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EVA Air Royal Laurel Business Class Seattle-Taipei – Flight Review

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Arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, I made my way to the Royal Laurel business class counter. A friendly agent quickly printed my boarding pass and checked one of my bags on to tonight’s destination: Taipei, Taiwan.
With a scheduled departure at 2 a.m., security was deserted and the terminal was empty, except for the handful of other passengers aboard EVA flight 25 milling about.
EVA does not have a dedicated lounge at …

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Make Changes to Summer Schedules

Delta, Virgin Atlantic to Make Changes to Summer Schedules

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announced changes to their 2017 summer schedules. Delta says that the two carriers, who are joint venture partners, are implementing the changes to optimize their joint network between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Among the updates will be a new route between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow, operated by Delta. The carrier will offer the service, which will be the first between Portland …

Delta Shuttle Service to Link Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles

Delta Shuttle Service to Link Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch new Delta Shuttle service between Seattle and both San Francisco and Los Angeles on May 11. The flights will complement the carrier’s West Coast shuttle service between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Delta will offer eight daily peak-day shuttle service flights between Seattle and the two California cities, as well as an additional two daily flights to Los Angeles beginning May 23.
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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 …