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United to Link San Francisco with Tel Aviv

United to Link San Francisco with Tel Aviv

United Airlines announced that it will offer service from San Francisco to Tel Aviv on March 30 next year. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at 8:10 p.m. the next day. From Tel Aviv, flights will depart at 12:55 …

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Debuts New Lawn Space

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Debuts New Lawn Space

Ritz-Carlton announced the completion of the Mar Vista Lawn, a new outdoor venue, at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, located approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Francisco, California.
The Mar Vista Lawn features a large open grass space for cocktail receptions, dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.  The area has a sitting section with Adirondack chairs and gas burning fire pits.
Various wine workshops, including wine blending and aroma identification sessions, as …

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines provided further details about US Airways’ final flight on October 17, 2015. The final flight will operate as Flight 1939, a number selected to commemorate the airline’s founding in 1939.
US Airways started as All American Aviation in that year, becoming Allegheny Airlines, USAir, and finally US Airways before its 2013 merger with American.
The carrier’s swan song will celebrate the airline’s major hubs by departing Philadelphia and stopping in Charlotte …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2015

The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany in support of its ally, France.  Hostilities had broken out on July 28 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be licensed as a qualified pilot on August 2, 1911.
The International Air …

Kimpton Loses Multiple Properties in Bay Area including Palomar and Monaco

Kimpton Loses Multiple Properties in Bay Area including Palomar and Monaco

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which was acquired by InterContinental Hotels Group last December, has lost multiple hotels in the Bay Area, including the Monaco, Harbor Court, Serrano, Triton, Cypress, and Prescott.
The latest casualty is the Palomar and its restaurant, Dirty Habit, effective Tuesday. The Palomar, which has been renamed the Hotel Zelos, will be managed by Benchmark Hospitality International. The news was announced in an e-mail to the hotel group’s …

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Improves SkyMiles Benefits, Adds More Transcon Upgrades

Delta Air Lines announced a number of improvements to its SkyMiles frequent flyer program on Tuesday.
One major change is that Platinum and Diamond members of the program will be able to use Regional Upgrade Certificates to reserve a Delta One business-class seat on transcon flights linking New York City with Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Each year, Platinum and Diamond members can elect to receive four or eight regional certificates …

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines announced the timing of the last US Airways flight on Friday as well as the planned shutdown date of that airline’s reservations system.
The airline’s swan song will be a red-eye: Flight 434, scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport at 10:00 p.m. on October 16 and land at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 6:00 a.m. the following day.
At that point, the US Airways name and website will be …