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Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Emirates First and Business Class…Is It Worth It?

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar

With Alaska’s devaluation, we lost a good way to redeem miles for Emirates First Class with miles and points—at least, miles and points that you can buy outright. However, Chase Ultimate Rewards still offers two key options for those who want to use points to fly Emirates. Emirates offers an amazing First Class product on their A380s,…

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Korean Air Doesn’t Want to Disappoint You, So They Won’t Offer Inflight Wi-Fi

Many US carriers have Wi-Fi on the majority of their fleet

Internet is seen almost as a human right nowadays, and many people have come to expect Wi-Fi wherever they go. In the past few years, we have seen major hotel chains rolling out free Wi-Fi for their guests, and more airlines are offering in-flight Wi-Fi for purchase. Some airlines, like Emirates and JetBlue, even offer…

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Delta Possible Joint Venture w/ Korean + New LAX – Melbourne Route via Virgin Australia


Delta’s CEO told reporters this week that the re-established partnership with Korean Air Lines could turn into a joint venture. He responded that “we’re always talking”, when asked about a deeper relationship with the carrier. Bloomberg reports that an investment by Delta might cement the JV as the airline is under financial strain: Korean Air is under…

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Trip Report: Korean Air A380 First Class New York JFK-Seoul


As eager as I was to board our 14-hour noon-departing flight to Seoul, the Korean Air employee working the first class side of Korean’s JFK lounge insisted that we wait until the last minute, at which time she would escort us to the gate. At about 11:45AM she finally called us to begin the approximately…

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Delta Moves China Eastern to SkyMiles Partner Group 1, Korean Still Relegated to Group 4

China Eastern

Delta has moved China Eastern to its top tier partner earning level, “Group 1”, beginning in 2016. China Eastern will join Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, GOL, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia in the select group that earns the highest class bonuses, MQMs, MQDs, and Medallion mileage bonuses. Of course, you’ll note that Delta has…

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New Benefit for Korean Air First and Business Class Passengers at Seoul’s Incheon Airport

Korean Air First Class and Prestige Class (business class) passengers will now have access to a complementary shower service at the Grand Hyatt Incheon on the day of arrival at Incheon (ICN). The service will be available daily from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Simply present your ID and boarding pass at the Club Olympus…

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Korean Still Thinks Delta Could Be Joint Venture Partner…

DL Korean Air

We all know that Delta’s attitude towards fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air hasn’t been so friendly the last few years. Delta canceled all codeshares with Korean Air and then restricted SkyMiles members from accumulating MQMs when flying on Korean operated flights. Interestingly enough, despite these actions (and the probably less than cordial management conversations that…

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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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She’s Actually Been Detained, Arrest Approved! Latest on Korean’s “Nut Rage”

“The necessity for detention is recognized as the case is grave and there has been an attempt to systematically cover up charges from the beginning,” Lee Kwang-woo, a judge at the Seoul Western District Court who handles media affairs, said in a text message. Yep, the court has approved her arrest as she’ll face charges for in-flight violence…

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