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United to Offer First Non-Stop San Francisco-Hangzhou Route by U.S. Carrier

United to Offer First Non-Stop San Francisco-Hangzhou Route by U.S. Carrier

United Airlines announced that it plans to launch thrice-weekly non-stop service between San Francisco and Hangzhou, China on July 13. The route will be the first non-stop service between San Francisco and the Chinese city to be operated by a U.S. airline.
The service is subject to government approval.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 2:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at …

‘Psychedelic’ Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco Opens its Doors

‘Psychedelic’ Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco Opens its Doors

Viceroy Hotel Group announced the opening of the Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco. The property is located two blocks from the city’s Union Square and describes itself as a new home for San Francisco’s counter-culture with a “psychedelic heartbeat.”
The hotel has 196 guestrooms and suites, decorated with eclectic vintage furnishings (some rooms even have “vintage-inspired” record players). The hotel’s 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) presidential suite is outfitted with a wet bar, media room, …

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines will return to operating an aircraft with a three-class cabin on its p.s. transcontinental routes, at least for the time being.
Starting April 6, the Chicago-based carrier will offer one flight each day from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports on a Boeing 777-200ER. The aircraft is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in Global First, 40 fully lie-flat seats in BusinessFirst, …

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American to Offer Complimentary Snacks in Coach, New Pajamas, and Expand In-Flight Entertainment Options

American Airlines announced that it is bringing back free snacks in coach and adding other amenities to its flights.
The move follows the reintroduction of in-flight snacks by other major airlines in the United States. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks and subsequent economic downturn, airlines removed most amenities in coach including blankets, pillows, and hot meals, and stopped offering peanuts and pretzels as well. American stopped offering snacks in 2003; …

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines announced plans to operate what will be the longest scheduled flight of any U.S. carrier, service between San Francisco and Singapore.
The new daily flight will launch June 1, 2016 and will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will also be the longest flown by a Dreamliner and the only non-stop service linking the United States and Singapore.
Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco International Airport at …

Norwegian to Launch San Francisco Oakland-London Gatwick Flights Later This Year

Norwegian to Launch San Francisco Oakland-London Gatwick Flights Later This Year

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced plans to introduce service linking London with the San Francisco Bay Area starting May 12, 2016.
The flights will depart London’s Gatwick Airport at 1 p.m. local time and arrive at Oakland International Airport at 4 p.m. Flights will leave Oakland at 7:55 p.m. and arrive in London at 2 p.m. the following day.
The airline will operate the flight three times a week using Boeing 787 Dreamliner …

In the Air for the Holidays: American Airlines First Class A321T New York-San Francisco – Flight Review

It was an odd contrast. The roads leading to John F. Kennedy International Airport were empty. No one was ahead of me in PreCheck. The American Airlines Admirals Club was empty. Yet the planes were all full. It was, in fact, Christmas Eve. One agent commented on how full the flights were, adding that gate agents were paying people a lot of money to take later flights.
At the Admirals Club …