The LG Travel News Roundup: New York’s New Taxis

Weekly Travel News — By on September 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

By Heather Brennan
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

NYC New Taxi FleetA Nissan Kind of New York
The new taxi of New York City is going to be a Nissan NV200. This vehicle comes complete with skylights and plugs for charging. The decision was made last Thursday by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. The new cars will replace 13,000 older taxis as they are taken off the road. Starting in fall 2013, these cars will be a regular fixture on the streets of New York City. Source: NBC

Bubbly Against the Law?
The posh Liberty Hotel in Boston was “busted” by the Boston Police for offering champagne to guests as they check into the hotel. In Boston, it is illegal to offer free alcohol to guests unless it is part of a special deal or package. Currently, the hotel is awaiting a decision from the Licensing Board as they refrain from offering free drinks to guests. Source: USA Today

New National Monument
Chimney Rock in Colorado has officially been declared a national monument. President Obama signed the legislation as a part of his America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The 315 foot tall rock spire is at the centre of the monument and defines the surrounding landscape. The declaration of the site as a national monument is expected to drastically improve tourism. Source: Gadling

Catch Me if You Can
In Italy, a man has been arrested for posing as a pilot, using a uniform and an ID, and functioning as the third pilot on a flight. While he did not touch any of the controls, he still was in the cockpit for an entire flight. The man had a fake facebook page with flight attendant friends associated with the page. As a result, the police are now investigating if he managed to con his way on to any other flights, perhaps as a flight attendant and investigating his motives. Source: Gadling

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