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Virgin Hotels Does Dallas
Virgin Hotels opens its third property in the US, after Chicago and San Francisco, this week.
Virgin Hotels Dallas opens this coming Sunday, 15 December 2019.
Other Virgin Hotels earmarked for opening in 2020 include Las Vegas, Nashville and New York.
BA Upgrades Heathrow – San Jose To Boeing 747
It’s been relatively quiet as far as news on BA’s long schedule for the summer 2020 season is concerned.
One significant change announced so far is that London Heathrow – San Jose will be upgraded from a Boeing 787-9 aircraft to a Boeing 747 aircraft from the start of the summer season on Sunday 29 March 2019.
This is a fairly substantial increase in capacity from 216 seats to 275 seats.
Also of note this week:
American Airlines has announced new domestic routes from Boston to Austin and San Jose from early April 2019. American is also promising more one-off flights such as Los Angeles – Palm Springs for special events. (American Airlines)
The case for a high speed rail line from Portland to Vancouver. (CityLab)
Late post publication updates:
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