American has expanded its global network with the addition of service to Beijing, China, via a nonstop flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new route is part of American’s commitment to provide customers with a strong international network to complement its extensive domestic U.S. system. American’s presence in Asia includes flights to Shanghai, China and Delhi, India. In addition, American has served Japan for more than 20 years, presently from Terminal 2 at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, which also boasts a handsome new Admirals Club.
American Airlines launched its new Beijing route this spring with its Boeing 777 fleet, which features three classes of service, accommodating 14 First Class passengers, 37 Business Class passengers and 194 economy-class passengers.
Customers traveling aboard American’s 777 aircraft will benefit from the airline’s ongoing investment in premium class services. American continues to expand culinary options and overall service offerings with the introduction of new menu choices, designed by celebrity chef Sam Choy, on flights between Chicago and Beijing. Choy is a four-time nominee for the James Beard Best Pacific Regional Chef Award; in 2004, his Kaloko Restaurant in Kona, Hawaii, received the James Beard/Gallo of Sonoma American Classics Award.
Along with outstanding in-flight dining, the premium experience onboard American is designed to exceed customer expectations in every way. Premium class customers traveling to Beijing are also offered BOSE® noise-cancelling headsets, great audio and video selections, complimentary amenity kits that include Burt’s Bees® products and a comfy duvet paired with an oversized plush pillow — all designed to further elevate the customer experience and offer a new level of relaxation and luxury when flying American Airlines.
For more information and to book flights online, please visit American’s website, AA.com.
Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.
As the travel industry finds itself in the midst of the first peak travel season since the beginning of the pandemic, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts commissioned a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers to learn more about business travel habits, learning 65 percent of Millennials, aged 25–44 years old, and 59 percent of Gen Z, ages 18–24 years old, prefer to work for a company offering frequent travel or flexible blended travel as a perk. Blended travel is the combination of business travel with leisure travel.
If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:
As of November 2022, Rohrkopfhutte (mountain hut) on Germany’s Tegelberg mountain reopened, and the dream view from the terrace, of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau and the stunning Schwangauer Alpsee, can be seen in the valley below.
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Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
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Six Senses recently announced plans to open its first Australian property in Burnham Beeches, a heritage mansion built in 1933 and situated on the 22 hectares of fern glades and forested hills of the Dandenong Ranges. The property lies 24 miles from Melbourne and neighbors Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, one of the country’s finest examples of domestic Art Deco.