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When the MAX Was Grounded, American’s Scheduling Team Had a Big Problem to Solve

On March 13, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relented and made the decision to ground all 737 MAX aircraft flying in the US. As the last country to do so, this effectively meant the MAX was grounded worldwide as of that day. Here we are more than one month later and the airplane is still not flying. In fact, American just extended its cancellations over this past weekend through August 19. For the airlines that operate the MAX, the grounding presented an enormous problem. How co...
Tags: Travel, US, Dave, Miami, Jfk, Jason, American, Laguardia, Operations, Quito, Philly, Hartford, DFW, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dallas Ft Worth, Dave Scott American


$20 JetBlue flight sale

JetBlue is launching a Flash Fares sale, with flights to cities all across the US — some of which are as low as $20. So if you’ve had enough of snow (or the neverending rain out west), this is your chance to escape to warmer pastures for cheap. When perusing the site, keep in mind that the reason for the super low fares is because they only apply to specific travel dates in March and April, at occasionally inconvenient times, so you’ll have to be flexible if you want to take advantage of the...
Tags: Travel, New York, Boston, US, Washington Dc, Long Beach, Seattle, Jetblue, Aruba, All, Fort Lauderdale, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Hartford, Santiago Dominican Republic, JetBlue sale, Flight Sales


Giorgione's Painting "La Vecchia" Gets a Facelift Before Traveling from Venice to the USA

Before & After restoration: Giorgione, La Vecchia (particular) © Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia (Venice, Italy) The portrait that the mysterious Venetian artist Giorgione painted of his mother, La Vecchia (The Old Woman), around 1508-1510 is heading to the States after a fresh nip and tuck.On Thursday evening, February 7, we had the opportunity to see La Vecchia in her new splendor before she takes center stage at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio from February 15 to May 5. After ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York City, US, United States, Ohio, Venice, States, Republic, Genoa, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, La Vecchia, Leonardo da Vinci


Giorgione's "La Vecchia" Gets a Facelift Before Traveling from Venice to the USA

Before & After restoration: Giorgione, La Vecchia (particular) © Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia (Venice, Italy) The portrait that the mysterious Giorgione painted of his mother, La Vecchia (The Old Woman), around 1508-1510 is heading to the States after a fresh nip and tuck. On Thursday evening, February 7, we had the opportunity to see her in her new splendor before she takes center stage at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio from February 15 to May 5. After that she is going on t...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York City, US, United States, Ohio, Venice, States, Republic, Genoa, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Art Museum, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, La Vecchia, Gabriele


How About $393.73 Round Trip to Ireland For Saint Patrick’s Day 2019?

Imagine spending Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland without the trip completely emptying your wallet or purse. Stop imagining. A promotion is currently in effect with Aer Lingus with airfares as low as $499.00 for travel round trip between the United States and Europe from Monday, April 1, 2019 through Saturday, June 15, 2019 — you can earn three Avios points for every dollar spent — and stopovers are permitted... ...but you must purchase your ticket by Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:59 in the evenin...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Aer Lingus, United States, Ireland, Airlines, British Airways, Expedia, Avios, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons, Patrick, Hartford, Eastern Standard Time


JetBlue Follows the Numbers

JetBlue has taken a fair bit of flak lately for falling in line with other airlines and their less customer-friendly policies, but this really isn’t all that surprising.  After all, JetBlue is a public company, and investors want to see stronger returns than the airline has been able to generate.  While Southwest has chosen a strategy of bucking the trends set by other airlines to generate impressive returns, JetBlue thinks the opposite is going to be its road to riches.  The airline’s argument ...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Boston, Customers, Santiago, Long Beach, Spirit, Rochester, East Coast, Baltimore, Jetblue, Orlando, Southwest, Daytona Beach, Providence, Nassau


3 Links I Love: 40 Years After the Crash, Norwegian Cuts, Another 747 Retirement

This week’s featured link:PSA crash at 40: A page of San Diego history ‘written in blood’ – The San Diego Union-TribuneIt has been 40 years since a PSA 727 smashed into a Cessna over San Diego, killing everyone onboard both aircraft and some on the ground.  There were a couple looks back in the media this week, and I thought this one was a good read.  It’s remarkable to think about just how far we’ve come since then. Two for the road:Norwegian Air drops four U.S.-Europe routes; Scotland, ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, Psa, San Diego, Edinburgh, Belfast, Montreal, Boeing, Pond, Royal Air Maroc, Norwegian, Links I Love, Hartford, Cessna, Scotland Northern Ireland


OneJet “Temporarily” Suspends Its Flights, But a Return to the Skies Would Be Surprising

It was just two weeks ago that I wrote about ominous clouds hovering over OneJet.  Now there’s been another blow: flights and bookings have been suspended.  The company says it will resume selling tickets in October though the actual date for the resumption of flights is unclear.  I would be surprised if that actually happens. I first noticed OneJet back in 2015.  The airline was founded by Matt McGuire and it had amassed a bunch of heavy hitters as advisors (Fred Reid, Ray LaHood, and more...
Tags: Travel, Uncategorized, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Albany, Pittsburgh, Matt, Hartford, Embraer, Matt McGuire, Matt He, OneJet, Fred Reid Ray LaHood, Pittsburgh Milwaukee


Travel: See where Mark Twain slept – and wrote his masterpieces

If you’re a Mark Twain enthusiast and up for an adventure, visit Hartford, Connecticut. It may not be the riverside town of Hannibal, Missouri, where he grew up, or the storied California gold country, but it was his home from 1874 to 1891 – and you can say you’ve stepped foot in the place where he penned “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Guests are not allowed into Samuel Clemens’s home alone – he collected many valuable things over the years, as one can imagi...
Tags: Travel, England, California, Singapore, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Venice, Mark Twain, Adrian, Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer, Hartford, Lizzie, Hartford Connecticut


20 under-the-radar cool cities

20 cool cities you should check out before everyone else does I t’s so easy to forget that adventure lies just outside our doorstep. Unfamiliar foods, new customs, rich histories, views for days — just a few hours from home are a dozen different worlds. To get there, you don’t need a car, you don’t need a huge budget, and you don’t even have to do the driving yourself. Greyhound can take you to cities large and small, not far from where you live and yet still a...
Tags: All, American cities, Cities, City Guide, Food, Hotels, Urban Travel


United Shuffles Newark and Washington Flying Because of Capacity Constraints

When United first announced that it would shift flying in Newark to focus more on local traffic while Washington/Dulles would be bulked up to handle connections, you may have flashed back to the American-TWA merger. At that time, American said it would focus Chicago/O’Hare on local traffic while St Louis would handle connections. That failed spectacularly, but don’t make the mistake thinking this is the same thing. What United is doing may be motivated by the same reasons (capacity constraint...
Tags: Travel, New York, Washington, Virginia, US, Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, Dc, St Louis, US Airways, Denver, Hare, United, Palm Springs, Charlotte


Connecticut drivers would get a discount under toll proposal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut drivers would get a financial break under a tentative proposal that could eventually lead to electronic tolling on the state’s highways. A document highlighting aspects of the draft legislation, which could come up for a vote in the House of Representatives as early as Wednesday, shows Connecticut drivers with an […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Hartford, Conn AP, Nation & World


Severe weather leaves thousands without power in Northeast

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of people in the Northeast were without power early Monday as severe weather pounded the region with powerful winds and drenching rains. Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight. Eversource reported more than 150,000 Connecticut customers were without power around 2 a.m. Monday. National […]
Tags: Travel, News, Connecticut, Northeast, Hartford, Southern New England, Conn AP, Nation & World


Downed trees, flood damage as severe weather hits East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Severe weather is hitting the East Coast with damaging winds and torrential rains. Southern New England appeared to be suffering the brunt of the damage. Eversource reported more than 40,000 Connecticut customers without power late Sunday night. The National Weather Service says the storm will continue through early Monday morning before […]
Tags: Travel, National Weather Service, England, News, Connecticut, East Coast, Hartford, Conn AP, Nation & World


Tom Sawyer with a revolver? Twain house has live ‘Clue’ game

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Was it Tom Sawyer in Samuel Clemens’ billiard room with a revolver? Visitors to the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford can now tour the author’s mansion while playing a live-action version of the board game “Clue.” The idea came up in a museum staff meeting about five years ago, […]
Tags: Travel, News, Tom Sawyer, Hartford, Twain, Conn AP, Nation & World, Mark Twain House, Samuel Clemens


New Twain House director says museum is “nexus for writers”

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mark Twain once said his large Connecticut home was “combination Mississippi River steamboat and cuckoo clock.” That’s not exactly how Pieter Roos views the historic Gothic-style home today. For the new executive director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, it’s “the primary public steward” of the legendary author […]
Tags: Travel, News, Connecticut, Mark Twain, Mississippi River, Hartford, Conn AP, Nation & World, Pieter Roos, New Twain House, Mark Twain House Museum


Vermont again

I leave LA at night. I'm too giddy to pay attention in class. I leave early to make the flight stopping in Columbus Ohio. That added another state I've never been to. I arrive in Hartford at 9ish in the morning of the 26th. Take a bus to downtown. It's a
Tags: Travel, La, Vermont, COLUMBUS Ohio, Hartford


Best state parks in Vermont

Burton Island State Park Photo: Vermont State Parks This is the best place in the state to experience the waters of Lake Champlain. Life is slow on Burton Island — watch the boats dock at the marina while sipping coffee from the Burton Island Bistro. Spend your days swimming, exploring the miles of trails and hidden coves, paddle boarding or relaxing around a campfire. The park is only accessible by boat, so if you don’t have your own, hop on the Island Runner that makes several trips a day. ...
Tags: Travel, US, Nature, Canada, New Hampshire, Vermont, New England, Wilderness, Philo, All, Burlington, Hartford, Champlain Valley, Lake Champlain, Ferrisburgh, Middlebury


Norwegian Schedules the First of What Will Likely Be Many 737 MAXs Crossing the Atlantic

It’s been in the works for years, and now it’s official. Norwegian last week unveiled its first 737 MAX schedules for transatlantic flights and put them on sale. Three points in the US will be connected to five points in Ireland and the UK. This is actually a rather momentous occasion, and it’s without question the first of many more to come (not just at Norwegian) thanks to this bad boy: Yes, there are 737s that have crossed the Pond before. PrivatAir 737s in an all-Business configuration h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, New York, Cc, Boston, New York City, US, Canada, Atlantic, Ireland, Ryanair, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newark, Dublin


Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh

Spirit Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in the US. They are also notorious of their very low fares. The airline is America’s love-hate darling. Spirit has recently added quite a few routes to their network. The airline added flights from various of their focus cities and added Hartford as a destination. Well it seems that the airline is at it again. Spirit Airlines Adds Pittsburgh Flights Spirit has just announced flights to Pittsburgh. The airline will begin flying out of the P...
Tags: Travel, News, Airports, Germany, US, America, Pennsylvania, Paris, Delta, Spirit, Airbus, Airlines, Iceland, West Coast, Sfo, US Airways


Aer Lingus Continues US Expansion

Aer Lingus has been aggressively expanding in the US ever since it was purchased by IAG. IAG is British Airways’ parent company, and also controls Vueling and Iberia. Aer Lingus has been trying to add new routes, and using Dublin as a base for people to arrive and depart Europe. The airline has been concentrating on adding routes to North America, and has recently announced various new destinations.   Aer Lingus’ Recent Push As One Mile at a Time reports, Aer Lingus has been expanding into the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, News, Time, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Aer Lingus, Dallas, Miami, Las Vegas, Airlines, Dublin, North America, British Airways


Mold repair work beginning at Mark Twain’s historic home

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mold is threatening thousands of artifacts in the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2l7JoJP) the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” author’s historic home in Hartford is undergoing an extensive remediation effort to clean the damage. The mold was first discovered in 2015 and impacts at least […]
Tags: Travel, News, Connecticut, Mark Twain, Hartford, Conn AP, Hartford Courant, Nation & World


Spirit Airlines Expansion

The airline America loves to hate continues to expand throughout the country. Spirit Airlines expansion has been one of the largest year over year expansions in the world. They have added a number of routes in the past year. Spirit has also expanded their fleet, from 45 in 2012, to 95 by the end of 2016. The airline has been on a spree of adding routes, and it seems that this expansion will not stop in 2017. Spirit A319 New Routes Launched Spirit launched a series of flights earlier this mo...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Ryanair, Spirit, Airlines, Houston, Baltimore, Airline News, Spirit Airlines, Hartford, Allegiant, New Orleans Cleveland, Detroit Oakland, Baltimore Hartford, Houston Seattle


What to do in Connecticut

Photo: tpsdave Connecticut is packed with great things to do for both kids and adults. From exploring its scenic coastline via a backcountry drive to museums and historic sites, these are eight of the essential experiences to have while visiting the Constitution State. Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Go...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Mississippi, US, America, Brooklyn, United States, Connecticut, Mark Twain, Oklahoma, Santa, Google Maps, Chester, Joe, All, Yale University


Spirit Airlines launching Hartford, CT routes

Three new sunshine routes from Florida, Myrtle Beach
Tags: Travel, Spirit Airlines, Hartford


Connecticut sites named among 10 national historic landmarks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut properties are among 10 nationwide being designated as historic landmarks. The James Merrill House in Stonington and the Steward’s House in Cornwall are among the properties recognized as having exceptional value to the nation. They were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park […]
Tags: Travel, News, House, Connecticut, Cornwall, Hartford, Conn AP, U S Department of the Interior, Stonington, Nation & World


8 restaurants that will make you want to visit Hartford, CT now

1. Firebox Restaurant Firebox Restaurant Hartford, United States Firebox is as gourmet as it gets. Everything on the menu is local and organic. Sometimes I even think that the waiter could tell me the entire lifestory of the salmon on my plate if I asked to. #gourmet #fine-dining #free-wifi 2. ON20 ON20 Hartford, United States If I had to describe On20 in one word, it would without a doubt be “fancy.” This restaurant does indeed have the nicest view of Hartford (a...
Tags: Travel, Food, Mississippi, Sally, Trinity College, Hartford, Hartford Stage


American’s President Goes to United and Both Airlines May Benefit

I know I said I was going to do the first half of my 9 Airports, 1 Day trip report today, but, well, it’s not every day that the President of American moves into the same role at United. I had to write about this. American’s President, Scott Kirby, is out at American and COO Robert Isom is taking his place. According to the airline, “the Company concluded it would not be able to retain its existing executive team in their current roles for an extended period. As a result, the Board chose to ac...
Tags: Travel, La, America, Delta, Oscar, US Airways, United, American, Robert, Company, Scott, Andrew, Hartford, SVP, Andrew Nocella, Doug


Understanding Paris: The Cartesian Method

What can a simple ride on the RER reveal about the French approach to problem-solving? Join the author as he heads out to Charles De Gaulle airport one day and encounters a problem in need of a solution. I was on the RER B light rail north of Paris, and at the last station before a fork in the line a woman’s voice announced our destination. It’s best to pay attention. I was aiming for the airport, but if you catch the wrong train, you wind up in the neighboring community of Mitry-Mory—a t...
Tags: Travel, France, Boston, House Of Lords, French Culture, Paris, Disneyland, Mentality, Dante, Guy, Sophie, Hartford, Charles de Gaulle, Mickey, Descartes, RER


Aer Lingus: Late Summer Deals to Europe from $719 round-trip

Book by May 31. Travel Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 (flights from Hartford start Sept. 28). Sample Aer Lingus fares, round-trip prices: Events and attractions in Europe, now on Eventurist   The post Aer Lingus: Late Summer Deals to Europe from $719 round-trip appeared first on FareCompare.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Aer Lingus, Hartford, Sample Aer Lingus



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