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Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta to Open Sky Club Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Delta Air Lines announced plans to open a Sky Club lounge at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) lounge will treat travelers to a variety of Japanese and international food offerings including what the airline terms “healthy options.”
The lounge will also feature a bar with a variety of cocktails and wine selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Other amenities will include shower suites, Wi-Fi, and power outlets at most every seat.
Delta …

San Francisco Airport Closes Busiest Runway for Repairs

San Francisco Airport Closes Busiest Runway for Repairs

San Francisco International Airport closed its busiest runway over the weekend for repairs, and it will remain closed for the majority of September.
Runway 28L requires repair at a cost of $17.2 million, the airport said. The airport is building a new base layer of rock and cement beneath the runway surface to prevent cracks that occurred when the top layer was repaved in 2017.  The cost of repairs is being …

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt to Reflag Two IHG Properties in Manchester

Hyatt Hotels said Monday that it plans to open two a dual-branded property in Manchester next year.
The hotelier will open the 212-key Hyatt Regency Manchester Oxford Road and the 116-key Hyatt House Manchester/Oxford Road in the Lume, a building that also houses two restaurants, reflagging two InterContinental Hotels Group properties currently operating in the building.
Both the Crowne Plaza Manchester Oxford Road and the Staybridge Suites Manchester – Oxford Road will …

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

‘Nearly 100%’ of British Airways Flights Cancelled as Pilots Strike

British Airways cancelled nearly all of its flights for Monday and Tuesday after its pilots went on strike for the first time since the airline was founded in 1974.
“Please do not go to the airport,” the airline said on its website.
The union representing the airline’s pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association, had announced plans for the strike in August, amidst a dispute over pay. A second strike is scheduled for September …

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines to Raise Funds to Aid Victims of Dorian

United Airlines announced plans to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
The Chicago-based airline is launching an online crowd-funding campaign that it intended to provide support to four charities, the American Red Cross, Airlink, Americares, and Global Giving.
“Join United Airlines in supporting victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by donating to one of our four relief partners,” the airline said on the microsite.
The site has already raised over $88,000 as of …

Wow Air to Relaunch Under New Ownership

Wow Air to Relaunch Under New Ownership

Wow Air, which shut down in March of this year, will likely get a second chance on life.
Virginia businesswoman Michele Ballarin, who is chairman of USAerospace Associates, announced at a news conference in Reykjavik on Friday that she and her partners have acquired Wow Air’s assets from the bankruptcy estate and that the transaction has closed.  The sale price was not revealed.
The airline said it plans to commence operations with …

Southwest to Accept Apple Pay for Tickets, Meals, and Fees

Southwest to Accept Apple Pay for Tickets, Meals, and Fees

Southwest Airlines announced the addition of Apple Pay support in its iOS mobile app.
The move enables travelers to pay for tickets, in-flight meals, baggage fees, and other ancillary services using Apple’s mobile wallet.  More importantly, it allows travelers to conduct transactions without having to store their payment details such as credit card numbers in a commercial database.
“Providing modern digital payment solutions to our customers is critical,” said Christopher Priebe, who heads …