SANTA CLARA, Cuba (Reuters) – The first scheduled business passenger flight from the United States to Cuba in additional than half a century landed on Wednesday, opening another chapter within the Obama administration’s efforts to improve ties and increase trade and journey with the previous Cold War foe.
Update: It’s on once more! Though scheduled for a November 16, 2011 begin date, United’s Houston to Aukland direct service is now acknowledged to begin early to mid 2012. This route is completely dependent on the delivery of United’s (inherited via the Continental merger) Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes. So look ahead to information not only on this routing by United’s supply of the brand new Boeing plane.
Despite the slight delay for takeoff, we arrived a few minutes earlier than schedule, which in my case was not a problem as I had decided to overnight in Helsinki earlier than persevering with to Bangkok. Deplaning and arrival experience at Vantaa airport have been stress free and seamless. Immigration and baggage assortment had been completed in less than quarter-hour.
HKG- HEL – The seat is kind of comfy in a seating or lounging position, but I would struggle to get a decent sleep if I had to do so in a slope, which is how you’ll end up do you have to place the seat in a flat position. I reckon that the final incline would be close to 20 ̊. The solely manner I was able to get some sort of sleep was in a lounge-like place, close to fully inclined dentist chair recline. At least, this being a daylight flight, normal comfort was not massively compromised.
New! Qantas cancels Sydney to San Francisco direct flights from May 14, 2011. The choice is said to be a business one, as flights into DFW Dallas Forth Worth) Airport higher access to the American Airlines community with whom Qantas is partnered in the One World Alliance. The decision additionally leaves the Sydney to SanFrancisco path to United Airlines (who’re hubbed out of San Francisco).