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Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines Plans New Lounge for San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines said it will build a new 8,500-square-foot (790-square-meter) lounge on the top floor of Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.
The new lounge will feature views of the Bay and the airport’s runways and will open in 2020.
The lounge’s décor will represent brands and design elements from the Bay Area, the airline said. Dining options will emphasize those which are fresh and healthy including Greek yoghurt, steel-cut oatmeal, …

Yotel Opens in San Francisco, Its First West Coast Property

Yotel Opens in San Francisco, Its First West Coast Property

Yotel announced the opening of the Yotel San Francisco on Friday.
The Yotel San Francisco is the hotelier’s first property on the West Coast and is located on Market Street on the border of SoMa and near the Moscone Center and the Powell and Market Cable Car turnaround.
The hotel’s rooms, which the hotelier calls cabins, feature the brand’s SmartBed gel foam mattresses, rain shower bathrooms along with heated towel racks, iron …

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Plans to Open 40 New Hotels on the West Coast

Hyatt Hotels said it plans to open 40 new hotels in California, Oregon, and Washington over the coming three years.
The new properties include the Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanside Plaza,  which will open next year; the 600-key Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center, which will open in early 2020; and the 351-room Grand Hyatt at SFO, which will open this summer and will be the only hotel on …

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Dies In Flight to New York

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Dies In Flight to New York

A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant died suddenly on a flight from Honolulu to New York City.
The employee, Emile Griffith, had been with the airline for 31 years.
Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 was over the Pacific Ocean en route from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, the longest domestic flight in the United States.
The plane, carrying 253 passengers and 12 crew members, made …

Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air to Downsize by Almost 50%, Cut Multiple Destinations

Wow Air, the struggling low-cost Icelandic airline, announced plans on Thursday to downsize dramatically.
The airline will reduce its fleet from 20 to 11 aircraft including the return of its wide-body Airbus A330s and it will sell four Airbus A321s aircraft for $10 million to raise cash.
The Reykjavik-based carrier held what some termed a “fire sale” a few days earlier, with 50% discounts on almost all flights.
Wow is cancelling several seasonal …

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal announced quince-weekly non-stop service between Lisbon and San Francisco as well as free text messaging on long-haul flights.
The new route will be the airline’s eighth North American destination and the only one on the west coast.  TAP Air Portugal will operate the flight on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting June 10.  Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 4:10 p.m. and arrive at Lisbon …

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, with Denver and San Francisco starting March 31, 2019.
The Chicago-based airline will operate two flights per day from Denver and four from San Francisco.
United said that the flights will afford Seattle residents “new opportunities to easily access our hubs in Denver and San Francisco.”
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett …