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AA and AS upgrading their Seats

For those of you who have not heard yet, Alaska and American Airlines are upgraded their hard products (seats) on a number of airplanes and by Spring US airways will have upgraded all of their A330s to have full flat Envoy Suites in the business class cabins!

Alaska Air

First, on Tuesday, my hometown airlines, announced that all 22 of the new Boeing 737-900ERs that Alaska will be receiving between 2012 and 2014 will be equipped with a new style of seat from ...

Trip Report: Copa Airlines LAX to PTY

 Traveling to Central America or the Caribbean and the first airline that comes to mine certainly isn’t Panamanian based Copa Airlines; however with last minute fares from LA to Santa Domingo at only $430 after taxes (5.5 cents per mile) I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to fly Copa Airlines. I had only flown Copa two other times, one was a very short flight from Guatemala city to Costa Rica in 2006 and another time was on a short domestic flight in Colombia right after Copa ...

60 Seconds to Win a Dream Vacation to Disneyland



Alaska Airlines announced today the Dream Suite Sweepstakes! It takes 60 seconds or less to register for your chance to win a trip for 4 to Disneyland! Each trip includes round trip airfare, hotel, and park hopper passes for 4 people! To win go to http://www.dreamsuitesweeps.com/ and enter right now! Before you know it, you and your family will be at Disneyland experience the New Car Land and Disney California Adventure and splashing ...

Etihad and Royal Air Maroc Announce Partnership



Etihad grows again with ANOTHER partnership announced! Just yesterday I wrote about how Etihad is growing a virtual network with code shares and partners all over the world. Unlike Emirates who is the Middle East carrier with few partners, Etihad airline is growing through code shares and partnerships. Today Etihad announced a partnership with Royal Air Maroc.
Royal Air Maroc is the ...

Middle East Carriers Reach Maturity in Europe



Are the large network carriers finally warming up the the Middle Eastern Carriers? For the longest time the large European network carriers such as Luthansa, AF-KLM, and BA and others have dreaded the Middle Eastern carriers. These carriers perceive Middle Eastern carriers strategic decision to reposition themselves as global carriers a major threat because it enables air travelers to by-pass traditional airline hubs in Europe when on their way between ...

50% off WestJet Flights


Traveling to Eastern Canada this coming month? Or how about a quick weekend escape to Canada from NYC? It's beautiful in Eastern Canada this time of year when the trees are blossoming, the snow is melted, and a number of weekend events/festivals are happening all over Canada; and to get you there WestJet, Canada's discount airline, is offering 50% off select flights throughout Eastern Canada and includes flights from NYC!
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Delta Quietly Introducing Economy Comfort


Sunday afternoon when flying from SFO to LAX on a CRJ 900, I was sitting in the 4th row of 1st class when I noticed something different about the first row of economy on the plane. The head rest read "economy comfort." Delta has already rolled out Economy Comfort on transcontinental service from SFO and LAX to JFK and on most long haul international flights. However this was the first time I saw the light sliver "economy comfort" head rests on a regional jet.  ...

JetBlue offers Mystery Discounts



JetBlue is offering $20 - $500 off select flights when booked online using a targeted promo code that was sent to TrueBlue flyers. To get your promo code you must be registered for TrueBlue email offers and you won’t know what your offer is or how much your discount is until you plug it in and select what flights you want.

I tried using my promo code for a number of different flights in May and June and every time it gave me a discount of ...

Going Out of The Way For An "Upgrade"


This morning I woke up early and checked into my flight on delta.com to find myself number 9 of 20 on the upgrade list for the flight from JFK to LAX. There were zero seats available and I knew there was NO way I was going to clear an upgrade on any flight today from JFK-LAX for each on was showing zero seats on expertflyer.com. I then started pondering my options and realized that both the 7am and 9 am flights via SFO had 9 seats open in first class. I decided to chance ...

15% off West Jet Flights


Today West Jet announced a promotion for all fall travelers. Book by Tomorrow April 29, 2012 and travel between September 15, 2012 and December 14, 2012 and take 15% off your WestJet flight. This promotion is good for ANY destination WestJet flies to, however it does not include WestJet Vacation packages. So if you're planning on getting away to Canada or if you're a Canadian wanting to get away to the warm islands of Hawaii or your vacation destination is in ...

Freddie Awards Results

Last night, yours truly, had an amazing time at the Freddie Awards! I was invited by Brian--The Points Guy--to join him and his table at this truly fabulous event! Sitting in a room full of other travel enthusiasts, drinking thanks to the open bar, enjoying dinner and mile high related jokes from the celebrity host--Robert Wuhl--Hotels and Airlines were recognized from all over the world for what they've done over the last months. The Results, categorized by ...

Trip Report: LAX - JFK on AA Business Class



Despite the fact that American Airlines was the first airline to fly between JFK and LAX and have been flying the route for over 50 years, 4/24/2012 was the first time I ever stepped onto American Airline’s Flagship service between the two airports and the first time I ever flew Business class on AA. After a few hiccups using my system wide upgrade that a good friend provided me, my upgrade was confirmed before arriving at the airport and my ...

American Temporary Lost My Upgrade



For the first time ever today I decided to give American Airlines a chance. I have never flown AA and have been OVERLY loyal to Delta. I have always flown Delta and their partners and have had status with Old Northwest Airlines and Delta for the last 6 years (Since I was 19) and fly on average of 75,000 miles+ a year. However a good friend of mind is AA Executive Platinum and ensured me I would enjoy AA if I flew business class and was ...

AA/US the new USA airline


This morning somewhat surprising news was releases today from all unions at American Airlines. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (AFPA), the Allied Pilot Association (APA), and Transport Worker Union (TWU) announced that they support a US Airways backed merger and takeover of American Airlines! This news does NOT mean a US Airways take over is imminent, but it does signal American Airlines to get their act together on their bankruptcy plan.

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Where to Find Cheap Airfare

There are so many websites out there that often time people ask me, hey Rocky where do you find your travel deals out? And honestly I must say there is not one site I go to. However there are a few places that I get ideas for travel and use often. I would recommend these to my readers and even recommend signing up for flashes or fare alerts from some of them. Big Deals = DoublewideDelights!

Airfare watchdog: The first would be www.airfarewatchdog.com. I’ve used this ...

Passenger Strips Naked to Protest TSA search




That's right! We've heard it all and we're all sick of the Nude-o-scope body scanners. However yesterday a passenger decided to reveal the FULL Monty for the TSA and surprisingly, since it wasn't a overly revealing computer image, the TSA didn't approve and instead the gentleman was arrested.

The TSA demands either a nude computer image to be taken of every traveler or if you opt out, you're subjected to the standard metal detector ...

JetBlue and JAL Team Up In Boston and JFK


JetBlue (B6) is expanding their partnerships again with foreign airlines and are hopping to be able to profit from acting as a feeder carrier for the new Japan Airline (JAL) flight to and from Boston’s Logan international airport and from JAL’s existing flight from JFK to Tokyo’s Narita airport.

On April 14, JetBlue and JAL announced a new interline agreement allowing B6 and JAL customers the ability book tickets for combined ...

Frontier Moves From HOU to IAH

 

Frontier Airlines (F9) announced today they are giving SWA a break but taking on the larger giant United at Bush-Intercontinental (IAH) airport in Houston. F9 will move across town and will depart for a final farewell from Houston Hobby, only 7 miles from downtown in July 10, 2012 and will resume flights Wednesday July 11, 2012 at the larger and further (23 miles from downtown) IAH. F9 will be the only LCC at IAH.      Flights will continue to operate on ...

Richard Simmons Presents Fit to Fly


We are going back to 1990 but flying in 2012 Style! Everyone break a move; let’s do some at home cardio airplane safety style, because the only way is up! That’s right, the airline that brought you the space-age seat and “cuddle class” now brings Richard Simmons to grab your attention and explain to you the safety features of the aircraft!
I grew up watching Richard Simmons busting a move to Big Girls Don’t Cry as my Mom worked it out at ...

Allegiant Air Serves Hawaii & SWA Launches Their B737-800


Is the Price ceiling falling or is it just the entry of LCC into the Hawaii market? It’s both! Yesterday Allegiant Air announced they are going to start flying from Fresno, Ca and Las Vegas, NV!  This is the first time a LCC has entered the Hawaii market since both ATA and Aloha Airlines filed for bankruptcy in 2008. Furthermore there’s some Hints that SWA might be flying to Hawaii as well!

Allegiant Air is ...