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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, …

Power Outages Hit Northern California as Utility Tries to Avoid Wildfires

Power Outages Hit Northern California as Utility Tries to Avoid Wildfires

Much of Northern California found itself suddenly without electrical power as the Pacific Gas and Electric Company cut power to large swaths of the state affecting over 700,000 customers as it attempts to avoid deadly wildfires such as those that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes two years ago.
The power cuts run from the Sonoma and Napa wine country to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.   Millions …

Second Club SJC Lounge Opens at San Jose Airport

Second Club SJC Lounge Opens at San Jose Airport

Airport Dimensions, an independent operator of airport lounges, announced the opening of its second lounge at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.
The second lounge was deemed necessary, the company said, based on “ever-increasing demand” from travelers.
The new Club SJC, which will seat 88 guests, is located near Gate A8.   It is available to Priority Pass members as well as Lounge Pass and Lounge Key members. Day passes are available …

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests,” said Henning Nopper, the hotel’s general manager. “The completion of this hotel, an iconic addition to our Grand Hyatt brand, is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning.”
The 12-story hotel replaces the 1959 Hilton Inn …