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Norwegian Begins London Gatwick-Orlando Route

Norwegian Begins London Gatwick-Orlando Route

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the launch of new non-stop service between London Gatwick and Orlando, Florida.  The carrier will operate the service once a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights depart London Gatwick at 3:40 p.m. on Saturdays, and arrive at Orlando International Airport at 7:50 p.m. the same day Flights from Orlando to London depart at 9:35 p.m., also on Saturdays, and arrive at 10:50 a.m. the next day.
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Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

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The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was ready to open, when on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be reconditioned before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist on a …

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Monterrey Route

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Monterrey Route

Aeromexico announced that it will launch Boeing 787 Dreamliner service on its Mexico City-Monterrey route in April.
The carrier will operate the Dreamliner on flights departing Mexico City at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and arriving in Monterrey at 8:43 a.m.  From Monterrey Dreamliner flights will depart at 9:43 a.m. on the same days, and arrive in Mexico City at 11:20 a.m.
The carrier’s 787 Dreamliner that will be …

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Los Angeles Route

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Los Angeles Route

Aeromexico announced that it plans to use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to operate some of its flights between Mexico City and Los Angeles beginning April 5.
The carrier will use the aircraft on four weekly flights between the two cities.
Flights with the Dreamliner will depart Mexico City at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:35 p.m.  From Los Angeles, flights with the Dreamliner …

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Virtual Tour and Review

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Boeing almost didn’t build the Dreamliner. It saw the future of air travel as one in which planes would circumnavigate the world at close to the speed of sound and, accordingly, planned an aircraft called the Sonic Cruiser that could attain Mach 0.98. In part due to rising fuel costs at the turn of the century, airlines had something else in mind: long-range planes that were more fuel efficient and …

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.
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Air Canada to Debut Premium Business Class on Transcon Flights

Air Canada to Debut Premium Business Class on Transcon Flights

Air Canada announced it will introduce a new premium business-class offering on transcontinental flights on March 1. The service will be called Business Class – Transcontinental, and will be available on select flights linking Toronto with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Calgary, a well as on flights between Montreal and Vancouver.
Air Canada’s Business Class – Transcontinental will offer suites with fully lie-flat seats, accompanied by a large pillow and …