I flew British Airways Club Europe (Business) from London to Nice, connecting from my JFK-LHR Club World flight. This quick picture report is part four of a ten part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club World (Business) JFK-LHR B777-200 British Airways Galleries Club Lounge LHR Terminal… Read full article

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Yesterday I posted about my plan to rebook an award flight in the height of the blizzard with the hope that the flight would be canceled and our miles redeposited fee free. Well, I’m happy to report that it worked! Two days ahead of the storm and only hours after the changed flight was ticketed, the… Read full article

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Similar to Rocketmiles and PointsHound, Kaligo is a site that awards airline miles for hotel bookings. They are currently offering a 10K bonus miles offer for both American and United – Earn up to 10,000 Bonus AAdvantage or MileagePlus Miles (earn 1,000 miles on your first booking of $499 or more, 5,000 miles on your first booking of $500-$999,… Read full article

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There’s a blizzard coming to NYC and that should mean many canceled flights on Monday night into Tuesday. Canceled flights mean fee waivers and ticket refunds and so I woke up early this morning and rebooked our AA award flights to the Caribbean for very early Tuesday morning during what should be the height of… Read full article

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In case you missed the news yesterday, Expedia announced that they have acquired competitor booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash. Expedia already owns Hotels.com and Hotwire among almost a dozen different travel sites. Expedia has actually been the backbone powering searches on Travelocity’s US and Canadian sites since 2013… Read full article

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How dare they…hah! In a video posted by British journalist / Bloomberg anchor Owen Thomas, he shares his “disgusting and filthy” first class experience on a British Airways flight from London to Saint Lucia (UVF) on January 17th. He’s upset that instead of an anticipated luxurious experience, he was met with stained surfaces, dirt, and dust…. Read full article

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SkyMall today filed for bankruptcy protection listing American, Delta, and US Airways as its largest unsecured creditors. Total liabilities were listed at $12 million with between $1-$10 million in assets. The company reported revenue of $33.7 million in 2013, but only $15.8 million for the 9 months ending September 28, 2014. The Financial Times reports on… Read full article

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Becoming a flight attendant isn’t all about in-flight safety, water evacuations, and meal service training. Some airlines have truly unique required courses…like TAM’s jungle survival techniques. Courtesy of Jaunted‘s Five Extremely Unique Ways Airlines Train Their Flight Attendants: TAM – If you’re ever stuck in a jungle and need shelter, food, and a reassuring word while waiting for… Read full article

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick spoke at the DLD Conference in Munich on Sunday and revealed some incredible Uber related stats: The entire taxi market in San Francisco is valued at around $140 million per year. Uber’s revenues in San Francisco alone are currently estimated to be $500 million per year and growing. How fast is Uber… Read full article

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While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Emirates president Tim Clark increased pressure on Airbus to commit to upgrading the A380 (an aircraft type that received no new orders in all of 2014). Clark told Bloomberg that Emirates would order up to 100 more jets if Airbus were to offer a Neo A380 upgrade…. Read full article

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Bloomberg is reporting that United is looking to covert previous widebody Boeing aircraft orders for 10 new 777-300ERs. “We are not currently considering purchasing incremental wide-body aircraft,” Megan McCarthy, a United spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. “We do, however, hold the ability to negotiate the substitution of certain aircraft types for other aircraft types as part… Read full article

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