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Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

Former British Airways Executive Indicted in $5 Million JFK Procurement Scandal

A former British Airways executive who was responsible for the airlines’ operations in the Americas took more than $5 million in bribes to award ground service business at the airline’s New York hub, the New York Attorney General’s Office said in a statement announcing the indictment on Tuesday.
Steven Clark, who was with British Airways for over 30 years and serving most recently as senior vice president for customer service and …

ANA to Add Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen, and Stockholm to Route Network

ANA to Add Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen, and Stockholm to Route Network

All Nippon Airways announced plans to add five new cities to its route network.  The list of cities includes Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen, and Stockholm.
The new cities will be served from Tokyo Haneda Airport and will bring the list of international cities served by the carrier to 52.
“These new routes will increase the ease and convenience for passengers flying to Japan from across the world,” said Seiichi Takahashi, a senior …

LaGuardia Airport Offering $15 Flat Rate Fares to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

LaGuardia Airport Offering $15 Flat Rate Fares to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the government agency that operates the airport, announced a partnership with with ride-hailing company Via to offer a new option for travelers leaving the airport.
For a $15 flat-rate fee, passengers arriving at Terminals C and D at the airport can take a pooled ride to any destination in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens. For trips to the boroughs of Staten Island and …

U.S. Airlines Expect Record Number of Passengers for Thanksgiving

U.S. Airlines Expect Record Number of Passengers for Thanksgiving

Flying somewhere over the Thanksgiving holiday? You won’t be alone.
The number of passengers that will fly during this year’s 12-day Thanksgiving holiday period is expected to increase over last year’s figures. The Thanksgiving holiday falls on Thursday, November 28.
Figures released by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, predict that 31.6 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines during the last two weeks of November. The forecast is a 3.1% …

Gett to Shutter Juno, Partner with Lyft

Gett to Shutter Juno, Partner with Lyft

Russian transportation company Gett announced plans to immediate shut down all operations at Juno, the ride-hailing service it owns, while also announcing a new nationwide partnership with Lyft.
Juno, which operates largely in the New York metropolitan area, will go dark by the end of today, November 18, 2020.
The company cited the “the enactment of misguided regulations in New York City earlier this year” as well as Get’s increased focus on …

T-Mobile CEO John Legere to Step Down

T-Mobile CEO John Legere to Step Down

T-Mobile US, which is in the midst of trying to gain approval for its planned merger with Sprint, announced Monday morning that CEO John Legere will leave the company next April.
The surprise announcement comes on the heels of rumors that Legere was a leading contender for the CEO slot of beleaguered WeWork, a rumor that he denied vehemently.
Legere is credited with reviving T-Mobile since his appointment as CEO in 2012.
The …

American Express to Add Trip Delay and Cancellation Insurance to Platinum, Centurion Cards

American Express to Add Trip Delay and Cancellation Insurance to Platinum, Centurion Cards

American Express said it plans to add new trip cancellation and interruption insurance benefits on some of its charge cards.
The new benefits will be available to holders of 14 American Express cards including the Platinum and Business Platinum cards, the Delta Reserve and Delta Reserve for Business cards, and the American Express Corporate Platinum card as well as to the Centurion card.
The new travel benefits go into effect on January …