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United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Airlines, which launched the first-ever non-stop service between North America and Chengdu, China earlier this year, announced that it would operate that flight on a daily basis next year from June for three months.  The Chicago-based airline also said it will add a second daily non-stop flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Daily non-stop service to Chengdu will operate from June 4 through September 1, 2015.  Currently, United offers the …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2014

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The Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City, Canada opened its doors on December 20, 1893.  Named for the governor of the New France colony in America in the 17th century, the luxury, castle-like hotel has grown from 170 rooms to its current 613 rooms.
The Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Palace Hotel, which survived the 1906 San Francisco …

Etihad Inaugurates Abu Dhabi-San Francisco Route

Etihad Inaugurates Abu Dhabi-San Francisco Route

Etihad Airways announced the launch of new, daily service between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and San Francisco on Tuesday.  The airline operates the new flights using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Flights depart Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2:15 a.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 6:30 a.m. the same day.  Flights from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi depart at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at 12:40 …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 8, 2014

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November is here and another week comes to an end. Once again, it’s time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may have missed this week. Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) A new FBT poll is surveying frequent flyers about Ebola concerns and if they are affecting travel plans. The poll seeks to address what travelers know about Ebola …

American Express Centurion Lounge Opens in San Francisco

American Express Centurion Lounge Opens in San Francisco

American Express announced the opening of a new Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport.  Located in the airport’s Terminal 3, the lounge is the first Centurion lounge to open on the West Coast.
Centurion and Platinum Card members, as well as their immediate family or up to two travel companions, are offered complimentary access, while other American Express cardholders can purchase a one-day pass for $50.
The 8,200-square-foot (761-square-meter) lounge offers …

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus announced it will begin new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Dublin, Ireland, on May 1 of next year.  The service will operate four times a week.
Flights will depart from Washington at 5:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and will arrive in Dublin at 5:30 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Dublin will depart at 12:45 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 3:35 p.m. …

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on New York-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of its Mint premium service on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.
Mint offers passengers a premium cabin with a fully lie-flat seat.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into an 80”-long bed.  The remaining 12 seats in the cabin are 20.5” …