OCTOBER 5, 2022

UNITED TO PULL OUT OF JFK IN OCTOBER


United Airlines will temporarily suspend its service at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on October 29, reports Business Travel News. The move comes after the carrier warned of its departure in early September if it wasn't allotted more slots by the US Federal Aviation Administration. While the carrier's New York area hub is at Newark Liberty International Airport, United received temporary slots and resumed some service at JFK in February 2021, with two daily roundtrip flights each to San Francisco and to Los Angeles. United CEO Scott Kirby has argued that capacity at JFK can be increased, citing “significant infrastructure investments” and having more runways available than at Newark. JFK’s capacity has remained the same since 2008, with 81 operations per hour, according to United.  

CDC DROPS COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY COVID GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELERS


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices on Monday due to less available data, reports USA Today. Fewer countries are testing for the virus or reporting the number of COVID-19 cases which limits the CDC's ability to calculate travelers' risk, according to the agency. CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said the agency will only post a travel health notice for an individual country if a situation such as a troubling new variant of the virus changes CDC travel recommendations for that country.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION EXTENDS MANDATORY REST FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS


The Biden administration is extending the mandatory rest times for flight attendants from 8 hours to 10 hours, reports Skift. The extended flight attendant rest period was passed by Congress in the last FAA reauthorization bill in 2018 but not implemented by the Trump administration. US airlines must implement the new cabin crew rest period within 90 days under the rule signed by Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Billy Nolen on Tuesday. “I can tell you first hand that well rested crew members are important to safety,” Nolen said. “Flight attendants are the foundation of aviation’s safety culture starting with cabin safety.”

LONDON HEATHROW ENDING DAILY PASSENGER CAPS


London Heathrow is ending the capacity cap rule they set in place in June, reports Airline Weekly. Beginning October 30 and running through March 25, airlines will be allowed to operate an average of just over 40 departures an hour and nearly 39 arrivals at Heathrow, according to the airport slot manager Airport Coordination Limited. These are on par with 2019 levels through the total number of daily departures and arrivals are down slightly compared to three years ago. However, some passenger capacity constraints remain and there are additional limits in place to minimize crowding during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

US DOT APPROVES DELTA, LATAM JOINT VENTURE


The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Latam, reports Business Travel News. First announced in September 2019, the joint venture will allow passengers access to more than 300 destinations between the US and Canada and the South American countries of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. 

PELOTON TO PUT BIKES IN EVERY HILTON-BRANDED HOTEL IN THE US


Peloton will put bikes in all 5,400 Hilton-branded hotels in the US as part of a partnership announced Monday, reports CNBC. The partnership will provide at least one bike to each hotel fitness center, including locations of the 18 Hilton brands, such as Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites and Doubletree. Hilton Honors members will also receive a 90-day free trial of the Peloton app. 

BILTMORE CORAL CABLES

BILTMORE HOTEL MIAMI CORAL GABLES

1200 ANASTASIA AVENUE

CORAL GABLES

While staying at The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables, a National Historic Landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area with close proximity to Miami Beach and Downtown Miami, and Lawyers Travel clients enjoy rates inclusive of resort fees providing complimentary access to Press Reader, unlimited local calls, long distance access on credit card and outbound collect calls, and in-room high speed internet.


Clients also receive access to a restored Donald Ross 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the US, private cabanas, a European spa and a renowned fitness center. The hotel’s dining includes Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding the lush courtyard and fountain, the poolside Cascade, and the 19th Hole golf-centric restaurant and the new Posto Dolce featuring specialty coffee, baked goods and more. Since opening in 1926, the 271-room hotel is South Florida’s ideal site for leisure and business travel.

COMO LONDON

COMO METROPOLITAN LONDON

19 OLD PARK LANE

LONDON

COMO Metropolitan London combines intuitive service, sophisticated design, and a vibrant Park Lane location. The city’s most refined neighborhoods — Mayfair, Knightsbridge, and Piccadilly — are each just a short walk away. Many rooms and suites overlook leafy Hyde Park, flooded with natural light. COMO’s iconic, contemporary style uses dark walnuts, fresh whites, and warm yellows, with oversized window seats in many of the rooms rendering a serene urban aesthetic. The world-renowned Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Nobu offers award-winning cuisine. Guests can retreat to COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, offering a full range of holistic Asian therapies, or work out in the fully equipped gym. Each room includes a yoga mat and in-room yoga and meditation channels are available.

EATON DC

1201 K STREET NW

WASHINGTON, DC

Eaton DC is ideally located on K Street in the heart of downtown DC and just minutes from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Convention Center, and everything the city has to offer. A bevy of food and drink options dot the neighborhood, while cultural touchstones like the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the National Geographic Museum are all a quick walk from the hotel.


At Eaton DC’s core is a commitment to social and environmental impact, equity, and progress. This mission is felt throughout and the 209 guest rooms and complemented by a holistic wellness center, members workspace, art exhibits, talks, concerts, a Michelin chef-led restaurant and coffee shop, Allegory Bar, and a rooftop lounge.

HILTON BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT

ONE HOTEL DRIVE

BOSTON

Come to Hilton Boston Logan Airport and experience the only full-service hotel directly connected to Boston Logan Airport via a covered walkway. The 604-room Hilton Boston Logan Airport is the perfect base for meetings or for travelers looking to discover New England’s rich history and attractions, including the diversity of Downtown Boston just a few miles away. While on-site, enjoy an array of culinary options including Berkshires restaurant serving a-la-carte dining, Connolly’s Publik House gastropub and Café Presto for light meals and on-the-go options. Amenities include an indoor pool and 6,000 square foot fitness center, while sleek guest rooms and suites feature digital key and options such as confirmed connecting rooms and select rooms with awe-inspiring views of the airport action or Boston skyline. For those in town for business or an event, the hotel features more than 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, as well as a business center.

LOEWS VANDERBILT HOTEL

2100 WEST END AVENUE

NASHVILLE

Autumn has arrived in Music City and Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is the place to call home when visiting this dynamic destination. Located in the heart of Nashville, steps from Music Row and Vanderbilt University, the hotel sets the stage for a soulfully inspired luxury escape. Choose from 339 guestrooms, including designer suites inspired by Nashville’s greatest musical talent. Looking for a true taste of Tennessee? Savor southern-infused fare and hand shaken cocktails at Mason’s and Mason Bar or grab a quick bite at POD Market. Explore the best of the city, just steps from the hotel, and enjoy live music, fall festivals, football season, seasonally inspired flavors and more throughout Nashville.


Lawyers Travel clients can enhance their Loews experience with a complimentary upgrade and 12pm late check-out, based on availability. The longest-running Tennessee hotel to maintain consecutive AAA Four-Diamond status, Loews Vanderbilt looks forward to welcoming guests (and pets too) like family for an unforgettable stay. 

PARK JAMES

1400 EL CAMINO REAL

MENLO PARK

Park James offers spacious rooms, comforts of home and convenient amenities. Subtle, yet classic, this boutique hotel proves that sophistication never goes out of style. Boundless guest rooms were created with comfort in mind, so guests will feel well-rested and ready to rock the day to their highest potential. Function-friendly suites conveniently include a fold into the wall bed that allows the space to transform into a mini-meeting area. Not to mention, an in-room tablet that allows guests to adjust the room’s temperature and light as they please.

THE DARCY

1515 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE NW

WASHINGTON, DC

Enjoy the season with Gerrard Street Kitchen, located inside of The Darcy. The Darcy announces the re-opening of Gerrard Street Kitchen. Gerrard Street Kitchen’s menu features a curated blend light fare where the complex flavors of Japan, Morocco, and South Asia sit side by side with British and Indian culinary tradition. Mixologists enhance the meals with seasonal creative craft cocktails, mocktails, and the bar offers a robust beer and wine selection. The restaurant, bar, and patio are the perfect space to relax and unwind after long day of exploring or working in the nation’s capital. In addition to an expansive heated patio space, Gerrard Street Kitchen’s interior décor is a nod to the literary clubs and jazz hangouts of early 20th century London.

THE WALL STREET HOTEL

88 WALL STREET

NEW YORK CITY

Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, The Wall Street Hotel embraces the vibrant change of the neighborhood giving modern travelers a stylish cultural hub with a gracious approach to service and hospitality. The 180 jewel box appointed rooms and suites span the premises with luminous wallcoverings inspired by Mother of Pearl; a sea-stemming tribute to the hotel’s owners, the Paspaley family, who have a storied history in pearling and oyster cultivation. The hotel’s Lounge on Pearl offers a calm oasis for light bites and modern fare as well as everything from coffee to cocktails. Enjoy a lighter take on French fare at La Marchande, the hotel’s signature restaurant by Michelin-Starred Chef, John Fraser.

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