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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014

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As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
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Fake Screener Arrested in San Francisco After Allegedly Giving Women Private Patdowns

Fake Screener Arrested in San Francisco After Allegedly Giving Women Private Patdowns

A man who posed as a screener at a security checkpoint and reportedly lured at least two female passengers into private screening booths at San Francisco International Airport was arrested earlier this week.
The security checkpoint in San Francisco is managed by Covenant, a private security firm.  The investigation has since been taken over by the Transportation Security Administration which is responsible for all of the nation’s security checkpoints.
Eric McLean Slighton …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: June 28, 2014

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The weekend is quickly approaching, and it’s time to kick back and relax with this week’s news and features.  Here are five engaging stories that should entertain and inform you this weekend.
1.) Jonathan Spira gives us an up-close look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which United Airlines is currently flying on its recently launched San Francisco to Chengdu route.  The high-tech plane is 20% more fuel efficient than others in …

NTSB Finds Pilot Error Caused Asiana Crash in 2013

NTSB Finds Pilot Error Caused Asiana Crash in 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board said that the flight crew that crashed a Boeing 777 aircraft against the sea wall at San Francisco International Airport was to blame for the accident that killed three people and left more than 180 injured.
The Asiana pilots, according to the NTSB, missed multiple cues that they had done something wrong in the seconds before the crash that occurred the morning of July 6, 2013.
The …

United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Virtual Tour and Review

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SAN FRANCISCO — United Airlines was the first U.S. airline to take delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and currently has 10 in service, with an additional 55 on order. The carrier first put the Dreamliner into service on November 12, 2012 on familiarization routes in the United States and slowly added a variety of domestic and international destinations as more Dreamliners joined the fleet. This was a mere two …

JetBlue to Inaugurate Mint Transcon Service Monday

JetBlue to Inaugurate Mint Transcon Service Monday

JetBlue Airways said its first transcontinental flight with Mint premium service will take place Monday.  The offering is designed to compete with first- and business-class service on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United on flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The first JetBlue Mint flight will be between John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International Airports and, by August 3, all flights on that …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: June 14, 2014

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Now that the weekend is here, it’s time for a travel break.  Catch up on five features and news stories you may have missed or not had time to read this week.
1.) Jonathan Spira visited Root Down at Denver International Airport.  With a retro decor and airport food that is in a class of its own, Root Down is definitely worth a visit if you’re passing through the Mile-High City.
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