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Storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel to be Sold

Storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel to be Sold

The current owner of the storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel said it has entered into an agreement to sell the property, which is located in downtown San Francisco near Union Square.
The Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, which has owned the hotel since 2010, announced that it had entered into a contract to sell the property to an undisclosed third party in a deal that will generate $157 million in proceeds.  Prior owners …

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines said it would begin to return its Airbus A321T subfleet of aircraft to its premium transcon routes in March.
“The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the wide-body flying that has been operating over the past few months,” the airline said in a statement.  “As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an …

Alaska Airlines to Link Anchorage with Las Vegas, Denver, and San Francisco

Alaska Airlines to Link Anchorage with Las Vegas, Denver, and San Francisco

Alaska Airlines announced it will launch new non-stop service from Anchorage to three “sun and fun” destinations just in time for summer
The three destinations are Las Vegas, Denver, and San Francisco.
The airline will provide daily service to Denver and San Francisco from June 17 to August 16. Service to Las Vegas will launch operate year-round, four days per week, starting May 20..
In addition to the new routes, Alaska said it …

Bay Area’s ‘Dark Covid Winter’: Stay-at-Home Order Goes Into Effect Sunday

Bay Area’s ‘Dark Covid Winter’: Stay-at-Home Order Goes Into Effect Sunday

Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area announced a new stay-at-home order late Friday.
The action came once day after the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, warned that the state was reaching critical hospital capacity levels.
“The dark Covid winter that we feared has arrived in the Bay Area,” said Contra Costa County’s health officer, Christopher Farnitano.
While the Bay Area hasn’t reached the levels the governor had said would trigger new restrictions, local …

Hawaiian Couple Arrested After Flying Home with Positive Covid-19 Test Results

Hawaiian Couple Arrested After Flying Home with Positive Covid-19 Test Results

A couple returning home to Hawaii was arrested upon landing in Kauai after receiving positive test results for the coronavirus, the mayor of Kauai announced.
The two – one man and one woman – tested positive as part of the mandatory pre-screening for the virus prior to boarding their United Airlines flight from San Francisco over the weekend.
After the two tested positive, they were taken to the quarantine station at San …

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 30: Dr. Fauci Warns of a Surge on Top of a Surge After Thanksgiving Holiday

Coronavirus News Update – Nov. 30: Dr. Fauci Warns of a Surge on Top of a Surge After Thanksgiving Holiday

Millions of Americans travelled home on Sunday, having visited friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control to the contrary.
November is ending with over four million new cases this month, doubling the record set in October.
Health officials across the country are warning of an almost certain increase in cases following the holidays.  FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira, who has studied the pandemic since …

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which last operated a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport five years ago, said Tuesday it will return to the airport early next year.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four daily non-stop transcon flights out of Terminal 7 at JFK, its home there five years ago.
“I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK,” said the …