HEADLINE NEWS.Most Airlines Raise Fares to Offset Fuel. Most U.S. airlines, trying to offset record high jet fuel prices, have boosted air fares in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. by as much as $10 on round-trip flights. Sep 24, 2004
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3. Smith Travel Research's Weekly Lodging Report, U.S. occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room rose during the week of Sept. 12 2004. Occupancy increased 4 percent to 67 percent while average daily rate grew 1.3 percent to $85.23, revenue per available room rose 5.3 percent to $57.08. Sep 23, 2004
US Transportation Security Administration deployed new explosives trace detection document scanners that "sniff" passenger documents such as boarding passes and driver's licenses for traces of explosives at Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. International, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of JFK and Chicago O'Hare. The pilot program was unveiled two weeks ago at Reagan Washington National Airport. Tests will be conducted for a minimum of 30 days at each airport. Sep 23, 2004
As Grenada recovers from Hurricane Ivan This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2004. For other storms of the same name, see Tropical Storm Ivan (disambiguation).
Hurricane Ivan was the strongest hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. , the National Emergency Relief Organization's most recent report, which was issued on Sept. 18 2004, says that the Point Salines International Airport Point Salines International Airport (IATA: GND, ICAO: TGPY) is located in the parish of St. George's. The town of St. George's is about 5 miles north of the airport and is the capital of the island nation of Grenada. is operating international and regional flights from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. BWIA BWIA British West Indies Airways
BWIA Broadband Wireless Internet Access is operating flights from New York and Miami via its Trinidad hub, and Air Jamaica has resumed all flights via its Montego Bay Montego Bay (mŏntē`gō), city (1991 pop. 82,002), NW Jamaica. One of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean with highly developed tourism facilities, Montego Bay is also a port and commercial center. hub in addition to Tuesday, Friday and Sunday nonstop service from JFK/New York. LIAT LIAT Leeward Islands Air Transport is running four daily scheduled flights to Grenada. Grenada's cruise ports received some damage, and consequently all cruise lines
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AIDA Cruises Europe
American Cruise Lines America have been rerouted to other destinations. On the hotel front, Bel Air Plantation sustained minimal damage and will reopen mid-October or early November. Blue Horizons Garden Resort will reopen within the next four months as it repairs water and roof damage. Calabash calabash
Tree (Crescentia cujete) of the trumpet-creeper family (Bignoniaceae) that grows in Central and South America, the West Indies, and extreme southern Florida. It is often grown as an ornamental. Hotel, which was already closed for remodeling remodeling /re·mod·el·ing/ (re-mod´el-ing) reorganization or renovation of an old structure.
bone remodeling , will remain closed until Oct. 30, and the Flamboyant Hotel will reopen 36 out of 61 units on Dec. 20. One and two-bedroom apartments will be available spring 2005. LaSource, which experienced minimal damage to its roof, is currently closed, and Rex Grenadian will close through mid-December. Spice Island Beach Resort suffered damage to its roofs and main facilities and will be closed for one year. Sep 22, 2004
Although Hurricane Ivan most directly affected Florida's panhandle, a number of destinations there are reporting that they are open and operating normally. Panama City Beach officials, for example, say that their hotels, attractions, airport and beaches are open after sustaining only minimal damage from the storm. The city had recently completed a $25 million beach nourishment project that officials say protected the beach from major erosion during the storm. For more information, call 800-PCBEACH or visit www.thebeachloversbeach.com. Another top panhandle destination, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is also open after incurring no structural damage from Ivan. Visit Florida reports that Franklin County destinations, including Apalachicola, St. George Island
St. George Island is a part of Franklin County, Florida and is an island in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Physical characteristics
St. and Carrabelle, say they received little damage and are open and operating. However, several destinations at the center of the storm, including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties, still have curfews in effect. Assessments and cleanup efforts are ongoing in those areas, which sustained heavy damage from Ivan. Sep 22, 2004
AirTran Airways launched a sale for flights to all of the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $39 each way. Travelers may purchase these sale fares at http://www.airtran.com, through travel agents or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842. These special fares are available for purchase September 28, through October 1, 2004, are good for travel through February 2, 2005, and are not valid for travel on Sundays. Like all AirTran Airways fares, prices included in this sale are one-way tickets and do not require a roundtrip purchase or a Saturday night stay. Sep 28, 2004
AirTran Airways will resume service to all Florida destinations by midday on Sept. 27 2004. At the current time AirTran Airways has canceled 172 flights due to Hurricane Jeanne. Sep 27, 2004
America West Airlines America West Airlines was one of the United States' ten major airlines. The airline was based in Tempe, Arizona, and is now a part of US Airways Group.
At the time of its integration into US Airways, the airline maintained two hubs, one at Phoenix Sky Harbor International announced that effective Oct. 1 2004, all passengers must obtain boarding passes prior to proceeding to airport gate areas. The airline is implementing the policy in compliance with an industrywide Transportation Security Administration (TSA TSA
See tax-sheltered annuity (TSA). ) directive that calls for the measure to be in place by mid-October. Since America West already provides several easy ways to obtain boarding passes, the airline's customers will continue to enjoy the convenient check-in process they have come to expect when traveling with the airline. Sep 28, 2004
American Airlines increased most domestic US and US-Canada fares $5 one- way and $10 roundtrip to help offset the continuing high cost of jet fuel. If present oil prices remain in effect, American said its fuel expenses for the current year will be roughly $1 billion higher than last year. Several other carriers tried to raise fares this year to help with rising fuel costs but withdrew the charges when others did not follow. Sep 23, 2004
ATA Airlines on Sept. 22 2004 will begin adding a $5 fee to tickets purchased through its reservation centers and a $10 fee to tickets purchased at a US airport ticket counter or city ticket office. Tickets sold through the airline's website will not incur any additional fees. The nonrefundable service fees apply to each domestic or international one-way or roundtrip ticket. Several other US carriers have implemented similar fees recently. Sep 22, 2004
Terminal One at Beijing's Capital Airport has reopened after months of renovations. The terminal is used exclusively by China Southern and its subsidiaries, including Xiamen Airlines, and all of their flights are now departing from that terminal. Sichuan Airlines, of which China Southern holds shares, will be moving its flights to the terminal. The terminal has 13 boarding gates and 50 check-in desks and is designed with the feng shui Feng shui
Traditional Chinese method of arranging the human and social world in auspicious alignment with the forces of the cosmos, including qi and yin-yang. It was devised during the Han dynasty (206 BC–AD 220). concept. The airline's new winter schedule will include more than 300 new flights from Beijing and 10 new domestic destinations. Sep 22, 2004
British Airways will hire 200 extra customer service staff at London Heathrow in an effort to avoid a repeat of a week of flight disruptions that occurred at the end of Aug. 2004 owing to staff shortages and technical problems. The decision to add staff follows a review of BA's Heathrow operations by Chief Executive Rod Eddington after the service disruptions and is in addition to 216 new airport terminal employees already being trained and drafted into the Heathrow staff. Eddington decided against any shakeup shake·up
A thorough, often drastic reorganization, as of the personnel in a business or government.
Noun 1. shakeup of senior management as a result of the incident as the disruption was not caused by any single issue. "There were operational and technical difficulties that day, Aug. 23 2004, involving runway closures and a lack of standby aircraft, but a shortage of staff to help our customers was a significant one and we have addressed that as an absolute priority," he said. He added that BA is reorganizing its operations control processes "with the aim of improving communications between the center and the frontline of the operation." In addition to recruiting more staff, BA has announced that it is canceling about 2% of its planned flying program at Heathrow during the next 2.5 months as part of its efforts to rebuild a more robust operation at its main hub. Sep 24, 2004
Continental has applied for authority to operate from Newark Airport to Beijing beginning next spring, and to Shanghai the following spring. It would operate the flights daily with 777 aircraft. Continental currently operates from Newark to Hong Kong. Delta also has applied for the rights, saying it would fly direct from Atlanta to Beijing beginning in 2006. Gordon Bethune, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Continental, said, "U.S.-China traffic has surged as the two economies have grown and formed strong trading ties." Sep 23, 2004
Delta customers to see delays in Atlanta, while most Florida cities resume service on Sept. 27 2004. Delta Air Lines' customers booked on flights to, from or connecting through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport can expect travel delays due to the impact of Tropical Storm Jeanne The name Jeanne was used for three tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean.
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. and Virginia. Customers should expect 30 to 60 minute average delays to and from Atlanta for the remainder of the day. Delta representatives are contacting customers whose flights may be affected. All customers are encouraged to check with delta.com for the latest news on Jeanne in addition to their local airport's Web site prior to departure. Sep 27, 2004
Delta will significantly increase the number of flights it operates from Atlanta on Jan. 31 2005 as part of its previously announced restructuring plan. The Washington area will receive 46 daily flights on Delta and Delta Connection, including 15 to Baltimore. Newark will receive 14 daily flights to complement existing hourly service to LaGuardia. Including JFK, Islip and White Plains, Delta offers 43 daily flights to the area from New York. It will operate 14 daily flights to Boston, and is increasing service to Fort Lauderdale by three daily flights for a total of 14, and to Orlando by three for a total of 15. Delta has also requested permission to begin flights to Beijing from Atlanta in 2006 with 777 aircraft. Sep 22, 2004
EL AL Israel Airlines
El Al Israel Airlines (Hebrew: אל על has an ongoing emergency operations center The Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring worldwide to accommodate passengers stranded as a result of the strike in Israel, which affected all airlines departing and landing at Ben Gurion Airport. Reservations centers are extending their hours to assist passengers. The airline is also adjusting its existing schedule to ensure that passengers arrive at their final destination prior to the start of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Rescheduled flights and flight changes are posted at www.elal.com and can also be accessed by calling 800-EL-AL-747. Passengers canceling or rebooking travel due to the strike will not be penalized pe·nal·ize
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1. To subject to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or official regulation. See Synonyms at punish.
2. . Sep 22, 2004
LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of JetBlue Airways, and the world's largest provider of satellite delivered entertainment to commercial aircraft, completed installation of the LiveTV in-flight satellite television system on its 100th aircraft, a WestJet 737-700 tail number 220. LiveTV was the first company to provide in-seat satellite television to commercial airlines, launching its DIRECTV service on low- fare carrier JetBlue Airways in 2000. Today more than 14,500 airline seats are equipped with LiveTV's system, providing the At Home In The Air entertainment experience to more than 70,000 travelers every day. LiveTV expects to be providing entertainment on over 400 aircraft within the next two years. Sep 28, 2004
Northwest Airlines launched a Best Fare Guarantee on tickets purchased in the US through its website. The airline said if a difference in fare of $5 or more is found for the same itinerary through any other website on the same day a ticket is purchased via the NWA NWA Northwest Airlines (ICAO code)
NWA Northwest Arkansas
NWA National Wrestling Alliance
NWA National Weather Association
NWA National Works Agency (Jamaica)
NWA Network Analyzer website, it will refund the difference in fare and provide the customer with a voucher good for $50 in future travel on Northwest. Also, the airline added four new search options to its website in response to "requests from its customers for greater choice and flexibility in finding the lowest fare." The new functionality is offered for purchases in the US and Canada. Northwest also began selling travel insurance through its website. Sep 24, 2004