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Norwegian Air to Add Flights to Europe from Chicago, Denver, Will Drop Madrid-N.Y.

Norwegian Air to Add Flights to Europe from Chicago, Denver, Will Drop Madrid-N.Y.

Norwegian Air said it plans to add new seasonal transatlantic routes to Chicago and Denver next summer, after quietly announcing plans to discontinue its New York-Rome service in March of 2020.
The Fornebu, Norway-based carrier will add non-stop flights linking Chicago O’Hare International Airport with both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome’s Leonardo Di Vinci airports. The Paris service will operate five times per week and will end on October 24, while …

Crossrail, London’s New East-West Railway, Delayed Until 2021 as Costs Mount

Crossrail, London’s New East-West Railway, Delayed Until 2021 as Costs Mount

The planned opening of the London Crossrail, the city’s new east-west railway, will be further detailed to 2021, officials said Friday.
The Elizabeth line, as Crossrail will be called, is a 73-mile (117-kilometer) railway line that, when completed, will cross London from west to east.  In the west, the line will divide into two branches, namely to Reading and stations at Heathrow Airport, and in the east to Abbey Wood and …

Piccadilly Theatre Ceiling Collapses, Injuring Audience Members

Piccadilly Theatre Ceiling Collapses, Injuring Audience Members

A theater in London’s West End was evacuated after a section of its ceiling crashed down on theatergoers 20 minutes into the show.
The Piccadilly Theatre was packed for a performance of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” starring Wendell Pierce as Willy Loman.  The play had opened on Monday.
The Metropolitan Police said that several people were injured.
“Everyone is out of the theatre,” the department said in a tweet.  “A few …

United Airlines and Marriott to Offer Complimentary Luggage Delivery to Hotel Rooms in London

United Airlines and Marriott to Offer Complimentary Luggage Delivery to Hotel Rooms in London

United Airlines and Marriott International announced a program under which the airline will offer passengers flying in the Polaris business-class cabin between New York and London complimentary baggage transfer to their hotel.
The program is only available on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow.  It is available to all passengers in the cabin including those who hold upgraded tickets who are staying at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House …

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time This Weekend

Most European nations will adjust their clocks back one hour early Sunday as the cutover from Summer Time to Winter Time takes place. The move akin to the switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in the United States, although it is on a different schedule.
The United States will mark the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 3, 2019.
The change from Summer Time to Winter Time is observed in …

Brexit Deadline in Limbo After Parliament Rejects Timetable

Brexit Deadline in Limbo After Parliament Rejects Timetable

In a stunning rebuke to the prime minister, U.K. lawmakers on Tuesday voted down a measure that would have compressed the debate to the latest withdrawal deal.
While members of Parliament passed the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on its second reading, they refused to put legislation for this on a fast track, making it unlikely that Prime Minister Johnson would meet his deadline of leaving the bloc by October 31.
European Council President …

Parliament Rebuffs Brexit Deal While Protestors March to Demand Second Referendum

Parliament Rebuffs Brexit Deal While Protestors March to Demand Second Referendum

U.K. lawmakers voted on Saturday to delay the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal with the European Union on the country’s departure from the bloc.
As Members of Parliament debated debated the prime minister’s deal, hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters chanting “No Brexit” descended upon the Palace of Westminster to demand a second referendum. Inside, Johnson called his deal “the greatest single restoration of national sovereignty in parliamentary history” …