LifeMiles Gets Even Better with New Europe and US Award Zones – United One-Way from 7,500 miles!

Map of Award Zone on LifeMiles Award Chart in the US

LifeMiles is one of my favorite programs when it comes to redeeming Star Alliance award tickets. They may not have the most generous routing rules when it comes to stopovers, but you can fashion basically any reasonable route using the “screenshot-individual-segments-to-email” method. They can also be a pain to cancel, and has recently increased the…

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American Airlines Rolling Out In-Flight Bedding by Casper

American Airlines will begin offering bedding from Casper starting December 1, 2017

On a long-haul flight, there’s nothing more important than getting some quality rest, and good bedding can make a difference. They are also a way for airlines to distinguish themselves from the competition, and often a great marketing opportunity way for other brands. Over the years, we have seen airlines explore these partnerships in creative…

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Cathay Pacific is Retiring the A340

Cathay Pacific's last generation, "Coffin Style" Business Class Seats. Source: Cathay Pacific

The Airbus A340 is one of my favorite aircraft to fly on, especially for long-haul flights. It’s a widebody, “single-story” plane with four engines. As such, it’s much quieter than say, the Boeing 777, in my experience. But Airbus has stopped producing the aircraft in 2011, and carriers that are still holding onto them are…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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