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Delaware train station renamed -- for Joe Biden!

CATHERINE BROWN NBC Philadelphia 16.03.2011
Delaware train station renamed -- for Joe Biden!

Frequent train rider, Vice President Joe Biden will be forever linked with the Wilmington train station. In honor of the long-time Amtrak rider and strong advocate of passenger rail, the newly renovated station will be dedicated as the Joseph R. B...

Lufthansa scans Japan flights for radioactivity

Lufthansa is scanning aircraft that return from Japan for radioactivity but has not detected any yet, the German airline said on Monday.


Passenger prayer spurs security alert on LA flight

Pilots on an Alaska Airlines flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles locked down the cockpit and alerted authorities Sunday when a flight crew grew alarmed at the behavior of three men who turned out to be conducting an elaborate orthodox Jewish pr...

TSA scanners radiation levels 10 times higher than expected

Alison Young and Blake Morrison USA Today 13.03.2011
TSA scanners radiation levels 10 times higher than expected

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 1...


Hong Kong travel trade in bidding frenzy for “Out of this world” getaways at the leading hotels of the world showcase auction

Representatives of the luxury travel industry, members of the exclusive Leaders Club and the media attending the recent Leading Hotels of the World “all-kinds-of-one-of-a-kind” Hong Kong Showcase, were treated to a fun-filled evening of entertainm...

Virgin Blue Flight Attendant Puts 17 Month Old In Overhead Bin

VIRGIN Blue has sacked a male flight attendant and offered an angry mother free flights after her toddler was put in an overhead locker.


Cathay Pacific marks 100 years of Hong Kong aviation

Cathay Pacific Airlines begins a four-part campaign today in collaboration with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) to mark the 100th anniversary of aviation in Hong Kong.

Hotel de Edge by Rhombus To Open In March

Ozgur Tore Focus on Travel News 28.02.2011
Hotel de Edge by Rhombus To Open In March

Exuding effortless style and with views overlooking Victoria Harbour, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus will be the boutique hotel of choice for sophisticated travellers. Scheduled to open in mid-March, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is set to become a new Hong ...


British Airways bitten in web protest over bed bugs

Tim Bradshaw and Pilita Clark Financial Times 24.02.2011
British Airways bitten in web protest over bed bugs

British Airways has become the latest airline to face a sophisticated internet protest after a passenger posted graphic photos of what she alleges was an "absolutely disgusting" attack of bed bugs on two recent international BA flights.

Airline Apologizes For Pork-Only Menu On Israel Flight

UK budget airline easyJet apologized Tuesday to Jewish customers after the only food choices served on a flight from Israel were ham melts and bacon baguettes.


Singapore Airlines To Fly Seven Times Daily Between Singapore And Hong Kong

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the addition of a seventh daily flight between Singapore and Hong Kong, making the territory its busiest point outside of Singapore, with 56 outbound flights weekly (including flights departing Hong Kong f...

What's new at Cathay Pacific's revamped The Wing lounge at Hong Kong

David Flynn Australian Business Traveller 16.02.2011
What's new at Cathay Pacific's revamped The Wing lounge at Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport is taking on a slick new look. After months of renovation work The Wing will soon start a phased section-by-section reopening which will gradually reveal new facilities in both th...


Hong Kong issues travel alert for Bahrain, Jordan

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Wednesday issued a low-level travel alert for Bahrain and Jordan in view of "recent developments" in the two countries.

Cathay Pacific Increases Milan Services

George Palmer SkyClub News 16.02.2011
Cathay Pacific Increases Milan Services

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will be increasing the number of flights it operates to Milan in Italy. The Hong Kong bases carrier will raise the frequency from four flights per week to daily from 1st July this year.


What to do during a long stop-over in Hong Kong

Australian Business Traveller 13.02.2011
What to do during a long stop-over in Hong Kong

Long transit time between connecting flights in Hong Kong? Fancy doing something other than sitting in the airport? Here's our guide for the best layovers in Hong Kong, depending on how much time you've got.

Korean Air to launch A380 flights to Tokyo, Hong Kong

Korean Air is to launch scheduled Airbus A80 services between Seoul and Tokyo and Hong Kong from June 1.


Cathay Pacific adds fourth daily Sydney-Hong Kong flight

David Flynn Australian Business Traveller 09.02.2011
Cathay Pacific adds fourth daily Sydney-Hong Kong flight

Cathay Pacific is adding a fourth daily flight between Sydney and Hong Kong to its permanent schedule, with the decision to continue the current late-morning CX162 service past the proposed March 31st cut-off date.

Free Internet @ Sino Group of Hotels in Hong Kong

The Sino Group of Hotels in Hong Kong has joined many other leading global hotel companies in offering complimentary in-room internet to all its hotel guests.


Hong Kong airport lounge tops world's best

The Wing airport lounge at Hong Kong International Airport has been chosen as the best in the world by guidebook publisher Frommers.

Launch of Hong Kong Ocean Park "Aqua City"

Hong Kong Ocean Park launched a new flagship marine-themed zone - "Aqua City" on Wednesday, in the hope that these fresh attractions will bring 15 percent more tourists to the theme park.



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