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United Airlines to Restart Flights to China

United Airlines to Restart Flights to China

United Airlines said it would resume its service from San Francisco International Airport to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on July 8, 2020.
The airline will operate the service, which will include a stop in Seoul, using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Return flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
Calling it a “point of pride,” the airline said that “resuming service to Shanghai from the United States is a significant …

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.
Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into …

‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

‘Welcome  to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

It’s not quite what the Eagles had in mind with their song, but hotels throughout the state of California will begin to open their doors to guests Friday after several months of paused operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
All but seven of the state’s 58 counties will be allowed to host guests, under current California Department of Public Health guidelines.  The list of counties where hotels may reopen does not include …

United Airlines is Making Face Masks from Old Crew Uniforms

United Airlines is Making Face Masks from Old Crew Uniforms

United Airlines said it has upcycled old employee uniforms into 7,500 face coverings that were distributed to the airline’s employees at San Francisco International Airport and at the airline’s San Francisco Maintenance Base.
The 7,500 masks took 12,284 pounds of uniforms to make, working with Looptworks, an upcycling company. The airline said it had originally planned to turn the uniforms into carpet padding and insulation fiber.
“Recycling these unused uniforms into masks …

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines Suspending Service at 10 Airports

Delta Air Lines said Friday it plans to temporarily discontinue service at ten airports.
The plan goes into effect on May 13 and will continue until “at least” September.
The list of airports includes Akron-Canton in Ohio; Chicago Midway International; Hollywood Burbank; Long Beach; Manchester-Boston Regional; Newport News/Williamsburg International in Virginia; Oakland International; Stewart International in New Windsor, New York; T.F. Green International in Providence, Rhode Island; and Westchester County in White …

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue Airways announced it will temporarily consolidate its operations in five major cities at a single airport.
In New York, the airline’s hometown, JetBlue will suspend operations at LaGuardia, Westchester County, and Stewart International airports and consolidate flying at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In Los Angeles, the airline will consolidate flying at Los Angeles International Airport and suspend operations at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports.
Elsewhere, JetBlue will move flights from …

White House Recommends Limiting Gatherings to Ten People, San Francisco Imposes Lockdown

White House Recommends Limiting Gatherings to Ten People, San Francisco Imposes Lockdown

The White House on Monday asked the public to avoid gatherings of more than ten people and suggested avoiding non-essential travel.
“Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus,” President Trump said to reporters at the White House, in explaining the rationale.
The president said he was not giving consideration to a nationwide lockdown, similar to what Italy has …