Trip Report – Awesome Business Class on SriLankan A330-300 – AA oneworld Redemption LHR-CMB


Wow, what an unexpected award redemption! The 10.5 hour flight was on a brand new A330 from London (LHR) to Colombo (CMB). Awesome service, a great seat / lie-flat bed, wifi, yummy food and a large movie library on a fast and responsive IFE system. The reverse herringbone seat was super comfortable for lounging and the…

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Have You Ever Wondered How Mr. T Travels?

THE A-TEAM -- Pictured: Mr. T as Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus -- Photo by: Herb Ball/NBCU Photo Bank

For anyone who was a fan of the 1980s television series The A-Team, Mr. T was likely one of your favorite characters.  In case you missed it, a few months ago, Mr. T “joined” the Marriott Hotels team, emphasizing the Fairfield Inn & Suites 100% guarantee. In Marriott’s tongue in cheek press release at that time,…

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Act Now: Air New Zealand Business Awards Available from LAX/SFO/IAH


This is an exciting development…and hopefully something that becomes more common.  A Juicy Miles client emailed this morning that after reading Ben’s post on Air New Zealand opening up award seats for their LAX-LHR flight, that he began searching for flights to Auckland from LAX and SFO…and found availability in both directions on select dates in February,…

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Take a NYC Step Back – Public Library Releases Awesome Photos from the 1930s

Fifth Avenue 1935

In 1935, during the Great Depression, photographer Berenice Abbott proposed an art project to the federal government called “Changing New York” which would document New York City. High-resolution images from the project were recently released for download by the New York Public Library. Take a look at her awesome photos as she travels all over NYC in…

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Trip Report & Review – American Airlines Flagship Lounge LAX Terminal 4

American AA Flagship Lounge07

I purposely redeemed with American for my return flight from Maui (OGG) to New York so that I could fly in first on one of their new Airbus A321 transcontinental flights from LAX to JFK (see – Disappointing American First Class Experience on the A321 LAX-JFK). The first class flight also granted me access to the…

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Airline Manages To Lose Their… Passengers?


Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of an airline losing our luggage.  However, Pakistan International Airlines has one upped that by managing to lose track of where many of their passengers are at the moment. Bloomberg has reported that amidst a serious strike by workers who are against privatization plans, Pakistan International Airlines has had to…

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Royal Caribbean to Stop Cutting Prices at the Last Minute


It is extremely common for cruise companies to reduce rates at the last minute whenever their ships are far from being fully booked. This allowed savvy cruisers to consistently find bargains within a month from sailing. Nonetheless, this will no longer be possible with one of the largest cruise companies in the world. Royal Caribbean Cruises…

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