the fifth century.  The island is surrounded by two overseas departments of the French Republic, …

Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 11: Chief Justice Roberts Rejects Bid to Block Mask Mandate for Air Travel

Coronavirus News Briefing – Dec. 11: Chief Justice Roberts Rejects Bid to Block Mask Mandate for Air Travel

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a bid to block the federal mask mandate for air travel.  The request had been filed by a Florida man who claimed both he and his autistic son were medically incapable of wearing masks for long periods of time and another man, Lucas Wall, who claims he is “stranded at his mother’s residence” in Florida because an anxiety disorder makes it impossible for …

Marriott Opens Swan Reserve Hotel at Walt Disney World

Marriott Opens Swan Reserve Hotel at Walt Disney World

Marriott International and Walt Disney World announced the opening of the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve hotel.
The 14-story property is part of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.   Guests will receive early theme park entry and extended evening theme park hours.
The Swan Reserve has 349 rooms, all featuring an earth-tone décor with floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive views of the resort.  Some rooms also offer views of the nightly …

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 19: Non-Vaccinated State Workers on East and West Coasts Face Dismissal

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 19: Non-Vaccinated State Workers on East and West Coasts Face Dismissal

Non-vaccinated public employees are being fired in Washington State and Massachusetts after the deadline to prove vaccination status had passed. In Washington, Monday was the last day of employment for more than 800,000 workers, including the head football coach at Washington State University as well as employees at state agencies, schools, and health care facilities.  That figure represents more than 10% of the state’s 7.65 million population.
In Massachusetts, some 1,600 …

American Airlines Passenger Detained After Deplaning Via Over-Wing Emergency Exit

American Airlines Passenger Detained After Deplaning Via Over-Wing Emergency Exit

A passenger on an American Airlines flight exited the aircraft using an emergency exit while it was still pulling into its gate but was quickly apprehended by authorities.
The passenger, identified as Christian Segura, a U.S. citizen, opened an over-wing emergency exit as the aircraft was pulling into the gate.  The flight had just arrived at Miami International Airport from Cali, Colombia, at around 7.15 p.m., police said.
American Flight 920 had …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 27: N.Y. Declares State of Emergency as Mass Firings of Non-Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Loom

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 27: N.Y. Declares State of Emergency as Mass Firings of Non-Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Loom

Monday is the deadline for healthcare workers in New York State to be vaccinated or be dismissed.  The dispute is dividing hospitals, where the overwhelming majority of employees are already inoculated, and other healthcare institutions.  In mid-August, then Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that all healthcare workers in the state, including staff at nursing homes, adult care, and other congregate care settings, be inoculated against the coronavirus by September 27.
Some hospitals …

Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Plans 9 New Non-Stop Routes to Austin

Southwest Airlines announced plans to launch nine new non-stop routes to and from Austin next year.
The flights are timed to start right before the spring break travel season.
The Dallas-based carrier will launch daily non-stop service linking Austin with Amarillo and Midland, Texas; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Ontario, California on March 10, 2022.
On March 12, Southwest will introduce service connecting Austin with Puerto Vallarta Mexico, as well as seasonal …