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American Airlines Inaugurates Phoenix-London Service

American Airlines Inaugurates Phoenix-London Service

American Airlines announced on Sunday the start of its non-stop service from Phoenix, Arizona, to London.
The airline had originally planned to operate this as a seasonal route but changed its mind in February, when it announced it would operate year-round.
The timing of the Phoenix flights – both the London- and Phoenix-bound flights depart in the afternoon – was designed to appeal to business travelers to maximize time on the ground …

New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

New York City to Follow London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm with Congestion Pricing

New York City will join the ranks of London, Milan, Singapore, and Stockholm when it adds congestion pricing for the busiest parts of Manhattan.
The city, which is ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads and bridges in the country, will add another layer of toll for motorists who come to the city for work or entertainment.
Traffic in Manhattan has slowed to a glacial pace over the past decade.  …

Pro-Brexit Protest Causes Gridlock in London

Pro-Brexit Protest Causes Gridlock in London

Supporters of Brexit rallied outside Parliament and marched in the streets of London late Friday following the announcement that lawmakers had rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Britain to exit the European Union for the third time on the day that the country was originally scheduled to leave the bloc.
The rejection of the withdrawal agreement by members of parliament raised the possibility of a second referendum, a longer Brexit …

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

With Britain set to leave the European Union in two weeks, Parliament on Friday, with a 334 to 286 vote, rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the bloc for a third time.
Britain was originally to leave the European Union today, March 29.
“The implications of the house’s decision are grave,” the prime minister said following Friday’s vote
With no formal agreement in place, the result could be a so-called “hard” …

George Clooney Renews Call for Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei’s LGBT Laws

George Clooney Renews Call for Dorchester Hotels Boycott Over Brunei’s LGBT Laws

Actor George Clooney called for a boycott of the nine hotels owned by the Dorchester Collection after the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei enacted new laws that will impose a penalty of death by stoning as punishment for gay sex and adultery.
“Let that sink in,” the actor wrote in an opinion piece for Deadline. “In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into authoritarianism this stands …

Wow Air Cancels Dozens of Flights Amidst Rumors of Possible Collapse

Wow Air Cancels Dozens of Flights Amidst Rumors of Possible Collapse

Wow Air announced the cancellation of multiple flights Monday after talks with Icelandair about a takeover collapsed over the weekend.
The airline, which has its hub at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, cancelled flights from Reykjavik to Chicago, Detroit, London, and Pittsburgh on Monday among others and has already cancelled flights to Barcelona and Brussels on Tuesday.
In total, as of 10 a.m. EST, the airline listed over 20 flights as cancelled …

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner Flight Hits 801 MPH, Shatters Record

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner Flight Hits 801 MPH, Shatters Record

A Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner broke a speed record when it hit a ground speed of 801 mph (1,289 km/h) late Monday.
Virgin Flight 8, which departed Los Angeles at 2:48 p.m. local time on Monday, managed to hit that speed thanks to a tail wind of over 200 mph (322 km/h) encountered over Pennsylvania.
Aviation geeks as well as commercial pilots were agog.
“[N]ever ever seen this kind of tailwind …