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Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part One

    Around the World On United’s Last 747 Flights – Part One

SAN FRANCISCO — I had a dilemma when planning my trip flying United Airlines’ final international 747 flight from Seoul-Incheon (ICN) to San Francisco (SFO): How to get there from here?

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United Commemorates the 747’s Retirement with Retro 1970s Titles

    United Commemorates the 747’s Retirement with Retro 1970s Titles

MIAMI – As United’s Queen of the Skies are prepared for its retirement, the company is ensuring the iconic Jumbo flies away into the sunset with much fanfare. United’s 747-400s called San

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How TAP Portugal Honors its Past and Looks to the Future From Onboard Their Retrojet

    How TAP Portugal Honors its Past and Looks to the Future From Onboard Their Retrojet

TAP Portugal is currently experiencing a resurgence.  After the completion of privatization efforts in 2015, the airline is now 45% owned by the Atlantic Gateway Group, headed by JetBlue and Azul founder

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Flying Fish: Onboard Alaska Airlines First 737 Combi Copper River Salmon Flight of The Season

    Flying Fish: Onboard Alaska Airlines First 737 Combi Copper River Salmon Flight of The Season

SEATTLE — Eight years ago, while on a flight from Cordova to Anchorage, my friendly seatmate asked me whether I have ever tried Copper River salmon.  I knew of different

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Air France Celebrates Over 20 Years of Its Paris CDG Hub

    Air France Celebrates Over 20 Years of Its Paris CDG Hub

MIAMI — This March, Air France will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub.  Opened on

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#FlybackFriday — On Board Singapore Airlines’ Inaugural Non-Stop from San Francisco to Singapore

    #FlybackFriday — On Board Singapore Airlines’ Inaugural Non-Stop from San Francisco to Singapore

Over the Pacific Ocean, west of Guam, on board flight SQ31 On October 23, 2016, Singapore Airlines (SIA) started nonstop

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Alaska Airlines + Virgin America = More to Love

    Alaska Airlines + Virgin America = More to Love

SAN FRANCISCO — Yesterday was a milestone day for Alaska Airlines. On Wednesday, the carrier finalized its $2.6 billion merger with

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Singapore Airlines Begins Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Singapore

    Singapore Airlines Begins Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Singapore

SAN FRANCISCO — On October 23, 2016, Singapore Airlines (SIA) started nonstop service to San Francisco (SFO) from Singapore (SIN)

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California Says Aloha to Mokulele

    California Says Aloha to Mokulele

SANTA MARIA, CA — One normally does not associate aloha or mahalo with California.  A small Hawaiian-based airline called Mokulele

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KLM Opens a Pop-Up in San Francisco

    KLM Opens a Pop-Up in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Growing up in a major metropolitan area, I was fortunate to have lived in the city center

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