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JetBlue to Inaugurate Mint Transcon Service Monday

JetBlue to Inaugurate Mint Transcon Service Monday

JetBlue Airways said its first transcontinental flight with Mint premium service will take place Monday.  The offering is designed to compete with first- and business-class service on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United on flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The first JetBlue Mint flight will be between John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International Airports and, by August 3, all flights on that …

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways announced a codeshare with Spanish carrier Iberia.  The codeshare will initially apply to all transatlantic flights operated by the two carriers, with additional intra-European flights expected to be added to the agreement later this year.
Under the agreement, US Airways is able to place its code on all flights operated by Iberia between Madrid and Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. In …

Lobby Bar – June 6: Kate Middleton, Sally Bowles, Oneiromancy, and The Black Tulip

The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
The Royal Baby. Paul Riegler paid a visit to London’s Heathrow Airport, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy 100-ton airport terminal, affectionately called the Queen’s Terminal by the commoners.  Visiting German officials were heard bemoaning the fact that they abolished their own monarchy in 1918, along with any chance of such a …

Cathay Pacific Increases Frequency on Los Angeles-Hong Kong Route

Cathay Pacific Increases Frequency on Los Angeles-Hong Kong Route

Cathay Pacific announced that it added a fourth daily, non-stop flight to its service between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.  The extra flight operates using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Flights depart Los Angeles International Airport at 9:40 a.m. and arrive at Hong Kong International Airport at 3:25 p.m. the next day. Flights from Hong Kong depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:55 a.m. the same day.
Cathay’s 777-300ER aircraft that …

Delta Debuts New Amenities in Premium Economy

Delta Debuts New Amenities in Premium Economy

Delta Air Lines announced that it is adding several new amenities to its in-flight service offerings in Economy Comfort, its Premium Economy section, on flagship transcontinental routes to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Passengers traveling in Economy Comfort on flights between JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle now receive a complimentary pillow, blanket, and sleep kit with eyeshades and earplugs. They are also offered Luvo …

The 2014 Guide to In-Flight Slumber

If you had trouble sleeping on your last overnight flight, the chances are that you weren’t the only one.  And if you were envious of all those people who appeared to be fast asleep during the flight, chances are that they didn’t sleep particularly well at that.
What we can do is take a look at methods and strategies that travelers can follow in order to increase the likelihood of their …

US Airways, Air Berlin Begin Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, Air Berlin Begin Codeshare Agreement

US Airways announced the launch of a new codeshare agreement with Air Berlin.  Under the agreement, both airlines are allowed to place their code on select transatlantic flights operated by the other carrier.
US Airways can now place its code on Air Berlin-operated flights from Chicago, Miami, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Berlin, as well as on Air Berlin flights to Düsseldorf from Los Angeles, Miami, JFK, …