New Domestic US Virgin Airline Venture, “Watch This Space” Says Branson- Still Disputing Alaska Royalty Period

Richard Branson hinted to Bloomberg on Thursday that he and the Virgin brand may be coming back to the US domestic airline business. He also indicated that there’s still tension with Alaska regarding royalties. Branson says that Alaska has to pay royalties through 2040 whether they use the brand or not, unless a new Virgin venture…

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Singapore Suites JFK-FRA Trip Report and FRA EasyPass Enrollment

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment About ten minutes before the scheduled boarding time, I left the lounge and made my way to the departure…

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Easy points: Lyft rides now earn Delta SkyMiles

Effective today, Delta SkyMiles members can earn miles on every dollar they spend with ride-sharing app Lyft. The Delta-Lyft partnership is the first such agreement between a ride sharing company and an airline. The only similar existing partnership is between Uber and hotel partners including Hilton, IHG and Starwood Preferred Guest. Unlike the bonus agreement involving…

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Singapore Airlines JFK Check-in and JFK Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment I arrived at JFK roughly three hours before departure and found the Singapore Suites check-in area in Terminal 4 to…

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WOW air Announces Service to Tel Aviv

WOW air, the low-cost carrier based out of Reykjavik, Iceland, has announced that it will be starting service from its home base to Tel Aviv, Israel in September, pending approval from the Israeli authorities. Of particular interest to US-based fliers, this will offer a new option for cheap one-stop service from the US to Israel, with introductory…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Part 1.5 — Alternative Fact Sweet Spots and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything on the Internet

Following up from Monday’s post, I wanted to quickly cover some theoretical “sweet spots” on the Asia Miles award chart that are in reality not actually that sweet. Given the many partners and distance-based nature of the Asia Miles program, a quick glance at the award charts by an inexperienced novice may lead one to…

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