9-11 Memorial & Museum Rendering
9-11 Memorial & Museum Rendering at NYC’s World Trade Center Site.

Here are some of the relevant travel news headlines and stories from the previous week through today:

  • Chicago train derails, climbs escalator – An 8-car Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport, plowing across a platform as one of the cars even went up an escalator and settled there. (MSN [link dead; removed])
  • NY 9/11 museum to finally open – The long-awaited memorial museum honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will finally open to the public at the World Trade Center on May 21, 2014. (AP [link dead; removed])
  • Asiana wants bigger piece of N. America – Asiana Airlines, one of the largest carriers in Asia, is looking to increase its presence in North America, beginning with an A380 nonstop flight between Seoul Incheon in South Korea and the recently-revamped Ben Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles LAX. (FT Tarmac)
  • High-speed rail in Texas now on the fast track – Support for a possible bullet train within the state of Texas, which could go up to 220 m/h (354 km/h), is being thoughtfully considered, with a commission looking first into a connection between Dallas and Houston. (ST)
  • Eastern Air Lines looking to revive brand by shopping – The new startup of Eastern Air Lines, whose namesake went out of business years ago, is pushing for a revival of the brand; this week, investors looked at used planes that could be purchased. (Bloomberg)

Plus…

Fly a lot? Gogo and Samsung team up to offer free wi-fi for a year – Samsung has partnered up with the aviation industry’s premier wireless service, Gogo, to offer free wi-fi on equipped flights for an entire year (up to 36 flights) for those that newly purchase a new Samsung Pro-series tablet; the offer is good for Gogo-equipped aircraft operated by Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Japan Airlines, United, US Airways, and Virgin America. (Skift)

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