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A Tale of Two Hyatt Regencys: Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports – Hotel Review

Good views of runways and airport operations are essential for a great stay at an airport hotel, such as at the Hyatt Regency at SFO.

Recently, my travel schedule was such that it made sense to stay at an airport hotel – usually not my first choice of location unless it’s directly on airport property with tarmac and ops view. For this reason, I found myself at Hyatt Regency hotels in San Francisco and Los Angeles within a few weeks of each other.
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is in nearby Burlingame, which was a …

Alaska Airlines Launches First West Coast-Havana Route

Alaska Airlines Launches First West Coast-Havana Route

Alaska Airlines announced the beginning of new service to Havana, Cuba from Los Angeles.
The service, which will be operated daily, will originate and end in Seattle.
Flights are scheduled to depart Seattle at 5 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:39 a.m., where they will continue on to Havana at 8:50 a.m., arriving at 4:55 p.m. From Havana, flights will depart at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at …

Air Canada to Begin Codeshare with Virgin Australia

Air Canada to Begin Codeshare with Virgin Australia

Air Canada announced that it plans to begin a new codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia in early 2017.
When the codeshare goes into effect, Air Canada will be able to place its code on Virgin-operated flights to 10 different cities throughout Australia and New Zealand from Sydney and Brisbane.
Meanwhile, Virgin Australia will be allowed to place its code on Air Canada flights from Los Angeles to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal, …

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta Air Lines announced that it will roll out its new Delta One winter menu on December 1. The menu will feature dishes created by executive chef Jason Pfeifer of Maialino, a noted New York Italian restaurant.
Menu items will include prosciutto e mozzarella, braciole di manzo and cavatelli con salsiccia di maiale. New dishes will be added to the menu on the first of every month through February.
The meals will …

Alaska Airlines First Class Washington, D.C. – Los Angeles – Flight Review

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Once again in the nation’s capital, once again there with Alaska Airlines. My assignment three weeks ago was to be the first writer at Frequent Business Traveler to review an Alaska Airlines flight. My assignment three weeks hence was to write the second.
I arrived at Terminal C at Washington Reagan National Airport at 8 a.m., ready for my flight home to Los Angeles. Given that it was early morning on …

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta to Offer Lie-Flat Seats on Washington Reagan-LAX, N.Y.-San Diego, Boston-San Francisco Routes

Delta Air Lines announced plans to offer passengers lie-flat seats on three transcon routes in addition to what is currently offered on its premium transcon service linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The first route to have lie-flat seating will be Los Angeles International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which will start on April 24, 2017. Flights will leave LAX at 8:30 a.m. local time and …

Porsche Opens Second Experience Center in United States

Porsche Opens Second Experience Center in United States

Porsche announced the official opening of its new Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. The complex is the car company’s second experience center in the United States, after its Atlanta location, which opened in 2015.
The $60 million, 53-acre (21-hectare) facility features a driver development track and eight educational modules. The latter includes two handling circuits, an ice hill, an off-road course, a dynamics area, a launch control and acceleration straight, …