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JetBlue to Expand Service from Boston to 15 Cities

JetBlue to Expand Service from Boston to 15 Cities

JetBlue Airways announced plans to increase service from Boston to Austin and 15 other cities in 2020.
The airline will add a third daily non-stop to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, bringing the total number of flights to three.
Other cities to which JetBlue will add flights to include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nantucket, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Once these flights have been added, JetBlue will operate a total of 180 daily …

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Two major storms have made it impossible for some to travel over the river and through the woods on Thursday, which is a holiday in the United States.
More than 55 million people are expected to – or at least had hoped to –  travel in the course of the holiday weekend.
“Widespread winter weather, flash flood and wind watches, warnings and advisories are currently in effect from the National Weather Service …

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Are you ready for iCheckin?  Cupertino-based Apple and United Airlines are in early discussions about upgrading the airline’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, the company told reporters on Friday.
“The Apple team in San Francisco has been in our baggage hold areas, customer service, and the lobbies,” said Linda Jojo, the airline’s chief digital officer.   “I’m being deliberately vague,” she added.
Apple is United’s largest customer, spending approximately $150 million per …

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

Officials in California debuted MyShake, an app that will alert Californians when an earthquake is coming.
Built by developers at the University of California, Berkeley, MyShake will offer early warnings of an earthquake from anywhere in the state.
The app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices. It relies on the hundreds of sensors in the state placed by the U.S. Geological Survey and an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 with a California-themed livery on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Sunday in the Golden State.
The airline has two hubs in the state, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
The artwork includes the Golden Gate Bridge, sunglasses, and palm trees.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local artist, …

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport Opens Doors to Guests

Hyatt Hotels announced on Monday the opening of the Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport.
“We are thrilled to open the doors to Grand Hyatt at SFO and welcome our international guests,” said Henning Nopper, the hotel’s general manager. “The completion of this hotel, an iconic addition to our Grand Hyatt brand, is a culmination of many years of hard work and planning.”
The 12-story hotel replaces the 1959 Hilton Inn …

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Denver to Free Passenger Trapped in Lav

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Denver to Free Passenger Trapped in Lav

United Flight 1554 made an unscheduled landing at Denver International Airport Wednesday night en route from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. after a female passenger was unable to exit the lavatory when thedoor failed to open.
“The lavatory door became inoperative,” the airline said in a statement Thursday.
The passenger, who was not identified but did have an Ada Quonsett moment, “was safely removed” after landing. The flight continued without incident to its …