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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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December 15, 2017

United Airlines Adds Tahiti Starting Fall 2018

United Airlines announced it will begin service between San Francisco and Pape’ete, the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific’s gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea. United is the only U.S. carrier offering nonstop service to Tahiti from the mainland United States. Tickets are now available for purchase at united.com.

United’s new nonstop flight from San Francisco to Tahiti connects customers to beautiful beaches, overwater bungalows, coral atolls and forested [...]

 
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December 8, 2017

Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle at the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum’s 18th original exhibition, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle, showcases the life and work of the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959). This first-ever comprehensive museum retrospective features more than 250 works by Eyvind Earle (1916-2000), including evocative large-scale concept artworks for Sleeping Beauty and intricate thumbnail concept paintings for Lady and the Tramp (1955).

About the Exhibition Earle’s colorful life story, inspiration and creative approach to art-making combined to fuel an [...]

 
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November 8, 2017

Farewell, Your Majesty: United Airlines Flies the 747, the “Queen of the Skies”, One Last Time

Today, United Airlines flew – for the final time – a Boeing 747 aircraft, the jumbo jet with the unmistakable silhouette that once represented the state-of-the-art in air travel.

Serving as the ultimate throwback, the airline recreated the first 747 flight operated by United in 1970 for today’s historic farewell journey. Flight UA747 departed from San Francisco with service to Honolulu with more than 300 customers, employees and distinguished guests onboard.

From a 1970s-inspired menu to retro uniforms for flight attendants to inflight entertainment befitting of [...]

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