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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.

San Francisco, Travel Beat »

[By Tim Jue | 31 Mar 2016 | No Comments]
JetBlue Airways will expand its popular Mint service to Boston with flights between Logan Airport and San Francisco.

Amid rumors it may be interested in buying Burlingame-based airline Virgin America, JetBlue is aggressively expanding its popular premium “Mint” product to flights from Boston’s Logan Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Last week, New York City-based JetBlue began flying one of its three daily Boston-San Francisco flights using a Mint-configured Airbus A321 aircraft. The two other frequencies will be flown by Mint planes by Fall 2016.

San Francisco »

[By Steven Luo | 11 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
A light aircraft passes over the fuselage of a wrecked Asiana Airlines 777 on landing at SFO Tuesday. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

The pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214, which crashed at SFO Saturday morning, initially told cabin crew not to evacuate after the Boeing 777 slid to a stop, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman told reporters Wednesday.

It was not until flight attendants farther back on the plane informed the flight crew of a fire outside the aircraft that the order to evacuate was given, resulting in a delay of 90 seconds between the plane stopping and the doors of the plane opening, Hersman said.

San Francisco, The Bay Area, Traffic & Transit »

[By Beat News Service | 6 Jul 2013 | No Comments]
People watch and photograph the fuselage of a wrecked Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6, 2013. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

(7/7) —  1030 UPDATE — SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. —

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 jet crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, killing two and injuring 182.

The plane — Asiana Flight 214, inbound from Incheon, South Korea — was attempting to land at the airport when it crashed and caught fire. The Boeing 777-200 was nearly full, carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew members.

San Francisco, Traffic & Transit, Travel Beat »

[By Beat News Service | 17 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

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. 

San Francisco »

[By Steven Luo | 10 May 2011 | No Comments]
The Lufthansa A380 from Frankfurt arriving at SFO. (Steven Luo / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

Hundreds of VIPs and enthusiasts turned out at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday to mark the arrival of the first regularly scheduled Airbus A380 service at the airport.

Lufthansa flight 454 from Frankfurt, previously operated by a Boeing 747, is flown by the world’s largest commercial airliner starting Tuesday.

Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 10 May 2011 | No Comments]

A federal judge said during a court hearing Tuesday afternoon that the man who erratically banged on the cockpit door of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight was a “significant threat” and posed a flight risk.

Rageh Ahmed Mohammed Al-Murisi, 28, spoke through an Arabic translator in U.S. District Court in San Francisco but did not address the court directly. 

San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 9 May 2011 | No Comments]

Federal terrorism investigators are questioning a 28 year-old man who was tackled by crew members and passengers on a flight from Chicago to San Francisco after he began banging on the cockpit door in an attempt to get into the flight deck of the plane Sunday night.

A flight attendant tackled the man and two passengers helped restrain the subject, identified as Rageh Al-Murisi, when he rushed past the first class cabin on American Airlines flight 1561 and began pounding on the door.

Arts & Entertainment, Cops & Courts, San Francisco »

[By Beat News Service | 6 May 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy San Francisco Police Dept.

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.

Bay Area Snapshots, Political Beat, San Francisco, Silicon Valley »

[By Andrew Leonard, Steven Luo and Vanessa Guerra | 20 Apr 2011 | No Comments]
President Obama greets bystanders at SFO. (Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT)

With the economy and his 2012 reelection bid on his mind, President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport on board Air Force One. He was whisked away to Facebook’s Palo Alto campus for an unprecedented hour-long town hall meeting hosted by the company’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and streamed online to Facebook users, and then went to San Francisco to attend two fundraising events for Democrats.

Here are snapshots of his stops in the Bay Area.