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AA Buys Alaska, Korean Leaves SkyTeam, Joins Oneworld, DL & AS Break-Up in this Crazy Scenario

Hunter Keay of Wolfe Research offered a very interesting scenario today in which Korean breaks up with Delta and SkyTeam, AA then pursues a 3-way joint venture with JAL and Korean, DL and Alaska break-up, and then eventually AA makes a play for Alaska Airlines. It’s fun to play what-if, but even as the analyst admits, the…

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Trip Report – JAL Sakura Lounge – Tokyo – NRT

Prior to boarding what I think is my new favorite business class cabin, I checked out the JAL Sakura Lounge at Tokyo (NRT). This is part five of a six part trip picture report from my travels to Japan: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D American Airlines First Class Dallas (DFW) – Tokyo (NRT) on…

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Trip Report – JAL SKY SUITE- My Favorite Business Class Flight – Tokyo (NRT) – JFK

I really liked the JAL SKY SUITE and JAL service that much, despite a 2-3-2 layout, it was hands-down the most comfortable and spacious business class I’ve ever flown. I haven’t flown Cathay’s new business product yet, but in my opinion this beats out their old business as well as Singapore’s current business offering (hard…

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A Private JAL 787 Flight – Direct from NRT-JFK to Aviod Snow for Yankee Tanaka

A JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed at JFK on Sunday afternoon even-though all other flights from Tokyo to JFK had been canceled due to snow in Japan. On board were only six passengers – new Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, his pop star wife, a personal manager, and a toy poodle named Haru. Tanaka spent an estimated $200,000…

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JAL SKY SUITE – My Favorite Business Class Flight? – UPDATE w/ viewable pics now

I really liked the JAL SKY SUITE and JAL service that much, despite a 2-3-2 layout, it was hands-down the most comfortable and spacious business class I’ve ever flown. I haven’t flown Cathay’s new business product yet, but in my opinion this beats out their old business as well as Singapore’s current business offering (hard…

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First 787 Dreamliner Back in the Skies & Schedule of 787 Relaunches / UAL Award Availability

Yesterday, an Ethiopian Airlines 787 became the first passenger Dreamliner to take to the skies since the entire fleet was grounded back in January. The flight was operated on the relatively short route from Addis Abada (ADD) – Nairobi (NBO). At a press conference following the landing in Kenya, Boeing announced that 787 deliveries would…

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Delta’s New A330, JAL Touchscreen On-Demand Meals, Alaska Upgrades Power Outlets & Seats

Busy week in aircraft updates… First, Delta’s new flat-bed refurbished A330: JAL’s touchscreen Anytime You Wish on-demand meal service – Boeing 777-300ER Sky Suite: Alaska’s planned cabin upgrades with power outlets and new enhanced seats: More on those DL A330 upgrades from Delta’s blog: Say Hello to the Reinvented A330!  If you have experienced our…

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Long-Haul Awards with British Airways Avios Points …are there any good options?

In response to my post last week, Why the British Airways Card Offer Still Makes Sense,  I’ve received several emails asking for recommendations on uses of Avios points for long-haul flights, unfortunately there aren’t many of value!  Again, I’d take a look back at that post for short and medium haul options that present a…

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