So far impressed with US Airways today.

Hello from US 191 PHL-PHX, today is my first trip on US Airways in many years. I got a real good fare for R/T Business class from Manchester, UK to Seattle back in July for this weekend. A full review is coming but as I sit onboard this US Airways A321 with WiFi and so far very good service, ...
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Is Priority Club Platinum Status a Joke? I think so.

I got status matched to Priority Club Platinum from my Hilton Diamond Status a few weeks back. Tonight is my first stay in an IHG hotel, a Crowne Plaza in the UK.

All I can say is how can people be loyal to this program? What the hell do you get from being a Platinum? I’m currently ...
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A LOT to move! Photos from Warsaw. (updated)

The LOT Polish airlines B767 that “crash” landed in Warsaw yesterday, skid down the runway on its belly, coming to a stop at the intersection of both the runways in Warsaw closing the airport for more than 24 hours.
UPDATE
- Warsaw airport is now open.
- I had a polish ...
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bmi to sell bmi Regional

 Sources say that bmi is in advanced discussions to sell bmi Regional to a U.K investor group previously associated with the regional business. The sale would be in the form of shares of bmi Regional, all assets used in the bmi Regional business including the aircraft fleet, the existing ...
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LOT Polish Airlines Crash Lands in Warsaw - All 230+ people safe!


The LOT Polish airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey made what experts have described as a textbook crash landing, sliding on to a halt on its belly. Once stationary all four escape chutes deployed and passengers ran for safety as fire crews doused the engines.
I have flown on LOT ...
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Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North - A Dependable Choice

Over the past 6 years I have flown out of IAD (Washington Dulles Airport) a lot. I have been a guest at many of the hotels around the airport. There is a good deal of choices and at times over the weekend at some good rates. When a promotion with some other brand is not running; I tend to stay at ...

The Park Hyatt Milan - The best, for sure!

For my Mothers Birthday I treated her to a weekend in Milan. I was lucky to score a room at the Park Hyatt Milan, emailed the GM of the hotel asking if they could put some birthday related welcome amenity in the room. (I offered to pay) He quickly got back to me and said he would take care of it ...
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Lufthansa Winter Schedule - A380 and New Routes

It is always good to keep up with new routes offered by Star Alliances member so I can better use my miles. Lufthansa is adding three new destinations this winter: Rio de Janeiro, Aberdeen and London Gatwick. Available capacity across the entire route network will be increased by 4% over last year. ...

Sorry Sir Silver is not Elite

When you travel a lot you run into people that are just well a pain in the ass. Today at a Hilton in London there was a man who was yelling at the front desk agent, I’m Silver Elite! I should get an upgrade! The agent was very professional as the guy kept yelling at her in his Chicago Bears ...
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Marriott Beijing City Wall - Best Marriott I Have Ever Been Too!


 First off I’m not a Marriott guy at all, and I have only been to a few Marriott hotels around the world in the past five years, and have never really been impressed. The program and hotel offerings never really fit my travel pattern. Never the less, I was happy to be a guest at ...
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The Hilton Manchester (UK) Deansgate - Disappointing

Well here we go again yet another Hilton in the UK that is just sub par. Is there any Hilton brand standard people that work in the UK? or is just bad Hilton's in the UK the standard?
This hotel is not as horrifying as the Hilton at the Manchester Airport, but still has some issues! I have a ...
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SAS Scandinavian Airlines will launch 21 new destinations

This is good news for anyone who likes the Star Alliance, now there are some new ways to burn some miles in Europe.
 
SAS launched 17 new routes this year. Next March SAS will launch flights between Copenhagen and Shanghai.
 
From what I'm told here are the new routes ...
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Source: Virgin Atlantic to buy bmi and Join Star.

A very good source tells me that Virgin Atlantic will buy "most of" bmi (British Midland International) within 90-120 days and Virgin Atlanic will join Star Alliance within a year after that. The bmi name will go away and the Virgin Atlanic name will stay after they fully join. Lufthansa is ready to ...
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Impressed with UNITED phone agent when making reward booking..

Ok well I’m impressed! I think I could have found the love of my life.. ok that might be a little too far but this UA phone agent went above and beyond.. and found something I did not even see when I was looking. Now that is good.
I always do my homework and know what flights I want when ...
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Hilton "Flash" Sale 3 days only Europe/Middle East/Africa

If you are looking for a good rate at a Hilton in Europe, Middle East or Africa there is a "Flash" sale till this Wed Oct 12. Mostly weekend nights with rooms from only £50. With more than 50,000 rooms available in the sale. All rates are fully pre pay rates you have the option to book with or ...

Review of the HYATT REGENCY WARSAW - Poland

***UPDATE AS OF MARCH 2014 - Hotel no longer a Hyatt*** 
I love the city of Warsaw and in the past I have really enjoyed the Hilton in Warsaw. This time the Hyatt had a rate I just could not pass up. 80 Euro a night and I was also able to apply one of my Diamond Suite Upgrades.
I ...
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Hilton buys 900 Million dollars worth of Mints

Blackstone the owner of Hilton worldwide, has just purchased the small hotel chain Mint in the UK. Mint Hotel, formerly known as City Inn, began just over a decade ago with a single venue in Bristol. It now boasts a chain of eight hotels, including sites in Leeds, London and Manchester. There is ...