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In the ever-so-stressful world of airline travel, British Airways has launched a new program to put the minds of its long-haul passengers at ease.
The man to help make it happen: Mark Coleman, a San Francisco-based mindfulness consultant who’s been asked by the airline to provide fliers on its newest Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets with meditation techniques for a relaxed and positive state of mind.
In the highly competitive fight to win marketshare on the San Francisco to London route, British Airways may hold a key none of its competitors currently have: the world’s largest passenger jet.
The airline began flying its double-deck Airbus A380 between the two cities Sunday, a move British Airways officials said was done in response to increased travel demand from the booming technology sector in the Bay Area and in Great Britain.
The California Highway Patrol and local police agencies reported at least a dozen traffic deaths on Northern California roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a bloody increase in the number of fatalities during one of the busiest periods for travel each year.
One of the deadliest crashes happened Saturday evening when a 2004 Toyota Prius crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a van on Highway 50 east of Placerville.
A United Airlines flight bound for Kansai, Japan returned to San Francisco International Airport Friday evening after a passenger suffered a medical emergency mid-flight.
United Airlines Flight 885 departed SFO shortly before noon when the Boeing 777 made an unexpected U-turn over the Pacific Ocean 2.5 hours into the trip after the passenger fell ill.
American cyclists rolled in Friday to take the top three spots in Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California.
Stage 6, the Individual Time Trial of the Amgen Tour of California came to a finish in the Santa Ynez Valley town of Solveng. Among the top three competitors were Americans Dave Zabriskie, Levi Leipheimer, and Tejay Van Garderen.
You’d better check to see whether the costume you’re wearing to the 100th running of the Bay to Breakers footrace is waterproof.
A slight chance of rain may greet participants to the venerable San Francisco event Sunday morning, National Weather Service forecasters predict, but runners should avoid the heaviest rain that will drench the city before race time.
A piece of artwork — valued at $75,000 and last seen on display at Moscone Center before it was stolen eleven years ago — was recovered this week after San Francisco Police officers conducted an undercover sting operation to arrest the alleged thief.
Police Inspectors apprehended Margarita Andino, 51, of San Francisco and booked her on felonious possession of stolen property.
This weekend, pure-bred Italian sports cars will take to the track in the Sonoma hills.
Every year Infineon Raceway hosts a segment of the Ferrari Challenge, an international motor racing championship comprised of races held in the United States, Italy and other European countries. It is a single-marque championship, meaning that all cars racing in the series are Ferraris.
San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 is, like many other airport terminals built in recent years, an aesthetic wonder. High ceilings, vast open spaces, ample natural lighting, and artwork combine to create a welcoming environment for travelers — a far cry from the gloomy passenger terminals of old.
But what really sets this terminal, reopening to passengers Thursday after a $383 million renovation project, apart from others is the attention to details — like power outlets and taps to fill water bottles — that the modern traveler will appreciate.