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Turkish Airlines Slashes International Routes from Over 300 to 5

Turkish Airlines Slashes International Routes from Over 300 to 5

Turkish Airlines, which until now provided service to more countries than any other, announced the temporary suspension of all international flights with the exception of five destinations.
The five destinations to which the Turkish flag carrier will continue to offer flights are Addis Ababa, Hong Kong, New York City, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.
The schedule change goes into effect on March 27, 2020.
Until the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish Airlines served 315 destinations in …

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 116,359.  The global death toll from the virus is 4,091. Of the current active cases, which total 47,621, 12% or 5,788 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined its entire population as of Tuesday morning – now has 9,172 of the world’s cases and more than 463 of at least 4,000 deaths.
The United …

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 104,144.  The global death toll from the virus is 3,526.
Officials in China reported 99 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the first time that figure fell below 100.  Seventy-four of the new cases were in Wuhan.  The Chinese also reported 28 new deaths from the virus.
The number of confirmed infections in Europe rose above 7,400 in Europe, more …

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines announced a revamped kosher menu that will be available on its flights to Tel Aviv.
The Chicago-based carrier currently offers non-stop service to Israel from its hubs in the New York metro area, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C
New menu items in coach will include fresh bagels, a cheese omelette, blintzes, chicken marsala, and a kale quinoa burger.  The dessert menu will include rugelach and black-and-white cookies.
In the airline’s Polaris …

Mason and Rook Hotel to be Reflagged as Viceroy Washington DC

Mason and Rook Hotel to be Reflagged as Viceroy Washington DC

Viceroy Hotels and Resorts announced plans to reflag the Mason and Rook hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Logan Circle district as the Viceroy Washington DC.
The 178-key property is in the city’s Logan Circle district and will reopen this summer under the new name.
The restaurant will offer dishes that pay homage to the area’s jazz heritage, the hotelier said. Other dining options a glass-enclosed outdoor patio connected to the restaurant, a rooftop bar, …

Hyatt Plans 200 New Hotels in the Americas By 2022

Hyatt Plans 200 New Hotels in the Americas By 2022

Hyatt Hotels said it plans to open over 50 new properties in the Americas in the current year and a total of 200 new hotels by the end of 2022.
The move will increase Hyatt’s footprint in the region by 33%.
The hotelier recently opened the Thompson Washington, D.C. in the nation’s capital. The list of new hotels that will open in 2020 includes the Andaz Palm Springs in California; the Hyatt …

Senators Get Crash Course in Combating ‘Distractions’ as Information Overload from Impeachment Sets In

The first day of the actual impeachment proceedings in the Senate chamber began on Wednesday with all 100 senators present observing not only the historic proceedings but also observing numerous rules that any ten-year-old might also be familiar with at dinnertime.
The rules in the Senate during the impeachment proceedings are simple: No mobile phones, no talking, no coffee, and substitutions in their seats by staffers. In other words, none of …