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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 …

Cathay Pacific Increasing Frequency on Hong Kong-San Francisco Route

Cathay Pacific Increasing Frequency on Hong Kong-San Francisco Route

Cathay Pacific announced that it added three additional non-stop weekly flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong.  The new flights complement the carrier’s two daily flights between the two cities, bringing the total number of weekly flights to 17.
The additional flights depart Hong Kong International Airport at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 4:30 p.m.  The new flights from San Francisco …

American, Qantas Expand Joint Business Venture, Announce New Routes Between U.S. and Australia

American, Qantas Expand Joint Business Venture, Announce New Routes Between U.S. and Australia

American Airlines and Qantas Airways announced that the two airlines will expand their existing joint business venture with new flights between the United States and Australia come December.  The joint business venture allows the two carriers to jointly set fares and schedules for the new flights across the pacific.
Beginning December 17, American will launch daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Sydney Airport.  The carrier will operate the …