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Lufthansa Begins Biometric Boarding Trial at LAX

Lufthansa Begins Biometric Boarding Trial at LAX

Lufthansa announced a pilot program to test biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport.
After a trial period at LAX, the carrier plans to roll out the procedure to other airports across the United States. During an initial trial the airline was able to board nearly 350 passengers onto an Airbus A380 in approximately 20 minutes.
The self-boarding gates use facial recognition cameras to capture passengers’ facial images as they approach, and …

Porsche to Offer New Vehicle Delivery at Los Angeles Experience Center

Porsche to Offer New Vehicle Delivery at Los Angeles Experience Center

Porsche announced the start of a new vehicle delivery program at its Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. The program allows customers to place an order for a new car at any Porsche dealership in the country and take delivery of it at the center.
The new vehicle delivery program offers a 90-minute session on the driver development track, a vehicle orientation with a delivery specialist, and lunch for two at …

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

Japan Airlines announced that it expanded its existing codeshare agreements with both Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Under the expansion, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on 11 Qatar Airways flights from Doha. These include three routes to Turkey, with flights to Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports, as well as to Ankara.
The codeshare will also cover flights from Doha to Amman, Jordan, and Baku, Azerbaijan, as well …

WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet to Increase Summer Flights, Begin Service to London, Paris

WestJet announced that it plans to increase the number of flights to multiple destinations from its Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver hubs this summer. In addition, the carrier will launch new service from Halifax to both London and Paris, beginning in April.
The airline will increase the number of flights to 15 destinations from Calgary to major cities including Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, as well as to smaller …

Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced that it would begin new service to eight destinations from Paine Field in-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington this fall.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. Alaska, along with United Airlines, plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The carrier, starting in September, will offer daily flights to Los Angeles, …

Norwegian to Launch Service from U.S. to Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

Norwegian to Launch Service from U.S. to Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan

Norwegian Air announced plans to launch four new routes to Europe from the United States next year.
On May 7, the carrier will begin flights to Amsterdam from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service will operate four times a week.
This will be followed by thrice weekly service to Madrid, Spain from New York on July 18.
On June 18, the airline will launch service to Milan, Italy from Los …

Southwest Adds Extra Flights to Los Angeles for Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day

Southwest Adds Extra Flights to Los Angeles for Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day

Southwest Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to Los Angeles from both Atlanta and Oklahoma City at the end of the month. The move will accommodate increased demand from the two cities for the Rose Bowl, set to be played on January 1 between the University of Georgia and Oklahoma State University.
The carrier added an additional flight to Los Angeles International Airport from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on …