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United Airlines to Begin New Nonstop Indianapolis-San Francisco Service

United Airlines to Begin New Nonstop Indianapolis-San Francisco Service

United Airlines announced it will launch new daily, nonstop service between Indianapolis and San Francisco on January 7, 2014.  The service will operate using Airbus A319 aircraft.
Flights will depart from Indianapolis International Airport at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 10:00 a.m.  Flights from San Francisco to Indianapolis will depart at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at 8:51 p.m.
United’s Airbus A319 aircraft are equipped with eight seats …

United Airlines Applies for Permission to Operate San Francisco-Chengdu Service

United Airlines Applies for Permission to Operate San Francisco-Chengdu Service

United Airlines announced that it applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin nonstop service between San Francisco and Chengdu, China, effective June 9 of next year.  The service would operate three times a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The proposed flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:35 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport at 6:50 p.m. the …

Air Canada Makes Seasonal Montreal-San Francisco Service Year-Round

Air Canada Makes Seasonal Montreal-San Francisco Service Year-Round

Air Canada announced it is extending its current seasonal daily Montreal-San Francisco flights to operate year-round, beginning November of this year.  The flights are currently operated using Airbus A319 aircraft.
Flights currently depart Montreal at 5:35 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:00 p.m.  Flights from San Francisco to Montreal depart at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at 4:29 p.m.
Air Canada’s Airbus A319s are outfitted with 14 seats in Executive class …

JetBlue Reveals New Lie-Flat Seats for New York-based Transcon Routes

JetBlue Reveals New Lie-Flat Seats for New York-based Transcon Routes

JetBlue announced details of its new lie-flat seats and premium cabin (the airline has thusfar not referred to the cabin as first class or business).  The seats will become available on the airline’s new Airbus A321 aircraft in the second quarter of next year, on the carrier’s New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco routes.
The seats will be arranged in a 2-2 configuration in rows 1, 3, and 5.  Rows …

Delta Expands Los Angeles-based Flying

Delta Expands Los Angeles-based Flying

Delta Air Lines said it plans to increase domestic service from Los Angeles International Airport this fall.  The airline will add daily service to four new destinations, in addition to expanding service to various existing destinations.
Delta will add four new daily flights from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, as well as add two additional flights to Seattle beginning September 3.  It will also add three additional daily flights to San …

San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel Completes Extensive Renovation

San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel Completes Extensive Renovation

Kimpton’s Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco unveiled a $10 million renovation.  The boutique hotel and its regal architecture trace their roots back to the 1920s.
The hotel’s rooms received upgrades such as red-lacquer Chinese trunks, contemporary steel and glass decks, custom-designed horse-head lamps, and chairs monogrammed with the hotel’s crest.  In addition, the walls were given new accents, and new carpets and furnishings were added.
The hotel’s bar, Bar Drake, …

Surf Air Launches Service Between Santa Barbara and San Francisco Bay Area

Surf Air Launches Service Between Santa Barbara and San Francisco Bay Area

Surf Air announced new daily service between Santa Barbara Airport and the San Carlos Airport in San Mateo, just south of San Francisco.
Twice daily flights depart Santa Barbara at 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., arriving at San Carlos at 9:40 a.m. and 6:55 p.m. respectively. Flights depart San Carlos at 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., arriving in Santa Barbara at 11:40 a.m. and 8:55 p.m. respectively.
The service operates …