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Great Moments in Travel History – April 2015

A Boeing 737 in American Airlines old livery and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was ready to open, when on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be reconditioned before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist on a …

DOT: 2014 Was Record Year for Travel to and Within the United States

DOT: 2014 Was Record Year for Travel to and Within the United States

The number of passengers flown by U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States soared in 2014 to an all-time high according to Department of Transportation figures just released.
The agency’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that the number of passengers rose by 2.5% to 848.1 million in 2014, eclipsing the previous record high of 838.4 million.  Domestic passenger traffic was up 2.6% and passengers on international flights climbed by …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Launch Additional Flights this Summer

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that the two airlines are expanding their transatlantic partnership this summer with new and additional flights.
Virgin Atlantic will launch a second daily flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow, as well as a second daily seasonal flight between Atlanta and London Heathrow this weekend.  The airline will also introduce a second service between San Francisco and London Heathrow that will operate five …

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Los Angeles Route

Aeromexico to Deploy Dreamliner on Mexico City-Los Angeles Route

Aeromexico announced that it plans to use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to operate some of its flights between Mexico City and Los Angeles beginning April 5.
The carrier will use the aircraft on four weekly flights between the two cities.
Flights with the Dreamliner will depart Mexico City at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive in Los Angeles at 12:35 p.m.  From Los Angeles, flights with the Dreamliner …

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 …