The 10 Best Beaches in Europe – Italy and Greece Each Score 2 Spots


Summer might be over, but it’s never too early (especially with some of the trans-Atlantic award availability we’ve been seeing) to plan for next year. Condé Nast Traveler earlier this year posted their list of the “10 Best Beaches in Europe” with winners from countries including Italy (x2), Greece (x2), Spain, France, Iceland, Croatia, Portugal, and…

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Special Offer: 10X American AAdvantage Miles on AA Purchases, Check Your Email


Check your email for this offer from Citi inviting you to earn 10x AAdvantage miles on American Airlines purchases when using your Citi AAdvantage card. Of course, the standard offer for using your AAdvantage American Express card is 2x miles on AA purchases. The offer is good for up to 5,000 total miles through 11/30/16.…

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Review: Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class Istanbul-Washington DC

Turkish Airlines Business Class A330 - Cabin

For the final leg of my trip back to the States, I flew in Turkish Airlines Business Class from Istanbul to Washington DC. Turkish operates this route pretty frequently, with 10 weekly services. They are actually opening a lounge in Dulles for premium cabin passengers! This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1.…

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737s Set to Take over Trans-Atlantic Routes, Change Future of Flying


United has been flying 757s across the Atlantic for years, but what about 737s? Believe it or not, they are already in use. Scandinavian Airlines flies an 86-seat 737-700 on Boston – Copenhagen, limiting the number of passengers below 90 to increase range. Meanwhile, WestJet operates St. John’s, Newfoundland – Dublin (exactly 2K miles) and Halifax,…

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BREAKING: American Airlines Starting Flights to Havana November 28, Beating United By One Day

American Airlines' inaugural flight to Havana is now bookable on

In July 2016, when the DOT approved flights to Havana, American Airlines came out as a bit of a winner. They were allotted five daily flights: 4 from Miami and 1 from Charlotte. That is hardly surprising, considering Cuban-Americans make up 54% of the city’s population. We recently reported that United will be launching direct…

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American Airlines Pilots Worried On-Time Performance for AA about to Get Worse

American finished behind Delta, United, and Southwest in on-time performance during the busy summer travel period and pilots at the airline are concerned that it could get worse on Saturday. The airline will transition to a single flight operating system (FOS) on October 1st. The Chicago Business Journal explains that the AA and US fleets will operate…

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Man Sentenced to Jail for Calling in Bomb Threat to Delay His Flight

A WestJet 737-700

Here’s what you definitely should not do if you’re late for a flight—call in a bomb threat for your specific flight. In October 2014, Michael Howells, 37, was late for his WestJet flight from Kelowna to Calgary. Instead of making alternative arrangements, he decided to call the airport and say the plane was rigged with explosives. The…

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Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul (“July 15 Heroes of Democracy Lounge”) – Absolutely INSANE!

Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge - Piano

Turkish Airlines has just one giant, central departure lounge at their their hub airport in Istanbul. It is commonly known as the CIP lounge, for “commercially important passengers,” like those traveling in premium cabins. After the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, however, Turkish Airlines changed the name of the lounge to the “July 15…

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