Alaska Beyond - A Marketing Campaign and More

Early this week Alaska Airlines launched a new marketing campaign, Alaska Beyond. The idea behind this campaign is to let you know that Alaska is revitalizing its image and is continuing to stay at the forefront of technology, comfort, and passenger experience all well providing world class customer ...
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LATAM VIP Lounge Sao Paulo T3 (GRU)

LATAM opened their first co-branded LAN-TAM VIP Lounge at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport in Terminal 3 on October 27, 2014. My recent trip around the world coincided with the opening, just four days prior to my arrival. I had the opportunity to visit the lounge both in the morning ...

American Adds Year Long Bonus for First Class & Business Class Passengers

Since the merger with US Airways, American has been busy aligning airline policies, downgrading the AA flying experience to match one closer to US, and the airlines are now playing catching up quicker than ever before to offer a more premium business class hard product which includes fleet wide ...

US Airways Credit Card Increases Sign Up Bonus to 50,000

In a final push to woe US Airways and American Airline flyers to earn miles with BarclayCard, BarclayCard has announced a limited time sign up bonus of 50,000 miles for new US Airways credit card applicants after making a single purchase and payment of the $89 annual fee! This bonus is 10,000 miles ...
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Saloon VIP Terminal J Miami - AKA Club America

Club America in Terminal J at Miami international Airport is a crowded place in the late afternoon as the lounge is shared by all international airlines operating out of Terminal J. This includes not only Tam, who I was flying, but Lufthansa, Avianca, LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas, Swiss, and more. ...

JetBlue Reduces Legroom and Adds Checked Baggage Fees

If one was to believe that Wall Street doesn’t ruin everything, then I’d argue that, that person was among the most naive individuals on the planet. Companies that trade publically are under extreme pressure to produce profitable returns in order to increase shareholders wealth, and when ...
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Cabin Crew - They Make or Break an Airline

Despite a poor experience with American Airlines last week which involved an agent with true little mAAn syndrome and led to the police being called, I am happy to report that I had a great inflight experience last weekend while flying to Missouri for the Seattle Seahawks vs Kansas City Chiefs game. ...
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Alaska Airlines Fly 2, Get 1 for the Tax

Alaska Airlines is celebrating Ski Season with a fly twice, get one free voucher between select western ski destinations and Washington, Oregon, and California. This awesome promotion allows residents of Washington, Oregon, and California who sign up and fly four individual flight segments to select ...

American Airlines Premium Lounge - Miami

American Airlines operates a slew of Admiral Clubs around the world with varying service levels. Domestic US clubs tend to offer barebones service offerings which include trail mix, cookies, bagels, olives, cheese, and fresh veggies depending on the time of day along with a mixture of cheap beer, ...
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American Express Centurion Club T1 Mexico D.F.

I tend to LOVE American Express Centurion lounges so when I missed my flight in Mexico City and found that I had a few extra hours to kill I decided to relax in the Centurion Club instead of clearing security and going to the Admirals Club. Yet to my surprise, this Centurion club was nothing like ...
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Courtyard Airport Hotel - Mexico City

If traveling to and from Mexico City and you need an Airport hotel I would HIGHLY suggest the Courtyard by Marriott Mexico City airport which is connected by sky bridge to Terminal 1. The hotel is modern, has nice rooms, and is located within the airports grounds. Not to mention, at only 10,000 ...
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American Airlines & Alaska Airlines expand airport lounge access for members

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines has had a relationship working together and codesharing on a number of West Coast flights allowing Alaska to fly American Airlines customers up and down the West Coast and extensive codeshare agreement for Alaska customers to/from American's major hubs in ...
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Rookie Mistakes Could Have Cost Me My Around The World Trip

Last weekend I started my nearly 30,000 mile trip around the world on a US Airways First Class Award ticket and an amateur mistake almost cost me the entire trip! My trip started from Mexico City which allowed me to take advantage of on my favorite US Airways award chart gems: Central ...
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Mexico D.F. American Airlines Admirals Club

It is amazing to me how different every American Airlines Admiral club is, especially those in foreign countries. I have reviewed the Admirals Club in London, which wasn’t much to write home about and the club in Tokyo, which many AA frequent fliers claim is the best in the system. Yet I will ...
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EBOLA - Mexico D.F. Warning

If you follow me on Twitter or read my blog, you are probably already aware that I am on my nearly 30,000 mile trip around the world which includes stops in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In the last 4 days I have visited major airports in the USA, Mexico,South America, and Europe ...