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Great Moments in Travel History – August 2014

Lobby staircase, Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The United Kingdom officially entered the First World War on August 4, 1914, with a declaration of war against Germany.
The International Air Traffic Association was formed on August 28, 1919, in The Hague, Holland.  The organization is the predecessor to the International Air Transport Association, which currently represents 240 airlines that make up approximately 84% of all airlines’ passenger carrying capacity.
On August 18, 1934, Jeannette and Jean Piccard flew the …

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta Announces Cutbacks in the Pacific

Delta announced significant cutbacks in its Pacific division on Thursday in a memo to its employees.  The airline has been reducing the size of its Tokyo hub at Narita International Airport for some time and is eliminating several routes while downgauging the aircraft used on other routes.  It will also continue to expand its Seattle hub and increase non-stop routes from there.
Delta is cancelling its Tokyo (Narita)-Hong Kong and Nagoya-Manila …

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

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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 …