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Woman Injured in Shooting Outside Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport

Woman Injured in Shooting Outside Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport

A woman was shot Monday night outside the Grand Hyatt hotel at San Francisco International Airport in what appears to have been an attempted carjacking.
In a statement, the San Francisco Police Department said it had responded a shooting on the roadway in front of the hotel shortly before 8 p.m. local time and that the suspect had fled the scene.
A witness to the shooting said on Twitter that it had …

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

United Airlines said it would fly 60% of its flights in June compared to its June 2019 schedule.
The Chicago-based airline will add more than 480 daily domestic flights to its schedule, which translates into operating over 3,100 daily domestic flights.  The increase means that United will operate 67% of its domestic schedule when compared with June 2019.
The carrier will add new flights to Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana, among other destinations.
In …

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a new lounge in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.  The airline said it will take over the space previously occupied by the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge there.
The move comes as the Seattle-based airline continues to expand its presence at the Bay Area airport.
Virgin America had had its operations in Terminal 2 when Alaska acquired the airline in 2016 and Alaska …

Coronavirus News Update – March 12: Biden Speaks of a ‘Return to Normalcy’ by 4th of July

Coronavirus News Update – March 12: Biden Speaks of a ‘Return to Normalcy’ by 4th of July

President Joseph  Biden pledged yesterday that all adults in the United States would be eligible for coronavirus vaccines by May 1, as he addressed the nation on the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic. In his speech, Biden outlined plans to speed up vaccinations around the country and said hoped for a return to normalcy by the 4th of July.
Meanwhile, there are over 119.2 million people coronavirus worldwide as …

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin four new routes between California and Montana this summer. The carrier will launch flights from Los Angeles and San Diego to Kalispell, Montana on May 20, as well as flights from San Diego and San Francisco to Bozeman on June 17.
Alaska will operate flights between Los Angeles and Kalispell on Wednesdays and Saturdays and flights between San Diego and Kalispell on Mondays, …

Storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel to be Sold

Storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel to be Sold

The current owner of the storied Sir Francis Drake Hotel said it has entered into an agreement to sell the property, which is located in downtown San Francisco near Union Square.
The Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, which has owned the hotel since 2010, announced that it had entered into a contract to sell the property to an undisclosed third party in a deal that will generate $157 million in proceeds.  Prior owners …

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines said it would begin to return its Airbus A321T subfleet of aircraft to its premium transcon routes in March.
“The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the wide-body flying that has been operating over the past few months,” the airline said in a statement.  “As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an …