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Reflagged Loews Regency San Francisco to Open as Four Seasons Hotel in 2020

Reflagged Loews Regency San Francisco to Open as Four Seasons Hotel in 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will open a second property in the City by the Bay next year.
Currently the Loews Regency San Francisco, the 155-key Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero will be located on the top 11 floors of the city’s fourth tallest building, 345 California Center.
The hotel will undergo a top-to-bottom renovation before reopening under the Four Seasons brand. It will offer an all-day restaurant, …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Uber, Lyft Drivers Plan Strike for Wednesday

Drivers for Uber as well as for competitor Lyft plan to go off-line for two hours Wednesday morning just as the rush hour is beginning.
The job action is intended to coincide with Uber’s planned initial public offering on Thursday.
The drivers are protesting what they see as unfair working conditions, including job security and working conditions, and want a limit on how much ride-hailing companies can take as a commission from …

San Francisco Airport to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

San Francisco Airport to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

San Francisco International Airport said on Monday it will deploy electric buses to replace older, less fuel-efficient vehicles in its CNG-powered bus fleet.
The airport said that it purchased six 18-battery Catalyst E2 electric buses and six chargers.
“Earth Day serves as a call to action; an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment to the environment,” said Airport Director Ivar Satero, adding that the airport is planning to have a zero …

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 …