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United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines will return to operating an aircraft with a three-class cabin on its p.s. transcontinental routes, at least for the time being.
Starting April 6, the Chicago-based carrier will offer one flight each day from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports on a Boeing 777-200ER. The aircraft is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in Global First, 40 fully lie-flat seats in BusinessFirst, …

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American Airlines announced that it is bringing back free snacks in coach and adding other amenities to its flights.
The move follows the reintroduction of in-flight snacks by other major airlines in the United States. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks and subsequent economic downturn, airlines removed most amenities in coach including blankets, pillows, and hot meals, and stopped offering peanuts and pretzels as well. American stopped offering snacks in 2003; …

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines announced plans to operate what will be the longest scheduled flight of any U.S. carrier, service between San Francisco and Singapore.
The new daily flight will launch June 1, 2016 and will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will also be the longest flown by a Dreamliner and the only non-stop service linking the United States and Singapore.
Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco International Airport at …

Norwegian to Launch San Francisco Oakland-London Gatwick Flights Later This Year

Norwegian to Launch San Francisco Oakland-London Gatwick Flights Later This Year

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced plans to introduce service linking London with the San Francisco Bay Area starting May 12, 2016.
The flights will depart London’s Gatwick Airport at 1 p.m. local time and arrive at Oakland International Airport at 4 p.m. Flights will leave Oakland at 7:55 p.m. and arrive in London at 2 p.m. the following day.
The airline will operate the flight three times a week using Boeing 787 Dreamliner …

In the Air for the Holidays: American Airlines First Class A321T New York-San Francisco – Flight Review

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It was an odd contrast. The roads leading to John F. Kennedy International Airport were empty. No one was ahead of me in PreCheck. The American Airlines Admirals Club was empty. Yet the planes were all full. It was, in fact, Christmas Eve. One agent commented on how full the flights were, adding that gate agents were paying people a lot of money to take later flights.
At the Admirals Club …

Virgin America, China Southern Launch Codeshare

Virgin America, China Southern Launch Codeshare

Virgin America announced that it began a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.
Under the agreement, China Southern will be able to place its code on Virgin America flights between both Los Angeles and San Francisco and numerous destinations in the United States, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
China Southern currently offers daily …

Virgin America Launches San Francisco-Maui Route

Virgin America Launches San Francisco-Maui Route

Virgin America announced the start of new daily service between San Francisco and Maui, Hawaii. The carrier will operate the flights using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and at 6:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, arriving at Kahului Airport on Maui at 11:40 a.m. and 9:50 p.m., respectively. From Maui, flights are scheduled to depart at …