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Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Seattle with Monterey, California.
“We’re excited to welcome Alaska Airlines and its service to Seattle to our community and our region,” Michael La Pier, executive director of Monterey Regional Airport.
Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional subsidiary, will operate the flights, which commence on June 18, 2020, using Embraer 175 aircraft.  The E175 jets seat 76 people in two cabins.  The recliner seats in …

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

A Delta Air Lines aircraft that was returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, officials said. The action doused multiple pupils at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy.
Delta Flight 89 – a Boeing 777-200 – had taken off from LAX at 11:32 a.m. local  time with over 140 passengers on board,  and was en route to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, when …

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

A bomb cyclone will travel across much of the country starting with snow, rain, and high winds in the West.  As the storm tracks east, it will bring blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains mid week and snow and wind in the Plains and upper Midwest on Friday.
The storm became a bomb cyclone Tuesday thanks to its incredibly fast rate of intensification.
From there, the storm is forecast to continue moving …

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.
Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  …

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Are you ready for iCheckin?  Cupertino-based Apple and United Airlines are in early discussions about upgrading the airline’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, the company told reporters on Friday.
“The Apple team in San Francisco has been in our baggage hold areas, customer service, and the lobbies,” said Linda Jojo, the airline’s chief digital officer.   “I’m being deliberately vague,” she added.
Apple is United’s largest customer, spending approximately $150 million per …

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

Officials in California debuted MyShake, an app that will alert Californians when an earthquake is coming.
Built by developers at the University of California, Berkeley, MyShake will offer early warnings of an earthquake from anywhere in the state.
The app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices. It relies on the hundreds of sensors in the state placed by the U.S. Geological Survey and an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 with a California-themed livery on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Sunday in the Golden State.
The airline has two hubs in the state, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
The artwork includes the Golden Gate Bridge, sunglasses, and palm trees.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local artist, …