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Hackers Used Malware to Obtain Mandarin Oriental Guest Credit Card Numbers

Hackers Used Malware to Obtain Mandarin Oriental Guest Credit Card Numbers

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced that a hacker used malware to access computers at ten of its hotels and gained access to an unspecified number names of guests and credit card numbers.  The hotelier said it immediately began working with law enforcement agencies, cyber-forensic specialists, and credit card companies to investigate.
The Hong Kong-based hotel chain also said it had found no evidence that the hacker had obtained credit card PINs …

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines announced the timing of the last US Airways flight on Friday as well as the planned shutdown date of that airline’s reservations system.
The airline’s swan song will be a red-eye: Flight 434, scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport at 10:00 p.m. on October 16 and land at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 6:00 a.m. the following day.
At that point, the US Airways name and website will be …

Cathay Pacific Partners with LoungeBuddy at SFO

Cathay Pacific Partners with LoungeBuddy at SFO

Cathay Pacific Airways announced a partnership with LoungeBuddy to offer travelers additional information about the airline’s lounge at San Francisco International Airport.
Over the next 60 days, passengers with the LoungeBuddy app on their iPhone will receive customized information about Cathay’s first- and business-class lounge upon their entrance into the lounge at the airport.  The information will be sent using iBeacon technology, which is activated when mobile devices are in close …

Grand Hyatt and Westin St. Francis Form Union Square Alliance

Grand Hyatt and Westin St. Francis Form Union Square Alliance

Two Union Square hotels in San Francisco announced a partnership for meetings and events.
The Union Square Alliance, comprised of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the Westin St. Francis, will focus on mid-sized conventions in the city by the bay.  Together the two properties offer 86,000 square feet (9,789 square meters) of meeting space and up to 1,250 guest rooms for meeting planners looking to hold an event in the …

JetBlue to Begin Mint Service on Boston Transcons

JetBlue to Begin Mint Service on Boston Transcons

JetBlue Airways announced that it will offer its Mint service on flights between Boston and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Barbados next year.
Beginning in March 2016, the airline will offer up to three daily Mint flights between Boston Logan and San Francisco International Airport.  Also in March 2016, JetBlue will begin one weekly Mint service to the Caribbean, with Saturday flights to Barbados.
This will be followed by up to three …

JetBlue to Increase Frequency of Mint Service Linking New York with San Francisco, Los Angeles

JetBlue to Increase Frequency of Mint Service Linking New York with San Francisco, Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to add additional Mint flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this fall.
Beginning October 26, the carrier will increase the number of Mint flights on its New York-San Francisco route up to six per day. Also on that date, JetBlue will add additional Mint flights to its New York-Los Angeles route, …

Five San Francisco Hotels Join With the Masonic to Form Nob Hill Connection

Five San Francisco Hotels Join With the Masonic to Form Nob Hill Connection

Five luxury hotels in San Francisco are banding together with the Masonic, a public concert venue, in the city’s Nob Hill neighborhood to form an alternative to the typical convention center.  The Nob Hill Connection, as it is called, is comprised of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, the Fairmont San Francisco, Stanford Court, the Scarlet Huntington, the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco as well as the Masonic Center.
The Nob Hill Connection has over …