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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.
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Alaska to Add 12 New Routes from Bay Area including Austin, Kona, Nashville, Tucson, and Philly

Alaska to Add 12 New Routes from Bay Area including Austin, Kona, Nashville, Tucson, and Philly

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to add 12 new daily routes from San Francisco and San Jose, California this year.
On August 28, Alaska will begin new San Jose-Austin flights, followed by San Jose-Tucson service on August 29. August 31, the carrier will start San Francisco-Philadelphia flights.
These will be followed by the September 5 launch of San Francisco-Nashville service, and on September 18, the airline will begin service from San …

Historic Los Angeles Railway to Resume Service

Historic Los Angeles Railway to Resume Service

Angels Flight, a two-car funicular in downtown Los Angeles, will soon go back into operation after a multi-year hiatus. The railway connects the historic Bunker Hill neighborhood with the city’s downtown shopping district, located approximately 100 feet (30 meters) below.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said earlier this week that a deal was reached with a private group to upgrade the railway to current safety standards and resume service by Labor Day.
Angels Flight was …

Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China to Launch New International Flights to Zurich, Jakarta, Los Angeles

Air China announced that it plans to begin five new international routes in May.
The carrier will link Beijing with Zurich, Switzerland and Astana, Kazakhstan, as well as begin service from Shanghai to Barcelona.
Air China will also begin a Beijing-Jakarta route.
In addition, the carrier plans to launch flights from Shenzhen to Los Angeles.
Last November, Air China began new international service between Chengdu and Sydney, marking the first ever non-stop route between …

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 …