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Air China Begins Third Daily Flight on Beijing-Los Angeles Route

Air China Begins Third Daily Flight on Beijing-Los Angeles Route

Air China announced the addition of a third daily flight between Beijing and Los Angeles.  As with the carrier’s two existing flights between the cities, Air China operates the additional service using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The extra flight will depart Beijing Capital International Airport at 12:00 noon and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 9:00 p.m.  From Los Angeles, flights will depart at 11:30 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2015

An El Al 747 at JFK.  El Al's first international flight was July 3, 1949

On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  The property, a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch.  Over the years, the hotel has hosted a variety of notable guests including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, five U.S. Presidents (Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Amelia Earhart, the …

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Monterey, Gunnison/Crested Butte

Alaska Airlines announced that it will launch two new routes from Los Angeles later this year.  The carrier will begin daily service to Monterey, California on November 5, as well as seasonal service between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, a popular winter skiing destination, on December 16.
Flights between Los Angeles and Monterey will depart Los Angeles at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in Monterey at 9:05 p.m.  From Monterey, flights …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines to Launch Boise-Reno Service

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin new daily service between Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada to begin on November 5.  The service will be operated by Horizon Air, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Flights will depart Boise at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in Reno at 6:44 p.m.  From Reno, flights will depart at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Boise at 6:55 p.m.
The Q400s that will be used on the route are …

What’s Doing in Santa Monica and Venice

Santa Monica Pier

Two of the country’s most cultural and lively towns, Santa Monica and Venice, California, are, like the rest of Los Angeles, graced by picture-perfect weather year round. The neighboring beach towns offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life in Los Angeles, and are the city’s most frequented beaches.
Part of Los Angeles’ Westside community, Santa Monica was populated by early settlers in the late 1800s, with the …

JetBlue to Begin Mint Service on Boston Transcons

JetBlue to Begin Mint Service on Boston Transcons

JetBlue Airways announced that it will offer its Mint service on flights between Boston and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Barbados next year.
Beginning in March 2016, the airline will offer up to three daily Mint flights between Boston Logan and San Francisco International Airport.  Also in March 2016, JetBlue will begin one weekly Mint service to the Caribbean, with Saturday flights to Barbados.
This will be followed by up to three …

San Diego Airport Closes Commuter Terminal

San Diego Airport Closes Commuter Terminal

Earlier this month, San Diego International Airport closed its Commuter Terminal to commercial flights, relocating them to gates at its main terminals.
The move impacts flights operated by American Airlines and United Airlines to and from Los Angeles as well as all SeaPort Airlines flights.  SeaPort is a regional airline with three bases: San Diego, Portland, and Memphis.
The airport said that the move would allow airlines to replace “smaller aircraft with …