This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Here you can read about American Airlines and JetBlue launching a “strategic partnership” in Boston and the New York City area, 13 haunted hotels that you can visit for Halloween, Delta has added 460 people to no-fly list for refusing to comply with mask requirement, refunds possible for poor NYC subway service and some good news for Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available, it will be covered by Medicaid and Medicare.
American Airlines and JetBlue are to launch a “strategic partnership” in Boston and the New York City area, aligning flights and loyalty program benefits to boost their recovery. The carriers promise a “seamless experience” with “convenient connections and an improved on-the-ground experience – resulting in a compelling proposition for both leisure and corporate customers.”
Across the United States, historic hotels have welcomed guests for decades or even centuries, but not every visitor has checked out. The 13 most haunted hotels in America offer more than a comfortable bed and room service — spotting the spirits that wander these halls should be on every thrill-seeking tourist’s bucket list.
“As of this week, we’ve added 460 people to our no-fly list for refusing to comply with our mask requirement,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a message to employees. In August, the airline said it had banned roughly 270 passengers since the outset of the pandemic. Delta began requiring that passengers wear masks on flights on May 4. All major airlines now mandate that passengers wear masks in the absence of any new regulations from the federal government.
Christopher Volpe, 28, used his Chase bank card programmed onto his smartphone to go through the turnstiles at Columbus Circle Sept. 18, only to discover trains on the A and C lines were delayed by more than 15 minutes. Volpe wound up leaving the station and hopping into a cab. He later went to his online Chase account and disputed the $2.75 OMNY payment under “services not rendered.”
The government is reportedly set to announce this week that Medicare and Medicaid will cover the out-of-pocket costs for Covid-19 vaccines that have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, as well as permit greater flexibility for patients seeking Covid-19 treatment.