Delta Announces New Tableware & Service Products – Rollout April 1st

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Delta has partnered with globally renowned design company Alessi to curate a “modern, stylish and functional” collection of  service products and tableware, which will appear in flight beginning April 1. Delta will bring Alessi’s pieces to its premium cabins, including Delta One, First Class and, in late 2017, Delta Premium Select. This marks the first time…

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The Most Outrageous Hotel Concierge Requests

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As one accumulates status and points in this hobby, you might begin to feel a bit entitled…however I can guarantee that your requests to the concierge have never been this outrageous! Back in 2015 Condé Nast Traveler produced a list of 8 outrageous hotel requests, they’ve now updated that original article to include a total of 12…

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Prank: Filming Passenger Reactions to Fake Power Outlet Stickers @ Boarding Gate

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Last week while killing time in the galley on a cross-country American Airlines flight, I was chatting with a flight attendant when she asked if I’d seen the video where prankster Kim Pao confuses passengers with fake power outlets. The prankster places power outlet stickers all around the boarding gates and then films passenger reactions. They…

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United Says Emirates Testing Trump w/ Newark-Athens, $25M-$30M Loss Annually on Route

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Earlier this week, United President Scott Kirby said that the new Emirates Newark – Athens flight which begins tomorrow will lose $25 – $30 million annually. He also thinks that the flight, which was announced just three days after Trump took office, is a test of the new administration: “It feels like a test of the…

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The Decline and Fall of Cathay Pacific & Singapore Airlines

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David Fickling of Bloomberg Gadfly describes the “new Great Power struggle” in his recent article on the fall of Cathay and Singapore Airlines. The two airlines cornered long-haul traffic beginning with the introduction of the B747 in the ’70s and continued dominating until the early 2000’s. However, today they are falling victim to excess capacity at Chinese and…

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Probation for United’s “Chairman’s Flight” – Ex-Port Authority Chief Bribery Sentence Revealed

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Judgement day has come for David Samson, the former chairmen of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Back in July, Samson pleaded guilty to using his political influence to convince United Airlines to accommodate his private wishes for a regularly scheduled, non-stop flight to his South Carolina summer home. The round-trip flight from Newark to…

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