British Airways B747 Premium Economy LHR - LAX

Recently I had the joys of flying on the new British Airways A380 and I truly enjoyed soaring through the skies in the world’s largest jumbo jet. On that trip, I flew from Los Angeles to London in premium economy and was really wowed by British Airways staff and new airplane. On my return ...
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Could Priority Pass Save the American Express Platinum Airport Lounge Program

American Express and US/AA announced earlier this month that lounge benefit access will no longer be granted to American Express Platinum card holders after March 2014. With the announcement, many people declared how they were going to quickly use their $100-$500 AA/US airline credit and then cancel ...
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Taba Heights Marriott Resort, Red Sea Egypt

Less than 30 minutes from the border of Israel, lays a village built from the ground up to support Red Sea tourism from around the world. The small village of Taba, Egypt lays inland from the sea. Although the area the tourists see is rarely the city itself but instead tourist flock to Taba Heights, ...
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American Airlines Allow Employees to Vote: New Livery or Old

Let’s be honest, very few people like change and often time the more senior someone is, the more they dislike change. We as humans get used to the status quo and then dislike any major changes. This is not unique to the airline industry. Many people including bloggers, travelers & ...
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Relaxing in Dahab Egypt & The Dahab Hilton Resort

In a small Bedouin fishing village, just 80km north of the bustling resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt lies some of the best scuba diving in Egypt and on the Red Sea. The town of Dahab is still extremely small and quaint, yet offers hotels for every type of traveler. The small fishing village ...
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US Airways & Lufthansa Credit Card Winter Bonus opportunities

Barclay Bank is giving card holders opportunity to earn 2,500 bonus miles on two of their best airline travel cards in two targeted promotions to earn bonus miles on purchases at grocery stores, movie theaters, and utility payments from January 1 - March 31, 2014.
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Free Uber Rides to Seatac Airport For Christmas Travel

Alaska Airlines and Uber have teamed up in Seattle to make Holiday travel easier for Seattlites and are offering FREE rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on December 23 and 24th!  The promotion requires NO sign up at all and all you have to do is end your trip ...

Alaska Airlines: Star Alliance - I think Not; OneWorld - Maybe

Earlier this week Matthew wrote a post about how the world’s largest airline alliance,Star Alliance, should try to court Alaska Airlines after losing a couple of key partners this year to OneWorld, specifically US Airways and TAM. Despite his post, I must say that I am in utter disagreement ...
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British Airways A321 Economy LHR - TLV Trip Report

After a wonderful flight on the BA A380 in Premium Economy from LAX to LHR and a stopover in the T1 BA lounge, I was on my final flight to Tel Aviv aboard British Airways mid haul A321 formerly a BMI aircraft. This plane only features a two class cabin (business and economy). I inquired about an ...

Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino Review

After a long delay on my Alitalia flight from Frankfurt to Rome the only thing I truly wanted to do was sleep and thankfully my hotel was close to the airport. I had chosen to stay at the Comfort Hotel Rome Fiumicino due to its location and its Choice Privilege low rate of only 8,000 points a night. ...
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British Airways International Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 1

Airline Clubs are supposed to be reserved for the elite travelers, business and first class passengers, or those passengers who are willing to shovel out hundreds of dollars a year towards membership fees. The British Airways clubs are no different, and require passengers to either pay a hefty ...

Free Alcohol On Delta's International Flights

Delta Airlines is currently the only US airliner to offer complimentary spirits on domestic flights (only in economy comfort between NY JFK and Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) and in recent years were one of the first to reintroduce complimentary beer and wine between the US and ...
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British Airways A380 Premium Economy LAX - LHR Trip Report

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

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 ...

DoubleTree Suites; Lexington Kentucky

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

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 ...

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

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, ...
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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, ...

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 ...