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British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways announced that the first route for its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft will be London-Atlanta.
The Dreamliner service will commence next February; the airline expects to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliners in January.
“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan,” said BA CEO Alex Cruz.
The high-tech aircraft will feature a four-class cabin.  The airline will equip the plane …

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton to Open Motto by Hilton Hotels in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.

Hilton announced the groundbreaking for a Motto by Hilton hotel in Atlanta and plans to open a Motto by Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C. early next year.
The 146-key Atlanta property will be in the Old Fourth Ward of the city as part of the Waldo’s mixed-use development and will open in 2021.
In addition to the Atlanta property, Hilton said that the Motto by Hilton Washington D.C. City Center, a 245-room …

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 …

European Union Leaders Agree to Extend Brexit Deadline Until January 31

European Union Leaders Agree to Extend Brexit Deadline Until January 31

The European Union on Monday agreed to give Britain an additional three-month extension, although the deadline of January 31, 2020 will be flexible in order to allow for an earlier exit from the bloc if both the European Union and the United Kingdom ratify the withdrawal deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month.
The move was announced by European Council President Donald Tusk.  Britain was due to leave …