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Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Shifting Some Additional Oakland Flights to San Francisco, Cancelling 12 Others

Norwegian Air will shift flights from Barcelona and Paris to the Bay Area from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco International Airport at the end of October.
Earlier in the year, the Bærum, Norway-based airline moved its London Gatwick flight from Oakland to SFO.
The airline also announced it is permanently removing flights between Gatwick and Las Vegas as well as between Stockholm and Orlando from its schedule. It also said it …

Air France to Offer New Business Class Menu on Flights from the U.S. and Canada

Air France to Offer New Business Class Menu on Flights from the U.S. and Canada

Air France announced plans for new menu items in business class on its North American flights.
The dishes were created by Chef Daniel Rose owner of two restaurants in Paris and one in New York City.
The entrées will be served in rotation and updated every few months.  Poultry gratin with onions will be served in September and October 2019 and then again in March and April 2020.  Warm poultry pâté with …

1 West Hollywood Opens in Los Angeles

1 West Hollywood Opens in Los Angeles

Starwood Capital Group announced on Wednesday the opening of 1 West Hollywood.
Formerly the Jeremy, the property underwent a complete renovation to become a 1 Hotel. Its décor uses raw materials such as reclaimed timber and steel, as well as recycled fiber carpeting, in keeping with a Southern California ethos.
The 285-key property is the hotelier’s fourth 1 Hotel, after properties in Miami, Manhattan, and Brooklyn.
“1 Hotel West Hollywood will be a sanctuary …

Los Angeles and Southern California Rocked by 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake, Second in Two Days

Los Angeles and Southern California Rocked by 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake, Second in Two Days

LOS ANGELES—A second earthquake that was 11 times as strong as Thursday’s hit southern California on Friday.
The powerful 7.1-magnitude quake, which hit at 8:19 p.m. local time, swayed buildings and cracked street pavement and building foundations in the region. It was the largest earthquake to hit the region in over 20 years.
The earthquake struck 11 miles northeast of Ridgecrest, a Mojave Desert town 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Los …

Alaska Air to Offer Service from Paine Field to Palm Springs

Alaska Air to Offer Service from Paine Field to Palm Springs

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer service from Paine Field to Palm Springs in the fall.
Alaska’s regional subsidiary Horizon Air will operate the flights using Embraer 175 aircraft with a three-class cabin. The planes will have 12 first-class recliner seats with 42” seat pitch in a 1-2 configuration, 12 premium-economy lite seats in a 2-2 configuration with 18.5” width and 36” seat pitch, and 52 seats in coach.
The Seattle-based airline …

United Airlines Commits to Expanding Use of Aviation Biofuel

United Airlines Commits to Expanding Use of Aviation Biofuel

United Airlines, which became the first airline to use sustainable aviation biofuel on a regular basis in 2016, said Thursday it had committed to purchasing up to ten million gallons of biofuel over the next two years.
The biofuel is currently used on every flight departing from the airline’s Los Angeles International Airport hub.  The contract is with World Energy, its current supplier.
“Investing in sustainable aviation biofuel is one of the …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Drivers for Uber as well as for competitor Lyft plan to go off-line for two hours Wednesday morning just as the rush hour is beginning.
The job action is intended to coincide with Uber’s planned initial public offering on Thursday.
The drivers are protesting what they see as unfair working conditions, including job security and working conditions, and want a limit on how much ride-hailing companies can take as a commission from …