British Airways resumes direct flights to London from San Diego International Airport

British Airways has resumed its nonstop service between London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

The resumption comes after British Airways suspended the service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline is the first carrier to resume nonstop service to Europe from San Diego.

‘Our global city needs efficient global connections and I’m grateful to British Airways for resuming service to London which will also provide access to other European countries,’ said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. ‘San Diego’s business community has been asking when this flight would return and after more than a year and a half, we welcome them back. This flight also allows families to reunite and tourists to visit America’s Finest City. Regaining service to London on British Airways will provide our region with an economic boost that contributes to our recovery.’

The year-round nonstop flights operate three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flight BA272 will depart San Diego at 7 p.m. and arrive in London the next day at 1:25 p.m. Flight BA273 will depart London at 1:45 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 4:55 p.m. All flight times are local.

Traveling passengers are recommended to review the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) international travel recommendations as well as the UK Government’s health and travel requirements for the U.S. Before arriving in the United States, air passengers, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before boarding a flight to the U.S.

San Diego International Airport has an on-site COVID-19 testing option through Carbon Health for travellers wanting to get tested before a trip. Appointments are required and there is a fee for tests.

British Airways has introduced several measures at the airport and on board to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its customers and crew. These include social distancing measures, the wearing of face masks, and hand sanitizer stations. Prior to travel customers will also receive details of how they can prepare for their flight.

British Airways to resume nonstop flights to London Heathrow and San Diego International Airport

British Airways has said that it will resume services between London Heathrow and San Diego International Airport on October 13.

The year-round nonstop flights will operate three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flight BA272 will depart San Diego at 7 p.m. and arrive in London the next day at 1:25 p.m. Flight BA273 will depart London at 1:45 p.m. and arrive in San Diego at 4:55 p.m. All flight times are local. Tickets are available to book at britishairways.com.

‘We are beyond thrilled to hear that British Airways will resume their flights between San Diego and London in October,’ said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. ‘London is the largest demand market between San Diego and Europe due to the robust business relationships between the two cities and provides San Diegans a convenient hub to connect to destinations across Europe and beyond.’

Marie Hilditch, British Airways’ Head of North America sales said: ‘We can’t wait to welcome our customers back on board our San Diego flights and we are honored to be playing our part in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart.

‘The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We know some customers won’t have flown for a long time, we can assure them we have a range of COVID-19 measures in place to provide stress and hassle-free travel.’

The airline is the first carrier to resume nonstop service to Europe from San Diego. It is suggested that traveling passengers review the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) international travel recommendations as well as the UK Government’s health and travel requirements for the U.S.

The resumption comes after British Airways suspended the service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. British Airways has introduced a number of measures at the airport and on board to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its customers and crew. These include social distancing measures, the wearing of face masks, and hand sanitizer stations. Prior to travel customers will also receive details on preparing for their next flight.

San Diego Gets New Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

The Four Points by Sheraton brand, a part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide portfolio, has opened its newest hotel in San Diego, US.

The new Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown has been converted from an existing hotel, under ownership of hotel operating company, Pinnacle Hotels USA. The hotel features 220 guestrooms; around 1,400 square feet of meeting facilities; a 24-hour fitness centre; an outdoor heated pool; and the First Avenue Bar & Grill dining venue.

The hotel is located in downtown San Diego, close to San Diego International Airport and the San Diego Convention Center. The Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown hotel is offering free shuttle service to the airport, a non-smoking environment, and complimentary internet connectivity to its guests, for room rates commencing at $139 per night. The local attractions include SeaWorld, Legoland California, and Knott’s Soak City, along with the famous San Diego Zoo.

Brian McGuinness, the senior vice president, specialty select brands, of Starwood hotels and resorts, commented, ‘San Diego is a vital market for both business and leisure travellers and we’re excited to open our second Four Points by Sheraton in this great city. Our guests are seeking an honest value, genuine service, and the amenities they need to stay productive on the road. We look forward to continuing our commitment to providing great hotels at great rates.’

The brand has plans to open 24 new hotels in 2012, and has a portfolio of round 160 hotels around the world in 30 countries presently.