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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.
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British Airways Club World Business Class London Heathrow – Seattle-Tacoma – Flight Review

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Following an enjoyable weekend in London, it was time to return to Seattle. A friend dropped me off curbside at Heathrow’s expansive and impressive Terminal 5, and I quickly found an empty check-in kiosk. Security was a quick and uneventful affair, before striking out for British Airway’s sprawling main lounge.
The southern lounge, located in the main terminal, is several stories high and perhaps the largest in the airline’s system. The …

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW announced the launch of ReachNow, a new car-sharing service. ReachNow’s first location is in Seattle, Washington, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters. The company also said that it plans to launch the service in three additional U.S. cities this year and eventually serve a total of ten North American cities.
ReachNow is starting off with an initial fleet of 370 vehicles, including the BMW i3, the BMW 3 …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2016

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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 …

Southwest to Increase Flight Frequency at BWI

Southwest to Increase Flight Frequency at BWI

Southwest Airlines announced that it plans to increase service on a number of routes from Baltimore/Washington International Airport beginning June 5.
The carrier will increase its daily service to Tampa from six to seven flights, as well as its daily service to Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport from seven to eight flights on Sundays through Fridays, and from six to seven on Saturdays. The airline’s daily Baltimore-Orlando service will also be …

Alaska Airlines Fined for Unsafe Working Conditions at SeaTac

Alaska Airlines Fined for Unsafe Working Conditions at SeaTac

Alaska Airlines and its ground-handling contractor were cited for unsafe working conditions Monday.
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries issued multiple citations to Alaska Airlines and Menzies Aviation, which provides passenger, ramp, and cargo services for the airline.
The investigation revealed that Alaska failed to both provide safety equipment and put other safeguards into place that would make the workplace less hazardous for ramp agents.
The agency found that Menzies employees …

Alaska Airlines Plans New Crew Uniforms

Alaska Airlines Plans New Crew Uniforms

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang that will see the carriers’ uniforms redesigned. The announcement comes shortly after the airline debuted its redesigned logo last month.
Luly Yang will be conducting focus groups with Alaska Airlines pilots, flight attendants, airport staff, aircraft technicians, and stores agents over the next few months to gain a better understanding of what needs to go into the new uniforms. …