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JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.
Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into …

‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

‘Welcome  to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

It’s not quite what the Eagles had in mind with their song, but hotels throughout the state of California will begin to open their doors to guests Friday after several months of paused operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
All but seven of the state’s 58 counties will be allowed to host guests, under current California Department of Public Health guidelines.  The list of counties where hotels may reopen does not include …

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue Airways announced it will temporarily consolidate its operations in five major cities at a single airport.
In New York, the airline’s hometown, JetBlue will suspend operations at LaGuardia, Westchester County, and Stewart International airports and consolidate flying at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In Los Angeles, the airline will consolidate flying at Los Angeles International Airport and suspend operations at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports.
Elsewhere, JetBlue will move flights from …

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express announced it will open its newest Centurion Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport, on March 9, 2020.
The new lounge, which covers 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and is accessible also from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 without having to traverse a security checkpoint for a second time.  The lounge offers complimentary admittance to holder of …

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

One person was killed and five were injured after a shooter opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday morning.
The bus was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The police had a man in custody, which took place along the Grapeville section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, which is 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The bus driver’s actions were “heroic,” one of the responding …

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …

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 …