This is not a traditional “trip report and review.” It’s not a hotel stay or a flight, but rather a meal at a fantastic hotel. The Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the oldest hotels in Hong Kong and its afternoon tea at The Lobby has essentially become an institution in Hong Kong—some might even call… Read full article

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I just received this email from American: As the preferred car rental partners of American Airlines, Avis and Budget are proud to offer you even more for your rental. As an AAdvantage Platinum or Gold member, you’ll now earn a minimum of 1,000 miles for every qualifying (one day or longer) Avis or Budget rental. They… Read full article

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According to Airline Route, Emirates will operate a second daily flight between Boston (BOS) and Dubai (DXB) starting October 1, 2015. The flight will be operated by a 3-class 777-300ER. This comes on the heels of their recent Orlando flight announcement as well as their second daily service to Seattle. We have previously reviewed Emirates First Class… Read full article

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Alaska Airlines Flight 448 from Seattle to Los Angeles returned to Seattle Airport and made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, after passengers reported they heard loud banging from “under the plane.” The banging was found to be from a ramp agent, who was stuck in the cargo hold. The pilot made a request for… Read full article

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JetBlue started off 2015 by introducing their flight etiquette video series, where they showcased…well, things not to do on planes. I really like these videos, since they are short, funny, and I am sure resonate with many passengers. Of course, it’s a subtle advertising effort, with passengers seated at their Even More Space seats which cost extra. Some… Read full article

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I recently redeemed 37,500 AAdvantage miles for an award with AA. I have both the legacy US Airways Barclays card as well as a Citi AAdvantage card. I figured only one card would apply the 10% redemption rebate on the award, so I was surprised when I browsed to my recent account activity and saw two separate transactions… Read full article

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ANA will transition from a distance based award chart to a regionally based program in just a few hours. While the transition was scheduled for April 12th, I’ve confirmed with an ANA reservations supervisor that customers outside of Japan will have until 6AM Tokyo time to make reservations using the old chart…that’s 5PM EST today!… Read full article

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Redemption options in the Caribbean can be tough to come by given the lack of chain hotels when compared to other destinations. My family has been taking a points vacation to the Caribbean over Christmas break for the last 12+ years…and we are now just about out of locations using Starwood, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and… Read full article

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Over the weekend, I heard from a source in Hong Kong that Cathay Pacific may be introducing an option for passengers seated in Economy Class to purchase a Business Class meal onboard. This isn’t really a new concept. For example, US Airways has long offered a DineFresh option, where passengers seated in Coach on an long-haul… Read full article

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Taipei to Hong Kong is the 8th most flown air route in the world, carrying over 6 million passengers annually. Cathay Pacific owns an all wide body fleet, yet operates Hong Kong to Taipei essentially as a shuttle service. When I booked my ticket, I aimed to try out their regional business class product since… Read full article

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With its dry climate, the Mojave desert is one of the popular places to store aircrafts waiting to be torn down into scraps, but Boeing is parking two absolutely brand new 787s there. These two planes are intended to be delivered to American Airlines. Bloomberg reports that with the substantial increase in demand for lie-flat seats, Zodiac… Read full article

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