San Francisco

Virgin America to Add Extra Flights From Newark to LAX, SFO

Virgin America to Add Extra Flights From Newark to LAX, SFO

Virgin America announced that it plans to increase service from Newark to both Los Angeles and San Francisco starting November 18. At that point, the airline will offer four daily non-stop flights to each of the two cities from Newark Liberty International Airport. It currently offers three to each destination.
Flights will depart Newark at 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:05 p.m., and 5:59 pm., and will arrive at Los Angeles International …

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new premium service, Lyft Premier, in three key markets.
The new offering summons drivers of more luxurious vehicles such as a BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Cadillac Escalade as opposed to more pedestrian vehicles.
“If you’re one of the many Lyft passengers who has told us you want a more stylish arrival for business trips and special nights out, we have a new ride option you’re …

United Airlines Launches Non-Stop San Francisco-Auckland Route

United Airlines Launches Non-Stop San Francisco-Auckland Route

United Airlines announced the launch of new non-stop service between San Francisco, California, and Auckland, New Zealand. The carrier will operate the route three times days a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Auckland International Airport at 6:55 a.m. two days later. Flights from Auckland to San Francisco will depart at 1:20 p.m. …

Singapore Airlines to Add San Francisco Non-Stop as Part of U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines to Add San Francisco Non-Stop as Part of U.S. Expansion

Singapore Airlines announced plans to expand, starting later this year, the number of flights it offers to the United States.
The airline plans to add a non-stop flight from San Francisco to Singapore and will add a second daily service from Los Angeles. The additional daily non-stop San Francisco service will launch October 23, 2016 using Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The flight, approximately 8,451 miles (13,600 kilometers), will be the longest offered …

United Begins San Francisco-Singapore Service, World’s Longest 787 Route

United Begins San Francisco-Singapore Service, World’s Longest 787 Route

United Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Singapore. The route, which the carrier will operate using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is the first non-stop service connecting the two cities.
At 8,446 miles (14,236 kilometers), the route is the longest scheduled flight operated by an American carrier, and the longest scheduled flight by a 787 Dreamliner.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 10:55 p.m. and …

Lyft to Pilot Scheduled Rides in San Francisco

Lyft to Pilot Scheduled Rides in San Francisco

Ride-sharing service Lyft announced Tuesday it is testing a new feature that allows passengers to schedule a trip in advance.
The new feature allows users of the service to schedule a ride up to 24 hours in advance of the pick-up time and is available in the city of San Francisco.
The Lyft app has been updated to permit scheduling a ride by tapping the clock icon when entering pick-up location. Rides …

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska and Japan Airlines Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin a new codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines on June 29. The two will codeshare on various routes, while members of each airline’s loyalty program will be able to earn miles on flights of the other.
Beginning June 29,, Alaska Airlines will be able to place its code on JAL flights from the Japanese carrier’s North American gateway cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San …