Increased JFK-AUH Etihad A380 First Class Apartment AA Award Availability

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There are currently several dates in early June with First Class Apartment availability on Etihad’s JFK-AUH A380 route, many dates even have two seats available. This coincides with Etihad upgrading the JFK-AUH route to an all A380 fleet starting on June 1st. Outbound from the US has historically been the tougher find, but ever since the…

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Reddit AMA Confirmed: Jeff Zidell, Head Of World Of Hyatt — Answers Your Questions On November 16

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On Wednesday, November 16th at 12 noon CST, Jeff Zidell, Senior Vice President and head of World of Hyatt will be hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session and answering your questions about Hyatt’s new loyalty program. An email invite will go out next week with instructions on how to participate. I’m excited and…

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Great Deal: Samson RTE X Active Noise Cancelling Headphones — $29.99 — No Tax & Free Expedited Shipping

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B&H Photo’s, Deal Zone (daily deal) is the Samson RTX X active noise cancelling headphones for $29.99 and no tax (except New York) and free expedited shipping. This deal ends tonight (10/9) at 11:59:59 PM EDT. I’ve ordered from B&H before with no issues. I researched a bit and could only find a few reviews:…

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Meet a Few BoardingArea Bloggers in the Atlanta Area: Would You Be Interested? Follow Up

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Hey Atlanta, I want to follow up on Brian of The Gate‘s post from a few weeks ago regarding a potential Atlanta get-together. As he mentioned, we are both based in the Atlanta area and we thought it would be fun to organize a informal get-together to meet and network with fellow travel enthusiasts. Judging from the comments, it…

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First Look: Brand New Hyatt Regency LAX, Impressed!

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During a layover at LAX last week, I was invited to take a tour of the almost complete room renovations at The Concourse Hotel. The property will become the Hyatt Regency LAX once all renovations are completed. The big question is when that will be…I was told not to quote anyone, but it does not…

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AmEx Reloadable Prepaids like Serve “Profitless Expense for AmEx”

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The American Express venture into the world of reloadable prepaid cards has been unprofitable thus far according to a new Bloomberg article. At the beginning of last year, reloadable prepaid cards remained a profitless expense for AmEx, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Payments research firm Mercator Advisory Group estimates that the company has…

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