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Hainan Links Shanghai with Boston and Seattle

Hainan Links Shanghai with Boston and Seattle

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service between Shanghai and Boston, as well as between Shanghai and Seattle.  Boston and Shanghai are the carrier’s sixth and seventh destinations in North America, respectively.
Flights to Boston will depart Shanghai Pudong International Airport at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and arrive at Boston Logan International Airport at 2:35 p.m.  From Boston, flights will depart at 4:34 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, …

New Restaurant Goldfinch Tavern Opens at Four Seasons Seattle

New Restaurant Goldfinch Tavern Opens at Four Seasons Seattle

The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle announced the opening of a new restaurant at the property.
The Goldfinch Tavern replaced the Art Restaurant & Lounge and is being managed by Ethan Stowell, a local restaurateur who has multiple restaurants in the area.
The kitchen, under the direction of Chef Joe Ritchie, currently the chef at another Stowell restaurant, mkt. (pronounced “market”), will offer Pacific Northwest cuisine using local ingredients.
The menu will focus on …

Hainan Airlines Begins Service Between Beijing and San Jose, California

Hainan Airlines Begins Service Between Beijing and San Jose, California

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Jose, California and Beijing, China.  The carrier operates the service five days a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners.
Flights will depart Mineta San Jose International Airport at 1:10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 4:40 p.m. the next day.  From Beijing, flights will depart at 2:30 p.m., also on Mondays, Wednesdays, …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2015

Hawaii

On June 23, 1905, the Wright Flyer III, piloted by Orville Wright, made its first flight.  The Flyer was the third powered aircraft built by the Wright Brothers 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.  It remained open for 76 years, hosting such notable figures as U.S. …

Delta to Add Four New Destinations From Seattle

Delta to Add Four New Destinations From Seattle

Delta Air Lines announced that it will add new service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to various destinations over the next year.  The carrier will launch flights to Pasco, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; and Boston, Massachusetts; as well as increase its service to Bozeman, Montana.
Beginning November 1 of this year, Delta will offer three daily flights between Seattle and Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Washington.  The …

Alaska Airlines to Link Seattle with Three Eastern Cities

Alaska Airlines to Link Seattle with Three Eastern Cities

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch service from Seattle to three new destinations this fall.  The carrier will begin daily flights to Nashville, Tennessee on September 23, daily service to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina on October 1, and four weekly flights to Charleston, South Carolina on November 16.
Flights from Seattle to Nashville will depart at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at 4:05 p.m.  From Nashville, flights will depart at 5:05 …

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

Alaska Airlines Plane Takes Off with Ramp Agent in Cargo Hold

An Alaska Airlines flight departing Seattle took off while a ramp agent was still in the cargo hold on Monday.
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 pushed back from the gate at 2:24 p.m. local time, one minute early, and departed Seattle-Tacoma International Airport bound for Los Angeles at 2:39 p.m.  The plane returned to the airport after the pilot heard banging coming from beneath the deck of the aircraft.
The captain immediately declared …