KAL / Skyteam Lounge TBIT LAX

Since the recent grand reopening of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) in LAX, I have not had the pleasure to use any of the new lounges. The last two times I flew out of TBIT, I visited the old Korean Airlines SkyTeam lounge as I did not have status high enough on AA to visit the ...

The Silver Lining: Calling Delta means long wait times

I must admit, I HATE calling the airlines, in fact, I hate talking on the phone in general. I am someone who much prefers communication via text, emails, and maximizing the internet and webpages to do everything. Yet as well know, sometimes a phone call is a must and can solve the problem faster ...
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40,000 US Airways Bonus Miles Credit Card Returns!

***OFFER HAS EXPIRED***
US Airways and BarclayCard has brought back the 40,000 mile bonus credit card for a limited time. The promotion allows new card members to earn up to 40K bonus miles for just signing up for the US Airways Premier World Mastercard. Reports say that this card is VERY ...

US Airways Twitter Handle Cannot Solve ANY Reservation Issues

Social media has taken the US and world by storm and everyone, from individuals to major corporations, have turned to social media to express themselves, advertise, and to resolve customer service problems. I have had restaurants thank me for dining with them when checking in via foursquare and have ...

50,000 Miles Lufthansa Premier Miles & More MasterCard Is Back

The Lufthansa’s Miles & More Card is back for a limited time offering 50,000 miles to new card holders after their first transaction.  Although the spending minimum is slightly high ($5000 in 90 days), the miles are valuable and with the help of Vanilla reload cards and Blue ...
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American Airlines 777-300 LHR-LAX Business Class Trip Report

The day had finally arrived. I had flown the 77W in Main cabin Select from LAX to London Heathrow and now I was going to get to fly AA’s newest plane in business on the return segment! The seat is no stranger to me, as I’ve experienced it on many other airlines, but the service and AA ...

American Airlines Award Routing Rules - Not Frequent Flier Friendly!

This week I decided to cash in 90,000 award miles for a last minute trip to my favorite diving spot in the world – Sipadan, Malaysia! With last minute prices even in economy between California and Tawau, Malaysia being over $1500, I decided it was time to cash in some of my AA miles before AA ...
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American Airline Admiral Club London Heathrow T3

Not all Admiral clubs are created equal and this is clear when it comes to the beautiful T3 Admirals clubs at London Heathrow Airport. The club can be found in lounge area H, near gate 12B, mid terminal next to grandiose clubs such as the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and the nearby smaller British ...

To Fly Southwest Or Connect - My Ultimate Flying Conundrum

I just recently landed a contract position in Sacramento, California and will have to start commuting every week to and from Sacramento, I will fly in either late Sunday night or early Monday and depart each Thursday to return home to Southern California. As I start to plan for my first work trip, ...
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Seattle - Just Say NO to Delta! Frequent Flyer Programs Hit Rock Bottom

If 2013 and the start of 2014 wasn’t a clear enough sign of what consolidation of the airline industry does to frequent flyer program then I can’t think of how to lay it out any clearer. Across the industry, Delta, United, American, Alaska, and Southwest have all devalued their frequent ...
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90,000 miles in Business Class to Asia is still an option

US Airways changed their partner award chart without notice today to match American Airlines award ticket cost from the US lower 48 and Canada to North Asia. I have reviewed the whole award chart and no other award regions were changed. The policy which is bad for consumers quickly increased the ...
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American Airlines Introduces 5 Tier Award Chart & Changes Baggage Policies

Airline mergers are hardly good for consumer and today proves it yet again as we were all just #Parked. Airlines try to claim that airline mergers create more competition, adds tons of benefits for frequent flyers, and consumers benefit from larger network. But lets be real,  since the creation ...
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American Airlines Reveals New 777-200 Cabin

American Airlines has been quickly retrofitting their planes, introducing new planes, and refreshing their brand image as the once cutting edge airline now tries to play catch up with their largest US competitors and overseas competitors in order to provide customers with a modern and comfortable ...
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A380 Economy - 11 Abreast

Airlines love to cram more passengers in less space, especially in the economy class cabin where seat pitch has been reduced significantly in the last 20 years. Ultra-thin seats have been installed and in many situations: seats, arm rests, and aisles width has been decreased. As airlines try to ...
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Alaska Expands Inflight Entertainment Options

Alaska Airline has not been known to be the airline with the best inflight amenities, but yet they still have some of the most loyal frequent flyers in the US Aviation industry. Their all Boeing 737 fleet is less than exciting with most airplanes lacking powerports and all planes lacking seatback ...

Delta International Economy Amenity Kits & Upgraded Snacks

Years ago Delta Airlines stopped providing customers in international economy amenity kits. I can recall back in 2007 traveling to Europe for the first time, I flew Delta from New York JFK to Bucharest. On that flight I was provided with an amenity kit that included a bright red eye mask, cheap ...
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Virgin America Introduces Total Temperature Control

Virgin America & Nest has teamed up to offer frequent flyers the options to control the temperature around each seat! The new Virgin America’s IFE known as Red is here and it’s going to give passengers more choices than ever--now introducing Inflight temperature control! No ...
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Iberia Madrid Barajas T4s Lounge

The Iberia Lounge at Madrid Barajas airport in terminal 4s is by far the best Iberia lounge in Madrid. The lounge offers all the amenities of other lounges, but also offers an upgraded buffet along with cold prepackage items as the lounge is located in the non-schengen  secured flight area of ...
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OneWorld Triple Play - TAM, US Airways, and SriLankan Airlines Join OneWorld

Tomorrow (March 31, 2014) is a good day for Oneworld Fliers as both US Airways and TAM join their other halves in the fast growing OneWorld Alliance. US Airways and TAM have both left Star Alliance as of March 30, 2014 at midnight and joined OneWorld on their first scheduled flight on March 31 due ...
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