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Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin America Begins Seasonal JFK-Fort Lauderdale Route

Virgin American announced the launch of new daily seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday.  In addition, the airline said that it will be adding a second weekly flight to its seasonal service between JFK and Palm Springs, California.
Flights to Fort Lauderdale depart at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 11:05 a.m.  Flights from Fort Lauderdale to …

Nutgate: Korean Air Exec Resigns After Temper Tantrum On Plane

Nutgate: Korean Air Exec Resigns After Temper Tantrum On Plane

A Korean Air executive, who is also the daughter of the carrier’s chairman, resigned Tuesday after an outburst reportedly caused by a flight attendant who served an unopened package of nuts to her without first asking and failed to serve it on a plate.
Cho Hyun-ah, a vice president whose responsibilities include in-flight service at the airline, was on an Incheon-bound flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when …

Aeromexico Begins New York-Monterrey, Mexico Service

Aeromexico Begins New York-Monterrey, Mexico Service

Aeromexico announced the launch of new service between New York and Monterrey, Mexico.  Flights are daily, and the carrier operates the service using Embraer 190 aircraft.
Flights depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at Monterrey International Airport at 7:17 p.m.  From Monterrey, flights depart at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in New York at 1:51 p.m.
Aeromexico’s Embraer 190s are outfitted with 11 seats in business class, and …

Delta BusinessElite Flight 466 New York-Moscow – Review

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport from the air

Pan Am, the first U.S. carrier to fly to Russia, launched its New York-Moscow route on June 17, 1968. The flight, which was in the air for 11 hours and 35 minutes, made a refueling stop in Copenhagen and arrived in Moscow one hour late due to weather in Denmark. According to contemporary press reports, the menu was a mixture of American and Russian food including martinis, vodka, Muscovite Chicken, …

JetBlue Launches JFK-Curaçao Route

JetBlue Launches JFK-Curaçao Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new service between New York and Curaçao, an island in the south Caribbean.  The airline operates the service two times a week, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and arrive at Curaçao International Airport at 2:34 p.m.  Flights from Curaçao depart at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in New York at 7:30 …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …

American Airlines A321T First Class Flight 171 New York-Los Angeles – Review

A lie-flat bed in first on an A321T

Terminal 8, American’s home at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is quiet in the early morning hours. I arrived at 4:30 a.m. for a 6:00 a.m. departure to Los Angeles, and I was somewhat fatigued. Having flown transcon to New York a mere two days earlier, my internal clock was still askew, and the 3:50 a.m. wake up call did little to help. The early arrival was to usher in …