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United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines announced it will introduce new thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria.
Flights to Lagos will start November 29, subject to government approval.
The new service will be the first-ever non-stop flights linking the two cities.
The Chicago-based carrier first announced plans for the Lagos service in November of last year.
With a population of 14.8 million, Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa and a major destination …

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 17: Singer Causes Turmoil With Claims of Vaccine Side Effects

Coronavirus News Update – Sept. 17: Singer Causes Turmoil With Claims of Vaccine Side Effects

Rapper Nicki Minaj, who posted on social media channels an allegation that coronavirus vaccine results in impotence, caused a strong backlash from scientists and doctors across the globe, and then misinterpreted a White House offer to connect her via phone call with doctors to discuss the vaccine as an invitation to the White House.
The White House later said that the administration has offered such phone calls with others concerning the …

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak Introduces New First-Class Menus on Acela Trains

Amtrak announced it will offer new menus to passengers traveling in the first-class cars of its Acela trains.
The high-speed Acela service operates along the so-called Northeast Corridor, with express trains to and from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The railroad said it was “reimagining our onboard Acela dining options in First-class with creative new options that travelers will enjoy.“
The company, which is the operator of most of the United …

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

United Airlines to Add New Flights and Routes to London as England Reopens

Fresh on the heels of England’s announcement that it would open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the United States, United Airlines said it would increase its service across the pond to 40 flights per week.  It also announced a new partnership that will allow passengers to bring a self-administered coronavirus test with them on the trip that can be performed shortly before returning to the States.
The move includes …

Coronavirus News Update – July 28: Vaccinated U.S. and EU Travelers Can Enter U.K. Without Requirement to Quarantine

Coronavirus News Update – July 28: Vaccinated U.S. and EU  Travelers Can Enter U.K. Without Requirement to Quarantine

Fully vaccinated individuals from the United States and the European Union will be able to enter England without facing a requirement to quarantine upon arrival, officials there announced. The new policy goes into effect August 2 and comes as the number of new coronavirus cases in Britain continues to decline.
“We’re helping reunite people living in the U.S. and European countries with their family and friends in U.K.,” said Transport Secretary …

Amtrak to Resume Service on Two Scenic Train Routes, Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak to Resume Service on Two Scenic Train Routes, Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express

Amtrak announced plans to restart service for two historic trains – the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express – after an almost 16-month hiatus due to the decline in travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
Both trains will resume service on July 19.
“The state of Vermont has so much to offer – and customers can experience the state and the summer in a variety of ways, as we celebrate the return …

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …