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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: June 21, 2014

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Before you jet off for the weekend, be sure to catch up on this week’s news.  Here are five important features from the past week that you don’t want to miss.
1.) Jonathan Spira visits the Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, a grand hotel that brings back fond memories from his childhood.  Have you ever encountered a tea sommelier before?  Take afternoon tea in the Jahreszeiten Lobby, followed by a spa …

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Tampa

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Tampa

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between Seattle and Tampa, Florida.  The new flights are the only non-stops available between the two cities.
Flights depart Seattle at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Tampa at 5:30 p.m.  Flights from Tampa depart at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 9:25 p.m.
Earlier this month, Alaska began new daily service between Seattle and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In addition, the carrier said …

Delta’s Seattle Strategy: New Flights, Enhanced Services

A Delta aircraft at the gate in Seattle

In the latest of a spate of new routes from the U.S. to Asia launched by U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines is launching a non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington to Hong Kong Monday.  The flight marks the airline’s fifth non-stop international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a year and brings the number of international daily non-stop flights out of the city to ten.
Earlier this month, Delta inaugurated Seattle-Seoul, …

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between Seattle, New Orleans

Alaska Airlines Launches Service Between Seattle, New Orleans

Alaska Airlines announced new daily service between Seattle, Washington, and New Orleans, Louisiana.  The service follows the airline’s new daily seasonal flights between Portland, Oregon and Kalispell, Montana, which began earlier this week.
Flights from Seattle depart at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 5:00 p.m.  Westbound flights depart New Orleans at 5:55 p.m., and arrive in Seattle at 8:50 p.m.
In addition to the new service, Alaska plans to …

Delta Debuts New Amenities in Premium Economy

Delta Debuts New Amenities in Premium Economy

Delta Air Lines announced that it is adding several new amenities to its in-flight service offerings in Economy Comfort, its Premium Economy section, on flagship transcontinental routes to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Passengers traveling in Economy Comfort on flights between JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle now receive a complimentary pillow, blanket, and sleep kit with eyeshades and earplugs. They are also offered Luvo …

Delta Begins New Seattle-Seoul Service

Delta Begins New Seattle-Seoul Service

Delta Air Lines announced the start of new daily, non-stop service between Seattle and Seoul, South Korea.  The service operates using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 12:18 p.m. and arrive at Incheon International Airport in Seoul at 3:35 p.m. the next day.  Flights from Seoul to Seattle depart at 5:20 p.m. and arrive at 12:04 p.m. the same day.
Delta’s 767-300ER aircraft that are used to operate the …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2014

United Airlines became the world's second largest airline in 1961

On June 23, 1905, the Wright Flyer III made its first flight, piloted by Orville Wright.  The Flyer was the third powered aircraft the Wright Brothers had built, and with the modifications they made, it achieved substantially greater performance than their previous two efforts.
The Hotel Utah opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake City on June 9, 1911.  The hotel remained open for 76 years, entertaining famous figures such as …