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United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines Plans to Add 22 New Domestic Routes in 2019

United Airlines said on Monday it plans to add 22 new routes in 2019 including daily service to Anchorage and non-stop service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, fromChicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The airline plans to add non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport and John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio starting on June 6, 2019. On March 31, 2019, United will also link Los Angeles International Airport to …

Over 8,000 Marriott Employees on Strike in 8 Cities

Over 8,000 Marriott Employees on Strike in 8 Cities

If you’re staying at a Marriott, you may have to cross a picket line to check into the hotel. As of Wednesday, approximately 8,000 employees ranging from bartenders to bellmen to housekeepers at 23 Marriott hotels in eight cities were on strike.
The hotels are in Boston, Detroit, Maui, Oahu, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Union officials feel that negotiations for better pay and improved workplace security have stalled.
Marriott …

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Downtown San Francisco On Strike

Workers at 7 Marriott Properties in Downtown San Francisco On Strike

One day after workers at seven Marriott hotels in Boston walked off the job, employees at seven Marriott properties in San Francisco followed suit.
Over 2,500 workers at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, the Marriott Marquis, the Marriott Union Square, the Palace Hotel, the St. Regis, the W, and the Westin St. Francis picketed for higher wages, improved workplace safety, and better job security. With signs that read “One job should be …

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

United Airlines to Increase Service from 15 Cities for 2019 CES Show

When the CES 2019 show opens in Las Vegas in January 2019, attendees will have multiple new options to fly there.
United Airlines is adding new non-stop flights from Austin, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle to Las Vegas in addition to the flights it regularly offers from its seven hubs in the United States.
The Chicago-based airline will offer as many as 48 non-stop flights from …

Silvercar Opens Downtown San Francisco Location

Silvercar Opens Downtown San Francisco Location

Silvercar by Audi announced the opening of a new location in downtown San Francisco as well as the launch of a new business travel program.
The new location brings the company’s total number of offices in the United States to 25 and the number of Bay Area locations to two.
The new business-travel program offers travelers a 15% discount on rentals booked by the end of the year as well as a …

San Francisco’s Former Hotel Rex to Reopen as Hotel Emblem Next Year

San Francisco’s Former Hotel Rex to Reopen as Hotel Emblem Next Year

Viceroy Hotel Group announced plans to reopen the newly reflagged Hotel Emblem, in early 2019.
Located at the border of Union Square and Nob Hill, the 96-room property, formerly known as the Hotel Rex, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. It will open with a look inspired by the Beat Generation designed by Wilson Ishihara, the company said.
The hotel will feature a cocktail lounge and a lobby filled with books in …

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Some California EV and Hybrid Drivers to Lose Carpool Lane Privileges

Drivers in California who own older low- and zero-emission vehicles will soon lose the right to drive in the state’s high-occupancy vehicle, or HOV, lanes.
The move, which is expected to affect some 220,000 drivers and vehicles, goes into effect on January 1, 2019.
Drivers who received the stickers which permit them to use the HOV lanes prior to 2017 will either have to purchase new vehicles to qualify for the program or …