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United to Launch San Francisco-Xi’an, China Route

United to Launch San Francisco-Xi’an, China Route

United Airlines announced that it will begin new seasonal service to Xi’an, China from San Francisco on Sunday, May 8. The route, which will be offered through October 27, will be the first transpacific service to the Chinese city by a U.S. carrier.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Xianyang International Airport at 5:30 p.m. the following day. From Xi’an, …

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco – Hotel Review

One of my favorite parts of San Francisco is Nob Hill and one of my favorite hotels to stay in the city is the InterContinental Mark Hopkins. When I pulled into the driveway at the intersection of California and Mason, I thought of my many past visits, some with my parents when I was younger, others more recent. I thought of the view from the Top of the Mark, a …

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Expected to Add Mint Premium Service to Additional Routes

JetBlue Airways, which recently lost the bidding war for Virgin America Airways, is continuing to expand its premium service, Mint, to new markets.
The New York-based carrier is expected to announce to add Mint to several routes including from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as linking Las Vegas and New York, San Diego with New York and Boston, and Seattle with New York and Boston.
Mint …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2016

The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco was all set for opening day when, on April 18, 1906, the city suffered a devastating earthquake.  Fires from the quake consumed much of the property, and the hotel had to be largely rebuilt before reopening exactly one year later.  The property is still in operation today, and is a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
On April 24, 1909, Wilbur Wright brought along a photojournalist …

United Launches San Francisco-Tel Aviv Route

United Launches San Francisco-Tel Aviv Route

United Airlines announced the launch of new service on Wednesday between San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel. 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. local time 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 …

Virgin Atlantic to Link Manchester with Boston and San Francisco

Virgin Atlantic to Link Manchester with Boston and San Francisco

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced plans to offer service connecting San Francisco and Boston to Manchester in the United Kingdom. The airline will operate these flights as part of its joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
The thrice-weekly San Francisco-Manchester service will launch on March 28, 2017 and operate on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while the twice-weekly Boston-Manchester service will begin operation the following day with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Virgin will …

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on Boston-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Begins Mint Service on Boston-San Francisco Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of Mint service on one of its three daily flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The carrier says that in the coming months, it will offer Mint service on all three daily flights between the two cities.
Additionally, JetBlue will launch seasonal Mint service between Boston and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport this Saturday, with flights set to operate on Saturdays …