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Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair to Begin Helsinki-San Francisco Route

Finnair announced that it plans to launch new seasonal route between Helsinki and San Francisco on June 1, 2017. The carrier will operate the service with its joint business partners American Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia.
The airline will operate the service four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, through September 30.
San Francisco will be Finnair’s fourth U.S. destination, joining New York, Chicago, and Miami.
Additionally, the airline announced that …

Lobby Bar – September 16: Frequent Sewing Travelers, Aircraft Steam Rooms, and Watches With Legs


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Reduce, reuse, recycle. Paul Riegler dines well on his flight home from Paris in American Airlines’ business class. The cabin is equipped with a full, professional kitchen complete with hood vents. The airline prides itself on recycling the hot air and steam, which gets redirected into the first class steam room on the upper deck.
Flight fright. Jonathan Spira talks about …

American to Link Dallas with Rome and Amsterdam

American to Link Dallas with Rome and Amsterdam

American Airlines announced that it plans to launch new daily, seasonal service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to both Rome, Italy and Amsterdam, the Netherlands next May.
The carrier will operate both routes through September.
American will use Boeing 777-200 aircraft on its service to Rome, and Boeing 767-300 aircraft on flights to Amsterdam.
The service to Rome will be the first ever non-stop route offered by an airline from the Dallas airport.
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American Airlines Business-Class Dining: Paris-New York – Review

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American Airlines operates its later flights between Paris and New York with a well-worn Boeing 757 with its Next Generation Business angled lie-flat seats. It’s an intimate cabin with only 14 seats in a 2-2 configuration and some redeeming features not typically found on newer seats, such as a split tray table that allows retracting the main part of the table and leaving small items such as beverages on the …

Lobby Bar – September 9: Cars Feed on Emotions, JK Rowling’s Perfect Storm, and the World’s Largest Mirror


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Sandwich machinery. Paul Riegler pops into Flying Tiger Copenhagen to purchase a hand-cranked paper shredder. While the shredder neatly slices through paper, we’ve found that it also creates perfectly shaped slices of cheese for footlong sandwiches, and it’s rumored that Subway will be ordering a few million units for use in its locations across the globe.
Emotive vehicles. …

American, US Airways Pilots Get Combined Seniority List

American, US Airways Pilots Get Combined Seniority List

An arbitration panel resolved a major issue on Tuesday in the ongoing integration of American Airlines and US Airways when it handed down a ruling that would integrate pilots from both carriers.
The difficulty in finalizing the integration had stemmed from the issues US Airways had had in integrating its two pilots groups following its merger with America West in 2005.
American Airlines said it was pleased that the process had been …

Lobby Bar – September 2: Obama’s Real Legacy, Free Massages, and Military-Grade Scarves


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Presidential piloting. Jonathan Spira takes control of the 2016 Lincoln MKX. This is the last vehicle Lincoln will produce under its current moniker; the company polled Americans across the nation and found that President Obama has been a more popular president than Mr. Abraham ever was. Next week: Paul Riegler reviews the 2017 Obama Legacy 4E.
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