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United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines Adds 150 New Flights to ‘Warm Weather’ Destinations to Winter Schedule

United Airlines announced the addition of almost 150 new flights to what it termed “warm-weather cities” come winter.
The additions are part of the airline’s preparations for a return to normalcy in air travel.
“United has prepared for the return of air travel for more than a year, matching its flying schedule and aircraft availability to demand by maintaining close coordination between its network planning teams and the airline’s operating groups,” it …

Airlines Increase Flights to Germany as Country Reopens

Airlines Increase Flights to Germany as Country Reopens

The announcement late last week that Germany would reopen its borders to American tourists was followed by news from U.S. and international carriers that they would increase flights to various German cities.
Hundreds of flights were cut starting in February 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.
Deutsche Lufthansa said it would increase the number of flights offered from the United States as well as increase the number of destinations, in …

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, …