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Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America, China Airlines Begin New Codeshare Flights

Virgin America announced the launch of new codeshare flights in partnership with China Airlines.
Under the new agreement, China Airlines will now be able to place its code on Virgin America flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Seattle, and Washington Dulles, from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new codeshare flights expand upon the airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, …

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta Haneda Landing Slot

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta Haneda Landing Slot

American Airlines Group said it had filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a landing slot at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport currently held by Delta Air Lines.  American said that the Atlanta-based carrier isn’t making the best possible use of the flight rights.
The airline wants to use Delta’s Haneda slot to operate daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Tokyo, a plan “substantially superior to Delta’s near-dormant Seattle-Haneda …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2014

The Old Botanical Gardens in Munich, as seen from the Charles Hotel

The original Palmer House hotel, the first of three, burned to the ground on October 9 during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, just 13 days after its opening. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1875, and again in 1925. Today, it operates as the Palmer House – a Hilton Hotel.
William E. Boeing was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.  He later went on to found the Boeing …

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The service operates using a Boeing 737-800.
Flights from Seattle depart at 10:55 a.m. and arrive in Albuquerque at 2:50 p.m.  From Albuquerque, flights depart at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 5:45 p.m.
Alaska’s is using 737s outfitted with 16 seats in first class and 147 seats in economy class for the new route.  …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Adds More Extensive Dining Options in Sky Clubs

Delta Air Lines announced that it introduced a variety of new foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its Sky Club airport lounges.  The changes are effective starting August 14.
The new menus offer a variety of items, including locally sourced bagels, English muffins, Greek yogurt, and cereal for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, the Sky Clubs will be serving a selection of soups including Italian wedding soup, chicken salad with pecan …

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 …