What we’re reading: CityCenter design issue, shareholders approve BA-Iberia merger, JetBlue ranks number one


Design challenges leave passers-by passing CityCenter by

CityCenter’s developers acknowledge there is a problem: passers-by are passing it by.

Passers-by may not be seeing the many attractions it has to offer, CityCenter officials told their peers at this month’s Global Gaming Expo, the industry’s premier conference and trade show.

CityCenter lacks enough of an appealing streetscape to draw pedestrians, Las Vegas urban planner Robert Fielden said.

BA, Iberia shareholders approve merger

British Airways’ and Iberia’s stockholders backed the $8 billion merger on Monday.

BA and Iberia will become International Airlines Group when the deal is completed in late January. Shares in the new company, which will have a combined market value of around USD$9 billion, will be listed in London and Madrid.

JetBlue Airways Ranks #1 in Zagat’s Airline Survey for Third Straight Year as ‘Top Rated Large Domestic Airline’ for Economy and ‘Best In-flight Entertainment’ for Domestic Flights

JetBlue ranked number one in two categories in the latest Zagat Airline Survey for the third straight year.

New York’s hometown airline also ranked second in 2009 and 2010’s survey in the ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best Luggage Policy’ categories. Finally, JetBlue took home third place for ‘Best Consumer On-Time Estimates’ in the U.S. and ‘Most Green’ airline.

The survey is based on the experiences of over 8,000 frequent fliers and travel professionals who rated 16 domestic and 74 international airlines, and 30 domestic U.S. airports.

(Photo: CityCenter Press Kit)

  • Charles

    Agree with the fact that City Center does not have street appeal. It has no street appeal. As you walk by, it seems that the entrance is only an entrance to a parking garage. There is no signage leading to anything in City Center. And City Center seems to have been built as a Destination unto itself. Unless you know specifically what is in City Center, there is no way to find out. They have purposely “walled” themselves off from Las Vegas, and now are complaining that Las Vegas visitors can’t find them. Look to your plans folks.