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Another Delta Flight Returns to the Gate to Remove Maskless Passenger

Another Delta Flight Returns to the Gate to Remove Maskless Passenger

A Delta Air Lines flight departing Detroit for Los Angeles returned to the gate Saturday evening in order to offload a passenger who refused to wear a mask.
Delta Flight 201 was scheduled to depart Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport at 8:15 p.m. local time and was delayed by 47 minutes by the incident. The flight arrived in Los Angeles at 10:31 p.m. PST, 28 minutes later than scheduled.
The flight “returned …

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 17 – 22 Million Cases, Travelers Slowly Return to the Skies

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 17 – 22 Million Cases, Travelers Slowly Return to the Skies

The worldwide number of virus cases is approaching the 22 million mark as of Monday and currently stands at 21.88 million.  Over 773,000 people have died thus far and 14.6 million have recovered.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases, with 5.57 million as of Monday.  The coronavirus death toll there is now over 173,000. Over 1,000 deaths from the virus have been reported each …

Alaska Airlines to Introduce 7 New Routes from Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines to Introduce 7 New Routes from Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines announced it would add seven brand new routes from Los Angeles International Airport in the coming months.
The list of new routes includes non-stop service to Florida, Hawaii, Montana, and Oregon, including the airline’s first non-stop service to Southwest Florida Airport, which services Fort Myers and Naples.
Alaska will start service from LAX to Eugene, Oregon, and Medford, Oregon, Ocotber 1, followed by flights to Bozeman, Montana, Fort Myers, and …

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue to Offer Mint Service From Newark Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles

JetBlue Airways said it plans to offer daily Mint non-stop transcon service linking Newark Liberty International Airport with both San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports come July.
Mint is the airline’s business-class offering.  It offers passengers a premium cabin with fully lie-flat seats on JetBlue’s Airbus A321s.  Four seats in the cabin are private suites with doors.  The seats in the private suites are 22” wide and extend into …

‘Welcome to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

‘Welcome  to the Hotel California’: Hotels in the Golden State Begin to Reopen Friday

It’s not quite what the Eagles had in mind with their song, but hotels throughout the state of California will begin to open their doors to guests Friday after several months of paused operations amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
All but seven of the state’s 58 counties will be allowed to host guests, under current California Department of Public Health guidelines.  The list of counties where hotels may reopen does not include …

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue Airways announced it will temporarily consolidate its operations in five major cities at a single airport.
In New York, the airline’s hometown, JetBlue will suspend operations at LaGuardia, Westchester County, and Stewart International airports and consolidate flying at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In Los Angeles, the airline will consolidate flying at Los Angeles International Airport and suspend operations at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports.
Elsewhere, JetBlue will move flights from …

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express announced it will open its newest Centurion Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport, on March 9, 2020.
The new lounge, which covers 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and is accessible also from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 without having to traverse a security checkpoint for a second time.  The lounge offers complimentary admittance to holder of …