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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 …

Two Passengers Get Into Fight on AA Flight Over Who Gets to Exit the Aircraft First

Two Passengers Get Into Fight on AA Flight Over Who Gets to Exit the Aircraft First

Two passengers got into a major fight over who would deplane first after an American Airlines flight landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sunday.
Flight 2275 from Los Angeles had pulled up to the gate around 6:30 p.m. local time when the fight broke out.
The news was first reported by the Arizona Republic.
One passenger, Victoria Reso, posted a video of the fight on Instagram.
“Fight broke out as the plane was …

Coronavirus News Update – March 7: Israel Opens to Vaccine Passport Holders, Disneyland to Reopen

Coronavirus News Update – March 7: Israel Opens to Vaccine Passport Holders, Disneyland to Reopen

The pandemic continues to dramatically change the world.  Since December 2019, the coronavirus has infected over 117 million people across the globe, according to data from Worldometer, which tracks such information.  The global death toll has reached over 2.6 million
Israel, which has outpaced the rest of the world in inoculating its citizenry, reopened the country to so-called “Green Pass” holders, those who have been fully inoculated against the coronavirus.  Restaurants …

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

JetBlue Inaugurates Flights to Miami as it Celebrates 21st Anniversary

On the day the airline turned 21, JetBlue Airways launched four flights from Miami International Airport.
The New York-based carrier said it will operate a total of 14 daily flights to destinations that include Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newark.  JetBlue will flights to Boston Logan International Airport four times per day, to Los Angeles International Airport twice a day, to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport up to …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 9: ‘I Am Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer in Court on Zoom

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 9: ‘I Am Not a Cat,’ Says Lawyer in Court on Zoom

It was not a cat in a hat but rather, a cat in court.  Because many courts in the United States are hearing cases using tools such as Zoom during the pandemic, a tale like this was bound to happen: Rod Ponton, a lawyer in Presidio County, Texas, representing the Lone Star State, appeared during the hearing with a cat filter on. “Mr. Ponton, I believe you have a filter …

United Airlines to Offer Covid Test Pre-Clearance Program for Hawaii-Bound Travelers

United Airlines to Offer Covid Test Pre-Clearance Program for Hawaii-Bound Travelers

United Airlines announced a pre-clearance program that allows passengers traveling to Hawaii to show proof of a negative test result at the departure airport.  The new program allows passengers to bypass document screening upon arrival in Hawaii.
In order to participate in the program, travelers must enroll in Hawaii’s Safe Travels program, the state’s repository for health and travel information. Those traveling must complete the online Covid-19 questionnaire within 24-hours of …

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines said it would begin to return its Airbus A321T subfleet of aircraft to its premium transcon routes in March.
“The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the wide-body flying that has been operating over the past few months,” the airline said in a statement.  “As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an …