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February 4, 2018

The End of the Line for an Amtrak Icon

Los Angeles is home to hundreds of icons, legends, and countless other premiers. However, in May of 1995, there was one premier that didn’t roam the streets of Hollywood or make it to the big screen, but had fame just the same. From the result of countless hours of planning and dedication, the Amtrak Coast Starlight Product Line introduced, the now iconic, Pacific Parlour Car.

Venturing between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, the Coast Starlight has always been one of the more popular routes in the Amtrak network. From gliding alongside the shores of the Pacific Ocean [...]

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January 23, 2018

United Airlines Increases Service and Adds Special Flights for Football Fans Traveling to the Big Game

United Airlines announced it is adding more ways for football fans to get to Minneapolis for the Big Game on Sunday, February 4, 2018. In addition to United’s 26 daily flights from its U.S. hubs to Minneapolis, United is offering customers 16 additional flights, including special nonstop service from Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; and Philadelphia. The flights are now available for purchase on

In addition to the airline’s 26 daily flights between its hubs and Minneapolis, United adds special flights from Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; and [...]

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January 12, 2018

Virgin America Flies Into the Sunset

Today was the first day that Virgin America and Alaska Airlines operated as one carrier. Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded Alaska Airlines a single-carrier certificate meaning that the two airlines can now operate as one. In this case, the terminology used by airline crews to denote Virgin America will no longer be used.

In late 2016, in a quick turn of news, Virgin America become one of the latest airlines to be up for sale and in December 2016, Virgin America was purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for $2.6 billion. While the Virgin America won’t be [...]

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January 10, 2018

Los Angeles, are you ready to eat?

Los Angeles, the twice-annual dining event, dineL.A. kicks off on Friday, January 12, 2018. Celebrating 10 years, the 15-day event brings non-stop food options throughout the LA basin. Participating restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus introducing diners to diverse culinary experiences in various neighborhoods throughout the city.

Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 300 restaurants. There are no tickets or passes required for dineL.A. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are [...]

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