Inflight Review: Portland to JFK on jetBlue

For the past five years, the majority of my flying has been with United or a Star Alliance partner. Of course, over the past year, American has been getting much more of my business, but besides those two airlines, I don't have too much of a chance to experience the product of non-alliance carriers ...
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Air Canada to add Premium Economy & Update Executive First Seating

Just in from Air Canada, they plan to add a Premium Economy section to their international fleet, including the aircraft operating for their Rouge subsidiary, starting in July. Air Canada will also be taking delivery of five additional Boeing 777-300ERs (77Ws), which will feature 398 slimline seats ...

Frontier Airlines to Outsource Employees @ All Stations (Except DEN)


For Frontier Airlines employees, and to a lesser part their customers, today is a day they will never forget.
Though it has not yet been announced to the public, Frontier employees were notified today of a drastic reduction in the workforce, and the introduction of mass-outsourcing for ...
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Review: Hyatt 48 Lex - Manhattan

On a recent visit to New York City, I was left with a bit of a challege to determine where to stay. Hyatt has five properties scattered through the city, with another one opening later this year.
Although the Andaz properties were enticing (I'll have a report on the Andaz 5th Ave shortly), the ...
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Changes in the Air for United's p.s. Boeing 757-200s


In August 2011, we learned from then UA Insider, Scott O'Leary, that the combined carrier would perform a nose-tail renovation on the Boeing 757-200s used for United's p.s. service from New York/JFK to LAX & SFO. United had big plans for the renovation, which included gutting the first and ...
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Delta to Open the SkyDeck - Outdoor Terraces in Atlanta and New York

Delta, as part of their continued plan to upgrade airport amenities, has announced their first outdoor terraces, which will be located in their SkyClub's in Atlanta's Concourse F and New York/JFK's recently renovated Terminal 4.
Atlanta
New York-JFK Though I am not a big fan of ...
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First Class from Denver to Newark: The Singapore Adventure

Once I had booked my ticket to Singapore, I waited several months before booking my flight to Newark. Over the summer, I was unsure of where I would be on January 3rd, but I figured that I would know by the end of October, and could then add-on the domestic segment without too much trouble.
As ...
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American Airlines to Operate Embraer ERJ-175 Jets


As American Airlines proceeds down the path of emerging from their bankrupty, they have unveiled a new logo and livery, updated the soft product on their current aircraft, taken delivery of the Boeing 777-300ER (77W), the first U.S. carrier to do so, and are consistently taking delivery of ...

United Airlines Changes their Boarding Process...Again!

Before United and Continental began to combine their operations, each carrier had a boarding process that worked for them. United boarding their Global Services, First Class, and 1K customers via the red boarding carpet, while Premier Executive, Star Alliance Gold, Premier, Star Alliance Silver, and ...
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The Singapore Adventure - Introduction

During the summer upgrade of Singapore Airlines' reservations systems, I made a few speculative award bookings for SQ First and Business class. I had never flown on Singapore, and with their policy to not release premium cabin space on their newer aircraft to Star Alliance partners, I knew it was ...

Review: Hampton Inn - Bath, Maine


The further you get in Maine, the less chance there is of finding a hotel that belongs to one of the major chains. While there are some wonderful 'local' hotels, staying at a hotel that allow you to earn status points and receive your elite benefits is always a nice.
On this particular ...
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2012 : Year in Review

2012 has been a great year for me. I have concluced the first half of my senior year at KU, and as hard as it is for me to believe, I will be graduating in May with a degree in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Business.
On the other hand, 2012 has been one of my best travel years! After ...
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The Grand Hyatt Sinagpore: Twenty-Four Hours in Singapore

Introduction United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore The Grand Hyatt Singapore Traffic was non-existent as our cab sped towards the Grand Hyatt. The driver spoke excellent English, and upon discovering that this was our first time in Singapore, offered up several suggestions for places ...
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Reader Help Needed: What Should I See in Singapore?

Thanks to the glitch that occurred when Singapore Airlines upgraded their computers over the summer, I am off to Singapore next week. I am booked on on what is currently the longest flight in the world, SQ21 (EWR-SIN). After a two day stay at the Grand Hyatt, I'll be heading back to the US, although ...
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Delta Unveils NYC-LaGuardia Terminal Connector

Transferring between Delta's C and D terminals at New York LaGuardia used to be inconvenient for passengers. Similar to United's shuttle service between Terminal 3 & Terminal 1 at SFO, or the bus from the C gates to the F gates at ORD, it required hauling your luggage up and down a series of ...
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Cathay Pacific First Class - Hong Kong to Tokyo/Haneda

When it came time to purchase a ticket for my trip from Hong Kong to Tokyo, the two Star Alliance carriers that fly non-stop to Tokyo (ANA & United) had no award availability. I had about three months until my departure date, so I set several alerts on Expert Flyer, figuring that ANA or United ...
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Review: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

My Thai flight from Seoul landed about fifteen minutes early, although the long walk to passport control and the subsequent wait took about thirty minutes. Hong Kong was quite busy today, but the passport control agents were quick, and I was through the line and waiting at the baggage claim less ...
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American Takes Delivery of their first Boeing 777-300ER!

Yesterday I posted American's newest video, "Putting American Airlines Back on Top". There was quite a bit of speculation about the release of that video, and the delivery of  their 777-300ER. There were some rumors that the 777 was going to be delivered within the next few days, but the exact ...
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