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United Airlines Plans Nonstop Service from San Francisco to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

United Airlines Plans Nonstop Service from San Francisco to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

United Airlines announced Friday that it had applied to the Department of Transportation for authority to offer nonstop service from San Francisco International Airport to Tokyo International Airport, commonly referred to as Haneda.
The move comes after American Airlines announced it will discontinue its New York-Tokyo Haneda service in December, creating an opening at the Tokyo airport.  It is expected that other U.S. airlines will apply for the route authority as …

United Airlines to Add New Seasonal Routes, Increase Frequency on Existing Routes

United Airlines to Add New Seasonal Routes, Increase Frequency on Existing Routes

United Airlines announced it will add three new seasonal routes, one from San Francisco and two from Chicago, this winter.  In addition, the airline will also increase the frequency of flights on several existing routes.
Beginning December 12, United will launch daily, nonstop service from San Francisco to Sun Valley, Idaho.  The service will operate through March 30 of next year.
The carrier will also launch new nonstop service between Chicago and …

Norwegian to Begin Three New U.S. Routes from London, Five New European Routes

Norwegian to Begin Three New U.S. Routes from London, Five New European Routes

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced it will launch three new routes to the U.S. next summer, between London Gatwick and Los Angeles, New York, and Fort Lauderdale.  In addition, the airline will also launch five new European routes in 2014, as well as increase its frequencies on existing ones.
Norwegian’s flights from London Gatwick to Los Angeles International Airport will begin on July 2, 2014, and will operate twice a week, on …

JetBlue Unveils New Mint Premium Cabin for N.Y.-Los Angeles, N.Y.-San Francisco Flights

JetBlue Unveils New Mint Premium Cabin for N.Y.-Los Angeles, N.Y.-San Francisco Flights

Without calling it either business or first class, JetBlue introduced Mint, its new premium service.
Mint, which will only be available on the highly competitive New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco transcon market, will be launched on June 15, 2014.
The new cabin will offer passengers a 6’ 8”-long fully lie-flat bed as well as four private suites with doors.  The seats, which are 22” wide, have a massage function, shoe …

American Expands Transcon Service, Adds Hourly N.Y.-Los Angeles Shuttle Flights, Plans 767-200 Retirement

American Expands Transcon Service, Adds Hourly N.Y.-Los Angeles Shuttle Flights, Plans 767-200 Retirement

American Airlines published the schedule for deploying its new Airbus A321 planes on its transcon routes from New York to both Los Angeles and San Francisco and as well as the dates for the final flights of its widebody Boeing 767-200 fleet on Sunday.
On January 7, 2014, American will launch its new three-class 102-seat Airbus A321 transcon subfleet with the busy New York (JFK)-Los Angles route being the first to …

N.Y. MTA to Add Wi-Fi to Subways and Commuter Rail Trains

N.Y. MTA to Add Wi-Fi to Subways and Commuter Rail Trains

New York subway riders and rail commuters may soon have Wi-Fi access during their trips.  On Tuesday, MTA chairman Thomas F. Prendergast said that the authority hopes to add Wi-Fi and possibly even cell phone reception to New York City subway cars.  His comment served as the first public acknowledgement that the MTA was interested in providing Wi-Fi beyond subway stations.
While the general consensus is that the move towards Wi-Fi …

Linear Air, Hopscotch Air to Offer Service Between White Plains, Boston

Linear Air, Hopscotch Air to Offer Service Between White Plains, Boston

Linear Air and Hopscotch Air announced that they will team up to offer service between White Plains in Westchester County, New York, and Boston starting this October. The carriers will provide roundtrip service between Westchester County Airport and Boston’s Logan Airport beginning October 1 and service between Westchester and Boston’s Route 128 Airport in Bedford beginning October 3.
Flights from White Plains to Boston Logan will depart at …