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United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines announced a revamped kosher menu that will be available on its flights to Tel Aviv.
The Chicago-based carrier currently offers non-stop service to Israel from its hubs in the New York metro area, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C
New menu items in coach will include fresh bagels, a cheese omelette, blintzes, chicken marsala, and a kale quinoa burger.  The dessert menu will include rugelach and black-and-white cookies.
In the airline’s Polaris …

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

One person was killed and five were injured after a shooter opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday morning.
The bus was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The police had a man in custody, which took place along the Grapeville section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, which is 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The bus driver’s actions were “heroic,” one of the responding …

Market Street in San Francisco to Go Car Free This Week

Market Street in San Francisco to Go Car Free This Week

San Francisco’s busiest street will soon become carless, at least in part.  Officials are banning passenger cars from the busiest sections of Market Street.
The plan was approved by San Francisco’s City Counsel in October 2019.
The $604 million project, referred to as the Better Market Street Project, will add fully protected bike and transit-only lanes as well as a streetcar loop.  It also calls for the widening of sidewalks the replacement …

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …

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 …