The Atlantic Update – Wednesday 30 October 2019

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28th Street Station, New York Subway
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Hello and welcome to the The Atlantic Update providing a weekly bulletin on developments on transatlantic travel between Europe and North America. The Atlantic Update is published every Wednesday morning at 06:00 GMT.

California Wild Fires

Attention remains very much focused on the wild fires in California.

The latest updates in the Getty Fire are available from the Los Angeles Fire Department. The Los Angeles Times has also temporarily removed its paywall.

A number of airlines have put in flexible rebooking policies in place for passengers due to fly to airports near to the wild fires including Los Angeles International, Burban, Long Beach, Los Angeles Ontario and Santa Ana airports.

Also of note this week:

Uber and Lyft drivers now pick up passengers from a dedicated area at Los Angles International airport. (Los Angeles Times)

Delta opens its first new concourse as part of the ongoing redevelopment of La Guardia airport. (Delta)

On the subject of La Guardia, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved funding for a new Air Train to the airport. (Curbed)

The day the New York Subway opened as it celebrates its 115th anniversary. (Jalopnik)

Virgin Trains USA receives approval from the state of California for $3.25bn in bonds towards its planned rail link between Las Vegas and Southern California. (Las Vegas Review Journal)

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