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New Aloft Hotel Opens Near LAX

New Aloft Hotel Opens Near LAX

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft property one from Los Angeles International Airport. The Aloft El Segundo – Los Angeles Airport is the first Aloft brand property to open in Los Angeles County.
The hotel has 246 guestrooms, each with complimentary Wi-Fi. Over 1,400 square feet (130 square meters) of meeting and event space is also available.
Guests can dine at the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, …

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American Airlines announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines later this month.
Starting April 28, American will place its code on 11 additional routes operated by Alaska Airlines, while Alaska will place its code on 127 American Airlines-operated flights beginning May 15.
Alaska flights with an American code will include service from Los Angeles to destinations such as Baltimore and Salt Lake City, as well as from Seattle …

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Airways, which recently lost the bidding war for Virgin America Airways, is continuing to expand its premium service, Mint, to new markets.
The New York-based carrier is expected to announce to add Mint to several routes including from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as linking Las Vegas and New York, San Diego with New York and Boston, and Seattle with New York and Boston.
Mint …

Southwest Begins Service to Liberia, Costa Rica from LAX

Southwest Begins Service to Liberia, Costa Rica from LAX

Southwest Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Liberia, Costa Rica. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport at 2:40 p.m. and arrive at Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport at 9:10 p.m. From Liberia, flights are scheduled to depart at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 2:15 p.m.
Southwest’s Boeing 737-700 cabins are …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue to Launch New Flights, Mint Service to Caribbean from New York, Boston

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to expand its Mint service to three new upcoming routes, namely from New York to both St. Lucia and St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and from Boston to Aruba. The carrier will operate all three routes between November 5, 2016 and next spring.
Mint flights between New York and St. Lucia will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 8:20 a.m. and arrive at Hewanorra …

Southwest, Lyft Partner to Offer Rapid Rewards Points

Southwest, Lyft Partner to Offer Rapid Rewards Points

Southwest Airlines announced a new collaboration with Lyft to offer members of the airline’s frequent flyer program points for rides with the ride-hailing service.
The partnership allows first-time Lyft customers who are members of Southwest’s Rapid Rewards program to earn a one-time reward of 1,000 points for their first ride with Lyft.
The offer is valid at 11 markets where Southwest operates through the end of the year, including: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, …

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on Boston-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on Boston-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of Mint service on one of its three daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The carrier says that in the coming months, it will offer Mint service on all three daily flights between the two cities.
Additionally, JetBlue will launch seasonal Mint service between Boston and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport this Saturday, with flights set to operate on Saturdays …