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Hainan Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Chengdu and Chongqing, China

Hainan Airlines to Link Los Angeles with Chengdu and Chongqing, China

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service to Los Angeles from both Chengdu and Chongqing next March. The carrier will operate both new routes twice weekly.
Flights will depart Los Angeles International Airport bound for Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 12:45 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving at 6:35 a.m. the next morning. From Chengdu, flights are scheduled to depart at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays and …

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Friday, February 3: Heavy Rain, Snow, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

What Travelers Need to Know Today: Friday, February 3: Heavy Rain, Snow, and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Good Friday morning. Here’s what you will be waking up to come the start of next week.
Heavy rains are forecast along much of the West Coast, from Washington State to Los Angeles. Areas inland, including the Sierra Nevada in California, will likely see snow, and Seattle may get a dusting of the white stuff.
Monday will also bring snow to parts of the Rockies including western Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. …

Delta to Swap Some Gates with American as Part of Expansion at LAX

Delta to Swap Some Gates with American as Part of Expansion at LAX

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to relocate from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport this May as part of a major $1.9-billion project at LAX that will renovate and connect Terminals 2 and 3 to create a hub for SkyTeam airlines. As part of the deal, Delta will swap four gates in Terminal 5 with American Airlines.
The first phase of …

American Airlines, Qantas to Refile Application for Joint Venture

American Airlines, Qantas to Refile Application for Joint Venture

LOS ANGELES—American Airlines and Qantas said the two carriers plan to refile their application seeking anti-trust immunity for the expansion of their joint business venture.
American announced its plans to refile on Friday during its earnings call; Qantas followed up with a statement on Saturday.
The airlines hope that their application will be more favorably received by the Trump administration than it was by the Obama administration.
The original application for a joint …

Marriott Debuts Pop-Up Innovation Lab for Aloft and Element Hotels

Marriott Debuts Pop-Up Innovation Lab for Aloft and Element Hotels

Marriot International announced the opening of a pop-up hotel innovation lab.
The new project, located in downtown Los Angeles, is intended to obtain feedback by allowing hotel guests, employees, and the general public see and experience some of the concepts that Marriott is considering for its Aloft and Element brands.
On the Element side, Marriott is trying a new guest room design with a communal space in the center of four guest …

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

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 …