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Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced that it would begin new service to eight destinations from Paine Field in-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington this fall.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. Alaska, along with United Airlines, plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The carrier, starting in September, will offer daily flights to Los Angeles, …

Icelandair to Resume Seasonal Flights to San Francisco

Icelandair to Resume Seasonal Flights to San Francisco

Icelandair announced it will relaunch its seasonal service to San Francisco International Airport from Reykjavik on June 1 this year.
The carrier will operate the service four days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using Boeing 767 aircraft.
The planes are configured with three cabins and on-board Wi-Fi.
Earlier this week, Icelandair announced that it would relaunch service to Baltimore this June, the first time in 10 years the airline will …

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

Norwegian Air announced it will launch its first service to South America on February 14. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new service to Chicago and Austin, increase flights to Boston, introduce a new Premium cabin, and add Wi-Fi to long-haul flights.
Starting in February, Norwegian will begin four weekly flights to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
On March 25, …

Air Canada to Begin Edmonton-San Francisco Flights

Air Canada to Begin Edmonton-San Francisco Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to launch new daily service between Edmonton and San Francisco on May 1, 2018.
The route will be operated by Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express brand.
Flights are scheduled to depart from Edmonton at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 6:10 p.m. From San Francisco, flights will depart at 11:50 a.m. and arrive at 3:35 p.m.
Flights will be operated using Bombardier CRJ-705/900 …

United Airlines ‘Royal Hawaiian’ Friend Ship Final 747 Flight – San Francisco-Honolulu – Review

United Airlines’ final Boeing 747 flight was to be very much like its first. On July 23, 1970, a Boeing 747-100, the Friend Ship, left San Francisco destined for Honolulu, offering the airline’s vaunted Royal Hawaiian service on board.
Although Flight 747 was scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. local time, I had to get up early to prepare. In addition to United’s plans to recreate 1970s menus and uniforms, most …

Photo Essay: United Airlines’ Final Boeing 747 Flight Gives the Queen of the Skies a Royal Sendoff

United Airlines operated its last ever Boeing 747 passenger flight last week and took passengers back to the 1970s for a memorable experience and non-stop party.
After three hours of festivities at the departure gate, the leisure-suit clad crowd boarded and the real party began. There was a once-in-a-lifetime fly-by of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco, retro menus from the 70s including delicacies from Trader Vic’s, dry ice …

History in the Making: United Airlines Final Boeing 747 Flight Takes Off

SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC—Since its launch in 1970, over 1,500 Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets have graced the skies. Today, November 7, 2017, United Airlines, one of the two remaining U.S. carriers flying the graceful airliner, operated its final 747 flight, from San Francisco to Honolulu, recreating its inaugural 747 flight over the same route on July 23, 1970. This report is being published live from onboard the final flight.
“Flying to …