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Delta SkyClub Enhancement Preview -Pictures of New Food Offerings

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Earlier this year, after Delta raised Skyclub prices and started to limit guests, the airline announced that they would be upgrading Delta SkyClub amenities and would offer more food options and even additional services like massages and shoe shining. The new amenities are currently being tested out in several locations as Delta surveys travelers to find out what individuals like the best.

While traveling on a Delta e-voucher that  was nearly expired (even though I’m moving ...

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No Meal Vouchers For Bumped Delta Passengers In Atlanta

­The last year has been the year of SkyMile and Delta Devaluations. This time, Delta has very quietly made another change to the way they handle bumped passengers. I, in fact, only found out about the change because I took a volunteer bump on an oversold flight in exchange for a hotel room and a $400 volunteer denied boarding (VDB) voucher. In the past, passengers who voluntarily gave up their seat were provided with a VDB voucher, hotel accommodations if the flight was for the next day, ...

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Business ExtrAA & SkyBonus Referral Bonus - Earn Double The Miles When Flying

If you are flying Delta, United, or American and you have not added a “business perks” account  to your profile/frequent flyer number then you are missing out on thousands of bonus miles each year that can be cashed in for club passes, free drinks, free flights, and more! That’s right, each airline does not only have a frequent flyer program, but they have a small business program which allows you to earn miles or points based on spending. These revenue accounts can be ...

Delta Skymiles Program to be 100% Revenue Based Starting Jan 1, 2015

If the Delta Skymiles program wasn’t already the worst of the legacy carriers, the behemoth airline announced today that starting January 1, 2015 the airline will move away from a distance based award program and reinvent itself as a revenue based program that awards individuals based on the amount they spend instead of the distance that they fly. This means elite status will probably no longer be earned based on miles flown (as delta already requires MQD) and award tickets will not be ...

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AA 321T LAX-JFK Flagship First Review

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American Airlines revolutionized transcontinental flying in the 60’s by being the first airline to fly coast to coast and today, the airline is doing it again by introducing brand new aircrafts and being the only airline to offer a true three class aircraft from New York, JFK to San Francisco & Los Angeles. The flagship first class product aboard the A321 is a completely reinvented domestic first class product that spawns from international business class hard product seen on luxury ...

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The Travelers Best Friend - Barclaycard Arrival™ World MasterCard®

There are so many travel cards on the market; it’s hard to decide what card to have. One of my favorite travel cards for the person who does not travel on big trips a lot is the Barclay arrivals card. Sure this card isn’t going to get you free first class tickets to the Far East or to the South Pacific, but let’s be honest, how realistic are those redemptions for the average person?! Instead, for those people who tend to travel around the US, buy cheap plane tickets, take ...

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Freddie Awards Are Back! 26 Years of the Frequent Traveler's Voice - VOTE NOW!

For the 26th year, the Freddie Awards are back, giving frequent flyer and hotel sleepers an opportunity to recognize their favorite Airline and Hotel programs. Since 1988, the Freddies have been one of the only award programs that truly gives the world a voice to recognize the travel industry for the programs we like best and the promotions that were the most appreciated.   I've written a blog post every year about the Freddies, but for my new readers who have never heard of the Freddie ...

AA Catering & IT Issues: Is this because of the merger?

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It has been almost 90 days since the merger between US Airways and American Airlines was officially approved and the two airlines have been extremely busy integrating to synergize operations trying to maximize the ROI post-merger. As a consumers and travelers we have seen US Airways & American Airlines begin code sharing on most flights, the first US Airways plane painted in the new American livery, the final decision on the AA logo was made, US Airways & AA relocate into co-terminals ...

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AA Flagship Lounge LAX

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American Airlines offers two types of airline clubs: the standard Admiral club and the Flagship lounges. Like Flagship check in, the Flagship lounges are only for passengers traveling in International First Class, Transcontinental First (JFK-LAX), or OneWorld Emerald Elites traveling on an international itinerary. The lounge at LAX is within the Admirals club, but is separated by locked alabaster doors which is only opened by key cards. Passengers who have access to the flagship lounge are ...

American Airline Flagship Check-In LAX

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a part of American Airlines most exclusive fliers? Or what it would be like to traveling in true luxury? If so, American Airline’s  most premium passengers (those traveling in true international first class or transcontinental JFK-LAX first class) are invited to use the Flagship check in lounges at JFK, LAX, and ORD. Check in here is not within the normal airport lobby, but instead is in a secluded area reserved only for a small group ...

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Delta Tumi Amenity Kit Winners

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I was very impressed by the number of individuals who were interested in the Delta Tumi Amenity Kit. I am not sure if it's the small durable bag which is great for mp3 players, cords, etc or if it's the hand lotion and tooth brush that's inside. Either way, thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Tumi amenity kit post.

Using Random.org I had the computer select three winners. The winners are comment numbers 4, 6, & 17.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated. I will be reaching out by email to the winners!

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Delta Names Seattle a "Hub" & Adds even more flights!

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If we didn't already know that Delta was on attack in Seattle, they are making it even more clear by adding four more nonstop flights from Seattle to Phoenix, Tucson, Palm Springs, and Jackson Hole. Three of the four new routes are currently served by Alaska Airline and the addition of these four new routes furthers prove that Delta is creating more than just a focus city in Seattle. 

Delta's new Seattle service beginning Dec. 20, ...

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Delta Tumi Amenity Kit Giveaway

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On my recent JFK-Sea BusinessElite flight I was able to secure three extra Delta Tumi bag amenity kits. These new amenity kits have been out for almost one year and have been a huge success with Business Travelers flying on long haul Delta flights. I had not flown a Delta flight since they introduced the new bag and I must say I was very impressed with the new amenities kit.  Not to mention, the eye mask (which I am still using) blocks more light than almost any other inflight eye mask ...

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Delta BusinessElite JFK-SEA B757 Trip Report

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Delta’s Transcontinental BusinessElite is supposed to bring international flying amenities to the domestic market. Delta offers Trancontinental Business Elite from New York-JFK to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The upgraded service includes lay flat seats on some planes, amenity kits, upgraded meals and more.

I have flown JFK-SEA many times on Delta, but not since they enhanced their inflight amenities to match the SFO/LAX offerings.  I was on an award ticket ...

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JAL New Sky - Big Domestic Fleet Upgrades & WiFi Coming Soon!

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“Welcome! JAL New Sky”  - JAL has released more details about their New Sky product as they airlines revamps domestic flying in Japan and tries to remain the preferred full service airline for travelers. The new airline is doing everything from introducing new seats, enhancing inflight entertainment, and equipping their planes withGoGo wireless internet.

New Seats & Interior:

JAL is installing new seats across their domestic ...

Hawaiian Airline Launches Extra Comfort Economy Seats

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Extra leg room will soon no longer be restricted to passengers who snagged the exit row or pay up for Business Class, as Hawaiian Airlines is joining the rank of carriers that offers a semi premium economy seat in the mid section of the plane. Launching August 1, 2014, Hawaiian Air A330 will offer economy class seats with an extra 5 inches of leg room and some upgraded amenities. Prices will range between $60 for flights to the US West Coast and Papeete and $100 for longer flights to New ...

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Hilton London Heathrow T4

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Airport Hotels: meet the basic travelers need and get them on their way without any extra thrills. This has been my experience with most hotels located within any airport vicinity and this is the case with the Hilton at London Heathrow T4. The airport is comfortable with small rooms, offering basic necessity, but isn’t anything over the top or worth visiting unless you have a short overnight at LHR and wants to sleep between flights.

I landed at LHR around 930pm and had an early ...

A Final Farewell to Delta and Skymiles

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Every year since the merger with Northwest Airlines, I have been a loyal Delta flyer. I have had status with NWA/Delta ever since I was 18 years old and have done everything in my power to reach Platinum status annually since I was 22. It’s been an interesting and turbulent 9 years, but last year I decided to separate my flying from Delta and burn my miles as much as possible. I’ve have earned over 1.5 million redeemable NWA/Delta Skymiles over the last 9 years and finally, after ...

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Seattle Seahawks Boeing 747-8F

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Today boeing revealed their newest 747-8F cargo test aircraft in a brand new never before seen Seahawk 12th man Livery. Thrilling fans, AvGeeks, and everyone in-between the 12th man LOUDER seahawk jet is unlike any other! The NFL loudest fans now have their own JET!

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As a Seattle Seahawk sponser, the company is giving the Superbowl contenders a high flying 12th man that no other team can say they have--Their own 747-8! From sea level on the ...

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Earn Double Virgin Points on Emirates Flights

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Virgin America Elevate frequent flyer program is the frequent flyer program that rewards you for spending more. The more money you spend, the more points you earn. Unlike traditional frequent flyer programs, Elevate is a revenue based program. However, this only holds true with flying Virgin America. If you instead fly their partners, like Emirates, you earn a percentage of the miles flown. Each airline has their own earning chart, so be sure to check out the Virgin American Elevate page for ...