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Flexjet Opens Private Lounge and Terminal at Van Nuys Airport

Flexjet Opens Private Lounge and Terminal at Van Nuys Airport

Flexjet, a provider of fractional ownership aircraft, announced the opening of its private terminal at Van Nuys Airport in the San Fernando Valley section of the City of Los Angeles.
The terminal, which located in the Clay Lacy Executive Complex, features a  3,000-square-foot (279-square-meter) lounge for Flexjet clients.
“Expanding our network of private terminals offers our clients another retreat as they travel with us,” said Megan Wolf, the company’s COO.
The lounge’s décor …

Coronavirus News Update – April 7: New U.S. Army-Developed Vaccine Could be Effective Against Covid Variants

Coronavirus News Update – April 7: New U.S. Army-Developed Vaccine Could be Effective Against Covid Variants

The United States Army began testing on Tuesday a new coronavirus vaccine that it developed. Army doctors administered the new vaccine to as many as 72 people between the ages of 18 and 55 at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. Initial results could be ready by the middle of summer, although researchers have said that they believe it could protect against some of the …

Coronavirus News Update – April 3: Florida Attempts to Ban Vaccine Passports, Lockdown in Austria

Coronavirus News Update – April 3: Florida Attempts to Ban Vaccine Passports, Lockdown in Austria

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, issued an executive order that attempts to ban businesses as well as government agencies from requiring vaccine passports or the equivalent from patrons and customers.  Businesses that violate the order risk losing contracts and grants from the state. The order says that such vaccine passports wouldthe order “reduce individual freedom” and “harm patient privacy,” as well as “create two classes of citizens based on …

Southwest to Start Serving Myrtle Beach, Add New Routes from Austin

Southwest to Start Serving Myrtle Beach, Add New Routes from Austin

Southwest Airlines announced it will add a third airport to its South Carolina destinations,  while adding. six new routes from Austin, Texas.
From Myrtle Beach, Southwest will offer flights to Baltimore, Chicago Midway, and Nashville beginning May 23, as well as to Dallas Love Field and Pittsburgh on May 29. On June 6, the carrier will begin service from Myrtle Beach to Atlanta, Columbus, and Indianapolis.
On May 9, the airline will …

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to the Inland Empire

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to the Inland Empire

Hawaiian Airlines announced the start of new non-stop service linking Honolulu with Ontario, California, beginning March 17.
The new service to the Inland Empire from the Hawaiian capital will go from five times per week to daily starting May 24.
Passengers on the launch flight were treated to Hawaiian music and dance and received flower leis.  The flight leaves Ontario International Airport in San Bernardino County at 9:05 local time a.m. on …

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Opens 1,000th Hotel, the Alila Napa Valley

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of its 1,000th property, the Alila Napa Valley hotel.
The milestone was reached 68 years after the opening of the first Hyatt property, the Hyatt House, a motel near Los Angeles International Airport, in 1953 by Hyatt Robert von Dehn and Jack Dyer Crouch.  The property is considered to be the first airport hotel in the world.
After being acquired by Jay Pritzker in 1957, Hyatt grew …

Coronavirus News Update – March 12: Biden Speaks of a ‘Return to Normalcy’ by 4th of July

Coronavirus News Update – March 12: Biden Speaks of a ‘Return to Normalcy’ by 4th of July

President Joseph  Biden pledged yesterday that all adults in the United States would be eligible for coronavirus vaccines by May 1, as he addressed the nation on the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic. In his speech, Biden outlined plans to speed up vaccinations around the country and said hoped for a return to normalcy by the 4th of July.
Meanwhile, there are over 119.2 million people coronavirus worldwide as …