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Cool: Free Outdoor Airport Ice Skating For The Holidays

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In one of the coolest airport promotions that we have seen all year, the Denver International Airport (DEN) opened a free outdoor ice skating rink for the holiday season. The rink, open from 9am to 9pm daily features free ice skating, along with complimentary skate rental. The rink is on the South end of the…

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Why The FAA is Banning This Cellphone from Airplanes

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The FAA has placed a ban on anyone using a the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 during a commercial flight, due to recent events of explosions during flight due of the battery malfunctioning. Per the FAA, Following a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the FAA is issuing general guidance to airlines about the rules…

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More Mexico: Southwest Adding Service From Oakland

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Southwest Airlines announced today that it will be the first U.S. carrier to operate non-stop flying between Oakland and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR); and Oakland and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos (SJD).  Service would begin in February 2017, subject to governmental approval. The introductory fares and proposed schedules have not been released. Licenciado Gustavo Díaz…

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Warning: Travel Advisory for Bahamians Visiting The United States

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In the wake of high profile shootings this week in Falcon Heights (Minnesota), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and Dallas (Texas), the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the Bahamas has taken note of the recent tensions and yesterday issued a Travel Advisory for Bahamians visiting the United States. According to the press release: We…

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DOT Grants Six Airlines Service To Cuba – So Far

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Back in February, the DOT gave U.S. airlines the opportunity to bid on slots from the United States to Cuba.  Bidding closed in May, and today U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved six airlines – American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines – to begin scheduled flights between…

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Are These The 10 Best Airports In North America?

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Yesterday we highlighted a list of the 10 Worst Airports in North America as voted on by readers of sleepinginairports.net.  Today we will look at the 10 Best Airports in North America as voted by readers of the website. I would guess that Portland International (PDX) and Tampa International (TPA) would top the list –…

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Are These The 10 Worst Airports In North America?

Late last year the website sleepinginairports.com published a list of the Worst Airports in North America voted on by readers, and based on passenger overall airport experience. Here is the list of the top ten, and a quote from the article about why the airport made the list: New York City LaGuardia International Airport, USA…

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Million Dollar Question: Will Delta’s “Innovation Lanes” Speed Up TSA Security Screening?

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Earlier this week Delta revealed a gift to the TSA at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport: a pair of security screening lanes Delta calls “Innovation Lanes.” Delta spent over two months and around a million dollars on the Innovation Lanes which have the goal of speeding up the security screening process in two ways: allowing up…

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Uber Prepares To Enter San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Late last month the local Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP) in Puerto Rico filed a regulation that eases government restrictions, thereby providing ride-hailing services, such as Uber, as an alternative to taxis and public transportation on the island. According to Caribbean Business, “services will reportedly be available at least in the San Juan…

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Uber and Lyft Suspending Service In Austin Starting Monday

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According to the Austin  Statesman, “Uber finally put a date and time to its pullout threat: 8 a.m. Monday” and, “Lyft reiterated its threat to terminate service in the city as of 5 a.m. Monday.” While both companies say they want to continue to operate in Austin, Austin voters on Satuday rejected Proposition 1 which would…

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Mucho Mexico? Southwest Airlines Hints Of Expanded Service In Mexico

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The Dallas Morning News Airline Biz Blog reported today that Gary Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, said in a communication with employees on Monday that “We have plans in the works for additional service to and from Mexico, so we’ll look forward to making those announcements just as soon as…

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Travel Agents Allege Price Conspiracy Among United, Delta and American

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There may be more trouble for the airlines. Some of the United States’ largest air carriers, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, have been accused of price conspiracy, according to a suit filed against the airlines from travel agents. Some 41 travel agents have filed the lawsuit and claim their customers were negatively…

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Starwood And Marriott Tie Up Likely

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Anbang Insurance Group has abruptly withdrawn their $14 Billion offer for Starwood making a Starwood and Marriott tie up likely. According to the WSJ and Bloomberg among other news outlets, Anbang abruptly withdrew their offer. This makes the acquisition of Starwood by Marriott much more likely to go through. My hunch is that those with…

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Egypt Air Flight Hijacked And Diverted

This morning there are reports that an Egypt Air flight was hijacked and diverted. The initial reports indicated there were 80-81 people onboard, but subsequent reports indicate there are 55 passengers with 7 crew. Egypt Air flight 181 is operated by an Airbus A320 and was scheduled to depart Alexandria at 6:20. The flight time…

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Chinese Anbang Group Bids Again For Starwood!

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In the latest developing saga of who will end up with Starwood, Bloomberg Business is out this morning with the news that the Anbang Group has made a revised proposal for $82.75/share in their article, “Starwood Says Anbang Group Made Revised Proposal for $82.75/Share.” As we have posted, Marriott and The Chinese Anbang Group have…

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