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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., …

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Orlando

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Orlando

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that next spring it will begin new service to Orlando from both Copenhagen and London Gatwick.  In addition, the airline will increase its service to various American destinations from Europe starting next year.
On March 30, 2015, Norwegian will launch once a week non-stop Monday flights between Copenhagen and Orlando.
The flights will operate using Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The carrier will also begin new non-stop service between London Gatwick …

Short Stay: InterContinental San Francisco – Hotel Review

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After a lengthy drive from Yosemite National Park, I arrived at the InterContinental hotel in San Francisco, a city I had never been to before.  The hotel, which opened in 2008, is adjacent to the Moscone Center, the largest convention complex in San Francisco, and stands out by virtue of its modern glass façade.
As my companion and I pulled up to the hotel’s entrance on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the …

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

JAL to Launch Nagoya-Bangkok, Osaka-Los Angeles Routes, Reduce Flights from Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines announced changes to its schedule for the second half of the fiscal year.  The airline plans to launch new flights as well as operate different aircraft on select routes.  The carrier also said it will introduce its JAL Sky Suite on various flights, and decrease the number of flights to several destinations from Tokyo Narita.
On December 20, Japan Airlines will launch new daily service between Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair …