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A United 767 taxis out as seen from Passport to Dulles 2018. United is only removing change fees from domestic services, not international routes. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

United Airlines Delays JFK Return

United Airlines revealed Wednesday it is delaying its return to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in an internal memo viewed, per Airline Weekly. The delay will last about a month, with inaugural flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco now scheduled for Feb. 28 instead of Feb. 1. The move comes amid continued fears of the coronavirus, especially “new travel restrictions and the continued impact of Covid-19 on customer demand" as noted in the memo. “Throughout the…

Qatar Airways Launches San Francisco Flights

As many airlines across the world cancel long-haul flying due to low demand, Qatar Airways has decided to launch a new long-haul flight to the United States. The Doha-based carrier announced its intentions to start yet another flight this year, further expanding its global network.  Qatar Airways announced that it…

United Resumes Nonstop Service to Shanghai

In an important ramp up following Chinese market recovery, United Airlines yesterday announced it will start a four-times-weekly nonstop service to China between San Francisco International Airport and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, the carrier will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco…

Garuda Indonesia Set to Launch Nonstop Flight to Bali from…

The Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is slated to launch nonstop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, New Delhi and Mumbai to the country’s tourism hotspot Bali. The plan was unveiled after the Governor of Bali announced on Monday that the island would open its doors to international tourists…

Delta Halts Service to 10 Airports Around the U.S.

Facing tremendous challenges posed by the new coronavirus, Delta is suspending flights to ten airports across the country. Delta announced on May 8 that it is cutting service to 10 U.S. secondary airports as part of a previously announced 85% overall reduction in its service schedule. Notably, Delta is halting service…

United Announces Santa Maria Return and More New San Francisco…

United will be adding additional service out of its San Francisco hub for the upcoming summer travel season. In addition to the new services, the Star Alliance carrier will restart flights out of Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on California's Central Coast through its regional United Express brand (SkyWest). Beginning June…

Qantas Retires Final Boeing 747 from American Skies

When Qantas flight QF74 departed San Francisco for Sydney on Tuesday, it ended an era that started with one of its predecessors nearly a half-century ago, Qantas Boeing 747 service between Australia and America. In the latest milestone in its long history of transpacific flying, Qantas has retired its last…

United Reduces Winter Frequencies to Hong Kong

Over the last few months, several airlines including Delta and United have been cutting capacity to Hong Kong as political unrest in the country and its economic effects have shifted demand to the Asian hub. United is taking the measure further and temporarily cutting frequencies from Newark and San Francisco as…

Virgin Atlantic Expands A350 Routes for Summer, Doubles Down in…

In preparation for the busy 2020 summer travel season, Virgin Atlantic has announced four new routes for its newest flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Having started service with the airline on the London-New York JFK route, next year will see the aircraft expand to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Johannesburg…

Alitalia Adds San Francisco to Growing U.S. Network

Despite being plagued by financial woes and threats of liquidation, Italian carrier Alitalia has announced that the carrier will begin service between Rome and San Francisco next summer. This is not a completely new service for the carrier as Alitalia previously flew between Milan and San Francisco in 2001, but…