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Great Moments in Travel History – April 2014

Lobby of the Fairmont in San Francisco

On April 3, 1888, the Hotel Brighton in Brooklyn, New York, was transported away from its beachfront location.  The 3-story property had been located on a beach that was continuously eroding, so much so that waves eventually lapped at the hotel’s doors. The property was loaded onto 112 railroad cars and towed 600 feet inland.  The opening of the BMT Brighton subway line led to the closure of the hotel …

United Launches San Francisco-Taipei Flights, Increases Service on Houston-Tokyo Route

United Launches San Francisco-Taipei Flights, Increases Service on Houston-Tokyo Route

United Airlines announced it began new daily service between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, the carrier added a second daily flight to its existing Houston-Tokyo service.
Flights between San Francisco and Taipei depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:50 p.m. and arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei at 6:30 p.m. the next day. From Taipei, flights depart at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 7:30 …

ANA Holdings Orders 70 New Boeing and Airbus Planes

ANA Holdings Orders 70 New Boeing and Airbus Planes

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, announced that it has placed orders for 40 new Boeing aircraft and 30 new Airbus jets to be delivered between the years 2016 and 2027.  The order is valued at a total of 1700 billion yen, or $16.6 billion.
The aircraft include 20 large Boeing 777-9X twin-aisle models, 14 medium-sized 787-9 models, and six 737-300ER models. In addition, 30 small, single-aisle Airbus …

JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue, Japan Airlines to Increase Codeshare Flights

JetBlue Airways and Japan Airlines announced that the two airlines will expand their codeshare agreement beginning March 30.  After this date, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on various JetBlue-operated flights within the United States.
Select JetBlue routes that Japan Airlines will codeshare on include service between New York and both Buffalo and Raleigh/Durham, as well as between San Francisco and Long Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Boston.  The …

Hong Kong Airlines Expands Service to Okinawa and Hangzhou

Hong Kong Airlines Expands Service to Okinawa and Hangzhou

Hong Kong Airlines announced the launch of additional flights between Hong Kong and both Okinawa and Hangzhou.  The airline added one extra daily flight to its existing Hong Kong-Okinawa service, bringing the total to two daily flights, and one additional flight to its twice daily Hong Kong-Hangzhou service, bringing the number up to three flights a day.
The new flight between Hong Kong and Okinawa departs Hong Kong International Airport at …

Air China Begins Tianjin-Dalian-Osaka Service

Air China Begins Tianjin-Dalian-Osaka Service

Air China announced the launch of new thrice weekly Tianjin-Dalian-Osaka service.
Flights depart Tianjin at 9:05 a.m. and arrive in Dalian, China at 10:00 a.m. Flights then arrive in Osaka, Japan at 2:20 p.m.
Flights from Osaka depart at 3:20 p.m. and arrive in Dalian at 5:00 p.m., and in Tianjin at 7:00 p.m.
Osaka is Japan’s second largest city after Tokyo and offers a variety of entertainment and cultural venues, culinary traditions, …

Japan Airlines to Roll Out New Menu Items

Japan Airlines to Roll Out New Menu Items

Japan Airlines announced it will introduce new menu items on select flights beginning this March.
In first class on flights between Paris and both Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, the airline’s new menu items will include duck salad and smoked scallops for appetizers, as well as Black Angus beef filet for entrees.  On the same flights, the airline will introduce new items in business class such as lobster, asparagus & morel, …