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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” …

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United to Launch Four New Routes this Month

United Airlines announced it will begin four new routes next week.
On October 26, the carrier will begin new service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.  The flights will operate six times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured with 48 seats in first class, and 204 in economy, including 88 in United Economy Plus, the airline’s premium economy lite section.  The new Los Angeles-Melbourne route will be the carrier’s …

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

Virgin America Begins Flights From Dallas Love Field

Virgin America Begins Flights From Dallas Love Field

Virgin America announced the launch of new, non-stop flights from Dallas Love Field to San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Washington Reagan National Airport.  The airline will operate thrice-daily flights on each of the new routes.
Flights to San Francisco depart at 7:50 a.m., 2:45 p.m., and 7:25 p.m., and arrive at 9:35 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:10 p.m.  From San Francisco, flights depart at 7:20 a.m., 11:40 …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2014

The Old Botanical Gardens in Munich, as seen from the Charles Hotel

The original Palmer House hotel, the first of three, burned to the ground on October 9 during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, just 13 days after its opening. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1875, and again in 1925. Today, it operates as the Palmer House – a Hilton Hotel.
William E. Boeing was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.  He later went on to found the Boeing …

TripAdvisor Site Hit by Data Breach

TripAdvisor Site Hit by Data Breach

TripAdvisor’s Viator unit, which provides online travel bookings and review, announced that it had been hit with a data breach that could affect approximately 1.4 million of its customers.
The company said on Friday it was in the process of notifying affected customers, and that the breach could have exposed credit card data, as well as the e-mail address, password, and Viator “nickname” for users who have created an account on …

United Airlines BusinessFirst P.S. Flight 642 New York-San Francisco – Review

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Three airlines, American, Delta, and United, dominate the premium transcontinental market, with flights linking New York City with San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a relative newcomer, JetBlue, is making significant headway as well. The competition for business- and first-class passengers on these flights is heated and service on these flights, especially in the premium cabins, is much more along the lines of an international flight.
We last reviewed United’s p.s., …