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JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On the day the airline turned 21, JetBlue Airways launched four flights from Miami International Airport.
The New York-based carrier said it will operate a total of 14 daily flights to destinations that include Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newark.  JetBlue will flights to Boston Logan International Airport four times per day, to Los Angeles International Airport twice a day, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport up to …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 9: ‘I Am Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer in Court on Zoom

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 9: ‘I Am Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer in Court on Zoom

It was not a cat in a hat but rather, a cat in court.  Because many courts in the United States are hearing cases using tools such as Zoom during the pandemic, a tale like this was bound to happen: Rod Ponton, a lawyer in Presidio County, Texas, representing the Lone Star State, appeared during the hearing with a cat filter on. “Mr. Ponton, I believe you have a filter …

United Airlines to Offer Covid Test Pre-Clearance Program for Hawaii-Bound Travelers

United Airlines to Offer Covid Test Pre-Clearance Program for Hawaii-Bound Travelers

United Airlines announced a pre-clearance program that allows passengers traveling to Hawaii to show proof of a negative test result at the departure airport.  The new program allows passengers to bypass document screening upon arrival in Hawaii.
In order to participate in the program, travelers must enroll in Hawaii’s Safe Travels program, the state’s repository for health and travel information. Those traveling must complete the online Covid-19 questionnaire within 24-hours of …

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines said it would begin to return its Airbus A321T subfleet of aircraft to its premium transcon routes in March.
“The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the wide-body flying that has been operating over the past few months,” the airline said in a statement.  “As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an …

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

French hotelier Accor announced plans to open a number of new hotels in 2021.
The hotel group said that it will add more than 50 new properties to its portfolio worldwide.
Among the new hotels that the chain will open are the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Fairmont Windsor in England, the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, the Banyan Tree Doha, and several new Sofitels in Adelaide, Hangzhou, and Seoul.
In addition, as …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 10: Members of Congress Exposed to Virus During Riot, World Hits 90 Million Mark

As the world crossed the 90 million mark in coronavirus cases, the United States set a new record for daily deaths from the virus, with 4,111 reported Sunday, for a second day in a row.
The total number of deaths from the virus on a global basis is almost two million.  It is over 380,000 in the United States.
A genetic study by researchers at Oxford University found that the new strain …

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 2: 33 Countries Report Cases with New Covid-19 Variant

Coronavirus News Update – Jan. 2: 33 Countries Report Cases with New Covid-19 Variant

In most parts of the world, the New Year began much the same way the old year ended, with reports of additional coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
At least 33 countries have detected cases of the more transmissible form of the coronavirus, known as Covid-19 B.1.1.7, the latest being Turkey, which closed its borders to U.K. flights.  In the United States, California, Colorado, and Florida have reported cases involving the coronavirus variant. …