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Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

Alaska Air Flight Diverts After Passenger Lights Up and Gets ‘Belligerent’

An Alaska Airlines flight en route from San Francisco to Philadelphia diverted to Chicago O’Hare International Airport early Thursday morning after a passenger on board lighted up a cigarette and acted in a “belligerent” manner.
Alaska Flight 1138 landed in Chicago at 4:22 a.m. local time “due to a disruptive passenger on board,” the airline said in a statement.
The passenger in question had lit a cigarette while the flight was in …

United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced the addition of 18 new routes from a list of cities that includes Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The Chicago-based airline inaugurated service from Denver to Brownsville, Texas; Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Pensacola; Santa Rosa, California; Sarasota; and West Palm Beach earlier in March. It also added service from Cleveland to Tampa, and from Los Angeles to Redding, California.
United said that it …

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service from Paine Field

After a delay of several weeks, Alaska Airlines operated its first flights to and from Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, on Monday.  Flights were originally to start on February 11, 2019.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. United Airlines also plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The airline …

27 Properties in 16 States Added to Historic Hotels of America List

27 Properties in 16 States Added to Historic Hotels of America List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program said it inducted 27 historic hotels into the program in 2018.
Many of the hotels on the list were adaptive reuse projects and 16 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All told, the 27 historic hotels represent 16 different states of the Union.
Among the 27 are the Inn at Perry Cabin in Saint Michaels, Maryland, which dates …

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott to Add 30 Luxury Hotels to Its Portfolio in 2019

Marriott International said it plans to open more than 30 new luxury properties in the course of 2019.
The new hotels will include those under the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W, Luxury Collection, Bulgari, and JW Marriott brands.
The list of new hotels will include the St. Regis Venice and the St. Regis Hong Kong, and eight new W hotels, including the W Aspen, W Melbourne, and the W San Francisco. The …

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 …