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2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

2 Terminals at JFK Roll Out Biometric Boarding Technology

International passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport will soon begin to benefit from high-tech boarding solutions that uses biometric technology to speed boarding for international flights.
Lufthansa unveiled a self-boarding gate at JFK’s Terminal 1. The gate uses facial recognition to verify the passenger’s identity and only opens the sliding partition once there is a match of the passenger’s facial image to the Traveler Verification Service operated by the U.S. …

American Airlines Delay Planned Restart of Boeing 737 Max Flights to January 2020

American Airlines Delay Planned Restart of Boeing 737 Max Flights to January 2020

American Airlines said Wednesday that it is removing the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through mid January.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through January 15, 2020.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, …

Second Club SJC Lounge Opens at San Jose Airport

Second Club SJC Lounge Opens at San Jose Airport

Airport Dimensions, an independent operator of airport lounges, announced the opening of its second lounge at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
The second lounge was deemed necessary, the company said, based on “ever-increasing demand” from travelers.
The new Club SJC, which will seat 88 guests, is located near Gate A8.   It is available to Priority Pass members as well as Lounge Pass and Lounge Key members. Day passes are available …

Boeing Takes $20 Million Stake in Virgin Galactic

Boeing Takes $20 Million Stake in Virgin Galactic

Boeing said it is investing $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a company that is preparing to take travelers into space as early as next year.
“We are excited to partner with Boeing to develop something that can truly change how people move around the planet and connect with one another,” said George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic’s CEO.
The two plan to build what they term a safe and sustainable space ecosystem that will …

Hawaiian Airlines Records Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for September

Hawaiian Airlines Records Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for September

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for September 2019.
The airline reported that it carried 931,280 passengers in September, a year-over-year increase of 1.4% from 918,715 in the same period last year.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.49 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 3% from 1.45 billion RPMs in September 2018. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 0.7% to 1.74 billion ASMs, …

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests,” said Henning Nopper, the hotel’s general manager. “The completion of this hotel, an iconic addition to our Grand Hyatt brand, is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning.”
The 12-story hotel replaces the 1959 Hilton Inn …

Woman Boards Delta Flight in Orlando Without I.D., Boarding Pass, in Airport Security Breach

Woman Boards Delta Flight in Orlando Without I.D., Boarding Pass, in Airport Security Breach

A woman who boarded a Delta Air Lines flight without a boarding pass after bypassing the TSA security checkpoint at Orlando International Airport was removed by Delta employees, authorities said.
Delta summoned the police on Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. local time with a report of a “suspicious person,” said OrlandoPolice Lieutenant Wanda Miglio in a statement.
The airport’s very own Ada Quonsett was escorted off an Airbus A321 that was bound …