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American Airlines to Discontinue First Class on Some New York-London Flights

American Airlines to Discontinue First Class on Some New York-London Flights

American Airlines will operate two of its three New York-London flights with newly-configured two-class Boeing 777-200ERs starting in December, according to a schedule change the airline made.  The switch means that two of the airline’s three flights will no longer have a first-class cabin.
The change becomes effective December 17, 2015.
The Fort Worth-based airline has traditionally flown three-class airliners, currently the Boeing 777-300ER, on that route with a first-class cabin that …

DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Opens on the Banks of the River Thames

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in London, England.  The DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands is the 11th DoubleTree hotel in the London area.
The property has 378 guestrooms, each with LCD TVs. Seventeen different meeting rooms, the largest of which is 3,256 square feet (302 square meters), are located on the premises.
Guests can dine at Columbia, an all-day restaurant offering international cuisine, as well as …

New Garden Lounge Opens at Corinthia Hotel London

New Garden Lounge Opens at Corinthia Hotel London

The Corinthia Hotel London unveiled a new garden lounge on the property.
The lounge is outfitted columns adorned with gold, cream, red, terracotta, and grey handcrafted mosaics by French artist Mathilde Jonquiere, while a glass canopy hangs above.  The lounge also has two fires places on either end, and guests can sit at circular tables with umbrellas.
Over 53 varieties of cigars are available in the lounge, as well as a bar …

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch a new route to Croatia in May, as well as new service to Las Vegas and various destinations in the Caribbean beginning in November.  In addition, the carrier said that it will increase its service between London Gatwick and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport later this year.
Beginning May 24, Norwegian will offer once-weekly …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, charged with assaulting and harassing the flight crew of a British Airways flight from London to LAX in July of last year.
Hilton, the great grandson of Hilton Hotels chain founder Conrad Hilton, was led into court with his hands and feet shackled.  The charge of interfering with a flight crew carries a penalty …

New Crowne Plaza Opens in London

New Crowne Plaza Opens in London

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza London Battersea.  The property is located close to Clapham Junction railway station, and is adjacent to London Heliport.
The hotel has 78 rooms, as well a fitness center and spa.  The spa offers guests a steam bath, sauna, and variety of special treatments.
The property also has 2,152 square feet (200 square meters) of meeting and event space.
The hotel’s Riverside Grill Restaurant …