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[By Andrew Leonard | 22 May 2016 | No Comments]
San Mateo’s Maker Faire draws thousands

SAN MATEO, CALIF – From May 20 to May 22, the San Mateo Event Center became a temporary Mecca for makers: nerds, builders, hackers and geeks alike.

For the price of admission, visitors get to experience everything from fire-breathing metal dragons, to drone racing and video games. This is not a faire to be watched from afar, as nearly every exhibit is interactive; attendees are just as much a part of the faire as the exhibitors.

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[By Tim Jue | 22 Nov 2016 | No Comments]
Passengers disembark the first British Airways flight to arrive from London's Heathrow Airport to San Jose, California.

LONDON IS CALLING: British Airways has set its sights on American travelers seeking to take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar abroad, and now they’re enticing them with a Black Friday deal that will save visitors to London even more money.

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San Jose Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez joins Lufthansa executives and airport staff to welcome a new non-stop flight to Frankfurt, Germany. (DLH Photo)

SAN JOSE CALIF. — Mineta San Jose International Airport expanded its roster of international flights again Friday when it welcomed a non-stop service from Frankfurt, Germany on Lufthansa.

The flight will operate five days a week on a Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 with 18 Business Class seats, 19 premium economy seats and 261 economy seats. 

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[By Andrew Leonard | 22 May 2016 | No Comments]
Maker Faire is a combination of both low tech and high-tech. Pictured here, a programmable miniature game system was available for purchase.

SAN MATEO, CALIF – From May 20 to May 22, the San Mateo Event Center became a temporary Mecca for makers: nerds, builders, hackers and geeks alike.

For the price of admission, visitors get to experience everything from fire-breathing metal dragons, to drone racing and video games. This is not a faire to be watched from afar, as nearly every exhibit is interactive; attendees are just as much a part of the faire as the exhibitors.

Oakland, Travel Beat »

[By Tim Jue | 16 May 2016 | No Comments]
A Norwegian Air Shuttle cabin crew member serves guests in the premium economy cabin.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Norwegian Air Shuttle understands very well who flies on its airplanes.

The low-cost long-haul carrier has made inroads in the United States with its rock-bottom fares and a la carte pricing that’s marketed towards budget conscious leisure travelers.

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[By Tim Jue | 16 May 2016 | One Comment]
Oakland Airport Director Bryant L. Francis (left) helps cut the ribbon on the airport's newest international non-stop flight to Europe.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — The launch for Norwegian Air Shuttle’s latest flight from Europe to North America came with a message from the company aimed directly at budget-conscious fliers and the airline industry: we’re not done expanding.

The low-cost international carrier began serving Oakland, California from London’s Gatwick Airport May 12.