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Catering Workers at JFK Arrested After Taking Over a Terminal as Part of Nationwide Protest

Catering Workers at JFK Arrested After Taking Over a Terminal as Part of Nationwide Protest

Thousands of airline catering employees who work for LSG Sky Chefs are staging protests at airports across the country to lobby American Airlines, which contracts with the company for in-flight meals, for better wages.
In New York City, dozens of LSG Sky Chefs employees were arrested Tuesday night after staging a sit-in at the American Airlines Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on what is one of the busiest travel …

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

United Airlines announced the opening of Clear lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport late Tuesday.
United took a stake in Clear in July, although neither company would release the size of the investment.  Delta Air Lines also holds a stake in Clear.
Operated by Clear, the service promises no more than a five-minute wait at a security checkpoint. Clear uses biometrics including fingerprint and iris identification technology to confirm a traveler’s identity at …

Ritz-Carlton Opens New Property in Pune, India

Ritz-Carlton Opens New Property in Pune, India

Marriott International announced the opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Pune, in India.
The 198-key hotel features guestrooms with hardwood floors, a turquoise-and-grey décor, and a separate seating area, many with city or golf-course views.  Club Level rooms include access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, which offers a private check-in area, a dedicated concierge, and a variety of presentations throughout the day, starting with breakfast.
The 3,154-square-foot (293-square-meter) Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, a walk-in …

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple’s upgrade to its Maps app, a makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, now covers 27 states in their entirely and six states partially.
The upgrade started with Northern California during iOS 12 beta testing and was later extended to Southern California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  The revamped maps …

Holiday Travel ‘Difficult to Impossible’ as Major Winter Storm Strikes

Holiday Travel ‘Difficult to Impossible’ as Major Winter Storm Strikes

Just as millions of Americans were preparing to start off to their holiday destinations, a powerful winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow over parts of the Rockies.
The National Weather Service has announced winter storm warnings and advisories from Oregon to Arizona and a flash flood watch from north of Anaheim to the border with Mexico.
“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including Wednesday and Thanksgiving,’’ it said. …

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Daily Service to Tel Aviv

American Airlines is putting Israel back on its destination map with non-stop daily service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.

The Fort Worth-based carrier discontinued service to Tel Aviv in 2016 although that route was from Philadelphia, and had been inherited from US Airways in the merger.

The airline will operate the flights using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  American’s 787-9 Dreamliners have 30 seats …

At Least 7 Dead as Violent Storms Hit France, Greece, and Italy

At Least 7 Dead as Violent Storms Hit France, Greece, and Italy

At least seven people are dead following a series of violent storms that swept through France, Greece, and Italy over the weekend.  Thousands remain without electricity after flash floods left a trail of “biblical destruction,” as reported in Greek newspapers
A landslide in northwestern Italy near the town of Liguria caused a viaduct on the A6 autostrada to collapse.  No one was injured when the bridge collapsed, said officials at Autostrada …