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JetBlue to Add More Flights From San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale and Austin

JetBlue to Add More Flights From San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale and Austin

JetBlue announced that it will add a second daily nonstop flight between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale, beginning May 21, 2013.  Also on that same date, the airline plans to add a second daily seasonal flight between San Francisco and Austin, Texas.
The additional flight to Fort Lauderdale will depart from San Francisco International Airport at 2:25 p.m. and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:56 p.m.  The flight from …

JetBlue Updates App, Adds Mobile Boarding Passes

JetBlue Updates App, Adds Mobile Boarding Passes

JetBlue announced the addition of mobile boarding passes to its smartphone apps with the launch of version 2.0 of the JetBlue mobile app.  Passengers in eight of the airline’s largest cities can now download electronic boarding passes onto their cell phones and mobile devices.  The previous version of the app did not support mobile boarding passes.
Effective immediately, mobile boarding passes are available for JetBlue passengers in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las …

Virgin America Announces Nerdbird Express San Francisco-Austin Route, Adds SFO-Anchorage

Virgin America Announces Nerdbird Express San Francisco-Austin Route, Adds SFO-Anchorage

Referring to it with the hashtag Nerdbird Express, because it goes between Silicon Valley and Silicon Hills, Virgin America announced it will begin daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Austin, Texas on May 21, 2013.  In addition, the airline also announced it will offer service six times a week between San Francisco and Anchorage, Alaska between June 6 and September 9, 2013.
Flights from San Francisco to Austin will depart …

Virgin America Announces New Flights to Newark Liberty

Virgin America Announces New Flights to Newark Liberty

Virgin America has announced it will launch new flights between California and Newark Liberty International Airport, beginning April 2, 2013.  The new services will include three daily, nonstop flights between Newark, and both San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.
Flights from Newark to Los Angeles will depart at 9:15 a.m. and arrive at 12:30 p.m., depart at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at 4:15 p.m., and depart at 6:55 …

Alaska Airlines Installs Power and USB Outlets for Passengers at Major Airports

Alaska Airlines Installs Power and USB Outlets for Passengers at Major Airports

Alaska Airlines is installing power outlets for passenger use at its major airports.  The outlets are part of the airline’s recent enhancements, which include in-flight Wi-Fi, an improved mobile website, and the airline’s new mobile app.
Alaska Airlines recently finished adding 200 additional outlets at its gates in Anchorage, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.  Each outlet includes a 120-volt receptacle, and two USB ports.
Power outlets are also available in gate areas at …

Delta Completes 747-400 Fleet Lie-Flat Seat Upgrade

Delta Completes 747-400 Fleet Lie-Flat Seat Upgrade

Delta has finished installing lie-flat seats in the BusinessElite cabin of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft.  Each of the airline’s 16 747s is configured with 48 BusinessElite seats.  They are arranged in a 1-1 confirguration in the forward cabin of the aircraft as well as on the upper deck, and in a 1-2-1 configuration in the second BusinessElite cabin.
The lie-flat seats onboard the 747s follow the completion o of lie-flat seat …

Hertz and Clear Announce Partnership

Hertz and Clear Announce Partnership

Hertz and Clear, a company which uses fingerprint and iris verification to expedite travelers’ security checkpoint experiences at airports, announced that they have formed a partnership.
Under the agreement, Hertz customers will receive a complimentary 60-day Clear trial membership, and will be allowed to become a member at a reduced rate.
Once Hertz customers are members of Clear, they will have unlimited access to the company’s airport network.  In addition, they will …