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Air Canada to Debut Premium Business Class on Transcon Flights

Air Canada to Debut Premium Business Class on Transcon Flights

Air Canada announced it will introduce a new premium business-class offering on transcontinental flights on March 1. The service will be called Business Class – Transcontinental, and will be available on select flights linking Toronto with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Calgary, a well as on flights between Montreal and Vancouver.
Air Canada’s Business Class – Transcontinental will offer suites with fully lie-flat seats, accompanied by a large pillow and …

American Airlines to Become Official Airline of Los Angeles Clippers

American Airlines to Become Official Airline of Los Angeles Clippers

 
American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, announced it has become the official airline of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.
The Fort Worth-based airline signed a multi-year contract with the team, which places the airline’s logo on the court during home games.  American will also be a featured sponsor on television and radio broadcasts.  Customers and employees will have an opportunity to participate in events with the Clippers during the basketball …

Air China to Expand Service Linking Beijing and Los Angeles

Air China to Expand Service Linking Beijing and Los Angeles

Air China announced plans to add an additional non-stop flight between Los Angeles and Beijing this spring.
The new flight was announced by Zhihang Chi, the carrier’s vice president for North America, on Thursday.   It will be the airline’s third non-stop between the two cities.
The new flight will begin on May 2, 2015, and the airline will operate it four times per week until it increases to daily service on July …

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Hilton Facing 20 Years in Prison After In-Flight Ruckus

Conrad Hilton, the younger brother of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, charged with assaulting and harassing the flight crew of a British Airways flight from London to LAX in July of last year.
Hilton, the great grandson of Hilton Hotels chain founder Conrad Hilton, was led into court with his hands and feet shackled.  The charge of interfering with a flight crew carries a penalty …

Delta to Introduce Boeing 717s on San Francisco-Los Angeles Shuttle

Delta to Introduce Boeing 717s on San Francisco-Los Angeles Shuttle

Delta Air Lines announced it will begin operating Boeing 717s on its shuttle between San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport in June. The carrier will use the planes on eight of its 15 daily flights between the two cities.
Delta’s Boeing 717 aircraft can accommodate 110 passengers in two cabins.  The first-class cabin has 12 seats in a 2-2 configuration. Each seat is 19.6” wide with a pitch …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2015

A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental in Lufthansa livery

On February 1, 1859, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas opened its doors.  By the 1870s, the property was one of the best-known hotels in the American Southwest, and has since hosted such notable personalities as Theodore Roosevelt, Robert E. Lee, Dwight Eisenhower, Babe Ruth, Oscar Wilde, and William McKinley.  The hotel is still in operation today.
The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California opened on February 19, 1888.  …

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 …