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Great Moments in Travel History – July 2018

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after Julius Caesar as it was the month of his birth.  July is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather.  The ancient Romans blamed Sirius, the Dog Star, which became thought of as a precursor to the sultry weather.
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the founder of the Zeppelin airship company, builder …

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta to Launch New Flights Between Seattle and Osaka

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin new service between Seattle and Osaka, Japan next year.
The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 25 lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 171 seats in coach. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and have a pitch of 76.5” to 81.4”.
Delta said it will announce schedule …

Chefs from Around the Country to Converge at Chef Fest 2018 at Four Seasons Hualalai

Chefs from Around the Country to Converge at Chef Fest 2018 at Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons announced the lineup of chefs for Chef Fest 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii.
The event will take place between September 17 and 20, and will feature dinners, interactive cooking classes, and various culinary experiences.
The lineup of chefs from around the country include: Hugh Acheson, chef and owner of various restaurants in Atlanta; Michael Cimarusti, chef and owner of three restaurants in Los Angeles; Craig Dryhurst, …

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. The property is the first of the brand’s hotels to open in the capital city.
The new hotel has 348 guestrooms, with a décor that includes oak wood, beige marble, green marble, and wood grain patterned carpeting. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s five restaurants and bars, including the Lounge, …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Lisbon Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal non-stop flights between Montreal and Lisbon. The service will be operated three times a week by Air Canada Rouge.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 8:46 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Lisbon at 8:10 a.m. the following morning. From Lisbon, flights will depart at 9:45 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving back in Montreal at 12:10 p.m. …

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada Begins Montreal-Bucharest Route

Air Canada announced the launch of new seasonal service between Montreal and Bucharest, Romania. The carrier will operate two flights a week, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Montreal at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and arrive in Bucharest at 9:55 a.m. the following morning. From Bucharest, flights will depart at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and arrive in Montreal at 4:20 p.m.
Air Canada Rouge will …

Air Canada Introduces High-Speed Satellite Wi-Fi on Flights

Air Canada Introduces High-Speed Satellite Wi-Fi on Flights

Air Canada announced the debut of in-flight satellite Wi-Fi on its wide-body international fleet.
The carrier now offers its Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi, provided by in-flight Wi-Fi supplier Gogo, on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Passengers can use the high-speed service to stream TV and movies during their flight.
The service is also currently available on Air Canada Rouge’s narrow-body fleet.
Air Canada said that it plans to install the satellite Wi-Fi on its …