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Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines said Monday it had ordered 29 new aircraft as part of what it termed a “fleet update.”
The airline announced an order for 25 Embraer E-175 regional jets as well as four Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 planes. The regional jets will arrive in 2019 and the new Dreamliners in 2020.
United will use the Embraer jets to replace 25 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft operated by the airline’s United Express regional partners. The …

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin new and additional flights from London Heathrow.
The carrier will launch a new London-Las Vegas route on March 31, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will also add a second daily flight to its London-Boston route on this date. The service will be operated using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition, Virgin will bring back its seasonal London Heathrow-Barbados route, which will …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2018

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Guangzhou-Tel Aviv Route

Hainan Airlines to Launch Guangzhou-Tel Aviv Route

Hainan Airlines announced that it will introduce new service between Guangzhou and Tel Aviv on August 2. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Guangzhou at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving in Tel Aviv at 8:50 a.m. From Tel Aviv, flights will depart at 12:45 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive in …

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines said late Friday it had ordered an additional 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The deal, valued at $12 billion at list prices, includes 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s. Deliveries are slated to start in 2020 and 2023 respectively, and will make American, the world’s largest airline, the largest 787 operator in the Western Hemisphere.
“This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2018

April is the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of the year to have 30 days. It is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying April showers bring May flowers. Known in Latin as Aprilis, the derivation of which is uncertain, the month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, …