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Future Member Airline of OneWorld: SriLankan Airlines

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If you haven’t heard yet, the small but mighty OneWorld Air Alliance announced another member airline yesterday! This time SriLankan Airlines (UL), the skytrax 3 star rated airline based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, will join forces with higher quality airlines like British Airways, Cathay

Pacific, Malaysia Airline, and JAL to become the 5th member airline based in the Asia/Pacific region.  Not only will this open up the market to South East Asia even more, it will help ...

Etihad Guest Engulfs Air Seychelles Plus

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In February of 2012 Etihad invested in Air Seychelles and bought a 40% stake in the airline. Now Etihad is upping the ante and incorporating Air Seychelles more than ever before. The first adjustments were Air Seychelles flights to Abu Dhabi and code shares on Etihad's extensive route network, the carriers now fly 8x a week (4x a week by Air Seychelles and 4x by Etihad) between the two destinations, up from zero in 2011! However, on June 16, 2012 the tiny Air Seychelles will be engulfed by ...

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What's in Delta's Red Snack Box

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Recently on a flight from JFK to LAX I found myself in economy. As my status with Delta has dropped in recent months, I am finding myself in the back of the bus more and more. Honestly I’m fine with this. After all you get wait you pay for. 

So on this flight form JFK to LAX I found myself incredibly hungry. Not wanting to opt for any of Delta’s Overpriced under seasoned cold cuts or cheese and fruit plates I decide to try out their $6 flight Delight Box. I requested ...

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Taca Airfare LAX - Lima Only $239! - SOLD OUT

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UPDATE:  SOLD OUT! As of 11am PST This Sale has been terminated. Fare is back to the typical $800-900 range. 

The TacaAvianca group of airlines based in Central America and Colombia today released economy promo tickets tonight for only $239 round trip from LAX to Lima! A price that is a true DoubleWide Delight! Right now, you can leave almost any day in Sept, October, or November for this incredible low price! I've seen low airfare, but this really tips the bucket as ...

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United Terminates Code-share with Qatar Airways

BAD news for United flyers yesterday.  Posted on united.com as of June 15, 2012, United will be terminating its code share agreements with the rising 5 star Qatar Airways! This is definitely a devaluation of United Miles!

Right now on united.com Qatar Airways award redemption are showing to a number of destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa for the lowest award levels in Economy and Business. If you can fly out of a Qatar Airways served city (Huston or DC) ...

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Why I Will Never Rent from Enterprise Rent-a-Car Again

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I started a new job two weeks ago and have to rent a car every week for work so I can drive to my client’s site. Of course I do not pay for my car, my company does (along with the parking fees and gas) so I don’t mind renting. However, I don’t actually have a choice of what rental company I actually rent from. Sadly, my company’s corporate agreement is with Enterprise/National.

When I first started I went online and looked for the nearest location to where I ...

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Alaska Air Airplane Art and New Services

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Earlier this week Alaska Air announced that a Q400 was painted in San Diego State University Aztec’s colors and would be deployed across the Alaska/Horizon route system on May 30, 2012. Today this plane was revealed at a ceremony at San Diego International Airport in front of a crowd made up of cheering students, alumni, faculty and travelers.

Jim Sterk, SDSU director of intercollegiate athletics, said "Eighty percent of San Diego State's 250,000 alumni live in ...

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Alaska Airlines Latest Destinations

My hometown airline is at it again and this time Alaska Air is adding the City of San Antonio, Texas to their domestic network with a once daily flight from Seattle to San Antonio. Alaska has been quickly growing in the mid-continental US over the last several years adding a number of flights from Seattle to cities such as Huston, Dallas, Kansas City, and St. Louis. With this additional flight, this will be 16th city served east of the Rockies Mountains for Alaska and will be the 4th City in ...

Air Asia takes on Japan

South East Asia’s favorite LLC is coming to the domestic Japan market with full force and is ready to take its competitors by storm by offering Air Asia’s Award winning service on domestic flights within Japan. The Joint Venture between Air Asian and ANA was forged in August 2011 and plans to take to the skies with the first flight in August of 2012.

Air Asia Japan will start off with a domestic fleet of 5 airbus airplanes and will surely grow overtime as long as Air Asia ...

Saudia Joins Sky Team

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The SkyTeam has grown again, today welcoming Saudia Airlines, formally known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, as the 16th member to the SkyTeam family. The Flag carrying airline of Saudi Arabia is the first Middle East Airline to join the SkyTeam and is only the second middle eastern carrier, after Royal Jordianian to join a major airline alliance (unless you count Egypt Air located in Egypt or Turkish Airlines which are both arguable not the Middle East, depending on the text book/definition ...

Horizon Air Announces San Diego State University Theme Plane

Alaska Airline’s regional airline Horizon Air has been known for showing “hometown” pride on their aircrafts. Back in 2008, Horizon Air started to paint University colors on their planes, bringing a more local feel to flyers. Being a regional air carrier Horizon has painted a number of their Q400s in University colors of towns they fly in and out of and on May 31, Horizon will introduce their first California State School into their growing fleet of ...

United Status Match


Everyone knows that getting a United Status Match really isn't that difficult. All you have to do is send an email in with your credentials asking for a status match. United then will match your status for 90 days and provide you with a challenge. Normally the challenge is pretty simple for the road warrior. Depending on your match level you must complete the flight requirements laid out in the picture below. If you ONLY have Silver Status with Delta for ...
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AA B777-300ER Schedule Announced

 

The MUCH overdue fleet refresh and upgrades are finally coming to American Airlines! Recently I announced that AA is planning on upgrading their hard product (seats) and their business class cabin across their fleet to include lay flat seats! However, such an upgrade also means that a number of jets would be losing their 1stclass cabins. However, the ONLY jet to keep the first class cabin after the fleet refresh is done is going to be the Brand New 777-300ER. The Boeing ...

United: How Hard Is It To Change 1 flight?


Everyone has had their United WOES since the merger with Continental, and it was even worse once the airlines merged their systems. However after avoiding United for as long as possible it was my turn for a Untied woe. I recently booked my sister on a flight from San Diego to Manila using my miles. Unlike other airlines, United has VERY liberal change policies. Taking advantage of this, I booked her on a flight that was SAN-SFO-LAX-NRT-MNL. Sadly there are no ...

A Run in With Customs

Recently I traveled from Los Angela’s down to the Dominican Republic for some R&R between switching jobs. After a short 5 days of lying around the beaches of the D.R. My friends and split ways and two of us flew to Panama for a 10 hour layover which we used to tour the city of Panama and my other friend flew straight home. Our day in Panama was amazing (story to follow), however once at the airport in Panama we had a slight hiccup with Customs.

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Disneyland is Increasing their prices



Disneyland--The Happiest Place on Earth, if someone else is paying--is raising their prices again!!! That's right folks! I was at Disneyland tonight, walking through the park at a special Season Pass Holder inclusive event when I noticed a number of rolling booths set up asking people if they wanted to renew their season passes or buy passes.

I took the opportunity to speak with the employees and to get clarification on some information. From what ...

New Flights from DCA

So we've all been wondering who would be awarded the new flights from DCA to the beyond perimeters cities, and today, the long awaited slots have been awarded (back story here). Delta will be flying Salt Lake City to DC, United: San Fran to DC, US Airways: San Diego to DC, and American: LAX to DC. However those were a gimmie. The new airlines that were awarded slots by the DOT are:

Alaska: Portland, Or. to DCA
Virgin: San Fran to DCA
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Fairmont Promotion


Many Fairmont Hotels are offering a night free OR a $150 hotel credit good for golfing or the Spa at a number of properties around the world. The $150 credit ONLY applies to stays for 2 nights or longer and will be applied at check out.

Per the Promotion you must book by 5/24 and stay any time between now and Sept 30, 2012. The best part is Complimentary room upgrade is available to members of Fairmont President’s Club! If the upgrade isn't ...

The End of Sukhoi Before the Beginning

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft was performing a demonstration flight yesterday in Indonesia when it disappeared from radar only 20 minutes after take off! The aircraft was performing demonstrations to local airlines in an attempt for the Russian manufacturer to secure more aircraft orders and return to the global stage as a major aircraft manufacture. 
The aircraft, serial number 95004 and tail number 97004, ...

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 ...