JANUARY 31, 2024


The average on-time performance for North American carriers in December dropped for the first time in four months, reports Business Travel News. According to Cirium’s latest monthly report, the average on-time performance was 79.1 percent compared with November’s 81.9 percent. Every carrier's score declined in December from the month before. Delta once again took the top spot with an on-time score of 89.6 percent (91.3 percent in November) and was followed by United Airlines at 85.8 percent (88.4 percent in November) and American Airlines at 84.3 percent (86.7 percent in November). Delta also took the top spot on the list of most on-time global carriers. United came in third with American at fourth. No other North American carrier appeared in the global top 10. Additionally, North American carriers in December canceled nearly 4,750 flights, up about 79 percent month over month. A flight is considered on time if the aircraft arrives at the gate within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.


Boeing has withdrawn its request for a safety exemption allowing the delivery of new 737 MAX 7 planes despite not meeting safety standards after recent criticism from travelers and the US government, reports Travel Pulse. Boeing officials had previously asked federal regulators late last year to allow it to begin delivering its 737 Max 7 airliner even though it does not meet a safety standard designed to prevent part of the engine housing from overheating and breaking off during flight. Following the January 5 Alaska Airlines incident, US Senators Maria Cantwell and Tammy Duckworth urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to deny the safety exemption request. On Monday, Boeing withdrew its request, stating that the company is “committed to being transparent, listening to all our stakeholders and taking action to strengthen safety and quality at Boeing.” In response, Senator Duckworth said, “While Boeing never should have sought this exemption to put another new aircraft with a known safety defect into service in the first place, I’m both relieved and appreciative that they are putting the flying public’s safety first by withdrawing this petition. I hope this decision marks the beginning of a turnaround in Boeing’s safety culture." The safety standard concerns an anti-icing system, and the issue affects other models of the 737 Max that are already flying, but FAA officials reported no incidents of the overheating problem. 


The US government has said that it does not plan to renew the antitrust immunity that Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico currently operate a codeshare agreement under, after the Mexican government made changes at the country's main capital airport, reports Reuters. Last year, Mexican officials moved cargo flights from Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to Felipe Angeles International Airport (NLU) 21 miles north of MEX. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) found that existing carriers and potential new entrants were negatively impacted due to this decision. US authorities, carriers, and lobbies have opposed the actions taken by the Mexican government, which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has acknowledged are aimed at boosting low traffic at the new Felipe Angeles International Airport. The decision not to renew is pending a final ruling, the DOT said, adding that the companies tentatively have until October 26 to wind down their joint venture. Delta and Aeromexico were set to offer more than 90 daily flights between the countries this year under the arrangement. Delta said it was reviewing the DOT's decision; Aeromexico has not yet made a comment.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted $243.7 million to airports across the country as it plans to modernize infrastructure and improve safety through its Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG), reports Airport Technology. Utilizing funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the FAA has approved 150 grants across 37 states including many focusing on reducing the risk of runway incursions, building on existing funding put towards the issue after reports that close call incidents were happening several times per week. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “We saw a record number of passengers fly during the recent holiday season, and we can expect increased demand for air travel to continue. These investments from the Biden-Harris administration are making it possible to modernize our country’s ageing airport infrastructure to meet this demand today and ensure safe, efficient travel into the future.”




When travelers choose to stay at The Georgian Terrace, they are immersing themselves in over a century of Atlanta’s rich history. Since 1911, The Georgian Terrace has extended a warm welcome to both locals and travelers, as well as countless celebrities. Today, they continue to stand prominently in the heart of the vibrant cityscape, conveniently located at the intersection of Peachtree and Ponce De Leon Avenue — an iconic crossroads where people, business, art, and culture meet. From yesterday to today, and for generations to come, The Georgian Terrace remains the spirit of Midtown Atlanta.




Nestled in the fashionable Uptown neighborhood, Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown offers business and leisure travelers an inspiring hotel experience with extensive perks. Striking the perfect accord between Mediterranean elegance and comfortable chic, this unique choice among Dallas boutique hotels offers exquisite guestrooms and concept suites, award-winning dining at Dragonfly restaurant, a nightlife scene, and a relaxing day spa.

Featuring artwork and Italian linen, the stylish rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and minibars. Some have balconies and/or whirlpool tubs. Themed suites add sitting areas, while upgraded suites come with kitchenettes, terraces, and iPod docks. Bungalows in a nearby 1930s annex offer car service from the main hotel at no extra cost. Room service is available.




An impressive historic building, The Royal Horseguards Hotel is situated on the River Thames at Embankment, encompassing two iconic buildings - the National Liberal Club and the club’s magnificent apartments, previously the home of the first chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service. 

Inside find Victorian grandeur combined with contemporary comfort which sets The Royal Horseguards Hotel apart as one of the finest hotels near Westminster, Houses of Parliament.

With The Royal Horseguards Hotel as base, travelers are just a short stroll away from iconic landmarks, from Trafalgar Square to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, not to mention the incredible London Eye which can be seen from the hotel. After a busy day, enjoy dinner at their restaurant, One Twenty-One Two, or a drink in the intimate Equus Bar, before heading back to the room for a night’s sleep in their sumptuous Hypnos® bed.

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