The Atlantic Update – Wednesday 20 March 2019

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Marriott Edition Hotel, Times Square
Marriott Edition Hotel, Times Square (Image Credit: Marriott Hotels)

Welcome to the The Atlantic Update for Wednesday 20 March 2019, our weekly update on transatlantic travel from Europe to North America.

Marriott Edition Opens In New York Times Square

If there’s one piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting New York above all else, it’s don’t stay anywhere near Times Square.

By all means visit once to see the electronic billboards. But once is more than enough.

That may change with the opening of the Marriott Edition Times Square which had its “premiere” last week.

Edition is Marriott’s “modern luxury” brand conceived by Ian Schrager. There are also, amongst others, Edition properties in Barcelona, London and Miami Beach. Another property is due to open in Los Angeles this year.

A common theme amongst all Edition hotels are calming soft neutral tones with design accents. It certainly looks a welcome respite from the chaos of Times Square.

American Airlines Schedule Changes

American Airlines has over the past couple of days put through schedule changes for Heathrow transatlantic flights, some of which have been reported already:

– American’s new route to Phoenix, launching on Sunday 31 March 2019 is now extended to all year round, in addition to BA’s daily flight.

– American will reinstate a second winter flight to Miami from Sunday 27 October 2019. With BA’s 3 daily flights, this takes the joint AA and BA schedule to five times daily.

– American will also reduce frequency to Philadelphia by 1 flight from Sunday 27 October.

It has been reported that New York JFK will be also reduced from 4 to 3 times daily but aa.com is currently showing 4 daily flights.

Also of note this week:

The making of Hudson Yards. Brilliant visual journalism from The New York Times. (New York Times)

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