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Live and Let's Fly

British Airways Invites You to Capitalize on Brexit

Ask not what you can do for Brexit, ask what can Brexit do for me -- that seems to be the rallying cry at British Airways, which has capitalized on the GBP's lowest level since 1985 to la ...

Regional First

Japan Air Lines First Class Lounge at Tokyo Narita

Made to order sushi, a sake bar, plus free massages are just some of the features of the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge at Narita.  Our trip in Japan was nearly over, but this nice lounge was ...

Live and Let's Fly

His Excellency Defends Qatar Atlanta Service in New Interview

Protests have sprung up in the Atlanta area over Qatar Airways new service to Doha including a string of protests, radio/tv attacks, and full-page newspaper ads condemning the Gulf carrie ...

DoubleWides Fly

Alaska Airlines Reduces Mileage Plan Earning Rates on American Airlines

Alaska Airlines is changing the miles earned per flight on partner American Airliness which are credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan starting August 1, 2016. Many economy fare ...

Behind the Curtain

Review: The Westin Paris - Vendôme

When looking for hotels in Paris a few months ago, I was choosing between the Hyatt Madeleine or the Westin Paris Vendôme as both were approximately 260 euros per night. Most other SPG or Hyatt prope ...

Live and Let's Fly

Etihad Clarifies First Class Lounge Policy in a Good Way

Earlier in the month the new Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa opened in Abu Dhabi (full photo tour here). In a separate post, I wrote about the lounge access policy, telling the story of an ...

The Road More Traveled

Trip Report: Tokyo to Kobe on the Shinkansen High Speed Train

As I mentioned in the trip report introduction, our day trip to Kobe would feature two unique modes of transportation, the Shinkansen high-speed train on the way to Kobe, and a flight on Ja ...

The Trip Sherpa

Andaz Xintiandi (Shanghai) - You Don't Know What You've Got, 'Til It's Gone

Coming in from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, the drive was long and I was already exhausted.  The location is deep in the city and the better part of 4 ...

Live and Let's Fly

A KL Taxi Driver Threatened to Hurt Me for Using Uber

I was in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday night on a long layover between Malaysia Airlines flights. I needed a haircut and wanted a massage, so I hopped on the KLIA Express train to KL Sentral and there pic ...

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