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AA Amenity Kit Winners


Early this month I had a giveaway where I offered four people an opportunity win an AA Intl' Business Class or domestic Flagship First Amenity Kit. This was my second giveaway like this and I am hoping to be able to have many more in the future! Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. I thank each of you for reading and hope to reward more of you in the future.

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Priority Pass Ends Relationship with US & AA Airport Lounges

Earlier this year when American Express announced that they were terminating their airport club agreements with American Airlines and US Airways, I wrote an article explaining how Priority Pass, which is free with the American Express, could be a travelers’ saving grace. After all, Priority Pass has club agreements with American Airlines in Honolulu and San Juan, Puerto Rico along with ...

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American Airlines 777-300 LAX-LHR Main Cabin Extra Trip Report


­­American Airlines has been working hard to refresh their entire fleet and their newest wide body planes, the 777-300ER took to the skies last spring with American’s new Livery. The new plane featured an entire cabin refresh and includes threes dedicated cabin: First class suites hastrue lay flat seats with all aisle access business class cabin, while economy class cabin is split ...

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American Express Platinum 40000 Points Limited Time Offer

The American Express Platinum card has temporarily increased its sign up bonus for new card holders, or anyone who has not had the American Express Platinum card in the last 12 months, to 40,000 bonus points; up from the typical 25,000 new card holder bonus. The new bonus almost doubles what the typical bonus is, not as lucrative as the targeted 50,000-100,000 bonus seen in the past, but is by ...

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AA Flagship First JFK-LAX 767-200


American Air’s Flagship First product is supposed to be the most premium product flying between LAX & JFK. AA was the first airline to fly the route, and now they compete with a slew of other airlines. In order to keep their competitive edge, AA introduced the new A321T this year.  I was fortunate enough to fly the A321T from LAX-JFK in Flagship First, but on my return I was ...

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American Airlines Intl' Business Class / Domestic Flagship First Amenity Kit GiveAway


The American Air Flagship first amenity kit is actually the same amenity kits used on international routes that AA serves and provides to customers in Business Class. The Amenity kit was provided to me when I flew Flagship First from LAX-JFK on a redeye on the new A321T. Interesting enough, when I flew the return portion of the trip on the 767-200 from JFK-LAX I was not provided with any ...

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Ameican Airlines & JetBlue End Partnership


Just over 3 1/4 years after American Airlines and AAdvantage partner JetBlue teamed up in New York and Boston, the odd couple has decided to split way as of April 1, 2014. As of April 1, fliers will no longer be able to earn and burn miles on each airline and the interline agreement between AA and JetBlue ceases immediately.

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American Airlines Refurbished 767-300 w/ Pictures


American Airlines has released photos of their new 767-300 business class cabin that will feature lay flat seats with all aisle access. The new cabin is not anything unseen or over-the-top but instead puts American Airlines in sync with other carriers. The 1x2x1 set up on the 767-300 looks very similar to the Delta set up, with a few changes and coloration difference. The nice part is the color ...

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Earn 15,000 Bonus Miles on AA flights Between JFK & SFO


American Airlines has officially launched the A321T between JFK and LAX and now the plane is heading towards SFO, replacing the old workhorse 767-200. Similar to the bonus mile promotion that AA offered when it launched the A321T between JFK and LAX, American is now offering up to 15,000 bonus miles round trip for any nonstop flight between JFK and SFO. The best part is, it doesn’t even ...

Delta SkyMiles 2015 Award Chart - It's Bad!


Delta has revealed their Skymiles 2015 award chart for travel from North America ONLY and I must say I am further unimpressed with Delta Airlines than ever before. The airline touts that “Of the 44 Award level pricing changes, more than 95 percent of the changes reflect a decrease in the miles needed for Award Travel redemption by SkyMiles members” yet, when I reviewed the chart, ...

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Qatar Airways A380 cabins revealed


Qatar Airways has revealed to the world what they have in store for their new A380s—and it looks amazing! The seats and more were on display at ITB trade show in Berlin this week, and Qatar proved once again to the world that they are serious about remaining a premium carrier and the world’s best airline!

First class on the Qatar A380 will have 8 seats on the forward upper ...

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JFK Flagship Lounge American Airlines Review


Similar to the Flagship Lounge in LAX, American Airlines offers international first, transcontinental first, and OneWorld Emerald members on international itineraries access to their most exclusive lounge in JFK. The Flagship lounges offer upgraded amenities, including fresh cook food, self-serve bars, more refined spirits, and more attentive customer service. For more details about the ...

Garuda Indonesia Joins Skyteam


Today, Garuda Indonesia joins the SkyTeam alliance becoming the alliances 20th airline member. Garuda Indonesia has been extremely hard at work over the last 3 years reinventing itself, trying to become one of the world’s leading airlines and one of the few Skytrax 5 star airlines. Although the airline has only received 4 stars, it has been named The World’s Best Economy ...

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Chile Ends Visa Reciprocity Fees

For several years, traveling to the deep southern reaches of South America for US citizens has meant a hefty visa reciprocity fee. Chili, Argentina, and Brazil charge US citizens $160 for a Visa and have for many years. Each time the US raised the price for visa for foreign nations, Chile, Argentina & Brazil has matched the increase. The reasoning, if the US is going to charge our ...

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Delta SkyClub Enhancement Preview -Pictures of New Food Offerings


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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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AA 321T LAX-JFK Flagship First Review


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 ...

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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 ...

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