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Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Thief Steals Plaque from Famed Waldorf Astoria Clock As Hotel Closes for Renovations

Thief Steals Plaque from Famed Waldorf Astoria Clock As Hotel Closes for Renovations

The Waldorf Astoria hotel’s three-year renovation project started a day earlier than planned, much to the chagrin of the hotel’s managers and owners.
One day prior to the planned closing date, an unknown person removed the dedication plaque from the hotel’s famed World’s Fair Clock in its storied lobby.
The New York Police Department reported that the theft occurred on February 28 at 1:10 a.m. A man “removed the dedication plaque for …

Alaska to Add 12 New Routes from Bay Area including Austin, Kona, Nashville, Tucson, and Philly

Alaska to Add 12 New Routes from Bay Area including Austin, Kona, Nashville, Tucson, and Philly

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to add 12 new daily routes from San Francisco and San Jose, California this year.
On August 28, Alaska will begin new San Jose-Austin flights, followed by San Jose-Tucson service on August 29. August 31, the carrier will start San Francisco-Philadelphia flights.
These will be followed by the September 5 launch of San Francisco-Nashville service, and on September 18, the airline will begin service from San …

A Tale of Two Hyatt Regencys: Los Angeles and San Francisco International Airports – Hotel Review

Recently, my travel schedule was such that it made sense to stay at an airport hotel – usually not my first choice of location unless it’s directly on airport property with tarmac and ops view. For this reason, I found myself at Hyatt Regency hotels in San Francisco and Los Angeles within a few weeks of each other.
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport is in nearby Burlingame, which was a …

Flight Review: Delta One Business Class San Francisco-New York

My first flight in a while on Delta out of San Francisco gave me the opportunity to visit the airline’s attractive new Sky Club lounge. Thanks to an absence of traffic in the Bay Area and at the TSA PreCheck security checkpoint line, I had ample time to enjoy the lounge and was captivated by the views of airport operations that the almost floor-to-ceiling windows allowed.
The old Sky Club was …

Alaska Air and Virgin America Announce Expansion of San Francisco Hub

Alaska Air and Virgin America Announce Expansion of San Francisco Hub

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced Wednesday the two would begin to offer new flights from their hub at San Francisco International Airport to various new destinations throughout the United States next summer.
On June 15, Alaska will begin four daily flights to Orange County, California, followed by twice daily service to Minneapolis on July 18. Both routes will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with Embraer E175 aircraft, which are equipped …

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta to Serve New York Restaurant’s Dishes in Delta One

Delta Air Lines announced that it will roll out its new Delta One winter menu on December 1. The menu will feature dishes created by executive chef Jason Pfeifer of Maialino, a noted New York Italian restaurant.
Menu items will include prosciutto e mozzarella, braciole di manzo and cavatelli con salsiccia di maiale. New dishes will be added to the menu on the first of every month through February.
The meals will …