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American to Launch Six New Routes in Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America

American to Launch Six New Routes in Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America

American Airlines announced it will add six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America this summer.
Beginning June 4, the airline will launch daily service between Los Angeles International Airport and Guadalajara, Mexico, as well as daily flights between Miami International Airport and Barranquilla, Colombia.
Also on June 4, American will begin service between Miami and Monterrey International Airport.  The carrier will operate the service six times a week.
Beginning June …

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Airlines announced that it has added 55 new and additional flights to Phoenix for the 2015 National Football League Super Bowl.
The game will take place on February 1, with the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks competing for the title of Super Bowl Champion.
United Airlines added extra flights to Phoenix from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco between January 29 and February 2.  In addition, …

Delta to Fly Boeing 717s out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City

Delta to Fly Boeing 717s out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City

Delta Air Lines, which began operating the shuttle that links New York and Boston with newly-acquired Boeing 717 aircraft last November, will begin operating the 717s on the West Coast come June.
Delta will fly the 717 between Los Angeles and Portland and Los Angeles and Las Vegas, with three and four daily non-stop trips respectively.  The Atlanta-based airline will also be operating the 717 on one non-stop flight linking Salt …

Delta to Launch Los Angeles-Shanghai Service in July

Delta to Launch Los Angeles-Shanghai Service in July

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to offer non-stop daily service connecting Los Angeles and Shanghai, China this summer.
The new flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 1:15 p.m. local time and arrive at Shanghai-Pudong Airport at 6:15 p.m. the next day. Total flight time is 14 hours.  Return flights will depart Shanghai at 8:55 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 6:15 p.m. the same day.
Delta will …

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday to operate daily, year-round non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.  The service would use the slots currently operated by Delta Air Lines from Seattle.
This is the second time American is making the request.  In October, American made a similar filing, stating that Delta wasn’t making the best possible use of the flight rights.  In December, …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 20, 2014

For FBT, Accura Group

Believe it or not, Hanukkah is here and Christmas is right around the corner. Once again, it’s time to catch up on important Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that may be of interest to you.
1.) A new FBT reader contest is giving two readers a chance to win $100 in LoungeBuddy credits. Simply like the post on Frequent Business Traveler’s Facebook …

Qantas Debuts New Lounge at LAX

Qantas Debuts New Lounge at LAX

Qantas announced the opening of a new Qantas First Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday.
The lounge is outfitted with Carrara marbled floors and Tai Ping wool carpets from Hong Kong, and has American oak walls.
A 74-seat restaurant and bar is also located inside the lounge, and offers a seasonal menu with items like Black Angus steak with chipotle butter and lime, as well as Mexican, Korean, and Italian cuisine, …