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Los Angeles Transit System to Accept Apple Pay

Los Angeles Transit System to Accept Apple Pay

You might be forgiven for not knowing that Los Angeles has a robust rail and bus transit system, given that a tiny fraction of the population there uses it, and that Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – known as LA Metro – the city’s transit agency, will soon implement Apple Pay.
With the installation of new fare boxes soon to get underway, passengers will be able to use an Apple …

United Airlines Opens Polaris Lounge in Los Angeles

United Airlines Opens Polaris Lounge in Los Angeles

United Airlines announced a soft opening of its fifth Polaris Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge will open to the public on Saturday.
The Chicago-based airline opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, last April, and its third, at Newark Liberty International, last May. In June, United opened a fourth Polaris Lounge in Houston.
Similar to the airline’s other Polaris Lounges, the LAX …

United Airlines to Open LAX Polaris Lounge in January

United Airlines to Open LAX Polaris Lounge in January

United Airlines announced plans to open its fifth Polaris Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport.
The lounge will open its doors on January 12, 2019 and a media preview will be held at the lounge on January 10.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open the Houston lounge this year. Earlier in the year it opened Polaris Lounges in San Francisco, Newark, and Houston. The first Polaris Lounge opened in …

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue to Offer Twice-Weekly Service to Bozeman, Montana

JetBlue Airways announced its first destination in the state of Montana, Bozeman, which is near Yellowstone National Park.
The New York-based airline commenced twice-weekly flights between Long Beach Airportin California and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport earlier in the week.
JetBlue will operate the flight on Thursdays and Sundays on what it called “a summer and winter seasonal schedule” using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Also known as Gallatin Field, the airport was renamed Bozeman Yellowstone …

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal to Offer Lisbon-San Francisco Service in 2019

TAP Air Portugal announced quince-weekly non-stop service between Lisbon and San Francisco as well as free text messaging on long-haul flights.
The new route will be the airline’s eighth North American destination and the only one on the west coast.  TAP Air Portugal will operate the flight on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting June 10.  Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 4:10 p.m. and arrive at Lisbon …

New Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport Opens

New Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport Opens

Los Angeles World Airports and Southwest Airlines announced on Friday the opening of the new Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport.
The half-billion-dollar project includes all-new check-in areas, self-service kiosks, a new nine-lane security checkpoint, a new baggage claim area, and new shops and restaurants.
The Terminal 1 project is part of the airport’s overall modernization program, which includes the installation of an Automated People Mover.
The Terminal 1 project, part of …

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United to Inaugurate Service from Historic Paine Field with Flights to Denver and San Francisco

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Paine Field in Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, with Denver and San Francisco starting March 31, 2019.
The Chicago-based airline will operate two flights per day from Denver and four from San Francisco.
United said that the flights will afford Seattle residents “new opportunities to easily access our hubs in Denver and San Francisco.”
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett …