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American to Launch Los Angeles-Havana Service

American to Launch Los Angeles-Havana Service

American Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced that new non-stop service between Los Angeles and Havana will begin later this year.  The route will be the first non-stop between the West Coast and Cuba since travel restrictions were eased.
The flights between Los Angeles International Airport and José Martí International Airport will operate one day per week –  on Saturdays – using Boeing 737 aircraft.
In addition to the Los …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

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The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Air Lines announced a number of improvements to its SkyMiles frequent flyer program on Tuesday.
One major change is that Platinum and Diamond members of the program will be able to use Regional Upgrade Certificates to reserve a Delta One business-class seat on transcon flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Each year, Platinum and Diamond members can elect to receive four or eight regional certificates …

American Airlines to Add Eight New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico

American Airlines to Add Eight New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico

American Airlines announced it will begin eight new routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico in 2015.
The new service will include flights to Mexico City International Airport and General Rafael Buelna International Airport in Mazatlan, Mexico, as well as to Curacao International Airport; Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana International Airport; Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Mariscal Sucre International Airport in …

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 …