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Photo Tour of the Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami

American Express opened up their fifth Centurion Lounge last Thursday in Miami. Located on the 4th level by Gate D12, in the former British Airways lounge, the Centurion Lounge is open daily from 5am to 11pm and provides a wealth of amenities over a standard airline lounge.

I was ...

The strong grow stronger: Qatar Airways and Turkish add new US routes

Qatar Airways announces Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, increases JFK. Turkish Airlines plans to resume service to Miami
Against the backdrop of a geopolitical spat between U.S. carriers and the Big Three Gulf Carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways, the allegations against the Middle ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Bentley Miami Beach

The Hilton Bentley Miami Beach is located in South Beach at the intersection of Ocean Drive and 1st Street.  If you have never visited Miami Beach, let me give you a little orientation.  Miami Beach is located about seven miles east of Miami proper and is connected to the mainland via ...

Hotel Review: Conrad Miami

Conrad hotels and resorts are named after Hilton founder, Conrad Hilton, and are part of the brand’s luxury collection of properties.  Once the flagship properties of the Hilton brand, Conrad hotels are now second only to the Waldorf Astoria resorts. Conrad hotels offer an upscale ...

Qatar Airways pragmatically selects Miami as next US destination

Miami International Airport has emerged as the latest US airport to land a nonstop flight to the Middle East by way of Qatar Airways, which will offer four weekly services from MIA to its Doha hub starting June 1, 2014, utilizing a Boeing 777-200LR series aircraft. 
The new Miami service ...

American Airlines applies for additional service to Brasil

American Airlines is the largest carrier serving the US to Brasil market in terms of weekly seats offered.
American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to seek additional rights to fly from the its cornerstone hubs to Brazil. In a press release ...

Love foolosophy? US Airways and American Airlines announce merger

On Wednesday, the boards of Tempe, AZ-based US Airways and Fort Worth-based American Airlines approved a merger that would equate to $11 billion in terms of market value. According to sources, American creditors will own 72% of the combined company and US Airways shareholders will take the ...

A Royal Upgrade at Miami's Intercontinental Hotel

Overview: A decent urban upper-mid-scale hotel
Strengths: Location (for downtown business), generous Platinum RA upgrade, cosmetic renovations
Drawbacks: Unadorned rooms, challenges with the Platinum RA program
Earlier this month, I spent a few nights at Miami's downtown ...

AA brings out its A-game at LGA!

In the annals of business travel, few phrases are found less often than "I had a very pleasant experience at LaGuardia airport."
This might start to change with AA's new set up at LGA.  Though by regulation flights from the field are limited to 1,500 miles (other than DEN), AA recently has ...

American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados

Introduction American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados Courtyard Marriott Bridgetown American Business Class - Barbados to Denver Despite living in Denver, I decided to spent the night at an airport hotel. My flight to Chicago was scheduled to depart at 6:00am, so I ...

LAN and TAM Airlines officially launch LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

LATAM board of directors chair Mauricio Rolim Amaro, LAN CEO Ignacio Cueto, TAM board chair Maria Claudia Amaro, LATAM CEO Enrique Cueto. Courtesy, LAN Airlines. Image courtesy of Air Transport World.
It's official: LAN and TAM Airlines have finally completed their merger transaction to create ...
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Airport Galleries

One of the things I love about my job is that every now & then I can get out and see some art.  Lately that has been far too infrequent for me, but luckily a few airports have surprised me with their exhibitions!
I asked my Facebook & Twitter friends where they like to see ...

Brighter skies ahead for bankrupt American Airlines?

American Airlines' bright outlook: 1Q yield grows as international flights & product to be enhanced It seems like the continuous "good-news, bad-news" cycle repeats itself for US legacy carrier American Airlines this week as the airline had mixed reports in the media on its overall health as it ...

Spotlight on American Airlines in San Juan, Puerto Rico

A "hub away from home"  Airline deregulation may have spurred movement among legacy US carriers to drift towards the "hub-and-spoke" model. Interestingly, as part of that process, many of them pursued the idea of creating "off-shore" hubs that were not located on U.S. soil. Although ...

A response to the Boyd Group

After a bit of a weekend hiatus, I am ready to get back to some blogging. I definitely intend to blog a bit more with updates on the Kingfisher Airlines debacle which I posted last week.
Aviation Hot Flash
Exciting news for Chicago passengers wanting to get some sun ...

Intercontinental Hotel Miami

Overview: A decent upper-mid-scale in-city hotel
Strengths: Location, good QPR
Drawbacks: Service at the front door, cleaning at the pool area
Last week, I had a client dinner in Miami – which required a quick overnight trip for me and several colleagues.  We stayed at the ...