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British Airways A380 Premium Economy LAX - LHR Trip Report

2013-12-01-20.08.59

It has been almost four years since I have flown British Airways, with my last flight on them from London to Beijing back in January 2009, and I must say I was impressed with BA then and I am again extremely impressed by the airline! Although I did not receive a club world upgrade (business class) like I did on my last flight, I must say I was extremely comfortable in World Traveler Plus (economy plus) and probably would have been alright in economy class as well on the A380 aircraft. I do ...

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Earn Elite Qualifying Miles on All Alaska Airline's Partner Flights

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This morning, Alaska Airlines annouced a major enhancement to their Frequent Flyer program, Mileage Plan, by announcing that all 14 airline partners would be eligible for earning elite qualifying miles towards Alaska Airlines MVP, MVP Gold, and MVP 75K starting January 15, 2014. In the past, only Aeromexico, Air France, American, Delta, Emirates, KLM, & LAN earned elite qualifying miles. Yet with 14 airline partners, the majority of their international partners only earned redeemable ...

DoubleTree Suites; Lexington Kentucky

2013-10-02-21.53.18

As I travel around the country for work, DoubleTree Suites are quickly becoming some of my favorite Hilton properties to stay at. And in the case of my most recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, the DoubleTree Suites lived up to my past experiences and I was delighted with my entire stay.

The DoubleTree Suites in Lexington is located off Richmond Road and makes it a convenient place for travelers to stop when visiting Kentucky. There is easily accessible shopping and restaurants options ...

Delta adds 2 more routes from Seattle & Dedicates a B737 to Seattle

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If relations were not already sour between Delta and Alaska, Delta is getting ready for an all-out war by announcing even more flights this week from Seattle. One month after announcing a major west coast expansion,  Delta announces new service between Seattle and Fairbanks and Seattle and Vancouver; two routes Alaska currently has no competition on! In addition to the new service, Delta took delivery of a new 737-900ER jet this week and dedicated it to the crew and customers in Seattle ...

Alaska Air adds 4 new routes from Salt Lake & Offers Double Miles

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Competition is fierce between competitors and this year Delta has made it clear that they are not going to play nice with Alaska Airlines. Two airlines that have shared the same sand box for years have been intertwined in a sand storm as Delta has announced a major expansion on the west coast, especially on domestic routes North/South from Seattle. Alaska has decided that if Delta wants to invade their West Coast hub, then they will retaliate by invading Delta’s west coast hub. Today, ...

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Final Chance To Get the US Airways Credit Card

If you have been holding out and have not yet got your US Airways credit card, your time is running out to boost your US Airways Dividend miles account before the merger with American Airlines. Not to mention, after the merger, AA has already announced that they will be sticking with CITI bank, which means if you do not get your US Airways Credit Card soon, you will miss out on your opportunity to boost either your US Airways mileage balance or roll over additional miles which will not be ...

Amex Platinum Card holders lose access to American Airlines Admirals Club lounges and US Airways Clubs

This morning American Express sent out an email to card holders informing them that they would be losing complimentary access to both US Airways Clubs & American Airline Admiral Clubs starting March 22, 2014.

 

Dear DoubleWidesFly, 

We are writing to give you advance notice of changes to your travel benefits and to remind you about other valuable features of your Platinum Card. 

As of March 22, 2014, Platinum ...

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United, Alaska, & Delta offering Double Miles on West Coast Routes

United has caved in to Delta and Alaska and joins the fight for West Coast market share by trying to lure passengers with double miles offerings on select routes. The fight initiated when Delta announced they were going to move in on long time Alaska "safe" routes and launch a number of new routes from Seattle. In doing so, Delta also decided to offer double redeemable miles on the new routes. Alaska quickly retaliated with offering double redeemable miles and double ...

Cyber Monday Airfare & Travel Deals

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Being the king of savings, and hailing from the trailer park, today I bring you a number of good deals or what I like to call #DoubleWideDelights. Today only, a number of airlines are offering great cyber monday deals that you do not want to pass up if you have any mileage runs your need to book, want to plan a vacation, or just wanna get away! Check out some of these specials I found while browsing the net this morning!

Alaska Airlines:  Alaska Airlines launches its Cyber Monday ...

Alitalia Business Class B777 Trip Report Rome - Los Angeles

2013-09-29-08.02.55-1

After a wonderful vacation all around Europe with my brother, it was time to return home. I was able to secure one business class seat from Rome nonstop to LAX on Alitalia. Before this trip, I never had flown Alitalia and despite the mix reviews, I was excited to fly the Italian carrier. My flight the night before from Frankfurt on Alitalia was less than memorable, but I thought that it was only bad because it was an intraEurope flight and I was hopeful that a transatlantic flight would be ...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are almost upon us and I wanted to share some amazing travel deals that you can find online this week. If you are looking to make a great escape and want to save some money on your next getaway, be sure to check out these online deals! I have listed below some hotels, flights, trains, travel ideas, along with website that sale travel accessories that are specifically having Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Do note that some of these sales are good all ...

American Airlines And US Airways to Merge December 9th

The good ol’ days of American Airlines may soon be coming to an end as Doug Parker and the board of directors from US Airline stroll into Dallas on December 9, 2013.

For those of you who might have missed it, today:

the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the settlement of the lawsuit reached with the U.S. Department of Justice and certain states relating to the merger of AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc. The court also ...

American Express Small Business Saturday

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Every year, the saturday after thanksgiving, American Express partners with small businesses across the country to promote Small Business Saturday where American Express gives card holders money back for using their American Express cards at small businesses across the country. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and American Express is giving registered card holders $10 back for spending $10 or more in a single transaction at any qualifying small business. 

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GOGO Inflight Internet Deal: 55% off!

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Since my traveling this year has not been as frequent as years pass I have not yet signed up for a monthly unlimited GoGo inflight wireless subscription. Because of this, when I do have work to do on a plane or know that I will be traveling a lot, I try to snag the best deals possible on gogo inflight wireless. The prices have constantly gone up over the years since it was first rolled out (and once even free) but good deals like these ones remind me why I still use gogo at times!

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10% off British Airways Flights until 12/31 with your Visa

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One of the perks of the British Airways Chase Visa card is the 10% discount on British Airways flights. Most bloggers will tell you that you have to use the BA Chase Visa to get the 10% discount, however I have tested and proven that you do not have to use the BA Visa to get the 10% discount, but instead you can use ANY visa card! Just use promotion code CARDOFFERU at check out and enjoy 10% off your flight. The only requirement is that you pay with a Visa card!

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Advice Needed: Delta Gold VS American Platinum

Most of my flying this year has been made up of either short flights or long haul flights on award tickets. My days of flying 100,000 miles+ a year on revenue tickets are gone (maybe), and honestly I have NO clue what next year's flying will be like for me. With that said, I need to decide if I want my final revenue trip of this year to be on a Skyteam member or on a OneWorld airline. Either way, I will re-qualify for mid level Delta or mid level American and be a low level elite on the ...

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50% off Virgin America + Buy 1 get 1 Free Loft Passes

There is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and one thing I am thankful for is Virgin America's award winning service! After all, Virgin America makes flying fun again and constantly shakes up the travel industry by offering amazing deals and great in-flight experiences!

Today Virgin America launched a two day sale where you can save 50% off travel on Virgin America over the Thanksgiving holiday if you purchase a first class or Main Cabin extra ticket by 11:59pm on November ...

Griffen Gate Marriott Presidential Suite, Lexington Kentucky

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After spending a month at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Kentucky I was more than ready to head back to the west coast.However, during my last few days in Kentucky, my boss came back into town and was upgraded to the Presidential Suite during his stay. Since we didn't have a work space in Lexington, we ended up using his room as our office and I must say I was quite impressed with the top floor suite and it's contemporary decor. A full review of the Griffin Gate and their normal ...

American Airlines Giveaway: You Chance at a Share of 3,210,000 miles

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To celebrate the new A321 that will be gracing the skies between New York, JFK, Los Angeles and San Francisco starting in 2014, American Airlines is giving away 25,000 miles to a number of registered AAdvantage miles members who like the American Airlines facebook page. To register, all you have to do is like the American Airline facebook page, and if you already have liked the page, then just fill in your name, email, and AAdvantage number to register to win! 

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Birthday Gifts

Each year around my birthday I get a number of phone calls and cards from friends and family members, but this year I received birthday wishes from a couple of companies that I am not used to hearing from. I wanted to share these wishes and gifts with you, so you all can receive the same benefits that I received this year from loyalty programs.

Marriott Rewards provided me with 1 elite night credit Austrian Airline gave me €10 voucher Alaska Airlines gave me 15% off my next ...