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Alaska’s Mobile App is Awesome for Partner Award Checks On the Go!

On Monday, Alaska Air sent out my monthly statement with a message about their app for iPhone and Android. I finally got around to downloading the iPhone app today and it’s awesome! I was most interested in the ability to check partner award availability on the go as Alaska partners with everyone…affectionally referred to as…

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The Intense Emirates Crew Interview Process

Did you know that Emirates has a three stage interview process for cabin crew candidates? There’s an initial assessment day, three stages of interviews / group screenings, and then a final interview day. Open Day – submit your CV and photo ( full length must be in white back ground and passport size photo) .If…

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Gulf States Propose Airport Gay Screenings Prior to Entry

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a  political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, is proposing some pretty ridiculous entry “security screening requirements” in an attempt to “detect” homosexuals. As per The Independent, Yousouf Mindkar, a senior official with GCC  said routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering the…

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World’s Best Airlines Named – Emirates Returns to First Place – Full Winners & Links

SkyTrax has once again announced their World’s Best Airline award winner, presenting the trophy to Emirates on Tuesday evening in Paris. It wasn’t Emirates first award, but it was the first time they’ve won since 2002. The top 10 list this year (like the last few years) is extremely heavy on carriers from the Middle…

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Alaska Airlines Rolls Out Online Booking for Almost All Partners Incld. Emirates & Qantas. One-Ways OK!

Back in late March, one-way and multi-carrier awards became bookable online and via the phone for Alaska, American, British Airways, and Delta flights. The change allowed for one-way AA and Alaska awards for half the cost of roundtrip flights as well as combined partner and class awards on roundtrip award flights (Delta priced at half…

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Italian Officials Approve JFK-MXP Emirates Service – Award Redemption & Earning Opportunities?

Italian authorities have given the go-ahead for Emirates to proceed with their planned service between Milan Malpensa and JFK effective October 1st 2013. The route, which continues on to Dubai, will be operated using B777-300ER aircraft in addition. The flight will be in addition to the two existing daily A380 non-stops between JFK-DXB. The flight schedule will be as…

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The Street Opinion – Why Delta Pays More than Emirates for Boeing Planes

The Street has an interesting opinion piece by Ted Reed that discusses the recent lawsuit filed by Delta, Hawaiian, and the APA against the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and whether their arguments have any merit: Of course, Ex-IM underwriting loans to airlines from poor countries, if those airlines are unable to obtain…

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