When people think aspirational First Class awards, United is usually not the first airline that comes to mind. Indeed, United doesn’t have a very good reputation in general. ..and while this flight didn’t really wow me, for the most part, it helped United gain some favor in my book. This is the third installment of my reviews on my latest… Read full article

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Last night, an Air Canada A320 from Toronto (YYZ) to Halifax (YHZ) touched down short of the runway, clipping a power line. Media outlets first reported a runway overrun and then a hard landing with a “bump” (Air Canada’s official terminology), but it was a bit more extreme than that…the landing gear is no longer… Read full article

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When I checked AA’s site this morning, I was able to log in with my US Airways credentials, but my mileage and million mile balances were still only reflective of my former AAdvantage account. Well, as of an hour ago, all my balances have been correctly combined! There’s just two hiccups that hopefully will work themselves out… Read full article

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In the wake of this week’s Germanwings tragedy, several airlines around the world have altered their policies to require two crew members in the cockpit at all times, a measure already mandatory for US carriers. Lufthansa, parent company of Germanwings, was originally not one of them, but reversed their position yesterday amid social media backlash…. Read full article

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The DOT has completed their review of Delta’s SEA-HND slots after formal requests from both American and Hawaiian. The decision states that Delta will get to maintain their daily slot pair in the interest of “consumer competition”, however they will have new requirements placed upon them including operating the flight 7 days a week, 365 days… Read full article

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Do you think you know flight attendant lingo? Can you define a pink eye, victory lap, or flip-flop? Flight attendants seem to have their own secret language, but how much of it have you picked up with all that frequent flying? Thanks to Mark from Yahoo for sharing with our readers! Check out three examples below and… Read full article

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Every wonder how the White House selects hotels and makes reservations for the president? What rates do they pay and are they points eligible? Thanks to Mark over at Yahoo for sharing Oliver Knox’s inside look: Yahoo News set out to pull back the curtain on the president’s day-to-day experiences with hotels after some readers noted… Read full article

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With my next flight on United, I decided to actually stop by the United Global First Lounge after visiting both the BA Galleries Lounge and the Lufthansa Senator Lounge. United gets a pretty bad reputation for their lounges in the U.S., and I think there is some merit to that reputation, but read on to hear my experience…where… Read full article

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Earlier this week, American Airlines announced that the US Airways Dividend Miles and AAdvantage programs would merge on March 28 (Saturday) and that mileage redemption using US miles would be suspended as of March 25, 11:59 CDT. Well, it appears that they’ve kept their word. As of this morning, the “Use Miles” check box is still available on… Read full article

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Two days ago we reported on a little known benefit for those traveling to Europe in United’s BusinessFirst and GlobalFirst cabins, whereby United provides a place for arriving passengers to freshen up with a shower. Since United does not have many arrival lounges in Europe, many times, this translates into access to a hotel room upon arrival…. Read full article

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According to AirlineRoute, Emirates will begin daily service between Orlando (MCO) and Dubai (DXB) starting September 1, 2015. The flight will be operated by a 3-class 777-200LR which features 8 First Class suites, 42 lie-flat Business Class seats, and 216 Economy Class seats. Remarkably, this is the second new flight that Emirates has announced today, in… Read full article

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