Archive for February, 2009

Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy

Posted by stephen on February 26, 2009

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American will no longer accept cash

Posted by stephen on February 11, 2009

American Airlines will begin transition to cashless cabins onboard flights within the United States and to and from Canada. By summer, the Fort Worth-based carrier will only accept debit and major credit cards for onboard purchases such as drinks, snacks, headsets or other items during these flights.
Flight attendants will be equipped with hand-held sales recorder [...]

Etihad to fly to Chicago

Posted by stephen on February 10, 2009

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has officially confirmed that it will be launching new daily nonstop flights to Chicago-ORD from its Abu Dhabi hub effective September 2.
Etihad will fly the route using a state-of-the-art Airbus A340-500 carrying up to 240 passengers. Initially, the route will be flown 3 times a [...]

Alaska Airlines to add Austin-Seattle flights

Posted by stephen on February 3, 2009

Alaska Airlines has announced plans to start flying nonstop flights from Austin to Seattle beginning August 3.
The new service is filling in a gap in the carrier’s route map, as the Seattle-based airline does not currently operate any flights out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The flight to Seattle will depart Austin at 4:40 p.m. Central time [...]

Body massage before taking off

Posted by stephen on February 3, 2009

Customers of Emirates Airline will now take to the skies relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated with the opening of Emirates Hotels & Resorts’ signature Timeless Spa, located at the new Emirates Terminal 3 (T3) at Dubai Airport. The T3 facilities offer spa procedures and tailor-made travel treatments to reduce stress and ease tiredness.
Emirates’ First Class passengers [...]

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