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Hainan Airlines to Launch Three New China-U.S. Routes

Hainan Airlines to Launch Three New China-U.S. Routes

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch three new flights between China and the United States this summer.  The carrier will launch Beijing-San Jose, California, flights on June 15, Shanghai-Boston, Massachusetts, service on June 20, and flights between Shanghai and Seattle, Washington, on June 22.
Hainan will operate its service to San Jose five times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Flights will depart Mineta San Jose …

Southwest Adds Flights to Nine Cities from Dallas Love Field After United Moves Operations to DFW

Southwest Adds Flights to Nine Cities from Dallas Love Field After United Moves Operations to DFW

Southwest Airlines announced plans late Friday to add additional flights from Dallas Love Field in Texas, saying that customer demand for flights from the airport have exceeded expectations.
The carrier said it had acquired the rights to two additional Love Field gates following an announcement that United Airlines will cease its operations at the airport and only operate out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Southwest, which has its headquarters on the grounds …

ANA to Begin Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur Dreamliner Service

ANA to Begin Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur Dreamliner Service

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to launch new daily service from Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur on September 1.  The carrier will operate the flights using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart Tokyo at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 11:35 p.m.  From Kuala Lumpur, flights will depart at 7:00 a.m. and arrive in Tokyo at 3:00 p.m.
In addition to the new Tokyo Narita-Kuala Lumpur service, …

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Airlines announced that it has added 55 new and additional flights to Phoenix for the 2015 National Football League Super Bowl.
The game will take place on February 1, with the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks competing for the title of Super Bowl Champion.
United Airlines added extra flights to Phoenix from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco between January 29 and February 2.  In addition, …

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday to operate daily, year-round non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.  The service would use the slots currently operated by Delta Air Lines from Seattle.
This is the second time American is making the request.  In October, American made a similar filing, stating that Delta wasn’t making the best possible use of the flight rights.  In December, …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2015

London Heathrow from the air

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess …

Condor Flugdienst Business Class Flight 1048 Frankfurt, Germany-Seattle, Washington – Review

FRA ramp tour Sept14-21

Condor Flugdienst, based in Frankfurt Germany, is one of the world’s leading leisure and charter carriers. Serving a handful of destinations in North America, most of them seasonally, they remain a somewhat mysterious presence to many American travelers.
The outbound flight [read the review here] failed to impress, albeit in the wake of a four delay on a red-eye. I wondered whether the return flight would present a more accurate picture …