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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 …

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.  …

Etihad Puts Its First Dreamliner Into Service

Etihad Puts Its First Dreamliner Into Service

Etihad Airways announced the debut of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The carrier introduced the aircraft, a 787-9, on its service from Abu Dhabi to Düsseldorf.  Flights depart Abu Dhabi at 2:15 a.m. and arrive in Düsseldorf at 6:40 a.m., with flights from Düsseldorf to Abu Dhabi departing at 10:20 a.m. and arriving at 7:50 p.m.
The Dreamliner’s First Suite promises passengers complete privacy and includes a minibar.  The 787 has eight …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2015

London Heathrow from the air

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess …

Etihad Launches its First Dreamliner and Airbus A380 Aircraft

Etihad Launches its First Dreamliner and Airbus A380 Aircraft

Etihad announced the arrival of two new aircraft types, the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Both planes, carrying the new “Facets of Abu Dhabi” livery, were unveiled to the public in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
The A380 is the first of the airline’s planes to have the Residence, a 125-square-foot (11.6-square-meter) suite occupying the forward portion of the upper deck. The Residence offers its occupants a living room, private shower, …

Air Canada to Launch Flights Between Toronto and Dubai in 2015

Air Canada to Launch Flights Between Toronto and Dubai in 2015

Air Canada announced it will begin new non-stop service between Toronto and Dubai on November 3, 2015.  The carrier will operate the service three times a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
Flights are scheduled to depart Toronto at 8:55 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive in Dubai at 6:40 p.m. the next day.  From Dubai, flights will depart at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …