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

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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 …

Lobby Bar – November 14: Cooking with Cars, Packages before People, and Throw-Back Friday

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The Lobby Bar – A Mildly Falsified Summary of FBT News and Views
This way to zzzz.  Paul Riegler shares some tips for getting a good night’s sleep while traveling, including minimizing electronic use and switching eating habits.  You could also hire a FBT senior editor to visit your hotel room and sing a lullaby, but that option is quite pricey.  For a cheaper alternative, a junior editor can swing by …

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines announced changes to its operations at Los Angeles International Airport effective Thursday.
All American Airlines flights operated by US Airways have moved to Terminal 6 from Terminal 3.  This includes ticketing, check-in, gates, baggage services, and customer service.  US Airways check-in counters are located on Level 2 of the terminal and flights will operate out of gates 60, 61, 62, and 63.
The move allows passengers departing or arriving from …

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American to Increase Service on London Heathrow-LAX Route

American Airlines announced it will add an extra daily flight on its route between London Heathrow and Los Angeles International Airport beginning March 28 of next year.  The new flight will operate using a Boeing 777-300ER.
The flight will be in addition to American’s existing daily service between the two cities, as well as its joint business partner British Airways’ twice daily service between London Heathrow and LAX.
American’s Boeing 777-300ERs are …

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United Airlines announced it will begin four new routes next week.
On October 26, the carrier will begin new service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.  The flights will operate six times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured with 48 seats in first class, and 204 in economy, including 88 in United Economy Plus, the airline’s premium economy lite section.  The new Los Angeles-Melbourne route will be the carrier’s …

Korean Air to Begin Codeshare Flights with LAN Peru

Korean Air to Begin Codeshare Flights with LAN Peru

Korean Air announced a new codeshare agreement with LAN Peru.
The two airlines will codeshare on a Seoul-Los Angeles-Lima route.
Passengers will also be able to use a single check-in for the codeshare flights.
Korean Air is the national flag carrier of South Korea.  It was founded in 1946, and has its international hub at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.
LAN Peru was founded in 1998, and is based in Lima, Peru.  It is …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …