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DOT Gives Green Light to New Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM Joint Venture

DOT Gives Green Light to New Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM Joint Venture

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave final approval to a new joint venture between Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Airways late Friday.
The move grants global antitrust immunity between Delta Air Lines, Société Air France, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, and Virgin Atlantic Airways and replaces two separate transatlantic joint venture agreements Delta is in: one with Virgin Atlantic and the other with Air France and KLM.
The agency said …

Uber Loses License to Operate in London

Uber Loses License to Operate in London

Ride-hailing service Uber was stripped of its license to operate in London by the city’s transportation authorities Monday.
The move came after regulators said they had found widespread instances of unauthorized drivers using the Uber app to pick up customers.
Transport for London, the city’s main transportation regulator, said it had uncovered 14,000 instances in late 2018 and early 2019 in which unauthorized drivers were able to use Uber’s software to upload …

3 Storms to Make Thanksgiving Week Travel Miserable

3 Storms to Make Thanksgiving Week Travel Miserable

As nearly 55 million people in the United States prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday – an estimated 49 million on the roads – a forecast that includes severe winter weather in some parts of the country has some leaving for grandmother’s house and other destinations a bit earlier than usual.
While the forecast is still subject to change, it’s nonetheless likely that many holiday travelers will encounter inhospitable conditions …

Delta Adds Pre-Flight Ordering of Meals, Updates Seat Maps in Mobile App

Delta Adds Pre-Flight Ordering of Meals, Updates Seat Maps in Mobile App

Delta Air Lines announced Pre-Select Meals, a service that will allow passengers traveling in Delta One business class and domestic first class to specify an entrée selection in advance of the flight via a new version of the Fly Delta smartphone app.
Delta is the third U.S. airline to offer the option to preorder meals. American Airlines introduced the feature in 2012 and, Alaska added it in 2017.  The option is …

New York City to Create Pedestrian Zone Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

New York City to Create Pedestrian Zone Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

New York City will create a temporary pedestrian zone around Rockefeller Center during the holiday season, the city’s mayor announced.
The new pedestrian zone will be created by closing all or part of several streets and avenues to traffic at hours to be determined, starting on the day after Thanksgiving.
“This historic announcement pedestrianizing Rockefeller Center will keep holiday revelers safe while ensuring minimal disruption to the rest of the life of …

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways to Launch 787-10 Dreamliner with Non-Stop Service from London to Atlanta

British Airways announced that the first route for its new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft will be London-Atlanta.
The Dreamliner service will commence next February; the airline expects to take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliners in January.
“The delivery of our first 787-10 aircraft marks another significant milestone in our £6.5bn customer investment plan,” said BA CEO Alex Cruz.
The high-tech aircraft will feature a four-class cabin.  The airline will equip the plane …

Driver Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide After Texting While Driving

Driver Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide After Texting While Driving

A driver who was texting at the time her car hit another which then struck a pedestrian was found guilty on Friday of vehicular homicide by a New Jersey jury.
The driver, Alexandra Mansonet, had looked down and begun to respond to a text message from her sister-in-law, asking “Cuban, American, or Mexican. Pick one” when she rear-ended a Toyota Corolla which then struck Yuwen Wang, who died several days later. The …