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Upgrd 69: Marriott Rewards Take Two

In this week's frequent flyer podcast we revisit the Marriott Rewards hotel loyalty program as Kevin wanted to clarify some mis-information in our last Marriott Rewards podcast on the subject. We discuss:

Fozz's recent first class award on Lufthansa's A380 Virgin America's ...
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Airlines Raiding Desert Boneyards as Passenger Traffic Increases

Last week I booked a Sunday night redeye from Los Angeles to Chicago on United and was pleasantly surprised to see that the flight would be operated by a 747-400. Like Kevin's experience last week, the aircraft featured the old configuration with recliner-style business class seats and the ...

Continental tests self-boarding at IAH

Tired of the grouchy attitude or bad breath of your gate agent? Well now there's a solution if you're flying through Houston!

Self-boarding is being tested select Continental gates at IAH. Lufthansa has already offered self-boarding for years, as do 13 other airlines worldwide, but ...

The Future of BMI's Diamond Club = Miles & More

A little more light was shed on the future of British Midland and their Diamond Club mileage program at the Lufthansa Investor Day in Frankfurt on Monday. 

Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, BMI's CEO presented this.

There's a lot of info packed into the 17-slide presentation, but a ...

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New Munich-Baghdad flights coming on Lufthansa

Lufthansa, through its PrivatAir partner, will begin service from Munich to Baghdad four times a week this fall.

The flights will utilize a Boeing 737 and compliment service to Arbil (in Northern Iraq) from Frankfurt and from Vienna (on LH subsidiary Austrian Air).

Lufthansa ...

Who needs United First when you have a LH Senator Lounge?!

Last week, for the second time since United's UDU program started, I missed an upgrade. It was a Thursday afternoon IAD-DEN (hub-hub) flight on a 757 and I was traveling on an S-fare, so it wasn't a big surprise that I wound up in row 16. And to be honest, I was very content in my exit row seat, ...

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So much for flying in F on LH's A380...

I am starting to plan a trip to Thailand/China/North Korea/Japan for August and my goal was to snag a First Class seat on LH's new A380.

Looks like I'll have to look into other options.

"The [FRA-NRT] flight is almost fully booked through September with very strong bookings ...

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Return of the Concorde?

Although the Concorde has not flown for almost seven years, a group of aviation enthusiasts are attempting to return the jet to flight in a heritage capacity.

 A recent engine check found the engines of one bird in "perfect" condition.

The tentative plan is to ...

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A Closer Look at Lufthansa's A380

Airbus delivered Lufthansa's first A380 superjumbo last Wednesday--only three years late.

With Lufthansa's decision to place only eight First Class seats on the plane, the aircraft will hold a whopping 526 passengers.

FIRST - 8 seats BUSINESS - 98 seats ECONOMY - ...
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Lufthansa To Cut More BMI Capacity

As if BD's route map hasn't been thinned out enough the last two years:

The Lufthansa Group plans to cut 25 percent of the capacity of its recently acquired United Kingdom subsidiary BMI, according to reports published today. The axing of unprofitable routes, which will ...

BMI Diamond Club to cease

 

Based on this thread on Flyertalk, it appears that BMI's Diamond Club will cease to exist in the next few days and be migrated to Lufthansa's Miles and More.

This is truly sad but honestly I can't say that I'm surprised.

Spanair Lounge + Madrid to Copenhagen via Frankfurt on Lufthansa

Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal

Day 3: A Day of Sightseeing in ...

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Escape to the Madrid Airport Hilton

Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal

Day 3: A Day of Sightseeing in ...

Planning My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Time for another trip report!

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Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada

Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP ...

Think about flying to the top of the world this Winter.

Winter time is coming, why not be crazy and go to the northern most commercial airport in the world. (LYR) Svalbard Airport, Longyear. In 2008, the airport had 138,934 passengers, up 7.4% from 2007.  SAS Scandinavian Airlines daily flights to Tromsø and Oslo on mainland Norway.  ...

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Picture of the Week #4: Surveying Greenland in Lufthansa First Class

The photo of Greenland below was taken from my window on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Denver in August.

Maybe it was just a hot day, but if the warm weather continues, maybe there will be a lot more green in Greenland in future years. A new hub for SAS perhaps?

Looks like a rather nice water park now!

Star MegaDO Day 4: Winding down

 

Finally the last day of the Star MegaDO arrived.  Fortunately, for a select few it was discovered late on Thursday night that the morning sessions were being repeated in the afternoon, which meant more sleep!

After catching up on some of the lost sleep it was time ...

Star MegaDO Day 3: Blazing across Europe

 

Day 3 of the trip was by far the longest and most fun.  The 4:00am wake-up call was rather painful but we did need to be at the gate by 5am.  Today's activities included a charter flight that would start in Frankfurt, head to Oslo where we would pick up some folks ...