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United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced the addition of 18 new routes from a list of cities that includes Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The Chicago-based airline inaugurated service from Denver to Brownsville, Texas; Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Pensacola; Santa Rosa, California; Sarasota; and West Palm Beach earlier in March. It also added service from Cleveland to Tampa, and from Los Angeles to Redding, California.
United said that it …

Southwest Airlines to Begin Service to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines to Begin Service to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines, which announced plans last May to offer service to Hawaii for the first time, said that the first flights will take place on March 17, 2019.
The inaugural flights will be Oakland, California to Honolulu on the 17th and from Oakland to Maui on April 7.
The airline will then launch service from San Jose to Honolulu on May 5 and from San Jose to Kahului on May 26.
In addition …

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

After a delay of several weeks, Alaska Airlines operated its first flights to and from Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, on Monday.  Flights were originally to start on February 11, 2019.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. United Airlines also plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The airline …

Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines said it will build a new 8,500-square-foot (790-square-meter) lounge on the top floor of Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
The new lounge will feature views of the Bay and the airport’s runways and will open in 2020.
The lounge’s décor will represent brands and design elements from the Bay Area, the airline said. Dining options will emphasize those which are fresh and healthy including Greek yoghurt, steel-cut oatmeal, …

Alaska Inaugurates Service Linking El Paso with San Diego and Seattle

Alaska Inaugurates Service Linking El Paso with San Diego and Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced the start of service to El Paso, Texas, from both Seattle and San Diego.
The daily non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport began on February 19, 2019. It is the only non-stop service between the two cities, the airline said.
Service from San Diego International Airport to El Paso also began on that date.
The airline is operating both flights using Embraer E175 jets with …

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Hotels said it plans to open 40 new hotels in California, Oregon, and Washington over the coming three years.
The new properties include the Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanside Plaza,  which will open next year; the 600-key Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center, which will open in early 2020; and the 351-room Grand Hyatt at SFO, which will open this summer and will be the only hotel on …

Los Angeles Transit System to Accept Apple Pay

Los Angeles Transit System to Accept Apple Pay

You might be forgiven for not knowing that Los Angeles has a robust rail and bus transit system, given that a tiny fraction of the population there uses it, and that Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – known as LA Metro – the city’s transit agency, will soon implement Apple Pay.
With the installation of new fare boxes soon to get underway, passengers will be able to use an Apple …