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Emirates to Decrease Service to U.S., Citing Significant Drop in Demand

Emirates to Decrease Service to U.S., Citing Significant Drop in Demand

Emirates Airline announced that it plans to reduce the number of flights it offers to the United States, citing recent government efforts to ban a wide swath of travelers from the Middle East as having lowered the demand for travel to the country. The airline also cited the highly-publicized ban on computers and tablets as carry-on items.
The carrier said it will continue to fly to the 12 U.S. destinations it …

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines Links Vienna with Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines announced the launch of new service between Vienna and Los Angeles. The carrier will operate the service five times a week initially, and will increase to six flights a week beginning June 13.
Flights will depart Vienna International Airport at 10:03 a.m. and arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 1:20 p.m. Flights from Los Angeles to Vienna are scheduled to depart at 3:05 p.m. and arrive at 12:05 …

New Hotel Indigo Evoking ‘Old Hollywood’ Opens in Los Angeles

New Hotel Indigo Evoking ‘Old Hollywood’ Opens in Los Angeles

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of a new property in downtown Los Angeles. The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles is the first of the brand’s hotels to be located in the City of Angels.
The 18-story property has 350 guestrooms and suites, each adorned with murals depicting elements of old Hollywood. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool, as well as the brand’s Neighborhood Guide, which …

Alaska to Debut New Routes from Los Angeles, Portland

Alaska to Debut New Routes from Los Angeles, Portland

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service from Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, this year. The carrier will begin daily flights between Portland and Detroit on August 30; daily service between Los Angeles and Philadelphia on September 1; and daily Portland-New York flights on November 6.
Flights from Portland to Detroit will depart at 10:30 p.m. and arrive at 5:30 a.m. From Detroit, flights are scheduled to depart …

Delta to Relocate to Terminals 2 and 3 at LAX in May

Delta to Relocate to Terminals 2 and 3 at LAX in May

Delta Air Lines announced that it will begin the first phase of its relocation to Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport on May 12. The move from the carrier’s current home at Terminals 5 and 6 is expected to impact 21 airlines and will last through May 17.
The move is part of a major $1.9-billion project at LAX that will renovate and connect Terminals 2 and 3 …

Lobby Bar – March 10: Desserts are Beautiful, Timepieces Get Emotional, and Why Magnets are the Future

Lobby Bar – A Notable Notebook of FBT News and Views
Handyman. Henry Feintuch checks into the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in downtown Budapest. While the hotel forgot to include mini bottles of moisturizer,  a selection of homemade treats was awaiting his arrival at his room. Mr. Feintuch discovered that Kürtőskalács have both a unique taste and are incredible moisturizing.
Do it now. It’s that time of year again when everybody loses an …