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Airlines Add Additional Service for Super Bowl, PHL-MSP Pricing over $1K in Economy on United, Southwest, Delta, & American

United Airlines, who doesn’t normally serve the Philadelphia – Minneapolis market, is charging $1049 for a return economy trip…and that’s cheaper than Delta and American who are closer to $2K on their standard PHL-MSP-PHL flights. United normally offers 26 daily flights from its hubs to Minneapolis, but the carrier has also added 16 flights for…

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JetBlue Tanks, Finishes Dead Last In WSJ Performance Rankings. But really???

JetBlue, long the darling of airline customer service rankings, dropped from fourth to dead last in the Wall Street Journal’s annual airline performance ranking for 2017. Delta Air Lines moved from second in the 2016 rankings to overtake Alaska Airlines in take the top spot in 2017. The poor ranking is influenced by the New…

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The First Muji Hotel is Opening in China!

Muji Shenzhen, Hallway. Source: Muji Hotels

Muji is a Japanese retail company that mainly focuses on minimalistic designs; the brand started off selling household products and food items in 1980s. Over the years, they have gradually expanded their product lines, now selling stationery, apparel, cosmetics, and even furniture. The brand’s full name literally translates into no brand high quality goods, which I think precisely…

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First Impressions: The Bombardier CS100 Is A Great Ride, Delta Fliers Look Forward

I had my first experience flying the world’s newest short-haul passenger jet this past weekend. My 50-minute connecting Swiss Global Airlines flight from Zürich Kloten (ZRH) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on a Bombardier CS100 turned out to be a great experience. There has been quite a lot of press around the CSeries program…

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Premium Economy Broke Into U.S. Skies in 2017. Is This The New Business Class?

Asia-Pacific and European airlines have offered premium economy cabins going on a decade now, but the concept was mostly foreign to U.S. fliers, until 2017. American and Delta both introduced their rendition of premium economy class this year, and there are early indications that many airlines are prepared to start treating premium economy as the…

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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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