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Great Moments in Travel History – March 2015

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The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property, which is in operation today as the Westin St. Francis.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington.  The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard …

American Airlines to Become Official Airline of Los Angeles Clippers

American Airlines to Become Official Airline of Los Angeles Clippers

 
American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, announced it has become the official airline of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.
The Fort Worth-based airline signed a multi-year contract with the team, which places the airline’s logo on the court during home games.  American will also be a featured sponsor on television and radio broadcasts.  Customers and employees will have an opportunity to participate in events with the Clippers during the basketball …

Lobby Bar – February 13: Editors in Underwear, Battery-Operated Wallets, and a Hotel for Amphibians

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Lobby Bar – A You-Can’t-Handle-the-Truth Summary of FBT News and Views 
Digital presents. Jonathan Spira flies in US Airways’ First Class cabin on his way to Atlanta. After alighting, he realized that he left his DSLR on his seat, but thanks to a responsive crew and friendly captain, it ended up back in Spira’s hands before long. When Spira uploaded the photos from the camera later, he found selfies from the …

American Airlines Announces Initial Dreamliner Routes

American Airlines Announces Initial Dreamliner Routes

American Airlines announced that it will deploy its Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its route between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on May 7.  The carrier will then put the aircraft into operation on its Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing Capital International Airport route on June 2.
Additionally, American plans to use the aircraft on its route between Dallas/Fort Worth and Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning June 4.  …

American Airlines Jet Lands on Nose after Landing Gear Fails

American Airlines Jet Lands on Nose after Landing Gear Fails

A small passenger jet declared an emergency and made an emergency landing at a Houston airport late Monday after a problem with its landing gear.
American Airlines Flight 1825, operated by US Airways, was en route to George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Philadelphia late Monday when the pilot realized that the aircraft’s front landing gear had not deployed.
The aircraft, an Embraer 190 regional jet, landed safely after the plane made several …

American Airlines Reports Drop in Traffic for January, Raises Fuel-Cost Guidance

American Airlines Reports Drop in Traffic for January, Raises Fuel-Cost Guidance

American Airlines Group announced operational results for January 2015.
The Fort Worth-based carrier reported slightly lower traffic for January and also raised its fuel-cost guidance for its first quarter, citing the recent rise in fuel prices.
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 16.8 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 2.8% from 17.3 billion in the same period last year.  Consolidated capacity was 21.5 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a …

American Airlines, Bombardier Sign Deal for 24 CRJ900 Aircraft

American Airlines, Bombardier Sign Deal for 24 CRJ900 Aircraft

American Airlines and Bombardier announced a firm order for 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
The deal was first reported at the end of 2014 when American said it would exercise 24 of 40 options originally announced in December 2013.
PSA Airlines, a regional carrier owned by American Airlines Group, will operate the new airliners under the American Eagle brand.
The deal is valued at $1.14 billion at list price.
PSA, which was named after Pacific …