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I cheated on Delta with United, and liked it (sort of)

As a Delta frequent flier based in Brooklyn, I rarely end up on United Airlines. Unlike many living in Manhattan, my journey to United’s Newark Liberty hub is an inconceivable undertaking. The airline’s generally mediocre ratings don’t contribute much in the way of motivation, and fairly frequent Gold Medallion upgrades keep me glued to Delta.…

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Several Gulf Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

Greetings from Abu Dhabi! As reported by several major news publications, four countries in the Persian Gulf region have cut diplomatic relations with, closed their borders to, and halted all travel to/from Qatar: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt. This move seems to be have been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, which claims to be…

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New York to San Francisco in 2 Hours 20 Minutes & London 3 Hours, Coming Soon? Award Pricing for Concorde

Supersonic air transportation is set for a return, almost fourteen years after the Concorde was officially grounded. Boom Technology, an aviation technology startup, has created a three engine jet that’s equipped to carry 55 passengers and travel at 2x the speed of sound. Unfortunately, overland supersonic regulations will prevent Boom from initially offering New York…

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Ryanair to Offer US / NYC Links via New Partnership with Air Europa, Potential for Same w/ Lufthansa, Alitalia, TAP

It’s a potential first step in a North American expansion for Ryanair who said last week that they would begin service to several US cities via a new long-haul partnership with SkyTeam’s Mallorca based Air Europa. The partnership starts this Tuesday and will allow Ryanair to book Air Europa tickets to 20 cities in the Americas via Ryanair’s…

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Monuments Around the World Honor Manchester Victims

Monuments around the world paid tribute Tuesday night to the victims of the horrible Manchester tragedy. Union Jack colors could be seen around the world as a sign of solidarity. In deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England last night, we will remain dark this evening. 📷: @isardasorensen pic.twitter.com/QOnxlkCaY1 — Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg)…

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