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Lobby Bar – May 8: Emotional Cars, Kinetic Denim, Broadway Broads, and We’re Hiring

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Lobby Bar – An Unbelievable Summary of FBT News and Views 
Bittersweet symphony. Join The Diesel Driver for a farewell voyage to Philadelphia with the BMW 535d. It was a bittersweet drive; the driver shed a few tears, and the 535d even leaked a few droplets of diesel in an effort to convey emotion.
Discovery café. Jesse Sokolow explores Hollywood and West Hollywood, finding all of the best things to do in …

American Postpones Five Boeing Dreamliner Deliveries

American Postpones Five Boeing Dreamliner Deliveries

American Airlines said that it plans to delay taking delivery of five Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft as a response to slower than anticipated growth in international travel demand.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it plans to take the five planes in 2017 and 2018 instead of in 2016.  American received its third Dreamliner on Friday and plans to put the high-tech aircraft into service on flights between its Dallas and Chicago …

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.
Norwegian’s …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

A Boeing 737 in American Airlines old livery and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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 …